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I See You: Story with a difference
Priyanka Jain | December 29, 2006 13:59 IST
Debutant director Vivek Agarwal's I See You has the intensity that romance requires, and the frivolousness that makes you laugh.
Arjun Rampal aka Raj Jaiswal uses his popularity as a host on television show British Raj to work his way with women. He flirts endlessly, until newcomer Vipasha Agarwal aka Shivani enters his life.
And what an entry -- she out-flirts the flirt, in his bedroom, office, in his car, above his car...
But this is a love story with a difference. She is visible only to Raj. Other people cannot see her.
Raj's best friend and colleague Akshay Kapoor (Chunky Pandey) thinks his friend has gone insane, and takes him to a shrink. Meanwhile, it turns out Shivani isn't actually dead. Her body is in a coma in a hospital, while her soul seeks Raj's help.
Cinematographer Ashok Mehta has captured London well, but Suresh Nair's screenplay lacks punch.
The film however has sweet comic moments interpersed throughout -- Raj romancing a woman who suddenly disappears; he is then shown romancing thin air.
Editor Dilip Ahuja could have done a better job by editing the way Sophie Chowdhury and Sonali Kulkarni are introduced in the film. They only drag the story.
Chunky Pandey does well here, even though his character is not well developed. Boman Irani is very good, but wasted in a tiny role. Ditto for Kirron Kher.
Music directors Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani give a decent score. The title song grows on you.
I See You is watchable, as long as you do not expect anything much from it.
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