Cheeni Kum-(2007)-"Emotions of love - whether you are 60 or 20, the heart reacts in the same manner!"
Cheeni Kum(sugar in little quantity) is a cool film with good humour.
I would call it a mature romance between two very mature adults who know very well what they are getting into and why.
It’s not a situation where boy and girl want to run and marry.
A 64-year-old man, Buddhadev Gupta [Amitabh Bachchan] is the chef cum owner of London's top Indian restaurant.
He lives with his 85-year-old mother [Zohra Sehgal] and his only friend and confidante is his 9-year-old neighbor -- Sexy [Swini Khara]. Buddhadev is a man with a singular passion in life -- cooking.
A confirmed bachelor who has never been in love.
Until Nina Varma (Tabu) walks into his restaurant and life.
Nina is a beautiful, charming, Indian woman. Cool, calm, quiet, always smiling, but independent and strong willed.
Two extremes, in age, character and attitude, meet and against all odds fall in love. They decide to get married.
And, like any Indian man, Buddhadev respectfully comes to ask Nina's father, Omprakash Verma [Paresh Rawal], living in Delhi, for her hand.
But there's just one problem… Nina's father is 58 years old, 6 years younger than Buddhadev, his would be son-in-law.
Along with self-realizations and emotional sequences, they find out a solution to this extra-ordinary love story.
The performances of Amitabh and Tabu are of the highest quality.
Their on-screen chemistry is amazing and heart-conquering.
They have proved that the director has chosen the perfect cast for his story.
Paresh Rawal, child artist Swini Khera and all the supporting cast members have also delivered admirable performances.
The movie also marks the return of music maestro Illaiyaraja, and he has done a tidy job.
PC Sreeram’s Cinematography is impressive, and he has captured the locales of both London and Delhi beautifully.
The dialogues of Cheeni Kum clearly take the cake and being the flavour of the movie.
The director establishes his characters right up front, without wasting any time.
Director shows a flair for light entertainers and the execution of certain sequences is commendable.
The approach that the director uses is different, interesting and entertaining. It is an above average romantic comedy.
On the whole, Cheeni Kum is an enjoyable dish.