Cast : Rani Mukherjee, Prithviraj Sukumaran
Director : Sachin Kundalkar
Being a Rani Mukherjee fan since her Kuch Kuch Hota Hai days, this movie made want to question her choice. I do agree that all actors do some work that they do not want to talk about again. But Aiyya is a bit different. Rani Mukherjee’s last film was No One Killed Jessica which earned her postive reviews and consequently won her Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Coming to Aiyya, the movie can be described in one word : CONFUSED ! Meenakshi Deshpande played by Rani, is shown going for a job interview in a yellow suit in one of the scenes, tells the interviewer she loves yellow saris and yellow sweets and then promptly declares that her favourite colour is red. This is what has happened with Sachin Kundalkar, the director. He wanted to make paint the canvas red but ends up at yellow.
The male lead, Prithviraj, who is a big name down south, sadly has nothing to do in the film except for leading Rani to the fantasy world. Rani is shown posessing a great sense of smell and thus falls in one sided love with Surya (Prithviraj). He has no dialogues altogether in the entire film though manages a scene in climax. What a waste of an actor ! Additionally, the less is talked about the other characters in the film, the better it is. Nana (Rani’s brother ) is a dog loving fellow, her mother is obsessed with finding a suitable groom for her daughter, a father who smokes 3 to 4 cigarettes at a time (I wonder why! ) and lastly her friend Maina (played by Anita Date) should not be talked about at all.
The movie has an interesting soundtrack only because of Amit Trivedi who has managed an excellent mix of styles, tastes and generes with Aga Bai and Dreamum Wakepum being my personal picks.
Its not the failure of the actors I would say but a script that was completely “wasteum” !!
Rating : 2/5