There are times when you genuinely feel that there's bankruptcy of ideas in Bollywood. And you feel strongly this when you watch a film like Hum Phirr Mileinge. The recipe is simple. Add Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, shake it rigorously and presto, Hum Phirr Mileinge is ready to be served.
To put it bluntly, Hum Phirr Mileinge is archaic and outdated. You actually pinch yourself while watching this one. Is this real? Perhaps, director Manish Goel is completely clueless about the kind of cinema being made these days. The direction is unbelievably weak and so is the writing. Frankly, nothing works in this film, except for a couple of tuneful songs [Sandesh Shandilya], which, sadly, show up even if there's no situation.
Given its poor script, the actors go through their parts mechanically. It's sad to see a talent like Sarwar Ahuja being reduced to such roles. Newcomer Kkhushi [veteran Tabassum's grand-daughter] gets no scope. Also, she could've done without those layers of makeup. Vikram Gokhale and Smita Jaykar [Kkhushi's parents] and Kiran Kumar and Rati Agnihotri [Sarwar's parents] are stereotypical. The actress playing Kkhushi's aunt is loud. On the whole, Hum Phirr Mileinge is boring stuff.