Lolo stays stunning!By K N Gupta
Eye TV India Bureau
Cast: Karisma Kapoor, Rajniesh Duggall, Jimmy Sheirgill, Divya Dutta, Ravi Kissan, Ruslaan Mumtaz, Aarya Babbar, Gracy Singh and Samir Kochhar.
Director: Vikram Bhatt
Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt seems to be busy with woman-centric films. That's why he returns with yet another woman-oriented flick; his last was 'Hate Story' about a woman scorned all over. His today's release is 'Dangerous Ishq', again about a girl in distress! Though the reincarnation isn't a new theme in Bollywood , but this time it involves four births spanning over five centuries.The protagonist in her love faces life and death several times beginning from the Rajput to the Mughal (emperor Aurangjeb) era to India's partition in 1947 followed by killings in both parts. Thus, the heroine indeed passes through dangerous Ishhq (Love) for her lover (played by different actors in different eras).
In the movie, Sanjana played by Karisma Kapoor aka Lolo (Bollywood's former sexy beauty) acts as the showstopper for Manish Malhotra's fashion show. Her beau Rohan Thakral played by Rajneesh Duggal (elder son of a rich businessman) admires her to his younger brother played by Ruslaan Mumtaz and a doctor sister played by actress Divya Dutta. Sanjana and Rohan chat a lot about their wedding and would be kids. However, a few masked men interrupt their happy evening and kidnap Rohan and leave Sanjana unconscious. She wakes up in the hospital in a new avatar (another life) and speaks fluent Urdu. Her friend Divya introduces her to a doctor who is an authority on past life regression therapies. Therapy helps her find herself in the era of India's partition in 1947 followed by bloodshed in both parts.
As a result, Sanjana's sister played by Divya Dutta and Rohan are killed. Sanjana meets ACP Singh played by Jimmy Shergill and tells him that she knows a face with which to connect the kidnapping. But their search is in vain. Now, Sanjana learns that not only those one loves, but also enemies are reborn. Then, Sanjana has a memory flash of the 1690s when she wants to marry with Rohan, who is a soldier in Aurangzeb's army. He goes to the battlefield. Though the enemy keeps him into captivity, his soldier colleague misinforms her about his death. Her third memory flashes into the 1490s. Now, she identifies her enemy. She remains on the look- out for his beau's kidnapper and realizes that with their births their enemy also is reborn. So, she never succeeds in her love even in the wake of several lives.
In our analysis, we find that Vikram Bhatt has succeeded in the most difficult job of connecting the past and the present. This is possible also with the help of Kuldip K Menon's deft editing.Among the cast, Karisma Kapoor is on the top. She looks still stunning even after several years of her absence from films; she beautifully portrays every kind of life in the roles of Geeta, Salma and Paro. She is excellent in her desperate search for her beau and consequent outbursts. Rajneesh Duggal is charming but miserably fails opposite a versatile Karisma. Besides, his role is very limited. Jimmy Shergill acts well but speaks too little. Ravi Kissen in the role of Durgam is good. Divya Dutta isn't far behind Karisma; she lends full support to the latter. Gracy Singh of the 'Lagaan' fame as Meerabai is charming but almost wasted. Himesh Reshammiya's music is impressive, especially. 'Tu Hi Rab Tu Hi Dua'. Praveen Bhatt's cinematography is good too. The 3D job isn't that good.
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