Reviewer's Summary - Average|
Actors: Bobby Deol, Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor, Lara Dutta, Juhi Chawla, Shakti Kapoor
Producer & Director: Suneel Darshan
Story: Suneel Darshan
Screenplay: Robin Bhatt & Shyam Goel
Dialogs: K.K. Goel & Rumi Jaffrey
Friendship - thank God, not another trite Bollywood love story - is the leitmotif of this passable movie released on December 23, 2005.
Dosti is the story of two friends, the rich city kid Karan (Bobby Deol) and the poor villager Raj (Akshay Kumar), for whom friendship is the raison d'etre, more important than even their lady loves.
Neglected by his business-obsessed father and kitty parties loving mother, Raj's friendship provides Karan a firm emotional anchor in life. In turn, Karan provides Raj with all material comforts.
Their strong bond remains unchanged - even as the they grow into adulthood and even as their relationships with their respective girlfriends come under strain - until an insult hurled at Raj by his prospective in-laws threatens to tear them apart.
What pulls down this movie into the "average" category is the lack of depth in the story and the banal theme.
Although Bobby Deol is not the best of Bollywood actors or dancers, he is adequate in Dosti. As usual, Akshay Kumar does justice to his role.
Like in most Bollywood flicks, the heroines - Kareena Kapoor and Lara Dutta, in this case - have limited roles. Kareena, the better actress and dancer of the two, brings more life and passion to her role as Raj's girlfriend Anjali than the stiff former Miss Universe 2000 Lara Dutta does as the object of Karan's affection.
Dosti's music doesn't rise to great heights but is not completely hopeless either.
Dulhania and Let's Boogie Woogie are two of the better songs. Our favorite was Dulhania, the dance and song scene involving mostly Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor and Bobby Deol, which we thought was done beautifully.
Fans of yesterday's sweet thing Juhi Chawla will have cause to cheer with Dosti. She appears here as Raj's doctor and in the final dance/song scene as well.
Dosti is directed by Suneel Darshan. - Copyright SearchIndia.com.