Garden fresh, Y-film’s first production perfectly hits its target audience of teenyboppers with the Indian version of the typical American High School movie format (read a mish mash of Mean Girls, American Pie ala). The protagonist, Rhea (Shraddha Kapoor) is the adorable girl-next-door who leads the ideal life – chill parents, the richest & most popular boy in college, Luv Nanda (Taaha Shah) as her doting boyfriend and two childhood BFFs who are always by her side. On the eve of her 18th birthday, Luv swoons her to take the next ‘big step’ in their relationship.
But wait. Her sugary life goes all sour when she discovers what a jerk her sweetie pie really is. From the touch-me-not sweet & harmless virgin, Rhea transforms into an explosive revenge seeking jilted lover. There is no ‘rona-dhona’ or confrontations to resolve the matters of the heart. “Move on” is this generations mantra, but not without “getting even”. With her girl friends in toe, she promises to “have him by the balls”! Boys beware, cheating has dire consequences and this movie might give some spurned girls a few wild ideas!
Complete with all the standard characters – techie nerds, stalkers, a ‘hot girls’ trio (straight out of “Mean Girls, it’s the fun & full timepass teen movie with a strong chick flick undertone. Superb choreography, direction & execution, there isn’t a minute of boredom. With a plot reminiscent of John Tucker Must Die, it’s still a story fresh for Bollywood & one that audiences will readily lap up. The music is peppy and the title track is one that gets stuck in your head in a good way! (Wish “the Mutton song” was cut on the editing board; it’s horrifying).
All the characters fit their roles perfectly. Jugs, Rhea’s size-zero challenged friend is a nice surprise and looks promising. Even Rhea has given a commendable performance. Her boyfriend, Taaha though comes off as stiff and needs more work on his acting skills. Archana Puransingh is the lively “wannabe cool” mom and is her usual sprightly self.
Prediction: We all know what it’s like when guys turn out to be complete a$$es. So, gals, grab your BFFs and head to the theatre this weekend to GET EVEN!