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Popcorn Khao! Mast Ho Jao

Popcorn Khao! Mast Ho Jao (English: Eat Popcorn and Enjoy) is a 2004 Bollywood romantic comedy film directed by Kabir Sadanand and starring Akshay Kapoor, Tanishaa Mukerji, Rashmi Nigam and Yash Tonk. Deepak Tijori and Kabir Sadanand make special appearances in the film. Serbian model Jelena Jakovljevic did an item number "Dupatta Beimaan Re" in the film.[1] It marked the acting debut of Kapoor and Nigam and was the directorial debut of Sadanand.[2] Produced under the banner of Pritish Nandy Communications,[3] the film received poor reviews form critics, upon its premiere and performed poorly at the box-office.

Popcorn Khao! Mast Ho Jao
Popcorn khao mast ho jao poster.jpg
Movie poster for Popcorn Khao! Mast Ho Jao
Directed by Kabir Sadanand
Written by Kabir Sadanand, Raghuvir Shekhawat
Starring
Music by Vishal-Shekhar
Release date
  • 1 October 2004 (2004-10-01)
Country India
Language Hindi

After watching the completed film, Sadanand felt it could have been a lot better.[4]

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PlotEdit

College-goers Rahul (Akshay Kapoor), Tanya (Tanisha) and Goldie (Yash Tonk) are members of the Kurta Gang. These three friends are also part of a love triangle: Goldie loves Tanya, who in turn loves Rahul. The situation becomes even more complex when Sonia (Rashmi Nigam) takes admission into their college. Rahul falls in love with Sonia. All these friends continue their education in college and did not confess their love. After college Sonia begins a relationship with Yash (Kabir Sadanand). Rahul moves to Mumbai to start his career as a music director and decides he would not meet his friends until he becomes famous. Sonia's dad VK (Deepak Tijori) selects him for his next music video.[5]

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

When Sadanand told his friends about the title of his new film they expressed their surprise and called him mad.[6] To know whether people would be able to recall the title, Sadanand went to Lokhandwala and asked 10 unknown people about the recall potential of the title. Instead of choosing actors through a screen test he organised a workshop for actors. Kapoor and Nigam were finalised after this workshop. He also cast Mukherjee whom he had spotted at an award ceremony. The scene in the film, where she was seen against the setting sun was shot without prior planning.[6] This was Nigam's debut film.[7]

SoundtrackEdit

The soundtrack and background score was composed by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani, with lyrics penned by Vishal Dadlani. Rediff.com Patcy N. called the songs "Dupatta Beimaan Re", "O Solemiya" and "Le Chale" catchy. She appreciated Jakovljevi's performance in the item number and called her attractive.[5] Rediff.com's Seema Pant praised Sunidhi Chauhan's voice in "Dupatta Beimaan Re" and "O Solemiya". She noted that "Dooriyan"'s remix should have been left alone since the original track was better. Pant advised music fans to avoid the title track "Popcorn Khao! Mast Ho Jao" because "it [had] nothing to offer".[3]

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Kal Se Koi"Vishal DadlaniShaan4:25
2."Dupatta Beimaan Re"Vishal DadlaniSunidhi Chauhan4:18
3."Le Chale"Vishal DadlaniKK, Mahalakshmi Iyer4:34
4."O Solemiya"Vishal DadlaniSunidhi Chauhan4:42
5."Dooriyan"Vishal DadlaniRicha Sharma5:25
6."Popcorn Khao! Mast Ho Jao"Vishal DadlaniVishal Dadlani3:56
7."Move The Dupatta (Bonus The Mix)"Vishal DadlaniSunidhi Chauhan5:02
8."Dooriyan (Feel The Rhythm Mix)"Vishal DadlaniRicha Sharma4:26

ReceptionEdit

Rediff.com's Patcy N. said that the director had shown only three hours of dialogue.[5] She called the flashbacks "frustrating" but appreciated Tijori's and Tonk's acting. She criticised Nigam for her poor dialogue delivery and Tanisha for her "bad" acting. She went further and opined that Tanisha should learn acting from her sister Kajol. Patcy noted that Kapoor was good only in emotional scenes and questioned why he [appeared] shirtless in so many scenes? She advised Sadanand not to take the audience for granted.[5] Pratim D. Gupta of The Telegraph called it an unwatchable film.[8] Writing for India Today, Anupama Chopra termed the film "bland and boring". She added that the film's story was "more muddled than memorable". She concluded her review by writing "I didn't get it."[9] The film failed to do well at the commercial box office.[10] Rediff.com declared it a commercially flop film.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gahlaut, Kanika (7 June 2004). "Jelena Jakovljevic does item number for 'Popcorn Khao Mast Ho Jao'". India Today. Living Media. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
  2. ^ Express News Service (29 March 2010). "'Tum Milo Toh Sahi' cast hopeful of good show". The Indian Express. Mumbai: Indian Express Limited. Retrieved 13 December 2014.
  3. ^ a b Pant, Seema (16 August 2004). "Popcorn Khao: Ordinary fare". Rediff.com. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
  4. ^ Salvadore, Sarah (29 March 2010). "I want to break the mould: Kabir". The Times of India. The Times Group. Retrieved 13 December 2014.
  5. ^ a b c d N., Patcy (1 October 2004). "Popcorn... dekho bore ho jao!". Rediff.com. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
  6. ^ a b Banerjee, Sudeshna (26 July 2004). "Spontaneity and a whiff of romance". The Telegraph. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
  7. ^ Kumar, Anuj (2 August 2004). "The Complan girl grows up!". The Hindu. The Hindu Group. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
  8. ^ D. Gupta, Pratim (14 June 2014). "Ugly Fugly". The Telegraph. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
  9. ^ Chopra, Anupama (18 October 2004). "Bland and boring". India Today. Living Media. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
  10. ^ Press Trust of India (4 August 2013). "Sarkar actress Tanisha's Marathi debut is her gift to mother Tanuja". The Indian Express. Mumbai: Indian Express Limited. Retrieved 13 December 2014.
  11. ^ Kuckian, Uday (12 October 2004). "Has Ash lost her box office appeal?". Rediff.com. Retrieved 14 December 2014.

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