‘Mere Baap Pehle Aap’ - clean, quirky comedy (Review)

June 14th, 2008 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS  

By Subhash K. Jha
Film: “Mere Baap Pehle Aap”; Cast: Paresh Rawal, Akshaye Khanna, Shobana, Genelia d’Souza, Om Puri; Director: Priyadarshan; Rating: ** At last a Priyadarshan comedy that warms the cockles of the heart even as it makes you cackle in glee.

“Mere Baap Pehle Aap” is a deftly-scripted piece of quirky and cryptic concoction on role reversal. And if you take away all the humbug and fringe characters, at the core of this cool comedy is a father-son relationship where the father is often caught behaving like a truant child.

Paresh Rawal’s guilt-stricken expressions and Akshaye Khanna’s finger-wagging exasperation are simply superb. Hats off to Manisha Korde’s wildly witty words that colonize the characters’ comic world.

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