A love story set in a school is a rarity in Bollywood. MP3 - Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar, as the title suggests, is about the first crush, the first love, which one cannot erase from memory.
MP3 is different from films of its ilk. The lovers here face no parental opposition, nor is there a rich / poor divide. The problems they encounter are pretty trivial, so common amongst adolescents.
MP3 isn't great cinema, it promises no path-breaking story either, but it succeeds in taking you back to those years in life when even holding a girl's hand was a big high. There's a certain innocence that this film captures effectively: the rawness that the characters exude, the shortcuts that teens undertake to impress their friends...
All said, MP3 has soul, something that's missing in most movies these days.
The film opens up with Rohan [Ruslaan], the male lead, catching a little more than the usual forty winks. As he wakes up just on time to scuttle away on his bicycle to school, en route his close friend Sudhir joins in.