I, Me Aur Main suffers from an identity crisis !:P
As the title suggests, the film is about a SELFISH, SELF-OBESSESED, SELF CENTERED yet charismatic Ishaan Sabriwal; the apple of his mom’s eye (Zarina Wahab ) and protected by his sister (Mini Mathur ). He works as a music producer in a music company and is in a live in relationship with his girlfriend Anushka ( Chitraganda Singh)who loves him to the core and is able to handle his shortcomings .
His love for himself comes to the picture when he gives a reply to his girlfriend ‘s three magical words I love you as – I love me too and takes everyone from his Mom, Sis and girlfriend to success, friendship and karma for granted!
As they say that relationships have a expiry date nowadays and narcissism has a tolerance level, so its not a surprise when Anuskha finally manages to dump off the attractive garbage of a boyfriend from her place. And without wasting any time, Ishaan shifts to a new place and he is lucky having a pretty neighbor like Gauri (Prachi Desai ) next door. As expected of him, he starts afresh without any regrets or pangs. His steadfast encounters with Prachi soon blossom into love. On the professional front, he does have his share of differences with his senior Colleague Dina (Raima sen ) in views about backing up new talent which is played dominantly by a character named Amla (Sheena Shahabadi).
Later on their differences zoom in more with Ishaan being kicked out of the company. Prachi encourages him to trust his instincts and support the talent of Amla what he believes in . Meanwhile Anuskha is pregnant with Ishaan’s kid .Fortunately Shivani (Mini Mathur ) comes to her rescue being well aware of the fact about the wrong doings of her brother. Ishaan who is focused on achieving his professional goals and is having a decent romance with his neighbor Gauri, is bought to the notice that his ex is expecting with “his bun in her oven.”
I, Me aur Main is Kapil sharma’s first child as a director and he surely is an apprentice . The biggest drawback of this movie happens to be its weak characterization and screenplay which just doesn’t work at all . Its principal characters are left with little room to perform and showcase their potential but they manage to hold a good show. John Abraham has done a neat job of playing the self-obsessed Ishaan and pretty much delves deep into the skin of the character. Chitrangada, on the other hand, could have done a much, much better job with the corporate lawyer in love with Ishaan that she plays. We have seen Singh deliver full-blooded performances in the past, but this isn’t one. Prachi Desai is like a breath of fresh air and pulls off her character Gauri stunningly well . Mini Mathur’s years of television work are clearly visible in her performance. Zarina Wahab is fabulous as Ishaan’s mother. Raima Sen is surprisingly good and provides the required colour to her character .Thanks to her beautifully clad Sarees too. But all that said, what doesn’t work is the poorly executed screenplay
The first half is really praiseworthy, but the second half appears a bit haphazard, thanks to the sloppy writing. There were times when the ordinary dialogues in the movie ate me up and I waited for the movie to be over as soon as possible. Kapil Shrama attempts well but it can be described a “lazy attempt :. The screenplay does not have the required depth to take the story forward in its narrative and left me underwhelmed. I just wish the movie had more colours to its screenplay, dialogues and characters as its songs are and its promos were.
Watch it if you are a die hard John Abraham fan. Even then, don’t expect it to be a paisa vasool.
By: Kumari Prakriti