Finally saw Kaminey (also spelled as Kaminay in some places) last weekend and it completely lived up to my expectations and more! I had heard reviews about it being a dark movie, but what I was not prepared for was how unexpectedly funny it was! It’s been a long time since I watched a Bollywood movie where the laughs do not solely cater to the front-benchers.
Kaminay tells the story of two twin brothers – one is a good guy who stammers, the other twin is a bad guy who lisps. Both are estranged from each other until one event-packed night when their lives converge and they are both forced to face up to each other.
It is a hilarious and quite complicated story. It is also extremely fast-paced. You can’t afford to step out for 5-10 minutes and then come back to pick up the threads easily. I think that’s the only negative thing I can say about the film – that it forces you to pay attention, if you are watching it casually, you will not only miss all the nuances but also most of the plot.
For those scratching their heads after watching this movie, Wikipedia has the complete story in detail 🙂
Some things I loved about the film:
- Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra’s performances were fantastic. I think they will definitely win Filmfare awards for this movie.
- The love story in the movie was really too funny. I really don’t want to give away the jokes here, but I was laughing out loud at some of the scenes and dialogues. In fact, still chuckling as I write this review. This movie is a must-see just for the crackling funny dialogues.
- I generally love gangster movies, and this is one of the really well-executed ones of late.
- The music is mind-blowing. It has been composed by Vishal Bharadwaj, who has also directed this movie. I am totally in awe of this man’s talent.
Here is a sample video from this movie. Enjoy 🙂 :