I expect first-time directors to be far more courageous than their established counterparts, when it comes to narrating fresh stories at least. But Muskurake Dekh Zara, which has top notch names involved behind the camera [the most prominent one being Anurag Kashyap, who has been credited as the writer of this film], leaves you confused and cold, since the writing is so childish, so amateurish, so fragile that its crash is imminent.
The question that crossed my mind time and again while watching this film was, did Anurag Kashyap really pen this movie? The sole factor that stands out is Ranjit Barot's musical score and the panoramic locales where a few songs have been filmed. Frankly, there's no other reason why you should exit the theatre with a muskurahat.
Gashmeer Mahajani aspires to be a chef. He arrives in Mumbai, after his bride-to-be elopes from the mandap. He falls in love with Twinkle Patel, but the problem is, she loves someone else [Hiten Paintal], who, incidentally, turns out to be the guy Gashmeer's bride-to-be had eloped with. In the end, expectedly, Twinkle realises that her heart beats for Gashmeer.
If the story is as old as the hills, the execution of the subject is equally old-fashioned. Sincethe writing is so inferior, neither does the love story, nor the forced comedy track manage to catch your attention.
Gashmeer is energetic and confident, but needs to work on his styling. Twinkle is raw and it shows. Hiten Paintal has just one expression throughout. Ranjeet, Om Katare and Tiku Talsania are adequate.
On the whole, Muskurake Dekh Zara has no chances absolutely.
Directed by - Som Shekar
Starring - Gashmeer Mahajani, Twinkle Patel, Sunil Sabarwal, Simran Suri, Chirag Sethi, Hiten Paintal, Tiku Talsania ...