There is whole generation of people who still survive on reruns of old Rajshri hits on T.V. Even up until “Vivaah”, they had a somewhat decent following. But old is not always gold. If the people and culture have evolved, then so should the films. The family morals presented could be exactly the same, but they don’t need to be presented like this was the 80’s. “Love U…Mr. Kalakaar” fails exactly in that area.
A good attempt has been made to move on from the biases and social issues revolving around marriage in the “Vivaah” days to the biases in today’s marriage world. All parents want their daughters to be married to success stories. And the central theme of “Love u…Mr. Kalakaar” tries to break that bias. Sahil Rastogi (Tushaar) is an architect who chose to leave a great career behind and follow his dreams to become a cartoonist. This very fact doesn’t go down too well with the father of the bride – Mr. Diwaan (Ram Kapoor). Sahil’s love interest Ritu (Amrita Rao) decides to support Sahil in meeting his father’s corporate challenge. Sahil has been made the managing director of Ritu’s father’s company and he is supposed to earn more in a month than Mr. Diwan currently does. Sounds interesting, doesn’t it? Well yes, on paper it looks interesting. But apart from Ram Kapoor, the rest of the cast aren’t exactly bankable. “Love U…Mr. Kalakaar’s downfall lies in its lackluster script and dialogue. With a very slow and tedious script coupled with corny dialogue, “Love U…Mr.Kalakaar” let’s go of your interest long before you want it to.
Verdict: It had trademark Rajshri qualities that Rajshri fans would have loved. The story was great but it deserved a better script and tighter direction.