Sunday, October 16, 2011


Pooja Desai, Ashish Patil (story writers). Anvita Dutt Guptan (Dialogue, Screenplay). Casting director and director Nupur Asthana. Not necessarily in that order, all need to be complimented for a job well done. Not to forget the technicians and all the people who work in the background making the magic that unfolds on screen. MUJHSE FRAAANDSHIP KAROGE is pure magic.

Yash Raj Films are synonymous with love stories, and with their second release from newly launched youth division Y-Films, the production house stick to what they know best: a story about love.

So, the premise for the season’s most screwed up love story, is: Rahul loves Malvika. And Malvika loves Rahul. But Rahul is not Rahul. Rahul is Vishal. And Vishal loves Malvika too. But Malvika is not Malvika either. Malvika is Preity. And Preity loves Rahul. But Preity hates Vishal. And Vishal hates Preity.

A romantic comedy set against the backdrop of social networking, Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge tells the tale of two losers, Vishal (Saqib Saleem) and Preity (Saba Azad) who fake their online identities in an attempt to get the attention of drop dead gorgeous Malvika (Tara D’Souza) and rockstar Rahul (Nishant Dahiya). What they do not realize, is that the person they hate most in the real world, just happens to be the same person they have fallen in love with online.

To cut the long story short, Malvika, dances with Rahul on stage during one of their performances. Vishal is besotted by her and before you know it sends her a friend request on FB posing as Rahul. Malvika thinks it 'uncool' and tacky, while her friend, Preity, has the same effect on Rahul as does Vishal on Malvika. She accepts, without her friend's knowledge and then begins the long hours at chat. Preity, however, tells Malvika, when Rahul (actually Vishal) requests a meeting. Vishal also urges Rahul to meet Malavika. Both meet and hit it off.Those actually chatting (Vishal and Preity) hate each other. Both cannot see eye-to-eye and Vishal does his best to overpower Preity with his wit on the college project there are working on. The end, when it comes, is quite a revelation. Is it cool to type warm 'I love you' messages in cold text or look into the eyes of the person you love and say the same? What's the best place to hang-out? facebook, or with real friends? Food for thought.
Saqib and Saba are electric on screen. Their chemistry is simply sizzling. Both are first rate actors. Their bickering, back-biting, fighting while working together and finally falling in love is what you will connect with. It's very real. Nupur has handled all of these scenes with 'adolescent maturity'.
Saba is not conventionally good looking but exceptionally beautiful. With original teeth, normal lips and a real nose. I mean you can't get more real characters than her. She plays a major part in tilting the scales heavily in MFK's favour.

Prashant, Tara and the guy who plays Vishal's friend too chip in with good performances. The songs are catchy and peppy, the mood upbeat.At the end  of movie ,vishal and preety fall in love with each other.

The youth will simply love it.I just give only 2.5 out of 5
 My Rating - 2.5/5

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