KAMBAKKHT ISHQ

Crazy Bollywood Fun, with Major Problems

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Release Date: July 03, 2009

Starring: Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor, Amrita Arora, Aftab Shivdasani, Vindu and Dara Singh, as well as appearances by Sylvester Stallone, Brandon Routh and Denise Richards

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Audience: Older teenagers and adults

Rating: NR

Runtime: 142 minutes

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Kishore Lula, Chairman/CEO
Eros Entertainment Inc.
550 County Avenue
Secaucus, NJ 07094
Phone: (201) 558-9001
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Content:

(PaPaPa, FRFRFR, RoRo, B, LLL, V, SS, AA, M) Very strong, somewhat mixed pagan worldview of false Hindu religion and references to its multiple pagan gods, mixed with strong Romantic elements and combined with slight elements of common grace referring to marriage; 24 mild obscenities and 11 profanities; main hits another man in groin, some slapstick violence as wedding guests fight, stunt man acts in Hollywood action movies; strong sexual content includes much discussion about sex as key plot point and unmarried couple in bed together naked but later say they did not engage in sex; upper male nudity, women in skimpy dresses and swim suits; drinking of wine and other alcohol; no smoking or drugs; and, much deception and lying.

Summary:

KAMBAKKHT ISHQ (“Come-Bott-Kt Ish-k”), which literally means “Damn Love” in English, is a fun comedy from India about a stuntman and a woman interfering with the new marriage of the stuntman’s brother. There is plenty of romance, action, and stunning dance numbers, along with great performances, but the content demands extreme caution because of Hindu references, plenty of foul language, and some sexuality.

Review:

The Bollywood movie from India, KAMBAKKHT ISHQ, which literally means “Damn Love” in English, is a very fun comedy with romance, action, stunning dance numbers, and great performances. It has very strong Hindu content, however.

Viraj (played by Akshay Kumar) is a top stuntman in Hollywood along with his two brothers. One of the brothers gets married against Viraj’s wishes because Viraj believes that women are only good for physical romance and nothing more.

Simrita (played by Kareena Kapoor) is a friend of the new sister-in-law, and she is convinced that all men are callous and that there is no such thing as real love. She bases this on the hurt caused by her own father to her mother.

Sparks fly as Viraj and Simrita fight with one another because they each represent what they don’t like about the other sex.

Simrita convinces the sister-in-law that, if her new husband really loves her, he won’t ask her to have marital relations. This sets in motion a number of outlandish scenes as Viraj tries to help his brother consummate his marriage with disguises and attempting to make his sister-in-law jealous.

Meanwhile, Viraj himself has to have minor surgery for an injury from a stunt, and the new surgeon is none other than Simrita.

This sets in motion the rest of the movie as Simrita must lure Viraj back to the hospital (for reasons that would give away a funny plot twist) while Viraj makes a bet with his brothers that he can sleep with Simrita.

Through the movie, playboy Viraj comes to understand how to love just one woman, and Simrita learns the truth about her mother that frees her to embrace love.

Two of Bollywood’s biggest stars, Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor, give great performances and have terrific chemistry together.

The movie is simply a great deal of fun. The plot is farcical with implausible plot points and comedic coincidences at every turn. In the tradition of Indian cinema, there are a number of song and dance sequences throughout.

The production values are high. Viewers get to see Viraj’s hair-raising stunts. There are also many prominent Hollywood locations.

The movie does have a few plot holes. For example, one brother is about to sign divorce papers while another one is getting married, something the characters wouldn’t have done.

The biggest concern with the movie is the pagan Hindu worldview which holds to multiple gods and goddesses who control our lives and need to be appeased. A hymn of praise to a goddess is repeated over and over, though this is for comedic reasons. A relative of Simrita is often giving her gifts, which are supposedly blessed by the gods to bring her a husband. The gifts invariably bring her bad luck, but in an odd twist, one gift does indeed bring her a husband.

Another Indian character, played for laughs, is litigation happy, calling America the land of opportunity because of the ability to sue everyone. He often says that god is good, but is referring to one of many Hindu gods.

The movie’s Hindu themes warrant extreme caution, or worse, but it should be noted that they are mixed with a story about romance and marriage.

There is also a scene of what looks to be implied sexuality, though later the character says they didn’t really engage in relations. Even so, there is much discussion about sex, which becomes a key plot point.

This Bollywood movie has many fun scenes and is very entertaining, but merits extreme caution because of significant foul language, sexual references, and the Hinduism in it, along with its strong Romantic elements.

In Brief:

KAMBAKKHT ISHQ (“Come-Bott-Kt Ish-k”), which literally means “Damn Love” in English, is a fun comedy from India with romance, action, stunning dance numbers, and great performances. Viraj is a top stuntman in Hollywood. He believes that women are only good for physical romance and nothing more. Simrita is a friend of Viraj’s new sister-in-law. She is convinced that all men are callous, and there is no such thing as real love. Spark fly as the two leads fight with one another and interfere in the new marriage of the stuntman’s brother to the heroine’s friend.

The plot in this movie is farcical with implausible plot points and comedic coincidences at every turn. In the tradition of Indian cinema, a number of song and dance sequences occur throughout the story. The biggest concern with the movie is its pagan Hindu worldview, which holds to multiple gods and goddesses who control our lives and need to be appeased. A hymn of praise to a goddess is repeated over and over, though this occurs for comedic reasons. The movie’s content demands extreme caution because of its Hindu references, plenty of foul language, and some sexuality.

Headline: ** Crazy Bollywood Fun, with Major Problems **

Title: KAMBAKKHT ISHQ (DAMN LOVE)

Quality: * * * Acceptability: -2

SUBTITLES: Mostly in Hindi with English subtitles

WARNING CODES:

Language: LLL

Violence: V

Sex: SS

Nudity: None

RATING: Not Rated

RELEASE: July 3, 2009

TIME: 142 minutes

STARRING: Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor, Amrita Arora, Aftab Shivdasani, Vindu and Dara Singh, as well as appearances by Sylvester Stallone, Brandon Routh and Denise Richards

DIRECTOR: Sabir Khan

PRODUCER: Sajid Nadiadwala

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Prachi Thadani

WRITERS: Sabir Khan, Ishita Moitra and Anvita Dutt Guptan

BASED ON THE NOVEL/PLAY BY: N/A

DISTRIBUTOR: Eros International

CONTENT: (PaPaPa, FRFRFR, RoRo, B, LLL, V, SS, AA, M) Very strong, somewhat mixed pagan worldview of false Hindu religion and references to its multiple pagan gods, mixed with strong Romantic elements and combined with slight elements of common grace referring to marriage; 24 mild obscenities and 11 profanities; main hits another man in groin, some slapstick violence as wedding guests fight, stunt man acts in Hollywood action movies; strong sexual content includes much discussion about sex as key plot point and unmarried couple in bed together naked but later say they did not engage in sex; upper male nudity, women in skimpy dresses and swim suits; drinking of wine and other alcohol; no smoking or drugs; and, much deception and lying.

GENRE: Romantic Comedy

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Older teenagers and adults

REVIEWER: Jeff Holder

REVIEW: The Bollywood movie from India, KAMBAKKHT ISHQ, which literally means “Damn Love” in English, is a very fun comedy with romance, action, stunning dance numbers, and great performances. It has very strong Hindu content, however.

Viraj (played by Akshay Kumar) is a top stuntman in Hollywood along with his two brothers. One of the brothers gets married against Viraj’s wishes because Viraj believes that women are only good for physical romance and nothing more.

Simrita (played by Kareena Kapoor) is a friend of the new sister-in-law, and she is convinced that all men are callous and that there is no such thing as real love. She bases this on the hurt caused by her own father to her mother.

Sparks fly as Viraj and Simrita fight with one another because they each represent what they don’t like about the other sex.

Simrita convinces the sister-in-law that, if her new husband really loves her, he won’t ask her to have marital relations. This sets in motion a number of outlandish scenes as Viraj tries to help his brother consummate his marriage with disguises and attempting to make his sister-in-law jealous.

Meanwhile, Viraj himself has to have minor surgery for an injury from a stunt, and the new surgeon is none other than Simrita.

This sets in motion the rest of the movie as Simrita must lure Viraj back to the hospital (for reasons that would give away a funny plot twist) while Viraj makes a bet with his brothers that he can sleep with Simrita.

Through the movie, playboy Viraj comes to understand how to love just one woman, and Simrita learns the truth about her mother that frees her to embrace love.

Two of Bollywood’s biggest stars, Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor, give great performances and have terrific chemistry together.

The movie is simply a great deal of fun. The plot is farcical with implausible plot points and comedic coincidences at every turn. In the tradition of Indian cinema, there are a number of song and dance sequences throughout.

The production values are high. Viewers get to see Viraj’s hair-raising stunts. There are also many prominent Hollywood locations.

The movie does have a few plot holes. For example, one brother is about to sign divorce papers while another one is getting married, something the characters wouldn’t have done.

The biggest concern with the movie is the pagan Hindu worldview which holds to multiple gods and goddesses who control our lives and need to be appeased. A hymn of praise to a goddess is repeated over and over, though this is for comedic reasons. A relative of Simrita is often giving her gifts, which are supposedly blessed by the gods to bring her a husband. The gifts invariably bring her bad luck, but in an odd twist, one gift does indeed bring her a husband.

Another Indian character, played for laughs, is litigation happy, calling America the land of opportunity because of the ability to sue everyone. He often says that god is good, but is referring to one of many Hindu gods.

The movie’s Hindu themes warrant extreme caution, or worse, but it should be noted that they are mixed with a story about romance and marriage.

There is also a scene of what looks to be implied sexuality, though later the character says they didn’t really engage in relations. Even so, there is much discussion about sex, which becomes a key plot point.

This Bollywood movie has many fun scenes and is very entertaining, but merits extreme caution because of significant foul language, sexual references, and the Hinduism in it, along with its strong Romantic elements.

Please address your comments to:



Kishore Lula, Chairman/CEO

Eros Entertainment Inc.

550 County Avenue

Secaucus, NJ 07094

Phone: (201) 558-9001

Fax: (201) 558-9002

Website: www.erosentertainment.com

Business Email: US-business@erosentertainment.com

Customer Email: customerservice1@erosmultimedia.net

SUMMARY: KAMBAKKHT ISHQ (“Come-Bott-Kt Ish-k”), which literally means “Damn Love” in English, is a fun comedy from India about a stuntman and a woman interfering with the new marriage of the stuntman’s brother. There is plenty of romance, action, and stunning dance numbers, along with great performances, but the content demands extreme caution because of Hindu references, plenty of foul language, and some sexuality.

IN BRIEF:

KAMBAKKHT ISHQ (“Come-Bott-Kt Ish-k”), which literally means “Damn Love” in English, is a fun comedy from India with romance, action, stunning dance numbers, and great performances. Viraj is a top stuntman in Hollywood. He believes that women are only good for physical romance and nothing more. Simrita is a friend of Viraj’s new sister-in-law. She is convinced that all men are callous, and there is no such thing as real love. Spark fly as the two leads fight with one another and interfere in the new marriage of the stuntman’s brother to the heroine’s friend.

The plot in this movie is farcical with implausible plot points and comedic coincidences at every turn. In the tradition of Indian cinema, a number of song and dance sequences occur throughout the story. The biggest concern with the movie is its pagan Hindu worldview, which holds to multiple gods and goddesses who control our lives and need to be appeased. A hymn of praise to a goddess is repeated over and over, though this occurs for comedic reasons. The movie’s content demands extreme caution because of its Hindu references, plenty of foul language, and some sexuality.