That’s what sums up the movie Kucch Luv Jaisa. And, someone should point out to Shifali Shah that the spelling changes have taken her acting chops away from her. Rahul Bose perhaps laughed at the script that wanted him to speak in mono syllables and sometimes grunt. Neetu Chandra is actually a redundant presence and, the rest of the cast should use this as a lesson in their acting careers about what not to do.
The premise is simple. Madhu (Shah) realizes that her family (2 children and husband) have forgotten her birthday (on the 29th of February) and thereafter decides to spend the day doing her own thing (‘a new beginning’). During her doing things she bumps into Raghav (Bose) whom she mistakes (needlessly I might add) for a detective (who, however, is actually on the run from the police, having being turned in by his girlfriend Chandra) and, who also shares a birthday with her (29th February again). They go around the city behind an imaginary ‘client’/target (and, yet there are moments, the city doesn’t become anything but a background) and finally things unravel etc.
The story had potential. However, the actors try too hard (including, horror of horrors, Makrand Deshpande) and, inane conversations (the dialogue segment between Madhu and her daughter at the end for example) that are simply to brain-dead to be in a movie ruin stuff. It is a very hurriedly done movie. As if the idea was going to float away if it wasn’t captured on celluloid.