Say what you will. We think Rani Mukerji’s best days are over.
In Laaga Chunari Mein Daag, Rani Mukerji continues her run of disappointing performances that started off with Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna and extended to Babul and Ta Ra Rum Pum.
Actually, Laaga Chunari Mein Daag starts off fairly decently but goes off course fairly quickly and loses its way. Hey, it’s not even half as good as that recent surprise charmer Johnny Gaddaar.
Apart from Rani Mukerji’s ho-hum performance, what drags this movie down is the story, which loses steam after the first 30 minutes or so.
Since the story breaks down quickly, director Pradeep Sarkar tries to distract viewers with the cheap trick of suddenly taking the lead actors to Europe. Come on, Bollywood fans are no longer going to fall for such tricks.
Konkana Sen is a delight to watch on the screen. We liked this young lass in 15 Park Avenue, Omkara and Naseeruddin Shah’s Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota. And she does not disappoint in Laaga Chunari Mein Daag. Konkona Sen is that rare Bollywood natural in front of the camera.
Set in Benares, Vibhavari (Rani Mukerji) and Shubhavari (Konkona Sen) are the daughters of an old couple Shiv Shankar Sahay (Anupam Kher) and Sabitri (Jaya Bachchan) who have fallen on hard times.
After the family’s financial situation gets worse, Vibha decides to try her luck in Bombay. But Bombay turns its back on her as it does for millions who arrive in this teeming megapolis chasing their dreams.
In sheer desperation and out of concern for her family’s deteriorating financial condition in Benares, Vibha reluctantly embraces the oldest profession in the world. Click here to read more.