A few days before KYUN! HO GAYA NA… was supposed to hit the screens, stories such as 'KYUN! HO GAYA NA… has had a far better advance booking than MUJHSE SHAADI KAROGI' and 'This love story has wowed the British press' were being spoon-fed to the media. A few mediapersons bought the story, a few didn't…
But Friday the 13th had a different story to tell. KYUN! HO GAYA NA… opened to a decent response [the opening wasn't fantabulous, as was made out!] at some multiplexes, but its opening at several theatres across the country was shockingly dull and uninspiring - exactly like the film made by debutante director Samir Karnik.
As many as four/five writers have been credited with the screenplay of this love story. But after you've watched the movie, you really want to meet the writers and ask them what exactly did they contribute to the film? Was it the case of too many cooks spoiling the broth? Or, perhaps, the writers took not just the actors, but even the audiences for a ride.
The other flaw is the lack of chemistry between Vivek and Ash. You'd expect two good looking, much-in-love actors share a better on-screen chemistry, but the sparks refused to fly, the passion was missing, the romantic portions lacked zing and the well-publicized 'smooch' was so concise that had you blinked an eyelid, you'd have possibly missed the 'smooch of the year'.
The fate of KYUN! HO GAYA NA… was crystal clear on the first day of its release - the audiences just didn't throng the theatres screening this love story… and it showed in the b.o. collections. And as the days progressed, the collections only slided downwards.
KYUN! HO GAYA NA… was crucial for three people mainly - actors Vivek Oberoi and Aishwarya Rai and debutante director Samir Karnik. In an industry driven by arithmetic and b.o. collections, what Vivek desperately needs is a solo hit. Ditto for Ash, who needs a hit to consolidate her status.
And as for Samir Karnik, he'll need to start all over again. He's a good technician, yes, but what the viewer hopes to watch is a story when he/she enters an auditorium. Perhaps, next time, he'll make a better film… scripted by one writer hopefully!