The Pyaar Koi Khel Nahin Movie Review
Old wine in new bottle
Pyar Koi Khel Nahin is a story of two brothers who fall in love with the same girl. In the time-tested and true Bollywood style, the younger one decides to sacrifice his love, to make way his elder brother.
Anand (Sunny Deol) is the dutiful elder brother, son and grandson. He took over the family business when he was very young and now has an empire selling soft drinks. He has a one-track mind, thinking of the family.
Younger brother Sunil (Apoorva Agnihotri) meets Nisha (Mahima Chowdhary) and they fall in love. All this happens in a day. But Sunil had already met Nisha as a proxy for his pal and Nisha, for hers.
Apparently the friends in question had no intention to marry each other and so they deputed the stand-ins to ensure that rejection was a matter of course.
When Sunil comes to know that his brother was in love with Nisha, he decides to sacrifice his Pyar in favor of his brother.
The shy Anand is charmed by Nisha’s looks and readily agrees to marry her. Mahima takes courage and tells Sunny she loves another person.
Anand gets the two married and soon there is a baby on way. Then tragedy strikes and Sunil is presumed killed in a road accident. Predictably, Anand, who had Adored Nisha from the beginning, is asked to don the role of Nisha’s husband, so that the kid gets a father.
Then the story gets too confused. Enter the villain. Sunny’s business rivals hatch a conspiracy to ruin him and also make him a suspect in the eyes of his wife for the death of Apoorva.
Then, the director introduces another twist. Apoorva is resurrected on Karva Chauth night and the poor girl is suddenly stuck with two husbands, both of whom are dying to leave the bedroom for the other.
No Sunny Deol film can end without some dhishum dhishum. This film too ends with a bloody feud with the hero taking the bullets on his chest.
Sunny Deol is good for action movies but not for emotional roles. Mahima tries to do justice to her role. Apoorva, seen last in Subhash Ghai’s Pardes, possesses good looks but has lot to learn in the acting department.
The rest of the cast – Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Alok Nath and Reema Lagoo – has not much to do. Jatin-Lalit’s music is just OK.
The film is good in patches. There is nothing original about two guys falling for the same girl and the complications that result. But the twists and turns in the plot testify to the director’s original mind.