Hyderabad Love Story review: Brainless wonder on 70mm
By Purnima Sriram | Express News Service | Published: 23rd February 2018 11:15 PM |
What happens when a 13-year old takes a camera and starts making a film with a few people he knows? He will create an amateurish irrelevant story, where the disconnected dots can’t be joined.
Raj Satya’s Hyderabad Love Story was just like a mess created by a teen. From calling gay men, not gentlemen to a man being struck by an arrow when a girl makes an eye contact to taking an auto from Hitech City to Dilsukhnagar to picking up a thrown bag from GHMC dustbin and kissing it, we saw everything, that could possibly be called illogical and outright stupid.
No wonder, it took four years to release after the launch. After all, they had to bring everything mindless under one umbrella. It is a lot of hard work.
Karthik (Rahul Ravindran) is a chief engineer in L&T working on Metro Rail project accidentally meets Bhagyalakshmi (Reshmi Menon), who is naive to an extent that she thinks women taking alcohol is sacrilege and beats herself up for inadvertently having it. Yes, it is 2018! Please save your anguish and laughter for the upcoming part.
She is madly in love with Karthik that she picks up a laptop bag that he threw in the dustbin, kisses and embraces it and takes it everywhere she goes.
How romantic right?
Please don’t call this gross before hearing what kind of comedy the movie had. The boss of Bhagya, Prathiba, owner of Prathiba builder pees and farts whenever he is scared. He is desperate to bag a project with Metro Rail. He seeks the help of Karthik and says he will return the favour by giving him the pleasure of having fun with a few call girls. When Karthik slaps him, he pees and farts in his pant. That is not it. He waits near the bathroom assuming someone is already in there. Suddenly a man walks in and opens the bathroom door. The moment he realises that there was nobody in there, he makes a weird expression, farts loudly and a gif of volcano erupting is shown. That was supposedly humour. I consoled my brain from committing suicide post this scene.
Obviously, the villain in the movie is Karthik’s ex-girlfriend who influences Bhagya’s mind that Karthik is a gay and is close to a man called Ali.Bhagya’s naivete comes to fore again when she questions him and asks him if he is a gentleman or if he likes only men? You see a gentleman can be a gay. His character is being judged by his sexual orientation. Yes, you heard me right! This is what happens when logic is screwed.
Gopal Rao (Rao Ramesh) is a neurosurgeon who treats accident cases and does everything a general physician does. What an all-rounder! Rao Ramesh tells Bhagya about the greatness of Karthik who wears dhoti and kumkum, while donating blood to an ailing Muslim and Islamic skullcap while donating blood to Hindu patients to bridge the communal gap. He keeps donating blood every other day. Instead of a popcorn, ask for a saridon.
The same doctor will make it clear to Bhagya that Karthik is not gay. He was just giving a CPR to his adopted brother Ali. His ex-girlfriend misunderstood the situation and created a scenario in her head.
So, now that he is a “gentleman,” Bhagya and Karthik are back together. It is a happy ending for both on screen and off screen folks. Why happy ending for us? Because it finally ended.
Music is as bad as Taher Shah’s Eye to Eye and the screenplay was as messy as my burger eating skills.
Bottom line: Watch it only if you want to know how stupidity can be made into a movie.