Raj Sharma(Ranbir Kapoor), your usual cool, urban lad who is a game developer with Microsoft. Three women is his life; Mahi (Minissha Lamba), Radhika (Bipisha Basu) and Gayatri (Deepika) between 1996-2008. Two of them whom he dumps and one who dumps him. The sudden realisation modeâ€¦.the guiltâ€¦.the apologiesâ€¦..the climax. End of story. Or is it?
Ranbir plays the Yup (young urban professional), who is a huge flirt, with elan. Heâ€™s cool, heâ€™s stylish, heâ€™s funny and dances really wellâ€¦â€¦did I miss â€™sexyâ€™? Must say Kapoor junior didnâ€™t
get charm from his dad but does have sex appeal. Infact iâ€™d say heâ€™s in Hritik and Shahidâ€™s league, far as dancing is concerned. As far the
acting goesâ€¦..ummmâ€¦.needs a lot of improvement in the â€˜emotional scenesâ€™. Canâ€™t cry naturally and looks wooden. Minissha enacts her â€˜innocent girl next doorâ€™ part with a lot of convictionâ€¦.her handling of the emotional scenes(both at the airport and at the wedding scene) are marvellous. Wouldâ€™ve liked more of her on screen. Bipisha plays the sexy model role well. Suits her body language and being originally a model she knows the temper tantrums that models have, uses that to her advantage. Deepika is strictly alright. She not got much to do or say. Her scene at the intermission point is good but not because she
delivers it wellâ€¦â€¦but because the screenplay is well written here. Kunal Kapoor was effective in a small role. Hiten Paintal was a revelationâ€¦.he supports Ranbir with ease and holds his own.
Technicals and locations (in true Yashraj style) are worth multiple claps. Pan shots, low angles, high angles, close ups, mid shots.all have been liberally used to perfection. The usual Switzerland and Bombay are there as always. The surprise package, Italy has possible never looked so gorgeous on the Indian motion picture front till date.If choosing Italy was Siddharthâ€™s idea the kudos to him for the same. Wonderful â€˜mini tourâ€™ of Italy if I may say so.
By and large Bachna Ae Haseeno had the potential to be a good film but it sticks to being mediocre due to a poor second half, hopeless characterisation for Deepika and multiple loopholes in the story. Can be watched for Ranbir Kapoorâ€™s eyewear, dance,acting(barring emotional
scenes) and a truly funny first half.