Do Lafzon Ki Kahani Review – Predictable and cliched

Rating: 1.5/5

Critic Rating: (1.5/5)

Well, how high or low would you set up your expectations from a director who has directed two movies- Oops and Tom, Dick and Harry. Do Lafzon ki Kahaani is directed by Deepak Tijori. The title is taken from the wonderful song starring Amitabh and Zeenat Aman. The movie is a love story which was very apparent from the teasers and trailers. It stars one of the most sought after actor these days – Randeep Hooda and becomes the only grace of the film, apart from a couple of melodious tracks.

Randeep Hooda and Kajal in Do Lafzon Ki Kahani
Randeep Hooda and Kajal in Do Lafzon Ki Kahani

Do Lafzon ki Kahaani brings together two contrasting individuals. A boxer named Suraj and a blind girl Jenny. Suraj is actually an ex-boxer, a tough guy obviously who is currently doing some mean jobs. Jenny is a sweet (or extra sweet) independent girl who loves soap operas. They both meet and start finding each other’s company warm. They end up moving in the same house. However, Suraj figures out the reason behind Jenny becoming blind. This chokes him. He decides to earn enough to make for a comfortable living for Jenny. Why did the reason choke him? Is he anyway related to it forms the rest of the story? Another thing to note is the movie’s basic plot is similar to Pradeep Sarkar’s Lafangey Parindey which also bombed.

The story is adapted from a successful Korean film. In fact this movie was already made in Kannada as Boxer in 2015. Despite picking a successful script, it’s the treatment that drowns the film very badly. The moments in the film are so very clichéd. It bores the viewer to death. The movie starts becoming predictable at almost every point that you can easily guess what the next dialogue will be like.

Not just that but the lead actress Kajal Agarwal is only partially convincing as the blind girl. Her overly cute way of rendering the dialogues irritates. In the efforts to be extra charming, it ends up getting on the nerves. However, the lead actor Randeep plays his role very comfortably. He is a delight in some scenes. Especially, he needs appreciation for the body transformations.

Another good part of the film is its songs. Almost all the songs are melodious when heard on a standalone basis. In the movie the songs seemed melodramatic. The director seemed to have instructed the music director to highlight the mood whatever it is in all the scenes. Because of which every scene’s music seemed to be overdone? A happy love scene gets an extremely sweet music and so on.

The movie is shot in Kualalampur which adds to the plusses of the film showing us some visuals for relief.

All in all, the movie is painful to watch, especially because of the sugarcoated deja vu love scenes and clichéd situations. Predictability is the biggest villain of the film.

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