Always Kabhi KabhiCast: Ali Fazal, Giselli Monteiro, Satyajeet Dubey, Zoa Morani,Mukesh Tiwari, Akash Khurana, Manoj Joshi, Satish Shah, Lilette Dubey, Vijay Raaz, and Navneet Nishan; Director: Roshan Abbas; Rating 2 out of 5.

Always Kabhi Kabhi a directorial debut of Roshan Abbas who penned the plot in 1999 as “Graffiti” comes through as genuine graffiti on celluloid. A thoroughly avoidable movie, Always Kabhi Kabhi, produced by superstar Shah Rukh Khan, is supposed to be a film on teens. The story revolves around four students who are having a tough time with their respective parents.

Nandini (Zoya) is ignored by her parents while Aiswarya (Giselle) is under the grip of her mother who insists her to join the glam world of advertisements and filmfield. Tariq (Satyajeet) is under constant pressure by his father to make it to MIT, Sameer Khanna (Ali) the other protagonist is snubbed by a Hitler-like father. Added to this, Sammer is being blackmailed by two devious cops. How the four students face situation, realize their follies and make it good forms the story line.

Though the concept of the movie seems noble, the way it was handled by Roshan leaves much to be desired. One doesn’t feel involved in the movie while watching it. The much touted item song of Shahrukh Khan comes much too late in the movie to lift it from the abyss. Zoya is refreshingly good in her debut performance while Giselle is a typical chocololate candy – devoid of much acting skills.

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