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Ru-Ba-RuRu-Ba-Ru - Movie Review
13th Sept 2008  22.00 IST
By Aparajita Ghosh  


Not for nothing is our dynamic film industry called Bollywood. After all, every good Hollywood movie ends up getting ripped off here.

Not that Hollywood flick 'If Only' was a great piece of cinema. But for some esoteric reason debutant director Arjun Bali chooses to disrobe the Jennifer Love Hewitt and Paul Nicholls-starrer and give it a new Indian garb in his Ru-Ba-Ru , starring Randeep Hooda and Shahana Goswami in lead roles.




Nikhil (Randeep) is a corporate yuppie too busy preparing his presentations to reciprocate small gestures of love to his live-in girlfriend Tara (Shahana), who's a theatre actress. The couple are in love (or at least they think so) but something is amiss. She wants a long-term commitment from Nikhil who already appears married to his job.

Then something happens that makes Nikhil realize how he's been taking Tara's love for granted. Post interval, a reformed Nikhil gets to relive an entire day with Tara in the way he would have wanted. He takes her out and does everything that would make her happy. But then, something unexpected happens again.

Honestly, the plot of 'Ru-Ba-Ru' might have been quite intriguing, if not original. The whole concept of a guy getting to relive the same day again in a different way could have been appealing. But the director fails to bind the story and tell it in a way that keeps you hooked. The fault lies partly in the script and partly in Bali's execution.

Randeep Hooda and Shahana Goswami, however, chip in commendable performances. The chemistry between them - their squabbles, tiffs and compromises - is too good to be anything but love. While Randeep's dialogue delivery leaves a lot to be desired, Shahana is incredibly natural in her performance.

On the sidelines, Jayant Kripalani, Rati Agnihotri and Kulbhushan Kharbanda are just about fine. The movie's music is pretty poor. Cinematography is easy on the eye.

'Ru-Ba-Ru' does have a few touching moments. But they are few and far between.

Rating: *1/2



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