Producer: Dreamz Unlimited
Director : Aziz Mirza
*ing: Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Satish Shah, Dalip
Tahil, Shakti Kapoor, Johnny Lever, & Paresh Rawal
Music: Jatin Lalit
Released on : January 21, 2000
Reviewed by: Avinash Ramchandani
Another high profile
Mirza-Jatin-Lalit movie coming on the heels of the success of Yes Boss. The first was Raju
Ban Gaya Gentleman, then came Yes Boss and now PBDHH.
PBDHH is nothing compared to the previous two hits, but its still a watchable flick. Its
nothing spectacular, but compared to Mela and Bulandi
its a royal treat.
If you like to laugh, if you like to cry, if you are an emotional type of
person-- this is the movie for you. It has something of everything: good music, good
comedy, action, freedom fighting, drama, acting, and everything else that goes into a
masala movie. But, this is masala movie with a bit more spice-- Shah Rukh and Juhi are TV
stars. They play their parts extremely well. Both get along so well on the screen that
they make each other look better on screen. Shakti Kapoor
and and a few other normal villians are the politicians. Dalip
Tahil and Satish Shah are
the owners of TV stations. Everybody is good, but only one truly excels in his partParesh Rawal as the murderer.
Johnny Levers character doesnt have to be included in the
movie, the whole part is useless.
The story is a bit unconventional. Two TV anchors are rivals, they play
around and enjoy their lives, and in the end really become freedom fighters. The
screenplay is a bit loosescenes are loosely put together without real emphasis given
on some scenes where emphasis should be given and random comedy scenes are sometimes
inserted without meaning.
Really, the only problem with this movie is that Dreamz Unlimited tried to
do too much to make a dream. They shouldve stuck to one goal, like Yes Boss or RBGG.
Because of this, the story is a bit too long, so the edits make the screenplay loose,
which therefore throws scenes of opposite emotional peaks a bit too close and the whole
thing becomes discombobulated. But, luckily, Aziz Mirza, being the talented directed as he
is, puts it all together in a package that is watchable and, I think, will be a big hit.
It has everything to be a big hit. But it isnt anything to run away with.
Yeah, go ahead and watch it. If you liked Yes Boss and RBGG, go watch it,
but dont go in with expectations. Its nothing great. If you didnt like those
two, save this for video. And if you really want to go to the theater, go see Kaho Naa... Pyar Hai.