142 Min | Action – Comedy – Romance | July 2009
IMDB Rating: 3.8
Director: Sabir Khan
Starring: Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor, Denise Richards
Kambakkht Ishq Review: A lot was expected from Kambakkht Ishq and more so since it was the second one which was much publicised before the dispute began a few months ago. Unfortunately, it has not lived up to what was expected. An Indian stuntman, working in Hollywood, who is a womaniser, who seems to believe that women are just good for making love to. On the other hand, there’s a woman, who is a firebrand and believes that there’s no love. Starring Akshay Kumar, Sylvester Stallone, Kareena Kapoor, Denise Richards, Aftab Shivdasani, Brendon Routh, Amrita Arora, Diane Sellers, Kirron Kher, Ashwin Mushran and Reann Giles, Kambakkht Ishq directed and written by Sabir Khan and Ishita Moitra and is produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and the music score is by Anu Malik.
In Kambakkht Ishq, Akshay performing some of his own stunts was good. But there were scenes in which he could have done better and perhaps made to look a bit younger then he is. It is known that he is able to perform good comedy and he has done it before in films such as “Hera Pheri” and “Mujse Shaddi Karoge,” just to mention a couple but not in this. For Kareena, comedy genre doesn’t suit her and also her character was hard to know whether was a model or a doctor as it changed a couple of times to model and then back to doctor – simply odd. There could have been more of Amrita Arora and Aftab Shivdasani but there was none and Kirron Kher’s talent was wasted.
Sylvester Stallone, Denise Richards and Brendon Routh, all make appearances a couple of times when more could have been done. After all a lot was publicised about such Hollywood talents making an appearance in Kambakkht Ishq. A lot could have been achieved with such actors a well but it was not. Lastly music by Anu Malik is as usual good but unfortunately, the jokes were near stale although there were some that were quite funny but the film still is not able to live up to the expectations. Kambakkht Ishq could have been better but it was let down and some may find this a bit sexist and may prefer their children not to watch.