Love Khichdi Movie Review
Cast: Randeep Hooda, Kalpana Pandit, Saurabh Shukla, Riya Sen, Divya Dutta, Rituparna Sengupta, Sonali Kulkarni, Jesse Randhawa, Sada; Director: Srinivas Bhashyam; Rating: 1.5 out of 5.
Love Khichdi will leave you with some uncomfortable acid reflux just 15 minutes into the movie, for you will realize that you’ve wasted your hard earned cash.
Randeep Hooda is officially the least bankable star in Bollywood, as he comes up with his third straight stinker after Mere Khawabon Mein Jo Aaye and Ru Ba Ru. Director Srinivas Bhashyam relies on selling a story that is just about sex, not the brightest plan in the world.
Coming to the ‘story’, Vir (Randeep Hooda) is a small time, but charming and handsome youngster working as a chef at a restaurant in Mumbai. He falls prey to anyone and anything that is feminine in nature, including his maid Sonali Kulkarni who hates men, the call center girl Nafisa who swallows men, the pretty Rituparna Sengupta and also the slightly older woman Divya Dutta. Nothing is tasteful, as scenes include Randeep staring at the maid who is mopping the floor, Randeep leering at cleavage, Randeep drooling over legs…you get the idea.
Randeep’s character wants a ‘no strings attached’ relationship because he may or may not be afraid of commitment, and the film instead of exploring the issue resorts to cheap, vulgar gimmicks losing focus completely. The performances except for Sonali Kulkarni is borderline terrible. Although some of the lines are fairly well written Randeep manages does not do justice with his limp delivery.
All in all, Love Khichdi is very stale, joining the likes of other misbegotten raunchy flicks like Dil Kabaddi. The comedy is forced and Randeep does not the least bit look like a guy in his twenties. The predictable turn of ‘true love’ that finally descends upon him is simply yawn inducing.