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I See You: Story with a difference

Priyanka Jain | December 29, 2006 13:59 IST

A still from I See You

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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Hello, If you are thinking to strat this Year with Bollywood movie "I SEE YOU" then stop yourself. As the concept of this movie has ...

Posted by Asrar

Sub: remake

after reading the review of I SEE YOU i understand its a remake of a flop malayalam movie VISMAYATHUMBATHU - starring mohanlal.

Posted by shihab

Sub: which came first?

"Vismayathumbathu" starring Mohanlal was released in 2004 while "Just like heaven" was released in 2005. So who copied whom?

Posted by benoj

Sub: Rip-off

I agree the main plot is a rip off from Just Like Heavan however this movie cannot be compared to its english counterpart which was ...

Posted by Anuj

Sub: vismayathumbathu or ''Just like heaven''

Hi All, From the comments posted here, some say it is a copy of vismayathumbathu (malayalam) or "Just like heaven" (Hollywoood). Let me share a ...

Posted by Afzal Aziz



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