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Vaah! Life Ho To AisiVaah! Life Ho To Aisi - Review
23rd Dec 2005  23.00 IST
By Aparajita Ghosh  


Sometimes a pot-pourri, no matter how unoriginal in its recipe, can turn out to be something delectable. Mahesh Manjrekar's movie Vaah! Life Ho To Aisi is just that.

The movie stars Shahid Kapur , Sanjay Dutt , Amrita Rao , Arshad Warsi and Prem Chopra in significant roles.




There is no doubt that Vaah! Life Ho To Aisi borrows from more than one Hollywood movie, but the way Manjrekar has put everything together in a single story and presented it in the Indian milieu is what makes the movie work.

The movie tells the tale of Aditya (Shahid Kapur). He lives in a big house with his grandmother, sister, brother and many children who are his nephews and nieces. He is in love with Piya (Amrita Rao), the children's tutor.

Aditya has many responsibilities on his shoulders. He takes care of his ailing grandma, has to get his sister married and has to arrange for the big sum of dowry. He has his plans to pull it all through. But before he could fulfill his responsibilities, he meets with an accident and dies in hospital.

From the haze of clouds emerges the modern, tech-savvy, suited booted Yamaraj (Sanjay Dutt), the God of death.

As Lord Yama rides with the deceased in his vintage car to the gates of heaven, Aditya pleads with Yamaraj to let him return to earth to fulfill the unfinished tasks. The lord of death becomes emotional and decides to give the young man a chance.

When Aditya returns to earth, along with a young kid named Shakti, he finds that his family and the people he cared for are in trouble. Unable to help them, he seeks divine intervention from Fakira BPCM (Arshad Warsi), a self-styled guru who can see and hear spirits.

Fakira invokes lord Hanuman and grants Aditya and Shakti superpowers. The two then set out to teach the baddies a lesson. In the meantime, Yamaraj enjoys earthly pleasures.

A fantasy film, Vaah! Life... works primarily because of the entertaining performances by Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi. Another strong point of the movie is its special effects that gel quite well with the happenings on the screen.

The film starts on a casual note, but then takes an unexpected leap with the entry of Yamaraj. Sanjay Dutt truly keeps the audience glued to their seats. The actor has a natural flair for such roles.

The movie touches a new high with the coming of Arshad Warsi, who is a delight to watch.

But the second half of the movie becomes quite predictable. The story begins to drag and, on top of it, come two unwanted songs. The finale rekindles the interest again.

Shahid Kapur delivers a competent performance. Amrita Rao plays her part with ease. She shares a very comfortable chemistry with Shahid.

In a nutshell, Vaah! Life Ho To Aisi will appeal mostly to kids.



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