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<i>Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd</i>.: Promo Watch

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    By: Moses Navgire, IndiaFM
    Tuesday, October 31, 2006
    After Don, Excel Films is all set to bring forth their next motion picture Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd. This is the first time that a director apart from Farhan Akhtar has made a film under the Excel Banner. The film is written and directed by Reema Kagti, who assisted Farhan for Dil Chahta Hai and Lakshya and has also been assistant director for films like Lagaan and Vanity Fair. Making her directorial debut with a multi starrer, Reema Kagti will be taking the audiences for a laughter ride by telling a story about six couples who are on their honeymoon package tour to Goa.

    The very first frame of the theatrical is a red blinking heart shaped lamp implanted in the interior of the bus. The promo opens with the tour guide welcoming all the married couples going for the tour with some unintentionally hilarious lines in English. He says "Good Morning ladies and gentlemens, welcome to the most magical honeymoon to Goa...Congrats to everyone of this Holy Marriage of yours. First let us do introductions of ourselves to ourselves."

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    Then begins the introduction of all the characters in the film. Boman Irani plays Oscar Fernandes and Shabana Azmi is Nahid, his wife. Kay Kay Menon and Raima Sen play Partho and Milly Sen, a very traditional Bengali couple. Sandhya Mridul is Madhu and Vikram Chatwal is Bunty who looks very urban and hip. Abhay Deol and Minissha Lamba is a young sweet Parsi couple named Aspi and Zara. Ranvir Shorey and Dia Mirza are Hitesh and Shilpa Patel, a typical Gujarati pair. Ameesha Patel and Karran Khanna are Pinky and Vicky Kapoor the most colourful or rather techni-colored North Indian pair of the lot.

    Though all the couples come from different subcultures and lifestyles, there is one factor common between all the couples, difference among the spouses. Each spouse in a pair is poles apart from each other. These differences start popping up on their trip to the "most romantic honeymoon to Goa". A voiceover then starts narrating the essential elements required for a successful marriage but our lovely couples seem to be doing exactly the opposite. Each person seems to be bothered by the behaviour of his/her spouse.

    The interesting point is when the conservative bong, Kay Kay Menon dressed in a simple half sleve shirt and oil hair, talks about how he is surprised looking at the other side of his wife Raima Sen who is shaking her leg on the dance floor. He definitely doesn't seem very happy and says she has become a hippie after coming to Goa. But twist in the tale comes when Kay Kay angrily turns down the offer of dancing with his wife and next frame you see getting into a full on groove mood on a cruise ship. Now, he is dressed in a cool red casual shirt and alone takes over the stage. All the couples are relaxed on the cruise and all of them 'Grind' to foot tapping number 'aisa mera yaar hai' sung by Sunidhi Chauhan.

    With a completely fresh subject about married couples, seems like Reema Kagti will make a promising debut with the romantic comedy Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd.

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