London Dreams Review
Cast: Salman Khan, Ajay Devgan, Asin
Director: Vipul Shah
Despite the fact that this movie revolves around the basic Bollywood plot of separation and reunion, with the marvellous musical touch added, London Dreams is one of good films which have hit the screens in the recent times.
Arjun and Mannu, essayed by Ajay and Salman respectively, are childhood friends with their relation bound by nothing else but music. Arjun is so passionate about music that he is in search for a chance to fulfil the dreams which his grandfather had. But Mannu, who was least interested in the musical instruments of his father, was happy being a kid at heart.
Both of them never dreamt that they will be coming together only to have catastrophic results…
Arjun runs away from his uncle, only to land in London just to struggle his way to fulfil his dreams. He forms a band with Zoheb, essayed by Rannvijay Singh (of Roadies fame) and Wasim, essayed by Aditya Roy Kapoor plus Priya, a music enthusiast portrayed by Asin.
Meanwhile, Mannu is left back in Punjab and is seen being a musician for the local wedding troops for meeting his ends together. Movie takes a twist after Arjun takes Mannu with him to London, only for realising that what he did was the biggest mistake of his life.
Vipul Shah has given the best of his products, both on technical as well emotional levels, with providing the right space and time for each of his main protagonists to develop their characters. Except for a few melodrama ‘explosions’ the other scenes have been captured wonderfully by Sejal Shah on his camera. The night scenes have been shot in the most marvellous fashion.
If I have to talk about the flaws, there is nothing much except that the climax has could have slightly softer.
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy have delivered their best with the lovely songs of this movie, especially the Barso re, which ends with Hanuman Chalisa.
Ajay has done complete justice to his role as a rock singer. He is also one of the best negative characters of this year. Salman is simply cool and awesome whereas Asin also has done a decent job, enough to leave her imprint on Bollywood. Popular VJs Aditya and Ranvijay are also good.
In short, this is a visual treat for all the music lovers!!!!!!!