The film is a social satire. And its treatment will take you on a psychedelic trance in the nightlife of Delhi
By Jyotsna Kumar
October 15, 2012
Frankly I resisted, like most of you did, thought someone else would review it. But then this Sunday afternoon I gave it in. Yes, after much resistance I decided to watch KLPD- KISMET, LOVE, PAISA, DILLI and I’m not disappointed.
Honestly, what do you look for in a film? Engaging plot, message, intriguing performances, good music, wit, humour- then KLPD has it all.
The film opens on an interesting note where a Delhi boy Lokesh Duggal (Vivek Oberoi) enters the metro station to catch the last metro.
He flirts with a woman and is interrupted by another- Anamika (Neha Dhupia) who requests him to deliver a letter to her husband who is waiting for her at the Rajiv Chowk station.
Lokesh agrees opens the letter only to find out that it’s a suicide note which says the person who is holding it is responsible for it.
Within minutes Anamika is dead and Lokesh’s world is upside down. The film then enters into a flashback that takes us back to the series of events that happened in Lokesh’s life in the past twenty four hours, which comprises of a love affair, a sting operation on a corrupt politician, a local gang looting the city, a love affair and what not.
The film is a social satire. And its treatment will take you on a psychedelic trance in the nightlife of Delhi.
I’m sure a Delhi-ite would agree that no matter how beautiful the city is, at night it turns into a devil. And almost all episodes in the film do come alive, barring Nannu’s episode which was a bit exaggeration.
Looking at the technical aspects of the film, the film was layered with too many episodes, each connected to each other, and each opening at different stages, therefore, the editing of the film was crucial and it was well managed.
Certain action sequences in the film were aesthetically shot.
Vivek Oberoi as Lajpat Nagar, Punjoo Delhi-ite was impressive. Malika Sherawat was average but gave good support to Mr. Oberoi.
Ashutosh Rana and Ashutosh of MTV Roadies fame are the ones you must look out for. Their performances were killer.
Post Ek Chaalis ki Last Local, KLPD is indeed Sanjay Khanduri’s ambitious project which puts KISMET, LOVE, PAISA- three most important things that we need from life in a different light, in a different prospective which, we may or may not agree with, but such an experiment truly deserves a chance!