143 Min. | Comedy – Drama | May 2015
IMDB Rating: 4.4
Director: Devang Dholakia
Staring: Mehul Buch, Navdeep Chhabra, Kurush Deboo
Kuch Kuch Locha Hai Review: Devang Dholakia’s Kuch Kuch Locha Hai, touted as a sex comedy, is in fact a large-scale mindless Gujarati drama on celluloid, packaged like a never-ending Balaji Telefilms soap, with skin show and cheap, ineffective thrills galore. The story of Kuch Kuch Locha Hai, revolves around Praveen Patel (Ram Kapoor) aka PP, a middle-aged Gujarati shopkeeper settled in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He lives with his dramatic and stereotypically loud Gujarati wife Kokila Patel (Suchita Trivedi), whom he lovingly calls KoKodile and musician son, Jigar Patel (Navdeep Chabbra). Like most NRIs, PP is besotted by Bollywood and in fact has a quirky obsession for the Bollywood ‘sex bomb’ Shanaya.
How PP manipulates his way through to fulfill his dream for a date with Shanaya, forms the crux of this long and convoluted tale. Unfortunately, the premise is staid and it’s treatment obnoxious. Most of the scenes are tackle canned. The direction is careless, on the face close and upfront and theatrically projected. On the performance front, though over-the-top, Suchita Trivedi as Kokila Patel and Mehul Buch as Chanpa Patel, PP’s friend, are the only two, who stand out. There is some element of sincerity in their performances. They are believable characters. Sunny Leone is there for the humph factor and she delivers uninhibitedly in ‘full’ measure, without any qualms. Overall, Kuch Kuch Locha Hai is full of comedy.