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Aftab Shivdasani | Ayesha Takia | De Taali Video
If you've watched the promos of De Taali, you'd expect a
film with tremendous youth power. You'd expect gags, gimmicks,
laughter-n-sunshine and lots and lots of fun. But De Taali
is anything but this! On the contrary, it's a slow-paced love
story, which depicts one of the actors as a modern-day Devdas who
hits the bottle when his girlfriend walks out on him. There's a
kahani mein twist as well -- the kidnapping episode -- but you
don't feel giving a taali to that too.
Note another aspect. Two songs from the film have been heavily
promoted -- the title track [which has lots of energy] and 'Maari
Teetri' [plays to the masses completely] -- which might compel you
to buy the ticket. The title track comes when the movie concludes
[end credits], while the other number is just not there.
importantly, De Taali gets it wrong on the script level.
Loosely inspired by a popular TV drama [Dawson's Creek] is okay,
but the material lacks the power to keep you hooked. Sure, De
Taali has a few engaging and enjoyable moments, but it's akin
to an oasis in a desert.