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Kambakkht Ishq – movie review

The battle of the sexes is on… Game Set, Battle Begins


Kambakkht Ishq, movie review

Kambakkht Ishq explores the relationship between two individuals as different from each other as chalk and cheese. No matter how many times they are pushed together, there are only fireworks…. no fire. Kambakkht Ishq movie review…

Viraj Shergill (Akshay Kumar) is a swashbuckling stuntman in Hollywood who lives by the mantra “women are only good for two things…. making love & making love”. He is a successful stuntman who loves women, but thinks that commitment and marriage are words that should not exist in the dictionary.

He gets paid the big bucks for doing what the heroes can’t do and lives a lavish life. Women, parties, the adrenaline rush doing stunts… these are the highs in life. Women exist only to have a good time with. Play and play well… but why take the game to its conclusion? … After all there are numerous playmates on this extensive playground.

Simrita Rai (Kareena Kapoor) is a firebrand girl who is more than able to stare down the most arrogant male with her caustic wit and sardonic tongue… her firm belief “there is no such thing as love”. She is a part time supermodel and an aspiring surgeon who does not see the need to have a man in her life. Her belief is that all men are no good losers. Life’s experience has taught her that men are just not worth the effort. She has a great career, and soon she will become successful. Who needs men?

So what happens when the two individuals who hate each other the most meet at Simrita’s best friend Kamini’s and Viraj’s brother Lucky’s wedding? … a wedding that both Viraj and Simrita are violently opposed to and desperate to stop.

Lucky (Aftab Shivdasani) is genuine and loveable. He is madly in love with Kamini (Amrita Arora) and wants to marry her. Kamini is ditzy, innocent and beautiful. She too, is a top model, but longs to get married to a man who loves her as she desires a loving husband, cute kids and a white picket fence house.

At their wedding – Sparks fly, accidents occur. And both are thrown together in the most absurd, hilarious situations until one dramatic twist of fate binds the two together in a manner that they could have never ever even dreamed of in their wildest fantasies.

Hollywood Superstars – Sylvestor Stallone and Denise Richards appear in their brief roles. Sly is the man who made antisocial, underdog heroes like Rocky and Rambo, cult names… The Hollywood’s biggest action star features for a while and he even rescues the bollywood damsels in distress.

Denise Richards, the former Bond girl and diva who sets hearts racing, heats up the screen with her intimate moments with Viraj (Akshay Kumar). Also featured is the handsome Superman hero Brandon Routh … this time not flying, but feet firmly on the ground.

The battle of the sexes is on. Kambakkht Ishq! Who is going to throw the punches and who is going to blow the kisses?

Kambakkht Ishq has been shot in Hollywood, Los Angeles in locations like Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, Sunset Boulevard and the fascinating Pacific Coast Highway and Malibu. It also has the old world charm of Vicenza and Venice.

The film is fun, and has loads of action. Enjoy this masala Bollywood flick which has Hollywood toppings.

Cast of Kambakkht Ishq:
Akshay Kumar
Kareena Kapoor
Aftab Shivdasani
Amrita Arora
Kiron Kher
Javed Jaffrey
Vindu Dara Singh
Boman Irani
Kahkashan Patel
Rajesh Khera
Ashwin Mushran

Also Starring in Kambakkht Ishq: Slyvester Stallone, Denise Richards, Brandon Routh, Holly Valance

Credits & Crew of Kambakkht Ishq:
Presented by Eros International
Production House: Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala
Co-produced by Sunil A. Lulla
Direction & Sceeenplay by Sabbir Khan
Director of Photography – Vikas sivraman
Music – Anu Malik
Dialogues & Lyrics Anvita Dutt Guptam
Director of Choreography – Vaibhavi Merchant
Action – Apiro Razzatos, Franco Solman, Mahindar Verma
Production Design – Acropolis
Additional Screenplay – Kiran Kotrial, ishita Moitra
Costumes – Aki Narula, Shabina Khan
Audiography – Jitendra Chaudhary
Re-recording – Leslie Fernandez
Film Editor – Nitin Rokade
Visual Promotion – Ravi & Binny Padda
Dig VFX – Prime Focus Ltd
Creative Consultant – Rakesh R. Madhotra
Associate Director – Ashwin Shetty
Kambakkht Ishq, movie review