|Casts: Imran Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Anupam Kher
Banner: Dharma Productions
Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Producer: Punit Malhotra
Writers: Arshad Syed and Punit Malhotra
Music: Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani
Release Date: 22nd Nov 2013
Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director:Punit Malhotra (born 13 May 1982) is an Indian film director who works in Hindi cinema. His first film, I Hate Luv Storys, released on 2 July 2010. He is the nephew of famous Indian designer, Manish Malhotra. Malhotra worked as an assistant director on Karan Johar’s Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001), Nikhil Advani’s Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Amol Palekar’s Paheli (2005) and Tarun Mansukhani’s Dostana (2008). Finally he made his debut as an director, with I Hate Luv Storys (2010), which he also wrote.
- The movie was announced in 2011,however was delayed due to casting issues. The movie was initially to star Sonam Kapoor and Imran Khan. Khan backed out of the project as he was unhappy with the script, and the movie was subsequently offered to Shahid Kapoor.Shahid Kapoor also had scripting issues, and Sonam Kapoor left the project as she didn’t want the public to think she was cast due to her relationship with the director.
- Later Shraddha Kapoor joined the cast in a supporting role.Earlier, actress Nargis Fakhri had been signed on for an item number in the film, however, due to shooting conflicts, Esha Gupta was then cast as a replacement.
- Imran’s wife, Avantika, also featured in Gori Tere Pyaar Mein in a half-second flash.Avantika has featured in as many as three films of Imran, Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na, I Hate Luv Storys and Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu and the actor confessed she brought good luck for the films.
As I go by the promos it looks like a typical dharma production trade mark movie which is conventional in nature, a typical urban set up with ideally no surprises on screenplay and narration. Both Imran and Kareena looking very much typical and reminding their characters in ek mai aur ek tu. I am not against this style of movies however this is an era of experimentation and with new generation of directors expectations are high. This is second film of Punit Malhotra as director and it looks like that punit sticked to the formula film where boy is chasing girl in second half of the movie and earn her love at the end. Film would offer some light funny moments however would stay conventional throughout. I would give this movie 2.5 out of 5 stars, one day before the release.