Ajab Gazabb Love' was just made so that Jackky Bhagnani could add
another film to his filmography. The plot follows the most predictable
trajectory possible, there's not even a feeble attempt at anything
original and it hardly qualifies as a romantic comedy.
Grewal (Jackky Bhagnani), spoilt rich kid who has built a dream car very
innovatively called DC, falls hook, line and sinker for dusky girl
coming down the escalator. Lovestruck hero manages to track down the
'escalator' girl with the help of a passing glance at a sociology book
she is carrying. Before he can express his love, he realizes the object
of his affection hates rich people and gets all high-pitched and angry
when she sees them.
How must our hero amend this impossible situation? Quite simply by
pretending to be a poor, educated and hard working mechanic. Predictably
one lie leads to another and before we know it the entire Grewal family
has to make commendable impersonations as banana-selling father, blind
mother, alcoholic brother and so on.
There are rare moments of
genuine humour; like Kirron Kher's over-the-top acting (much like her
filmi mother avatar in 'Om Shanti Om'), Arjun Rampal's double role as
the girl's twin brothers and Arshad Warsi's cameo as the South-Indian
servant pretending to be a rich friend.
The film is peppered
with forgettable songs and a few close-ups of Jackky's well-sculpted
body. Sanjay Gadhvi's film leaves much to be desired with a predictable
love story, humour that often falls flat, performances that is
completely average and below par music/lyrics.