After the successful transformation of Shah Rukh Khan from a TV star to Bollywood phenomenon, there have been many, who have tried to walk his path. While there have been only a handful of success stories, there have been many who have fallen. This week’s release KIS KISKO PYAAR KAROON marks the Bollywood debut of Kapil Sharma, who became a household name after having a successful stint on TV with his famous Comedy Nights. Will Kapil Sharma’s debut film click at the box-office or not… lets analyze.
A supposed situational comedy, the film revolves around Kumar (Sharma), a wealthy man, who is married to three different women – Simran (Simran Kaur Mundi), Juhi (Manjari Phadnis) and Anjali (Sai Lokur). But he isn’t a player. He is in fact a righteous guy, who changes his marital status in order to fulfill what he believes are his moral obligations.
Sharma plays Kumar, whose own predicament is explained as a series of accidents. Biwi Number One, Juhi (Manjari Phadnis), is dumped on Kumar by a dying father.Biwi Number Two, Anjali (Sai Lokur), is forced upon Kumar by a deaf don brother, Tiger bhai (Arbaaz Khan, accompanied by a roar in the background score). Biwi Number Three, Simran (Simran Kaur Mundi) traps Kumar when her own groom runs away.
Since Kumar wants to be a good husband to each of his three wives – this means a good morning kiss to each of them and bushels of lies throughout the day – his lawyer buddy Karan (Varun Sharma) suggest Kumar to buy three flats in one building in different floor. Less commute, more time to philander.And so it is that Kumar moves in to Cocktail Towers with his three wives, each of whom thinks she’s the light of his life. The husband resolves his morning goodbye by standing at the building gate and waving at all three wives standing at their balconies, one above the other.
To all his wives, he explains his super busy schedule stating that he has three different offices to be taken care of. He even names his different offices on his mobile phone as ‘Head Office’, ‘Branch Office’ and ‘Area Office’. The common excuse that Kumar gives to all the tree wives is that, because of his super busy job, he will spend one night with them and two nights in the office. In that way, he actually does justice to all the three wives. The story takes a U-turn with the entry of Deepika aka ‘Enquiry Office’ (Elli Avram), the girl whom he really loves. Due to the fear of losing Deepika, Kumar keeps her too in the dark about his marriages and his respective wives. Just when the duo (Kumar) plan to get married, Kumar estranged parents (Sharat Saxena and Supriya Pathak) make an entry. In order to hide about his three marriages from them, Kumar stations them separately with different wives on different floors. Kumar doesn’t even tell his wives about his estranged parents. The plot gets further murkier when all the three wives become best of friends (unaware that they ‘share’ the same husband) and they land up seeing Kumar ‘s parents coochie-cooing with each other, thus adding to the confusion. The confusion reaches its crescendo when Kumar ‘s three wives get invited to their best friend Deepika’s wedding with Kumar . Will the three wives ever get to know each other’s reality and their husband’s relation with them, will Kumar ‘s estranged parents unite again, will Deepika and Kumar ever get married, will Kumar ‘s reality be exposed to the world and his wives… is what forms the rest of the story.
The one good thing about KKPK is the pace at which Abbas-Mustan keep the film moving. Given more believable situations and lines, they might have done better. Meanwhile, if the sight of Kumar hanging on a wall and bringing in the moon, makes you laugh, go watch KKPK, but at your own risk.
- CAST – Kapil Sharma, Varun Sharma, Arbaaz Khan, Supriya Pathak, Elli Avram, Manjari Phadnis, Simran Kaur Mundi, Sai Lokur
- Director – Abbas Mustan
- Writers – Anukalp Goswam
- Produced – Rao Hasnain, Ganesh Jain, Ratan Jain
- RATING – 2.5/5