| 4/10 |
| 26 October 2012 (2012-10-26)|
Anvita Dutt (additional screenplay), Mayur Puri (screenplay), G. Nageswara Reddy (original story)
Sajid-Wajid, Sandeep Shirodkar
Bollywood, Romantic comedy, World cinema
Jackky Bhagnani, Nidhi Subbaiah, Arjun Rampal (Karan Singh Chauhan), Kirron Kher (Rashmi Grewal), Arshad Warsi
Sajid-Wajid composed the music for Ajab Gazabb Love and Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai
Ajab Gazabb Love Wikipedia
Ajab Gazabb Love (Strange and Amazing Love) is a 2012 Bollywood romantic comedy film directed by Sanjay Gadhvi and produced by Vashu Bhagnani. The film stars Arjun Rampal in a double role, along with Jackky Bhagnani opposite Nidhi Subbaiah in lead roles and Darshan Jariwala and Kirron Kher in supporting roles, whilst Arshad Warsi appears in a cameo role. The screenplay and dialogues were written by Mayur Puri. The theatrical trailer of the film revealed on 13 August 2012, whilst the film released worldwide on 26 October 2012, and received mostly negative response. The storyline is remade from the Telugu film Seema Tapakai.
The story revolves around Rajveer (Jackky Bhagnani), a hard-working, rich youngster who is the heir of his father, Yashvardhan Grewal (Darshan Jariwala), and his company, Grewal Motors Co. When Rajveer falls in love with Madhuri (Nidhi Subbaiah), he realises that she hates all rich people, and has much sympathy for poor families. Therefore, Rajveer starts a drama, in which he pretends to be poor along with his family to gain Madhuri's love. However, when Madhuri's elder brother Karan Singh Chauhan (Arjun Rampal), arrives to meet Rajveer's family, he begins to suspect him, and as the truth slowly foils out, mayhem strikes!Arjun Rampal as Karan Singh Chauhan / Arjun Singh Chauhan
Jackky Bhagnani as Rajveer Grewal
Nidhi Subbaiah as Madhuri Singh
Darshan Jariwala as Yashvardhan Grewal
Kirron Kher as Rashmi Grewal
Arshad Warsi as Subramanium Seth (Subhu)
Anuja Sachdeva as Switty Grewal
Prageet Pandit as Adarsh Grewal
Mayur Puri as T2
The film is a remake of Seema Tapakai, a very successful Telugu film starring Allari Naresh and Shamna Kasim.
The songs are composed by Sajid-Wajid, whilst lyrics are penned by Priya Panchal and Kausar Munir. The songs have been sung by Mika Singh, Mohit Chauhan and Antara Mitra amongst others. Punjabi track "Nachde Punjabi" by Dalvinder Singh & Tarli Digital, which was released in the early 20s, was remade for the film by Mika Singh composed by Sachin - Jigar.
The film score is composed by Sandeep Shirodkar.
Ajab Gazabb Love received average to negative reviews from film critics upon its release. Madhureeta Mukherjee of Times of India gave it 2.5/5 stars. "This film is all about a bunch of people going bananas, yet, it doesn't leave you in splits. But if you care for a few giggles, go watch it.!!!" said ToI. Rediff Movies said "Ajab Gazabb Love is reminiscent of the bad films of the bad 1990s" and gave it 2 stars. Nayandeep of Koimoi gave it 2 stars "There is nothing ‘ajab’ or ‘gazabb’ about this extremely ordinary rom-com." wrote Nayandeep. Social Movie Rating site MOZVO gave it a rating of 2.3 putting it in 'Below Average' category. Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama gave it 3 stars. Kanika Sikka of DNA gave it 1.5 stars.
Ajab Gazabb Love had collected ₹67.6 million (US$1.1 million) in its first week.
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