Look Who’s Calling

All I knew about ‘Karthik Calling Karthik’ before I entered the movie hall was that it’s about a loser who turns his life around. I fell in love with the opening credits, and then, the film just sort of rolled.
Karthik is a hard worker, but his work’s never noticed or appreciated. Karthik’s life is made up of an angry, domineering boss, indifferent coworkers who take credit for his achievements and a frustrating landlord. The fact that his lady love, Shonali, never notices him and is dating his coworker, doesn’t exactly make it all a rosy picture.  Things change when Karthik decides to stand up for himself and confront the boss. Karthik, has lost everything he had, but then a phone call shakes up his life. He manages to turn his life around and emerges a winner. He has a great job, a big pay packet and the love of his life is now his girlfriend. But who’s this Karthik who has been calling Karthik?
That’s the premise of the movie. The plot cleverly unfolds, although through the first half, you are convinced it’s all predictable. I was convinced that the whole movie would be about Karthik rising up and proving he’s not a loser. But I was mistaken.
The strength of the plot lasts only if the audience doesn’t know what to expect next. Therefore I won’t say anything else about the story. But I will say this, it grips you, makes you impatient even.
Farhan Akhtar is a brilliant actor and he’s proved it on prior occasions but Deepika really surprises you with a sincere effort to emote.
The loose ends get tied up in a rather clichéd manner toward the end and the epilogue is rather unnecessary. But all in all, I found the film entertaining and totally worth a watch…
My verdict: 4.5 on 5…

8 comments for “Look Who’s Calling

  1. miilee
    February 26, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    So I can safely buy that ticket… thanks!! looks good enough to me 🙂

    • March 23, 2010 at 6:04 pm

      okay realy late im responding… but did u like the movie? 🙂

  2. February 26, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    think will watch this one 🙂 I like the songs 🙂

    • March 23, 2010 at 6:04 pm

      love the songs… hey ya and uff teri adaa rock my world

  3. Parth Pandya
    February 26, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    How is the music? background score??

    • March 23, 2010 at 6:05 pm

      music is awesome… sorry a little late this reply comes!

  4. February 26, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Nicely put …. +1 and yes .. its worth a watch ….. Farhan’s Excellent performance 🙂 And Shonaaaaaaaaaa …..uff teri ada

  5. March 23, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    performances are indeed brilliant… i love the music 🙂

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