It┬┤s not clear why Guddu Dhanoa is still making films. His formulatic, mundane action ┬┤thrillers┬┤ are a decade too late, Guddu may have seen more fame had he been directing in the 80┬┤s. Albeit Ziddi and Bichhoo did well at the box office, but ever since he hasn┬┤t lived up to the hype. His latest, Kismat, is another routine masala flick with all the ingredients that you would expect from Guddu. The only difference is that instead of Sunny, Guddu got little brother Bobby to take over the angry man role, and along for the ride is Priyanka Chopra. Other than that everything else is the same, so here goes nothing...
Tony (Bobby Deol) was abandoned on a train as a child by his chacha and chachi. He quickly adapted to life on the streets and we presume he grew up doing dirty deeds. As an adult he┬┤s basically getting paid to threaten people into doing things against their will. Along with his friend (Sanjay Navekar) he goes to a show after a hard days work and is introduced to Sapna (Priyanka Chopra), a rising singer. He wants to marry Sapna but she┬┤s already been promised to some doctor prot├ęg├ęe of her father (Mohan Joshi). Tony decides to make more money to woo Sapna and in the process he ends up unknowingly threatening Sapna┬┤s father into signing a contract. The contract allows for old vaccines to be released onto the market, which results in a few dead children. Sapna┬┤s life is ruined; her father is in jail, her mother (Smita Jaykar) commits suicide, the family is publicly ostracized and her engagement is called off. When Tony realizes what he has done, he decides it┬┤s time to make things right, and he goes after the man behind the whole conspiracy (Kabir Bedi). Will Sapna┬┤s father be brought to justice? Will Tony win the battle? Will Sapna forgive him? Do we care?
Performances are equally lackluster. Bobby Deol looks angry which is good since the roles calls for it, and he does his action sequences with ease, but it┬┤s nothing impressive. It┬┤s a role Sunny Deol would have done, it┬┤s just Bobby this time. Priyanka Chopra is the decoration piece literally. She looks really nice all dolled up, and makes do with the few emotive scenes. The girl really does have potential, but films like these are a no-no if you want your career to progress. The supporting cast is functional for the most part. Mohan Joshi does the crazy wrongly accused man bit with a little too much enthusiasm. Smita Jaykar easily fits into the worried housewife role. Kabir Bedi pulls off the villain with style. Sanjay Navekar is good, his comedy stands out in a boring film.