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Do Lafzon Ki Kahani (U/A)



2 hrs 39 mins

Audience Reviews

132 Ratings

Release Date

10 Jun 2016
Critics Reviews Audience Reviews Updated: June 10, 2016 11:19 AM IST

Starting with the fact that the script (Girish Dhamija) of the film is highly clichéd and predictable, DO LAFZON KI KAHANI fails to hold your attention. Besides the fact that the screenplay of the film is weak, the pace of the film is extremely slow as the love story develops throughout the first half of the film.

Deepak Tijori fails completely as a director here. Despite having talented actor like Randeep Hooda at his disposal, Tijori seems directionless as he struggles to take this love story to its predictable end. His sensibilities seem to be still stuck in the 90s cinema.

On the whole DO LAFZON KI KAHANI has a weak script coupled with poor direction. At the box office it will fail to impress.

A mostly faithful remake of the Korean drama Always, Deepak Tijori’s Do Lafzon Ki Kahani stars Randeep Hooda as a former mixed martial arts fighter who falls in love with a blind teacher in Kuala Lumpur.

Hooda is well cast as the laconic and brooding Suraj – he even resembles the Korean actor – and works better in the slowburn romantic sequences than the low-budget mixed martial arts fights.

Tijori keeps almost all the bits from the original, but the technical polish from Always is missing. The low-grade aesthetic isn’t as much a creative decision as a sign that somebody on this production decided to keep a firm handle on the budget. The title says it all: unable to improve on or add anything to the Korean source, the filmmakers have decided to keep it brief.

A plodding, cliche-ridden melodrama in which misfortune after spirit-crushing misfortune is heaped upon the two protagonists, Do Lafzon Ki Kahani is not quite the breeze that the title might suggest.

Making its point with the means of just two words is simply beyond this film. It takes an eternity plus a few hours to reach its climax, by which time you just want the tortuous tearjerker to be banished from your sight.

The stated runtime of Do Lafzon Ki Kahani is 127 minutes - a little over two hours - but it feels four hours long, if not more, so enervating and exasperating are its dramatic coincidences.

To put it in one line, a brooding, unsmiling, reticent hero is brought out of his shell by a visually challenged girl who yaks incessantly and is joviality personified.

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