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Friday, February 23, 2007
One wonders if the "interspersing-of-various-couple's" formula reaps rich dividends, considering the fact that Nikhil Advani's recently released Salaam-E-Ishq didn't quite leave an impressionable mark at the box office. The film had an ensemble star cast comprising of 6 couples that dealt with different issues plaguing each one. Reema Kagti's Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. is also interwoven around 6 quirky couples and apparently bears some kind of resemblance to SEI though Kagti would beg to differ!
Excel Entertainment's Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. is about newly married couples on a package honeymoon tour to Goa. Exciting and cheerful, this vacation is a subsidized option for a lot of dreamers on the brink of their new life.
The film is woven around six couples, a guide, a driver and a handyman riding in a bus from Bombay to Goa. Juxtaposed into the hectic four-day schedule in the film, is a radio show called "Pyaar ke Lamhe". The jockey plays the role of an omniscient narrator and discusses individual characters, revealing secrets about them and their past.
The film's narrative humorously unfolds different stories that explore the nature of love and human relationships.
From the time the bus leaves Bombay, a man on a bike follows them all the way to Goa. We don't know who this 'mystery man' is. He is dressed in leather and a helmet throughout, until one day...
Directed by Reema Kagti, the film stars Shabana Azmi, Boman Irani, Ameesha Patel, Karran Khanna, Raima Sen , Kay Kay Menon, Minissha Lamba, Abhay Deol, Sandhya Mridul, Vikram Chatwal, Dia Mirza, Ranvir Shorey, Darshan Jariwala, Chandan Bist and Naved Aslam.
Every couple is unique in its own way! Read on to know more about them...
Oscar Fernandez (Boman Irani) and Nahid (Shabana Azmi)
They are an elderly couple; a bit out of place in this group of young honeymooners. The carefree twosome doesn't care about people poking fun at them. They are on honeymoon to keep their difficult past behind and search for a new future with each other.
Partho Sen (Kay Kay Menon) and Milly Sen (Raima Sen)
This couple from suburban Kolkata is engaged in an eternal war of the sexes. A dominating Partho tries curbing his wife's fun-loving instincts till things get shockingly out of control in Goa!
Pinky (Amisha Patel) and Vicky (Karan Khanna)
Pinky and Vicky, from Delhi, are poles apart. While Pinky is talkative to the hilt, Vicky is the quiet sort. The reason for his aloofness is manifest at the end.
Madhu (Sandhya Mridul) and Bunty (Vikram Chatwal)
This is a "crossover couple" with the husband being an affluent NRI from L.A., and the wife, a typical Mumbai girl. Seemingly, they're well-matched - well, almost like girlfriends!
Aspi (Abhay Deol) and Zara (Minissha Lamba)
They are, supposedly, the "perfect" couple who've never had an argument. All the other couples comment, with envy, on their compatibility, but no one can guess their real secret!
Hitesh (Ranvir Shorey) and Shilpa (Dia Mirza)
This is a young couple from orthodox Gujarat. Shilpa is petrified of honeymooning but Hitesh assures her that she will return with a smile on her face - words that will prove uncannily ironic in retrospect!
Produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, music for the film is provided by Vishal and Shekhar. The film is all set to release on 23rd February 2007. Studio 18 is marketing and distributing it internationally.
Kya Love Story Hai