Cocktail released and getting mixed responses


After all the hype and hoopla surrounding the film ‘Cocktail’, it has finally got released in the multiplexes on 13th July 2012. It is the time of test and feed backs on the film is pouring in from all sources. If you are one of those movie buffs who haven’t yet caught the movie, hold on. Read what the people are saying about the flick and visit the halls, well informed. We feel it is a good entertainer but with its own pitfalls and obvious sparkling moments.

Meera (Diana Penty) plays the role of the damsel in distress. She is abandoned by her husband (Randeep Hooda) in London. Enters Veronica (Deepika Padukone), she takes the miserable homely girl to home and makes her comfortable. Lady killer Gautam (Saif Ali Khan) is in love with the wild girl Veronica. He moves in so that the all 3 stat living together. Though Meera disapproves of Gautam and his ways, she still tolerates him as he is the love interest of her best friend. Gautam’s mother (Dimple Kapadia) enters the scene and Gautam introduces Meera as his fiancée. As the old lady didn’t approve of Veronica but immediately took a liking to shy and homely Meera. This forces Meera and Gautam to spend more time together and love sparks fly between the duo.

The movie deals with this love triangle and how it finally gets concluded. Does Meera’s husband return? Well you will have to watch it out at the multiplex. You will be treated to beautiful songs in the movie and watch out for the dialogues. Saif Ali Khan has memorable witty dialogues in the movie. The first half of the movie is fun but the second half is an emotional drag.

‘Cocktail’ is attracting mixed bag of interests from the critics. As Devesh Sharma of Filmfare magazine wrote, “The film is shot beautifully. Both the London and Cape Town portions looked picture perfect. Take a bow, cinematographer Anil Mehta! All-in-all, it’s a nice urban romance. But again, this isn’t how I would like to describe a Imtiaz-Homi collaboration. You expected something with a twist, what you get is a pat too sweet – a Bloody Mary without the Vodka.”

Commenting on the movie Saibal Chatterjee  of NDTV wrote “an eminently watchable love story that breaks the mould. It has just the right mix of fizz and flavour to allow the occasional and inevitable crinkles of triteness to flow well below the surface.”

Film critic Taran Adarsh is not much impressed with the movie and quoted, “too many songs, an over-stretched story, the inconsistent screenplay, the beaten to death finale and the lethargic pacing.”


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