Fully Forgettable Films – How ‘Aap Mujhe Achhe Lagne Lage’ Re-Defined The Laws Of Acting
There’s good acting, there’s bad acting, there’s Himesh Reshammiya, and then there is this.
Aap Mujhe Achhe Lagne Lage was released in 2002, and starred Hrithik Roshan and Ameesha Patel. There were a lot of expectations from this film, as the lead pair’s last film together, Kaho Na Pyar Hai, was a monster hit. But Aap Mujhe Achhe Lagne Lage was a monster…. period.
The film starts with Sapna (Bollywood Naming 101), who is brought up in a regressive household. Actually, calling this household regressive is like complimenting them. They are outright gun-toting, people-killing, daughter house-arresting kind of douchebags. Oh, and did I mention, they are also regressive?
Meanwhile there’s Rohit (Bollywood Naming 101) who is adept at saving women from crossfire (literal crossfire), and a part time football champion. And his team dons a basketball jersey while playing football, for some reason.
Rohit and Sapna meet and its pretty much love at first sight. But how do they continue their love story, now that Sapna is back under her family’s house arrest? Answer- Dandiya. No, really. Sapna’s otherwise super-conservative family gets super-lenient when it comes to those nine days of the year. Either because they are big time Falguni Pathak fans, or because the plot needs furthering. Either ways, Rohit manages to kill it during Navratri, and even manages to sneak Sapna out of her prison. The dude’s got game.
Rohit’s gameplan includes pretending to puke on random people’s tables, to get them to leave. So that him and Sapna can get that table. (I kid you not, this ACTUALLY happens in the film.) He also explains the meaning of ‘maal’ to the annoyingly naive Sapna.
Anyway, after much hide and seek, Rohit and Sapna elope. And since Rohit is still a student, he can only take her to his hostel. Somehow his hostel mates buy into the lie that Sapna is a boy. And when they (finally) figure out it’s a girl, they accept her like one of their own. Clearly, it’s an engineering college.
One Terminator-esque fight scene later, our hero saves the day, and our sanity. This movie had some mind blowing music, 50% of which was just a Garbha CD. And this gem of a song. (Please give it a listen. We assure you won’t regret.)
The choreography was path breaking, to say the least. Check out this mind boggling dance sequence.
Let’s not get into the story, dialogues, and script of this, because it’s more difficult to find these in Aap Mujhe Achhe Lagne Lage, than finding life on Mars. The director, Vikram Bhatt, ensures you end up with a mild migraine after watching this film.
Watch it only if your idea of acting is Amisha Patel impersonating an electrocuted pigeon.
PS- This article is only intended to entertain, and does not mean any harm to any person living or dead, community, or religion. If you want to say anything to the writer, good or bad, the comments section welcomes you.
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