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Movie Review: Watch ‘Do Lafzon Ki Kahani’ Only for Randeep Hooda

Randeep’s acting skills, abs and glycerin tears keep making guest appearances. 

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Randeep Hooda and Kajal Aggarwal in <i>Do Lafzon Ki Kahani</i> trailer. (Photo Courtesy: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZuGVyVNVAY">YouTube/PenMovies</a>)

Ok, I get it! They wanted to make a film that makes us fall in love with the idea of love, restore our faith in the inherent goodness of people as well as the “someone somewhere is made for you” idiom.

But then who would take care of our love for decent film-making? Did the editor doze off while on the job, much like those of us who were watching? He did, isn’t it? No wonder then that the 127-minute runtime felt like 327 minutes? And what’s with everyone making remakes of Korean films?

This one is supposed to be “inspired” from the 2011 film Always. But I must put it as bluntly as I can – dear Deepak Tijori has his creative tijori empty! The bankruptcy of ideas is writ large on this confusing and disorienting directorial venture!

So Kajal Aggarwal plays a pretty, chirpy blind girl. She meets the brooding, erstwhile bodybuilder boxer and you get the gist, right?

She ignites a passion in his heart that revs up like a gypsy engine under his chiselled chest. Bare-bodied Randeep Hooda is a sight and even the best of us can’t help but be distracted.

Also, his acting chops keep making an appearance, which hurts us even more. This guy deserves better! Much better! Take note Bollywood!

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(Photo Courtesy: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZuGVyVNVAY">YouTube/PenMovies</a>)
(Photo Courtesy: YouTube/PenMovies)

Kajal for her part is beautiful – sans make up too – but on close inspection we find that when her facial muscles contort, it’s impossible to figure out whether she is crying or smiling. We must solely rely on the perfectly-choreographed glycerin drop streaming down her cheek to understand the gravitas of the situation.

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By the way, remember the Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander actor Mamik? He manages to win our heart in a small role.

Confusion is our constant companion and this routine is broken only by loud, sad songs. We are suddenly informed that Jenny ki “aankhon ki roshni waapis aa sakti hai” but the cornea has to be imported from the US of A.

Money has to be earned, but how? Randeep must be beaten black and blue? He might die or live to suffer the complete ignominy of playing such a badly sketched character? If you care too much to find out, then go for it.

I give it 1.5 QUINTS OUT OF 5. This half QUINT extra only for the love of Mr Hooda.

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