150 Min | Comedy – Romance | November 2013
IMDB Rating: 4.4
Director: Punit Malhotra
Starring: Imran Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Anupam Kher
Gori Tere Pyaar Mein Review: There is a plenty of potential for contrasting emotions, friction and an unconventional romance, but sadly, it’s a wasted opportunity. Gori Tere Pyaar Mein shows that Sriram falls for her spunk and he seems to find her activist efforts cute. Why she falls for an over-smart brat who calls her team the ‘behenji brigade’ is curious. A man who tells her, “Why can’t you be normal?” because her opinions differ from his.
The idea of two diverse people falling in love is interesting but the story is all over the place. It will remind you of Swades, Lagaan, Jab We Met all at once, with none of these films’ essence. As the leading man, Imran Khan gives a performance that’s too restrained for its own good. Puzzling as his character is, one reckons that it is bound to affect the actor. The only thing Gori Tere Pyaar Mein has going for it is Kareena Kapoor. With her tremendous screen presence, she gives a marvelous performance where she displays great conviction even in her flawed role.
The affected storytelling of Gori Tere Pyaar Mein is surprising coming from Malhotra who made the breezy ‘I Hate Luv Storys’ a few years back. With severely cliched characters, a glaring lack of humour for a rom-com, and a muddled love story that does not hold your interest, the only upside to the film is Kareena Kapoor’s crackerjack performance.