ApunKaChoice : Bollywood


Ugly Aur PagliUgly Aur Pagli : Movie Review
01st Aug 2008  23.30 IST
By Nikhil Kumar  

Ugly Aur Pagli is a wee bit slap-happy, a little bit slapstick, but overall it deserves a tight slap for being utterly lousy on many counts.

It's actually difficult to count the number of times poor Ranvir Shorey gets slapped by Mallika Sherawat in the film. He plays a meek geek (Kabir) and she plays a she-wolf (Kuhu). He's been a failure at studies, at girls, and many other important things of life. While she is a drunk, a loose canon waiting to claim her next victim.

A sober Kabir saves a sloshed Kuhu from getting knocked down by a local train and carries her to a hotel where he gets to sleep the night with her. Only he sleeps on the floor while she snores on a cushy bed.

Kabir falls for Kuhu whose normal way of interaction with him is more by hand than by mouth. Pun unintended, Kuhu instinctively keeps slapping the poor guy for minutest of reasons. He takes her mobile. Smack! He ogles at a girl. Smack! He asks a silly question. Smack! He asks the right question. Smack! He doesn't mind the slap. Smack!

And Kabir does every wacky thing she demands - like riding a bicycle in a petticoat or walking in stilettos.

The unique friendship of this odd couple hits a few bumps and the love between them largely remains unexpressed or unrealized until the very end when the poor hero is compensated for all the firm slaps with one fleeting kiss.

'Ugly Aur Pagli' begins well but loses its grip as the going gets longer. The gags become repetitive and after mid-point the movie takes a serious turn as the plot veers into an implausible triangle between Kuhu's prospective groom and Kabir and Kuhu. The fun and promise of the first half wanes away and is replaced by some sloppy (not slappy) drama that the director couldn't handle with skill and conviction.

On top of it there are songs aplenty to test your patience and your tolerance towards bad music.

For its most part, 'Ugly Aur Pagli' rides on the shoulders of Ranvir and Mallika, both totally suited to their roles. Ranvir is particularly impressive playing a loser, while Mallika looks natural as a girl who dominates her man. Pun unintended again.

And there's also a sweet little cameo by Zeenat Aman that makes sitting through this ugly and pagli trip a little worth while.

Rating: **

view Ugly Aur Pagli videos (new)
view Ranvir Shorey videos (new)
view Mallika Sherawat videos (new)
view Zeenat Aman videos (new)

Now Trending : Salman Khan | Shahrukh Khan | Ranbir Kapoor | Priyanka Chopra Aishwarya Rai | Katrina Kaif | Kareena Kapoor | Priyanka Chopra | Alia Bhatt | Surveen Chawla | New Hindi Movies

Photos: Shah Rukh Khan looks a heartthrob at Asian Awards in London
Shah Rukh Khan honoured at Asian Awards in London
Bajirao Mastani: Priyanka Chopra practises hard for dance off with Deepika Padukone
OMG Selfie: Shah Rukh Khan and Zayn Malik with a shaved head
Pix: Aishwarya Rai looks enigmatic in Rohit Bal anarkali
Watch: Ranbir Kapoor’s gunplay and Anushka Sharma’s sensuous moves in song ‘Mohabbat Buri Bimari’
Movie Review: 'Mr X' is for Emraan Hashmi fans only
Photo Shoot: Alia Bhatt looks cute as Miss Vogue India
Hurray! The ‘Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens’ teaser is here
Arjun Kapoor, Karan Johar welcome Sajid Khan on Twitter
Girl bonding: Priyanka, Nargis, Shraddha, Jacqueline clicked have fun
Pix: Gorgeous Kareena Kapoor wows Abu Dhabi
Revealed: Shahid Kapoor’s long haired look on 'Udta Punjab' sets
Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon wrap up first schedule of 'Dilwale'
Photos: Shah Rukh Khan and AbRam have fun on Goa beach
Style Check: Priyanka, Jacqueline, Shraddha among best dressed at Grazia Young Fashion Awards


ECARDS > Valentines Day, New Year, Diwali, Birthday, Valentines, Love, Christmas
CardWeaver.com > Birthday, Holi


celebs wallpapers the celeb A-Z
who's in Freida Pinto | Anushka Sharma | Katrina Kaif | Deepika Padukone | Ranbir Kapoor | Dev Patel | Aishwarya Rai | Abhishek Bachchan | Imran Khan | Shahrukh Khan | Salman Khan | Aamir Khan | Hrithik Roshan | Akshay Kumar | Zayed Khan | Saif Ali Khan | John Abraham | Shahid Kapur | Kareena Kapoor | Vidya Balan | Priyanka Chopra | Rani Mukherjee | Mallika Sherawat | Bipasha Basu | Preity Zinta | Kajol | Neha Dhupia | Sameera Reddy | Juhi Chawla | Karisma Kapoor | Madhuri Dixit | Chitrangada Singh | Payal Rohatgi | Sneha Ullal | Mahima Chaudhary | Meghna Naidu | Rakhi Sawant | Bhumika Chawla | Lisa Ray | Dimple Kapadia | Ayesha Takia | Dia Mirza | Sushmita Sen | Amisha Patel | Esha Deol | Amrita Rao | Amrita Arora | Genelia D'Souza | Arjun Rampal | Amitabh Bachchan | Vivek Oberoi | Raima Sen | Riya Sen | Rekha | Rimi Sen | Nigar Khan | Tanushree Dutta | Yana Gupta | Shilpa Shetty | Celina Jaitley | Sonam Kapoor | Neha Oberoi | Nisha Rawal | Manjari Fadnis | Kamal Haasan | Rajnikant | Asin | Sanjay Dutt | Shahid Kapoor | Sherlyn Chopra | Farhan Akhtar | Prachi Desai | Mandira Bedi | Shahana Goswami | Konkona Sen Sharma | Kangana Ranaut | Mugdha Godse | Masumeh Makhija | Minissha Lamba | Nandana Sen | Malaika Arora | Shweta Kumar | Namitha | Kalki Koechlin | Mahi Gill | Shakeela | Lara Dutta | A R Rahman | Trisha | Shruti Haasan | Neetu Chandra | Shriya Saran | Padma Lakshmi | Emma Watson | Kelly Clarkson | Britney Spears | Anne Hathaway | Anjana Sukhani | Tila Tequila | Soha Ali Khan | Priyamani | Sonal Chauhan | Vaishali Desai | Jackky Bhagnani | Kristen Stewart | Robert Pattinson | Neil Nitin Mukesh | Shiney Ahuja | more...