Ek Haseena Thi Ek Deewana Tha : Movie Review
Ek Haseena Thi Ek Deewana Tha : There’s something about stable farm keepers or studs, as they are called, which ladies find simply irresistible. Atleast, that’s what quite a few bollywood films would cause us to believe.
Memorably, Dimple Kapadia made passionate love with stable owner Anil Kapoor on a hay stack in Feroz Khan’s ‘Jaanbaaz’ (1986). Last year, Saiyami Kher satisfied her lust with Kapoor’s son Harshvardhan in a similar type barn in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s ‘Mirzya’. This week’s sole hindi release – Suneel Darshan’s ‘Ek Haseena Thi Ek Deewana Tha’ – takes this a level up with heroine Natasha Fernandez making out with a stud while riding a horse after meeting him just once. Kinky, you may ask? Nah! Ridiculous is the more precise word!
Easy to guess, that stud is played by the writer- producer- directorji’s son Shiv Darshan. Maybe that’s why as an incentive, he gets to lock lips with the pretty Natasha multiple times in the movie. Sorrily, Shiv’s kissing is as sloppy as his acting. Emraan Hashmi, you are missed bhai!
The plot, in case you care, is about a princess (Natasha, hot and sexy) who falls for the poor Mr. Stud farm (Shiv, awkward and expressionless!!) and promptly ditches her friend and about-to-be hubby (Upen ‘Teakwood’ Patel where the middle name signify his acting skills). “You will remain my true friend but my love is someone else” she tells the morose looking Upen. Kahaani over? No guys, hang on..abhi toh picture shuru hui hai!
Next, we discover Shiv Stud is not a human but a bhatakti aatma who, we are told, had the hots for Natasha’s granny when he was alive. He now wants to complete his love or lust, whatever it is, with Natasha who resembles her dead granny. What follows can be termed Dost dost naa raha…Ghost Ghost naa raha!
If you thought I am playing spoiler, fikar not! This is just the first forty minute narration from the excruciating hundred and five minute duration the movie lasts. There are many more multiple twists and turns including a needless murder and just in case, you hang on till the end like I did, you will also get to witness British officers speaking shuddh desi hindi and Indian kidnappers pronouncing pounds as ‘Ponds’.
Crammed with six songs composed by fugitive composer Nadeem Saifi (of the Nadeem Shravan hit jodi from the 90s), Ek Haseena Thi Ek Deewana Tha resembles a movie straight out of that era. Sad, it’s arrived twenty years too late.