Release Date : Nov 22,2013
Gori Tere Pyaar Mein (aka) Gori Tere Pyaar Mein review
Review by : Behindwoods Review Board
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Production: Hiroo Yash Johar, Karan Johar
Cast: Imran Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Shraddha Kapoor
Direction: Punit Malhotra
Screenplay: Arshad Syed, Punit Malhotra
Story: Arshad Syed, Punit Malhotra
Background score: Shekhar Ravjiani, Vishal Shekhar
Cinematography: Mahesh Limaye
Dialogues: Arshad Syed, Punit Malhotra
Editing: Akiv Ali
Singers: Aditi Singh Sharma, Kamal Khan, Kiran Kamath, Mamta Sharma, Mika Singh, Neeti Mohan, Nitesh Kadam, Sanah Moidutty, Sanam Puri, Shalmali Kholgade, Shankar Mahadevan, Shrut Pathak, Sukhwinder Singh
Lyrics : Anvita Dutt, Kausar Munir, Kumar
Candy floss romances are Karan Johar’s forte. Be it the syrupy romance of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai or the drama filled Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Karan knows how to handle his subjects. Punit Malhotra has taken up the role of a director who specializes in romance (blended with some amount of comedy) this time around. His Gori Tere Pyaar Mein, makes use of two stunning leads and some good supporting cast, to keep the flow of the movie going. 
Though entirely different from his first film, Punit’s second still bears traces of I Hate Luv Storys. The Playboy-ish, girlfriend hopping Sriram is not very dissimilar to Jay but just that the former is from a wealthy South Indian family who agrees for an arranged marriage after a failed relationship, despite having a heavy hangover from it. In a nutshell, Gori Tere Pyaar Mein is a love story about a spoilt brat and a social activist who is out to change India.
Thanks to the Manish Malhotra connection, Punit’s movie is beautifully color coordinated. While the South Indians shine in manufactured stereotypical glory in their Kanchivarams and veshtis, Kareena turns up impeccably well dressed in every frame. Be it the protest scene in Freedom Park or fighting for a bridge across a river (canal, it is more like) in a dustbowl in Gujarat’s belly, Kareena looks like a million dollars. 
Even as the movie evidently struggles to break away from stereotyping South Indians, the wedding sequences are delightfully shot. The Kashi Yatra scene that features during the first half of the movie kicks out laughter all though it was quite predictable. Mahesh Limaye’s camera also appears to be perpetually in love with the landscape – Bangalore gets a cursory treatment but that rustic village in Gujarat is shown in gorgeous dusty splendor. Though there is a manufactured quality to that village and a few other portions in the movie, Limaye’s camera manages to divert our attention to other details.
Kareena plays low profile throughout the movie and she has managed to pull off her character well despite the lack of enough dialogues to match her performance. Esha Gupta flaunts her assets in the opening party number. She gets a small scene after that and disappears. 
Shradda Kapoor is a joy to watch and she shines in her role but that joy is short lived. Nizhalgal Ravi as Imran’s father is convincing. Vineet Kumar Singh is brilliant and dignifiedly carries off his character convincingly. 
Of the songs, Dil Duffer is good and looks like it will have some shelf life too. On the whole, Gori Tere Pyaar Mein lacks the magic to keep the turnstiles busy but it isn't an altogether bad watch either.
Verdict: Old wine, old bottle
( 2.25 / 5.0 )


Gori Tere Pyaar Mein (aka) Gori Tere Pyaar Mein

Gori Tere Pyaar Mein (aka) Gori Tere Pyaar Mein is a Hindi movie with production by Hiroo Yash Johar, Karan Johar, direction by Punit Malhotra, cinematography by Mahesh Limaye, editing by Akiv Ali. The cast of Gori Tere Pyaar Mein (aka) Gori Tere Pyaar Mein includes Imran Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Shraddha Kapoor.