3 good friends explore this is of affection, heart-break and friendship.
Homi Adajania's film has immense looks but a foreseeable story-line. Gautam Kapoor (Saif Ali Khan) may be the incorrigible Casanova who strikes a friendship with self-confessed 'rich bitch' Veronica (Deepika Padukone) and Meera (Diana Penty), a conventional Indian lady, that has been duped by her husband Kunal (Randeep Hooda). Though Gautam and Veronica possess a 'friends with benefits' relationship the previous needs to mislead his mother Kavita (Dimple Kapadia) that he's dating Meera (as Meera is much more traditional and Kavita grants of her).
As Gautam and Meera have to spend some time together to place up a look and feel, both of them feel attracted to one another, which produces complications once the formerly wild child Veronica also falls for Gautam and hopes for the next with him. The way the three manage to cope with these problems forms the relaxation from the story…
In the very start, it ought to be pointed out that audiences who've developed reading through Archie comics could easily get a jolt of deja vu once they watch this flick. Gautam is Archie whereas Veronica and Meera play Veronica and Betty correspondingly. Saif's Gautam will certainly help remind you from the figures he's performed in films like Dil Chahta Hai and Love Aaj Kal and there's nothing he really has as a result. Diana Penty may have a brand new face but she really must improve on her behalf acting abilities. However, it's Deepika Padukone as Veronica who makes quite an effect.
Padukone, who mostly includes a 'girl next door' image, has changed herself right into a hot and glamorous avatar for Cocktail, which will certainly set temps soaring within the movie-hall. Aside from these trio, we've Boman Irani as Gautam's uncle and obviously, the veteran Irani is perfect as always. Dimple Kapadia plays the stereotypical noisy Punjabi mother, but is very endearing in their way. Be careful for that moment including interactions between Saif, Boman and Dimple… a couple of chuckles are guaranteed!
Like pointed out earlier, the film is really a grown-up sort of the Archie comic series. Though Adajania has developed a film that's aesthetically appealing and colourful, the plot regrettably is really as foreseeable as possible. Furthermore, the entire process of the figures falling deeply in love with one another is less than convincing. How come Gautam, who views Meera more like a innocent friend (regardless of the harmless teasing), all of a sudden be seduced by her is one thing that's not really described. Furthermore, Veronica, who's pleased with her wild party girl image and her 'no strings attached' relationship with Gautam, too falls heels over mind deeply in love with him overnight and decides in becoming the standard Indian girl to win his heart. The plot a good hero, who might sleep having a different girl everyday but nonetheless fall deeply in love with an average bhartiya nari types appears a little bit preachy, as well as foreseeable and stereotypical.
The very first 1 / 2 of the film goes by quite breezily although the same can't be stated for that other half.
The storyline may be foreseeable and with no real surprises, but Adajania and the team get full marks so far as looks goes. The cinematography, the styling and exactly how the tunes happen to be shot are very easy around the eyes. The film comes with a brand new and colorful look and also the music too is very decent, specifically the tumhi ho bandhu number, which can make you tap your ft and hum along…
Do watch Cocktail for that fresh and yuppie look it's in addition to Deepika Padukone's sizzling avatar, though expecting an excessive amount of so far as the plot is concerned, could trigger disappointment.