Love Story 2050 Review – Total Garbage

What an ugly trifecta – the most incompetent actress (Priyanka Chopra) in Bollywood meets the new dumbest actor (Harman Baweja) meets Mumbai’s biggest jackass writer-director (Harry Baweja) in Love Story 2050.

Love Story 2050 is an unforgivable, unwatchable, unendurable, unfathomable piece of shit. There’s simply no better way to describe this dung heap of a movie.

Love Story 2050

Love Story 2050 combines all of the worst elements in Bollywood – horrible acting by the lead actors Priyanka Chopra and Harman Baweja, a most asinine story, cacophonic songs, mediocre music and the tackiest computer graphics we’ve seen in a long time on the big screen.

Two hours and 55 minutes of mindnumbing torture is what we endured at the AMC Loews Theater on RT-1 in New Brunswich, New Jersey on Thursday evening. There were just 15 people in the whole hall for the 8:25 PM show of Love Story 2050 although it was the long weekend of July 4.

Perhaps the rest of the desi folks in the area were privy to something us dumb folk didn’t.

Love Story 2050 is a disgrace, an ugly herpes sore on the pimple of Bollywood’s dirty backside.

Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na (which also debuted on Thursday in the U.S.) is orders of magnitude better than this ghastly nightmare called Love Story 2050.

Like a lot of bad Bollywood movies that are filmed abroad to mask the absence of a decent story, Love Story 2050 starts off in Australia where a chance encounter between the 23-year-old Karan (Harman Baweja) – neglected son of a wealthy and cold industrialist (Dalip Tahil) – and Sana (Priyanka Chopra) triggers off the lengthy torture session for viewers.

Karan is besotted with the young lady Sana, who ironically looks like his aunt in many a scene. Before you can delight in the undying love of these two souls, fate sends Sana off to her maker in the form of a big truck leaving an inconsolable Karan wailing like a blithering idiot.

Helping Karan in his moment of grief is his Uncle Ya, short for Yatinder Khanna (Boman Irani). An Einstein-resembling scientist, Uncle Ya takes Karan in his time machine to Mumbai in 2050 to meet Sana, who’s now reborn as pop star Zeisha.

And if you think Mumbai is a fetid hell in 2008, it’s worse in 2050 with all those weird computer-generated graphics of flying cars and motorcycles and tiny robots called Boo or bigger robots like Q.T. Often, the graphics looked positively amateurish.

A smart kid on a $1,800 Mac in Silicon Valley or at George Lucas’ lab would probably produce better graphics than this Harry Baweja nightmare.

As if all these were not bad enough, in the second half of this horror-show we have to endure a nasty, masked character called Dr.Hoshi and a red-haired Priyanka Chopra – playing the rock star Zeisha.

Priyanka Chopra in one role is bad enough and the appearance of this bimbo in two roles means that the Hindu trinity Brahma-Vishnu-Maheswara must be really mad with the denizens of Planet Earth. An harbinger of some dreadful calamity, surely.

Like Priyanka Chopra, Harman Baweja is completely unschooled in the art and craft of acting. A rat or a bat (the flying kind or even a cricket bat) would probably do a better job at acting than this clown.

In a movie filled with crude attempts at acting, it’s hard to pick the worst scenes. If pressed, we’d say some of the worst, and embarrassingly crude scenes in Love Story 2050 are when Sana is knocked down by a truck, and later Harman Baweja wailing to Boman Irani: My Sana is not here. It’s not fair, Uncle Ya.

The simian contortions and ugly calisthenics that Priyanka Chopra and Harman Baweja attempt on screen do not constitute acting but represent a plaintive cry from the duo to lock them up in the same cell as orangutans.

Good music does not salvage the nonstop nonsense in Love Story 2050 because it just ain’t there. None of the songs had meat. It was a traumatic experience watching those song/dance scenes. The song Hey you, Lover Boy will you be my toy will probably cause us nightmares till breath exists in our body (guess we have to be grateful, Priyanka didn’t ask her Lover Boy to be her Boy Toy).

At two hours and 55 minutes, Love Story 2050 is way too long. Director Harry Baweja has obviously never heard of an editor in the movie business.

Hey, with this bumbling bunch of idiots a.k.a. Priyankas and Bawejas this piece of crap a.k.a. Love Story 2050 would have been too long even at 10 minutes.

Any doubts that God exists would be dispelled by the existence of foul garbage like Love Story 2050.

If you value your sanity, stay away from this stinker called Love Story 2050. This is not a movie but an appalling excuse for entertainment.

N.B.: You dying to watch a really nice movie this summer? We recommend the French movie Tell No One running at the Landmark Theatre – Sunshine Cinema in lower Manhattan on E.Houston St. A Real Gem.

9 Responses to "Love Story 2050 Review – Total Garbage"

  1. Suzzane   July 7, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    seems to be Aamir khan is ur fav actor…anyways..Love story 2050 has some efforts…but JTYJN is full bakwas…

    worth watching Love story 2050 than JTYJN…. Responds:

    Love Story 2050 is DOA (dead on arrival)…might become one of the big disasters of 2008.

    You write above: seems to be Aamir khan is ur fav actor

    Not really. Aamir Khan is OK but not great.

  2. mochachillo   July 8, 2008 at 2:39 am

    I haven’t seen the movie and dont intend to even if the producers of the movie pay me! What were they thinking!!I’ve seen the promos on television and they were enough to give me a kill pill. The graphics?! OMG! Ive seen low budgeted english movies dated back 10+ years ago that have much better than this movie who claim these ‘spectacular’ graphics/special effects by an ‘international’ firm. Sri Lanka can be International! I swear I can do them better on paint brush application 🙂 Cant nobody see it looks so cartoonish and yet they make us want to believe its real! It would have been better if they had just narrated it and we’d close our eyes and imagine the future, we’re better doing that consdiering our exposure through hollywood movies! Responds:

    You write above: I haven’t seen the movie and dont intend to even if the producers of the movie pay me!

    Consider yourself blessed for missing this lengthy crap-show. Love Story 2050 is just unadulterated garbage.

  3. sanewar   July 8, 2008 at 6:03 am

    why did you waste time in reviewing this mokkai movie? Responds:

    Although we were aware that Priyanka Chopra is a non-actress, we had no clue that Love Story 2050 would be this bad. Total garbage. That fella Harman Baweja can’t act to save his life.

  4. joeantony   July 10, 2008 at 3:38 am

    I have been watching the pattern of bollywood movies for quite sometime.. they are quite stereotype…
    Most of them show unrealistic garbages… They try to imitate hollywood and in the end they end up with cartoons like LS 2050… So much hype created for this shit… So much money wasted for some stupid things.. Indian cinema is going to hell… with the hardcore hyped movies like sivaji, dasavatharam, LS2050 I really beleive one day indian movies with be topped in worlds worst movies

  5. karan_racha   July 11, 2008 at 7:07 am

    love story 2050 is a fabulous film. its a tremendous love story and d graphics shown here r very real. harman baweja is d badshah of bollywood. dis film is a 5-star performance. only a fool vud lik 2 say all dis about a big shit disaster which vil soon make indian cinemas a funeral. Responds:

    What does “tremendous” mean in your dictionary?

    You write above: harman baweja is d badshah of bollywood

    Been snorting too much of that white powder?

  6. karan_racha   July 11, 2008 at 7:12 am

    u shud hav not given it 1 star as dats a 2222222 big thing for such a gr8 movie !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. ajju   July 11, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    I was one of those unfortunate souls who watched this movie on the first day itself here in India coz my friends forced me. I am blessed to be still breathing. I mean.. I don’t understand why people want Priyanka Chopra to act (which she doesn’t) in their films. Her performance in Krissh really pissed me off but still she keeps on piling on crap films before us!! I beg mercy! The film is total shit, especially the second half. Harman can dance a bit, but in the acting field; Bah! I have seen animals emote better than him on Discovery channel. There’s a constant effort to display Harman as Hrithik. The story is trash and so is the music of the film. The robots were clumsy looking and so were the graphics. I hope we get to see good Bollywood films by atleast the year 2050. Hmmm… I would be 60 by that time. Alas!!!! Responds:

    You write above: Harman can dance a bit, but in the acting field; Bah! I have seen animals emote better than him on Discovery channel.

    Very true.

    You write: I hope we get to see good Bollywood films by atleast the year 2050.

    You seem like a diehard optimist.

  8. crunch   July 14, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    i watched this movie on a boring sunday with no warnings or review readings and let me just say, i wish I hadnt tortured myself this way. I wish I had read the above review as I do agree with it fully. The first half of the film was not a complete disaster in my opinion, but i had to fast forward through the songs and the movie, so i could get it over with and find something better to do. What a waste of time for me. What a waste of money for the movie-maker. Why cant they make a decent film these days! Something fresh, original, exciting, or ok fine even if ideas have run out, at least a good acting cast that can entertain you and let you feel something from the freakin movie! It’s been a while since i’ve come across a good one. Responds:

    We agree with your sentiments on absence of quality Bollywood movies.

    Pl take a look at this post: Sick of Crap Like Dasavatharam, Sarkar Raj …?

    If you live in the U.S., you might want to watch the French movie Tell No One. We strongly recommend it.

  9. shades of grey   August 7, 2008 at 3:21 am

    I watched Love Story 2050 and cried…from pain. The film was useless. The tagline, ‘Are you ready for the future?’… or something along those lines made me laugh. If this is the future in 2050, Mr. Baweja must be delusional. I guess this film was just an excuse to make a name for himself in the CGI/special effects department, oh and to launch his son. Almost forgot about his son Harman (Hrithik look alike) under all the special effects. It’s unfair to say Harman is an imitation of Hrithik but in my opinion, his westernised ‘acting skills’ certainly emulate an early Hrithik Roshan. Oh and the fluid-like dance movements don’t prove me wrong either. And as if I didn’t hate Priyanka enough already. Now every time I think about Priyanka that ridiculous song, ‘hey you lover boy, will you be my toy’, comes into my head. Makes me shudder every time. Responds:

    You write above: I watched Love Story 2050 and cried…from pain.

    One of the best comments on this trashy movie 🙂

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