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Love At Times Square
 
Producer: Dev Anand
Director: Dev Anand
Starring: Dev Anand, Heenee Kaushik, Shaib Khan, Chaitanya Chaudhary, Sia Rana and a special appearance by Salman Khan
Music: Rajesh Roshan, Aadesh Shrivastava, Lucky Ali & Adn
Lyrics: Javed Akhtar, Sameer, Prasoon Joshi, Nasir Faraaz
Genre: Romantic
Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Film Released on: 14 February 2003
Reviewed by: Planet Bollywood Staff  - Rating: 0.0 / 10
 
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The much accredited Dev Anand has released his densely promoted Love At Times Square amidst many a fanfare. His last project Censor carried some controversy and while Love At Times Square, doesn´t, it doesn´t carry much of anything else either.

The film features relatively new actors in leading roles namely Shoeb Khan, Chaitanya Chaudhary and Heene Kaushik. Dev Anand also sharpens his skills of acting in the film, as he does not leave any chance of appearing fully in each and every film of him. And also he loves to face the camera which is why he is seen everywhere in his films. Love At Times Square has been shot in the US in various areas, including Times Square, N.Y. The story of the film revolves around two young guys (Shoeb Khan and Chaitanya Chaudhary), one girl (Heene Kaushik) and a father of the girl (Dev Anand).

Sweety (Heene) is the daughter of a billionaire Indian (Dev Anand). The girl’s father organizes a musical concert at Times Square where she comes across two young boys Raj (Shoeb Khan) and Bobby (Chaitanya Chaudhary). Raj is a computer engineer and works in the Silicon Valley whereas Bobby, who is a middle class person, has come to the US in order to earn a bright future. Sweety (Heene) is pursuing her studies in Mass Communication in the US. Both the boys fall in love with the same girl (Sweety). Here the story takes the audience way back in old times. Who wins the heart of the girl in the end, is an enigma. And for the answer, one will have to sit till the end and bear an ordinary movie. The one and only focus of the film is Dev Anand who is found in almost all scenes of the film from the opening part to the end.

The screenplay is poor. The film has been labeled as a love tale but there is no love at all in the film only Dev Sahib appears and appears and appears throughout the film. One after another the incidents come and go without any justification. The September 11th incident has been entered forcibly. The script is laced with too many songs, which are also not situational. Dev Anand as a director and writer does not raise any spirit and it is the high time now that he should retire from the post of filmmaking and acting as well. Instead he should launch new talents in the field of direction and writing.


The only impressive element of the film is its music, which is melodious. Lucky, Adnan, Aadesh and Rajesh have done a brilliant piece of work. Shoeb Khan does not evoke any impression. Chaitanya registers a good impact. Dev Anand’s acting skills have now become old like his age though in yesteryears he was a master of acting and used to be an inspiration for hundreds and thousands of actors. Heene Kaushik is below average. The other cast of the film fills the bill.

On the whole, Love At Times Square is a below average movie, which can´t even keep the audience glued till the end.

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