YOUR RAASHEE? MOVIE REVIEW
by : Harish V
Harman Baweja, Priyanka Chopra,
Anjan Srivastava, Visshwa Badola.
UTV Motion Pictures, Ashutosh
Ashutosh Gowarikar, the ace
director is back with a quickie
“What's your Rashee?”
with Harman Baweja and Priyanka
Chopra. Ashutosh until now has
tried his hand in several genres
Action (Baazi), Sports/Drama
(Lagaan), Social/Drama (Swades),
Romance/Period (Jodha Akbar)
and he has finally come to Romantic
Comedy genre. Will this genius
pull it off once again? Will
Harman finally have the break?
Will Priyanka enter our hearts
as she had entered the Guinness
for her portrayal of 12 different
characters? With so many questions
in my mind the lights in the
theatre went off and when it
came once again after 105 minutes
there were huge cheers in the
theatre not because it was a
piece of art but Ashutosh finally
had decided to give an interval
for this epic of a movie.
There are few questions still
lingering in our mind targeting
the director after the end of
the movie- 210 minutes for a
romantic comedy!! Ashutosh,
what were you thinking? Did
the movie have an editor? Why
is Harman in the lead role?
Why is Harman in any role? Why cannot the
movie be released in 1970 when it was supposed
to release with all the 13 songs? If you
are going for 13 songs why did not you sign
Rahman as you used to?
The story is about a Yogesh Patel, an NRI.
Due to his Rashee and the heavy loans incurred
by his big brother he decides to succumb
to his parent’s wishes of getting
married in 10 days. By chance he reads a
book called ‘What’s your Rashee?’
and decides to meet 12 different woman of
different rashees in the next 6 days and
gets to know them. Then he would decide
the person he wants to marry and marry her
on the 10th day. But it is not going to
be easy when in those ten days his uncle's
love affair comes to the fore. His family
friend who is half astrologer half detective,
a Don who is ready to chop of the fingers
of the protagonist and his brother, complicate
things further. Will he get the girl in
those ten days and who he would get, forms
the rest of the story.
Ashutosh had a good story which could have
been an interesting watch if the screenplay
was tight. There are several scenes sprinkled
all over the movie which would bring a smile
in our face. Almost all the characters are
well defined. And it is quite interesting
to see how each Rashee react to a situation
but after a point you just start getting
uncomfortable in those comfy seats in the
theatre. It is like seeing a star batsman
hitting a 50 in 300 balls and that too in
a batsmen friendly pitch. At least if the
climax is good enough the director could
have been pardoned but the last few reels
are the worst minutes in the whole enterprise.
Cinematography by Piyush Shah, is flawless.
It works perfectly to the mood of the movie.
Editor Ballu Salluja, hasn't done the job-
he should have been ruthless for such a
movie, Make up and dressing needs special
mention as all the 12 characters of Priyanka
are well defined and looked different from
one another. Music by Sohail Sen is good
to an extent but too much of anything will
spoil the food but lyrics by Javed Akhtar
needs a special mention as it was well penned.
Choreography was efficient. Background score
was mind numbingly bad.
Acting wise Priyanka Chopra needs an Oscar
for doing this, only Kamal Hassan was successful
in playing almost 10 roles on screen but
Priyanka without the layers of make up does
show the difference in character through
her eyes and she has pulled it off tremendously
well. Kudos Priyanka Chopra! Harman Baweja
might look like Hrithik but he is not, he
is one of the worst actors that Hindi film
industry has seen since Nisha Kothari(Priyanka
Kothari). He is likeable when he is not
emoting but overall a major disappointment.
Darshan Jariwala, Anjan Srivastava, Visshwa
Badola, Pratik Dixit and almost the entire
cast do not disappoint and do their work
with complete understanding.
Overall this is not a bad movie, it has
an interesting premise, amazing performance
by Priyanka Chopra and a good musical score
but the length of the movie kills it completely.
The movie does convey a very important message
'Time is Money, don’t waste it'.
A half century in 300 balls