Karthik Calling Karthik

 

 

Directed By: Vijay Lalwani

Starring: Farhan Akhtar, Deepika Padukone, Ram Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Vipin Sharma

Key Plot: Karthik Calling Karthik is the story of an introvert called Karthik, played by Farhan Akhtar, whose life changes with the help of another man who also claims to be Karthik. It is a journey of one man's victory against all odds.



 
A romantic thriller - Watch it for some edge-of-the-seat moments?

Rating: 3.5 stars 

Key Plot: Farhan Akhtar plays Karthik, a shy, introvert guy who can’t say ‘No’ to people and ends up being an underdog in his office. He secretly admires Shonali (Deepika) but doesn’t have the courage to send her the 1317 emails he wrote for her but saved as draft mails. A strange and inspiring phone call later, he is a revamped man with style and power to face the world and win a respectable position, and ofcourse, his ladylove. But his rosy life doesn’t last forever.

Thumbs Up: An unusual plot laced with thrill, suspense, fear and romance; Farhan’s super performance, Deepika’s vivaciousness, sugar and spice screenplay, edgy sequences and a gripping climax.

Thumbs Down: A major flaw in the film is its dragging pace at times, but the thrilling moments makes up for it. Farhan’s transformation looks unconvincing but the answer lies in the second-half. The sad song, aimed to bring about emotions, doesn’t excite.

Performances: Farhan Akhtar, the man of many talents, surpasses all his earlier performances as an actor. He is an unconventional hero and a genius. Deepika is lively in her shorter hairstyle and is the GenX factor for the film. Shefali Shah, Ram Kapoor and Vivaan Bhatena add weight to the film in their supporting roles. 

Quick Take: ‘Karthik Calling Karthing’ is a youthful film with suspense, chills and thrills attached. Farhan-Deepika is a sparkling couple on screen. Ad filmmaker turned writer-director Vijay Lalwani scores big with his maiden offing.

Verdict: Go watch this youthful romantic thriller for some edge-of-the-seat moments. Worth a dekho!

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