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Saturday, 11 February 2012

Valentines Night

Valentine's Night Movie Review February 10, 2012 12:40:33 PM IST
updated February 10, 2012 03:22:08 PM IST
By Martin D'Souza, Glamsham Editorial
VALENTINE'S NIGHT is a story about three girls and two boys who have just broken up on Valentine's Day and meet up on the 'Lonely Hearts' page on Facebook. One of the girls plans a night out together. They call it Valentine's Night! As the night progresses, three more join the trip. These three (two girls and a boy) and partners of three from the five. Confusing? Not really. The idea was novel, but executing it into-a full-fledged movie is another story altogether.
Hence, I guess, there are two directors-Krishan and Badal. Both show promise in patches and that's about as far you can go with this plot, which is convoluted. After about 20 minutes of trying to keep pace with the action, you give up. The actors make a fine mess of whatever is given to them further complicating the goings-on.
The film is flawed right from the planning stage. There are plots within a plot and the directors do not know how to handle the back stories. Everything is just thrown in, like an inexperienced cook would do to a dish hoping it would taste good.

Payal Rohatgi is the only known name that drives this film, unfortunately she too is not convinced about what she is doing on screen. Apart from shedding copious tears and displaying legs (shoddy dress designing), she has nothing left to do.
I must say that this is a brave attempt but the makers could have done well to rope in a few experts to whet the script before taking the final plunge. After all, you are taking the product to the masses and a little sensibility is what is required.
The one star is for the belief the directors had in themselves. After all it is better to have tried and failed than not to have tried at all!
Mark Zuckerberg will certainly not be flattered with the reference to Facebook that this film constantly makes! 'Facebook ne humko bacha liya,' say the protagonists at the end.
But who will save this movie?
Ratings : 1/5


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