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|July 21, 2000||
Grin and bear it
Don't look for any kind of logic.
Go with the flow.
Otherwise, you're not ready for this David Dhawan-Govinda flick.
The duo are back together for the first time since Haseena Maan Jayegi. The only missing ingredient is Karisma Kapoor, who has opted for more 'meaningful' cinema. Instead, it's the hip 'n' happening Urmila Matondkar who brings in the required dose of glamour.
The story begins in beautiful New Zealand, where two strangers, Raju (Govinda) and Urmila (Matondkar), bump into each other. A series of misadventures later, the inevitable happens as the two fall gloriously in love. Couple of sing-a-thons later, our hero has to get back to India, for reasons best known to himself and the scriptwriter.
Raju, who is prone to bumping into people, stops a pregnant Sharmila (Nagma) from committing suicide. Her sad tale revolves around a stone-hearted husband, who has left her in the cold. Raju is compelled by the goodness of his heart to jump to her rescue.
Cut to Sharmila's eccentric family -- where her grandfather Vishwanath Pratap Singh (Kader Khan) quivers nervously before his gun-toting, Hitler re-incarnate son, Thakur Balraj Pratap Singh (Om Puri).
So far, so good. Until Raju discovers his ladylove Urmila is also Balraj's daughter and the younger sister of his muh boli wife. Oops!
And this, folks, is where the ride ends. If you want to know how this particular muddle is resolved, go ahead and check out the film.
But, before you rush to buy your tickets, here are a few preparatory tips.
Govinda is his usual commendable self; it's because of his jocular presence that the film falls into the watchable category. The Govinda-Dhawan jodi reassert their magic -- and the fact that they can get away with the most ridiculous storyline.
Urmila sticks to wearing tight tops, tighter Lycra pants and her (in)famous pout. One doesn't really notice her going over the top, since the story itself is way above the roof.
The music, by Adesh Shrivastav, is no great shakes, but who cares? One is busy admiring the beautiful locales of Canterbury and Auckland (New Zealand).
Kunwara has its moments, especially the entire sequence where Johny Lever feigns to be a ghost or when Kader Khan gets drunk.
The film brings more questions in your mind than the Anne Lennox hit, Why? We, instead, suggest you just grin and endure the saga that is Kunwara.
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