I have great hopes pinned on Kapoor & Sons. The trailer indicates a family film with a different spin, and a cast which is good looking and cool, a sort of Sooraj
Barjatya situation put on its head.
But the two dance numbers, first 'Kar Gayi Chul' (whatever!) and now 'Let's Nacho' left me underwhelmed, to say the least. What on earth is this endearing trio of Siddharth Malhotra,
Alia Bhatt and Fawad Khan doing in this number! Are they trying to induce slumber?
Firstly they are not comfortable with the movements. Their hands and feet move in reluctant synchronicity and their expressions are that of a threesome being put through a painful grill to save the
lives of a bus-full of children taken hostage by a terror outfit.
Hothon pe aisi baat moving from the honth to the legs and skipping the beats. None of the three is really having fun mouthing Badashah's beat-driven babble. Strangely Fawad who is known to be very
inhibited when it comes to having fun in a Bollywood film (he doesn't want people in his home country to think he has sold his soul to the enemy) is seen being less uncomfortable than Sidharth
Malhotra whose forte is clearly not grooving to some hackneyed club beats. Alia when put in adult situations (like dancing to juvenile beats between two gyrating men) always look like an underage
pixie all dressed up in Mama's high heels and lipstick.
The song is a crashing bore. And I do mean crashing because it just makes a virtue of rhythms that seem to cascade from some nursery-rhyme space straight into a club filled with humid hijinks and
corny dance moves.
There is just one designedly caught-offguard moment which I liked. It comes at the end when Fawad pretends to do his own thing after the choreography is over and Sidharth pretends to disapprove.
And we pretend to be entertained.
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