Rajiv Rai, the man who, in the days of yore, gave some gripping thrillers like �Tridev�, �100 Days� and �Gupt� has fallen short of living upto his own reputation in �Pyar Ishq Aur Mohabbat�.
Although his idea of spinning a love story among a chosen ensemble of characters was a novel one, what was actually lacking was a gripping script. The tepid script that he has come up with makes his characters look and sound stereotypical and with no freshness.
For instance, once again Sunil Shetty does the role of an over-possessive lover (a la �Dhadkan�) who thinks everything can be bought with money. He even hires services of Gaurav (Arjun Rampal) to win and then break Isha’s heart so that she would come running into his arms. How presumptuous!
Anyway, Sunil plays a brooding lover to the hilt and authentically maintains the mien of a high-headed millionaire. But his role is miniscule, poorly etched, and doesn’t call for much histrionics.
And as for Aftab Shivdasani, the guy is new, promising and needs better roles to proves his credentials. However, he maintains his customary ease before the camera and chips in for some funny moments, although nothing impressive.
Only Arjun Rampal cuts a dash with his warming presence and belies the saying that �Models have a wooden face�. His histrionics are pretty polished (thanks to the diction classes he took while acting for Ashok Mehta’s �Moksha) and his acting skills average. Only he needs to shun off his self-consciousness of being before a camera.
Coming to film’s centrifugal force, Kirti Reddy, well she should have better stayed in south and tried her luck in films there. Moreover, her character is not void of lose ends.
For instance, she is supposed to be attending her angioplasty classes, not dancing away to glory and painting Scotland red with Gaurav.
One point where the film scores is its music by Rai’s old faithful Viju Shah. Another highlight is brilliant cinematography by P.S. Vinod who seems to have dexterously captures the shimmering glory of Alps.