What to Read Next

Miley Naa Miley Hum review

Movie Reviews
4 November 2011

Cast: Chirag Paswan, Kangna Ranaut, Kabir Bedi, Poonam Dhillon, Sagarika Ghatge, Neeru Singh, Dalip Tahil, Suresh Menon, Kunal Kumar, Shweta Tiwari

Directed by Tanveer Khan

Rating: 0.5 *

Hindi films have always showcased estranged families in a distinct manner. The child, whose parents are parting, has to cry aloud, 'I love mummy and daddy equally' and 'Why can't mummy and daddy live together?' And invariably, he/ she would grow up with a healthy contempt for relationships and an unhealthy addiction towards his/her passion. But Chirag Paswan's acting debut, 'Miley Naa Miley Hum' has his character embrace all these stereotypes and also has him estranged from any facial expressions and from a recognized acting school.

The story is as banal as a calendar with no pretty pictures. Chirag (Chirag Paswan) leads a dual life. From growing 'angoor' to playing business tycoon, he hops between daddy's (Kabir Bedi) vineyard and mummy's (Poonam Dhillon) palatial sea-side home through the film (joint-custody of a 25-year old!). Through the first-half, Chirag's parents are in a tug-of-war to get Chirag married off to the bride of their choice, while his true love is tennis. Being closeted about the sport, Chirag has pursued it since childhood, without his mother's knowledge since she detests the sport for a very prophetic yet silly reason.

It's easy to imagine that our hero has a mind of his own to pick his own leading lady. Struggling model Anishka (Kangna Ranaut) happens to be the one who catches his fancy, once she pukes on him at a party after consuming some sushi. A fishy love story indeed.

While the film lacks twists and turns, what it really lacks is soul or anything to hold your attention or interest for long enough to keep looking at the screen. And the characters aren't even consistent. Chirag's desperate love for tennis that kept him secretly pursuing it by practicing at night, vanishes from time to time. Sometimes, you completely forget that he has anything to do with the sport, but with him ignoring his own passion, that's only fair for the audience to lose track, no?

Chirag's blue eyes and Gladrags-ish face could charm many but his acting is effortlessly bad. It's as if he's not even trying and has resigned to the criticism he believes this film would garner. Kangna is her usual screechy self and her voice hits a new shrilling high. On the other spectrum of the bass line, Kabir Bedi doesn't clear his throat before any of his lines, resulting in a gruffy, extra-bass baritone which can barely be understood. Poonam Dhillon's priceless expressions are only amplified with bizarre sound effects for unintentional hilarity. The best being, when she discovers that her son has got her grapes from her separated husband's vineyard. Dhaan! Dhaan! Dhaan! "Kya? Take it away!" It's almost as if she has a dark past where someone in her family was poisoned from having grapes.

The film's soundtrack could be in any other film, with any other story and it would flow just as well or worse. The film leaves no stone unturned to portray opulence but while Chirag's mum sends a chopper to pick him up, she herself drives a Honda Accord! So, maintaining the fickle tone used in the film's title, you can sit on the fence about whether to watch it or not. Either way, not a life-changer, this one.

You can reach me at guha.kunal@rocketmail.com or connect with me on Facebook

Also check out:

Loot review

Ra.One review

Rascals review

Love Breakups Zindagi review

Bodyguard review

Looking to date someone over 50

Browse profiles and pics for free!

How Older Men Tighten Their Skin

Men, reduce the look of wrinkles, sagging skin and fine lines with this affordable and effective skin tightening treatment without leaving your home.

How to Go From Saving to Investing

When did you first learn about investing? The memory may be vague, if it exists at all. Here's how to get more comfortable with the idea.

Amazon Prime Video, Wherever You Go

Stream thousands of movies and shows. Watch anywhere, even offline.

Do NOT pay your insurance until you try this.

If you drive less than 55 miles/day OR have no DUI's you can get auto insurance for as low as $29/ Month! See if you qualify.

Looking To Buy New Car Tires?

Confidently buy Goodyear® tires online with help from the experts! We'll help you find and compare tires based on your vehicle or tire size.

Banks Are Worried Homeowners Will Do This.

Homeowners are surprised and furious. If you owe less than $625,000 on your home, you better read this.

Consolidate your Student Loans by Refinancing

Refinance your student loans to a lower rate with SoFi. Find out how much you can save!

Buying Medicare Supplement Plan F? Read This First

Plan F is the most popular Medicare Supplement plan, but there's another Medigap option you should consider.

Hilton HHonors™ Card

Earn 40,000 Hilton HHonors™ Bonus Points. Apply for Your Card Today.

Bounce Back From The Holidays & Transfer A Balance

Holiday fun means holiday spending. Don't pay interest on your purchases for up to 15 months with the top ranked balance transfer credit cards.

VA Mortgage Rates In 2016

VA Rates as Low as 2.75% (3.028% APR) 15 Year Fixed. Exclusive For Veteran & Military Takes 1 Min!

Starwood Credit Card

Earn 25,000 Bonus Starpoints®! Use toward Award Nights or Flights.

How To Make Sagging Skin Look Tight and Lifted

[Watch] The easy and effective way consumers across the country are improving the look of their wrinkled and sagging skin without cosmetic procedures.