Directed by: Ashutosh Gowariker
TWELVE Priyankas were a little creepy to look at.
I'm really on the fence about whether I liked this film or if it was just "OK" and good for one of those brainless rainy days...
It's a definite RomCom, which is probably what is turning me off to it, but the music was cool, the filming was done prettily and I enjoyed watching Priyanka morphing into 12 different girls.
I have to admit the concept was interesting to me too, even if every once and a while it lagged.
AH! That's what bothered me! It just didn't move. Most of the time I was just wishing something would happen even if it was just like the ridiculous Don/Affair subplots.
The plot is pretty straight forward: Yogesh Patel (Harman Baweja) is forced to fly to India and get married in 10 days to save his brother who has gotten in deep with the Don. Yogesh is promised his grandfathers entire fortune when he marries, so he will be able to pay of the bad guys on behalf of his brother. He decides to meet one girl from every raashee (sun sign, all played by Priyanka) in order to find the right one. He goes on 12 [presumably] 10 minute dates and notices that each one a) looks the same , and b) he really likes. In the end they bring one of the girls to his wedding but he doesn't know which one until she says her name (because they all look the same... remember?) The brother pays off the Don and there is shaadi happiness all over the place.
I should also mention that Yogesh got his MBA at the University of Chicago for two reasons... a) they mention it like 20 times, and b) when I'm not at home I live about 2 hours from Chicago and it was super exciting to see something familiar and home-esque! :)
This movie was also full of a lot of beautiful, beautiful, BEAUTIFUL saris and outfits....
I had mega jealousy. Let us take a look:
Killer mustache, dude.
I had severe "room envy" too...
I want the clasps on all of my bras to look like THAT from now on...
One of my favorite moments was the "We're reincarnated lovers sent to find each other again!" scene... complete with hand-painted portrait of the dead body that is supposed to be Yogesh's past life.
"Uhhhhh" is exactly the emotion appropriate for this moment.
And I would be remiss to not mention my superb calling of my own sign, Leo. All I wanted was for the girl to come out doing something diva-ish, with amazing hair and wearing sequins. I got it all, she was an actress in a sort of rock-opera/Moulin Rouge show, had the best hair of all the characters and WORE SEQUINS!!!
Opera-tastic "bleeding" via a red scarf!
I wouldn't be disappointed to see Priyanka doing more of the evil villain thing. She just killed it in the boots, leather, short bob and glasses when she was the domineering business executive.
A modern "Typewrite tip tip tip" so-to-say...
It was a fun movie, I kind of want the CD (but I'm going to have to watch it again to be sure...) and if I ever just want to not think I'll probably Instant Play it from Netflix. Maybe. Actually I'd watch it again just to look at all the delicious locations. They were just superb, like this pool/palace combo:
(I'm a little miffed that he didn't end up with the girl I wanted him to. That and the slow pace are probably the biggest turn-offs for me).