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Review by : Vandana Krishnan

Starring: Imran Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Boman Irani, Ram Kapoor
Direction: Shakun Batra
Music: Amit Trivedi
Production: Karan Johar, Hiroo Yash Johar, Ronnie Screwvala

After the stupendous success of Agneepath, Dharma returns in a span of two weeks to greet Valentine's day with a romantic comedy Ek Main Aur EK Tu. Imran Khan is on an all time high after the success of his recent films and so is Kareena for the past few years. But it is always fun to see the weirdest couple pull of a cute rom-com. As the trailer suggested we were hoping to see the remake of "what happens in Vegas". But with Karan Johar in the credit list, we were expecting a surprise as we entered the dark hall. Were we surprised or what?

Once again it is the story of a rule book meets break-the-rules. Rahul (Imran Khan) is the 25 year old yes-boy of his parents who decide everything in his life from which tie to wear to whether to use fork or chop sticks at dinner. He loses his architect job in Vegas. Scared to tell his overbearing parents of his failure he decides to visit a psychiatrist where he meets Rihana (Kareena Kapoor) . She mistakes him to be the spy appointed by her ex-boyfriend and gives him a good show down. When she realises her mistake, she calls him up and asks him out for a drink to make amends. One thing leads to another. Rahul, in a fit of irritation, decides to let loose. They both get drunk and end up getting married in a church. They wake up with a terrible hangover and the shock that they are married. While they apply for an annulment of the marriage, circumstances throw them together. The rest follows but not as usual.

The debutant director has chosen a safe yet difficult path.The storyline is nothing new. We have seen it in Jab We Met, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. Yet the story in itself has a refreshing twist which makes it different from any of these films. He weaves towards this well in the second half of the film. His use of humor with liberal innuendos makes Ek Mein Aur Ek Tu a good entertainer. The scenes between Rahul and his parents are done very well. The final scene with Rahul and his family is surely worth a mention. The film is very well paced and does not drag.

Imran Khan as a dull meek youngster bogged down by the ambitions of his parents is commendable. His look and performance compliment his role.He shakes his leg with ease in the film enhancing his 'cute' image. Kareena has shown maturity as an actor with each film. She is as bubbly and delightful as 'Geet' in Jab We Met. Unfortunately, all her roles are getting stereotyped to that character. Her next film Agent Vinod hopefully will add a new dimension to her characterizations so far. Boman Irani as Imran's father supports the script very well along with all the other actors.

David MacDonald's cinematography especially in Vegas takes your breath away and the songs are wonderful. Some of the scenes have been shot with an ad like treatment. The film overall is very visually appealing. Editing by Asif Ali Shaikh is neat and helps the film move forward with ease.

Each and every track in the film is impressive. Amit Trivedi's 'Aunty ji' is a foot tapper. The chemistry, lyrics and the blend of jazz makes it a personal favorite. Moreover, the visuals add an energy that make your head and feet move on their own.

Overall, Ek Main Aur Ek Tu is a typical Dharma Productions with the big stars, big marketing push and high production values. This time the screenplay and storyline work big time too. A good entertainer, this cute rom-com is sure to draw the Gen Y to a full house.

Verdict: Enjoy this Valentine's day special

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