The other day we watched the Spanish movie Recien Cazado (2009) on Netflix Instant Play.
No, Recien Cazado (Jaime Camil, Gabriela Vergara) is by no stretch of imagination a must-watch film.
It’s one of those movies you watch when you’re too drunk too drive to the Red Box or Blockbuster kiosk and pick up a newer and better film.
The clock showed 10PM and, as usual, we were sloshed on our postprandial Gin-Orange Juice cocktail.
So without further ado we turned on our Roku box, picked the Netflix Instant Play channel, selected Recien Cazado and hit the Play button.
Predictable Romantic Comedy
Set in Mexico, Recien Cazado is a romantic comedy written, directed and produced by Rene Bueno.
Mexican actor Jaime Camil plays the male lead Sebastian and Venezuelan beauty queen Gabriela Vergara is cast opposite him as the wife/researcher.
Our man Sebastian works as an oenologist (specialist in wines) at a vineyard but he’s also a dashing Lothario given to hard partying, drinking and bedding pretty girls, much to the annoyance of his boss and vexation of his dear mother.
Sebastian has a drawer full of girls’ panties that he keeps as souvenirs and as a mnemonic to remember them.
You see, our Casanova can’t remember the names of the girls who’ve ended up on his bed because they’re far too numerous and can recollect them only through their itsy-bitsy panties.
Obviously, Sebastian is not one who thinks kindly of the institution of marriage. And he makes it amply clear to his mother and buddy (played with great elan by Dino Garcia).
Hell Hath No Fury
All hell breaks loose when after a hard night of partying and heavy drinking he wakes up the next morning with a pretty and buxom girl Alexa who claims to be his wife.
Hey, there’s even a marriage certificate on the stand next to Sebastian’s bed. His buddy says he’s got the photos to prove the marriage happened.
Ha ha ha, what’s our dashing, debonair Sebastian to do now? Looks like his goose is cooked, eh.
Of course, he frets and fumes. But the girl is stubborn and insists that he can’t get rid of her easily like the other girls.
Still she offers him a way out – if she does not get pregnant in three weeks, i.e. if she gets her periods she’ll disappear from his life.
The fun starts now with the girl roaming around the house in the skimpiest possible attire and constantly showing off her huge bust and shapely derriere without giving our horny hero access to the hidden pleasures.
Of course, the inevitable happens with this short term marriage and they live happily together ever after.
Jaime Camil is a decent actor and delivers a more than acceptable performance.
But the girl Gabriela Vergara has miles to go in the acting department.
With a bust disproportionately large compared to the other parts of her anatomy, the woman lacked the class and finesse to carry off this role.
Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu – A Lift of Recien Cazado?
We’ve seen the trailer of Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu and also read the Wiki profile of the film.
From what we can gather, after a night of partying and drinking Rahul Kapoor (Imran Khan) and hair stylist Riana Braganza (Kareena Kapoor) wake up the next morning as husband and wife.
We suspect the Bollywood film also has a happy ending like the Spanish movie.
But what happens in between waking up as husband and wife and the ultimate happy ending remains unclear in the Hindi film because it has yet to hit the screen (debuts on February 10).
It’s possible that the stories of Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu and Recien Cazado are similar only at beginning, then veer off in different directions, and converge again at the end.
But given the ceaseless proclivity of our talentless Bollywood bozos to steal and steal unabashedly we won’t be surprised if Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu turns out to be a lift of Recien Cazado.
Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu’s producer Karan Johar has denied his film is a rehash of What Happens in Vegas but has been mum on Recien Cazado.
In any case, we don’t have high hopes from Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu because its heroine Kareena Kapoor is a curse on the acting profession, utterly worthless.