Milenge Milenge

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Milenge Milenge
Milenge Milenge.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Satish Kaushik
Produced by Boney Kapoor
Surinder Kapoor
Written by Shiraz Ahmed
Starring Shahid Kapoor
Kareena Kapoor
Music by Himesh Reshammiya
Cinematography Sethu Sriram
Edited by Sanjay Verma
Distributed by Eros International
Release date(s)
  • 9 July 2010 (2010-07-09)
Country India
Language Hindi

Milenge Milenge (We Will Meet, We Will Meet) is a 2010 Bollywood romantic drama film.[1] Largely based on the 2001 film Serendipity,[2] the movie is directed by Satish Kaushik and stars Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor in their fifth film together after Imtiaz Ali's Jab We Met (2007).[3] Other members from the cast include Satish Shah, Aarti Chhabria, and Delnaaz Paul.

Plot[edit]

Priya Malhotra (Kareena Kapoor) is an orphan who hopes to have a family of her own and keeps a diary outlining her dreams and the type of man she wants to meet – someone who does not drink, smoke or tell lies. She is skeptical when her friend Honey's (Delnaaz Paul) aunt, a card reader, Sunita Rao (Kirron Kher), predicts that she will go to a foreign land and find the love of her life in seven days. She is pleasantly surprised when she is selected to go to a Youth Festival in Bangkok.

That is where Immy (Shahid Kapoor) enters. Immy is a complete opposite to what Priya wants in a guy. He smokes, drinks, and lies. Due to his bad habits, Immy is being chased by security and runs into Priya's hostel room. Before he leaves, he sees Priya and falls in love with her. He takes her diary and escapes. He then pretends to be the total guy Priya wants to be with, and the two start a relationship. Soon enough, Priya spots her diary in his room, and realises he had stolen her diary and acted to be like her dream man. She breaks up with him, and leaves the country to go Delhi and forget about her past.

After she reaches the airport, Immy also arrives, and explains to her that destiny wants them together. Priya does not believe him and therefore challenges him that if destiny did want them together, they would both find them again in future. In order to prove it, she asks Immy to write his name and phone number on a note and uses the same note to buy a Numerology book, in which she writes her own name and phone number and further she sells it in market at second hand rate.

If she receives the same note again and if Immy finds that book with her name and number on it, then it will prove that they love each other and its destiny that wants them together. Three years later, Immy is engaged to Sofiya (Aarti Chhabria) and Priya is engaged to Jatin. However, a week before the marriage, both of them land up in Delhi again looking for each other.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

In 2004, the cast began shooting in places like Delhi and Dubai, and later continued to shoot at Pathways World School.[4] They were also supposed to shoot in Thailand, but Kapoor asked for a delay to attend the premiere of Dil Maange More, thus avoiding the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that destroyed the hotel that the cast and crew had been scheduled to stay in.[5] The movie was expected to hit screens on 23 December 2005, but due to some financial and casting problems, it failed to do so.[6][7] Salman Khan was signed on to do an important extended guest appearance for the film but opted out because of differences with the film's lead pair (Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor).[8]

After the lead pair broke up, sources indicated that they wouldn't come together to dub for the film. However, the director, Satish Kaushik questioned "...why should Shahid and Kareena have any problems dubbing it?"[9] Producer Boney Kapoor further noted that "...perhaps it was destined that the most romantic film featuring Shahid and Kareena would come after their relationship."[9] In December 2007, sources indicated that the film was scheduled to release the day after Valentine's Day (15 February 2008) but it was again delayed.[9] On 1 April 2008, the director announced that Shahid Kapoor had begun dubbing for the film whilst Kareena Kapoor would begin after she returned from her overseas trip.[3] In February 2009, it was reported that both the actors had finally completed dubbing for the movie.[10]

Reception[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Upon release, Milenge Milenge received mixed to negative reviews from critics. Rajeev Masand of CNN-IBN gave the film a rating of 1.5 out of 5 and described the film as "regressive, senseless, and packed with plot-holes the size of craters".[11] Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama rated it 2/5 and said, "Milenge Milenge has the charismatic lead pair, who are very popular with the youth, as its USP. But the problem is its dated look. Having taken a long time to reach the theatres, it will have to rely on a solid word of mouth to lure the audiences into cineplexes".[12] Mayank Shekhar of the Hindustan Times gave it 1.5/5 saying, "Years since, while the film's main pair may not be friends anymore, have probably knocked each other off their Facebook pages, trashed old kissing pics, tucked away the sweet SMSes, they can’t quite disown a new release that celebrates them still. Well. Sucks. I guess!".[13] Gaurav Malani of Indiatimes gave the film 2/5 and stated, "Watch it only if you are just interested to see Kareena Kapoor when the term size zero wasn’t coined. Else Milenge Milenge doesn’t score too much above zero".[14]

Box office[edit]

The film opened to a poor opening[15] and collected Rs. 104.5 million in its theatrical run.[16] It was declared a disaster at the box office.

Soundtrack[edit]

Milenge Milenge
Soundtrack album by Himesh Reshammiya
Released June 2010 (2010-06)
Genre Film soundtrack
Length 47:46
Label T-Series
Producer Boney Kapoor
Himesh Reshammiya chronology
Radio
(2009)
Milenge Milenge
(2010)
Kajraare
(2010)
No. Title Artist(s) Length
1. "Milenge Milenge"   Alka Yagnik and Jayesh Gandhi 04:46
2. "Kuch To Bakee Hai"   Himesh Reshammiya 03:55
3. "Ishq Ki Galee"   Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Jayesh Gandhi 05:15
4. "Tum Chain Ho"   Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik and Suzanne D'Mello 05:11
5. "Milenge Milenge"   Himesh Reshammiya and Shreya Ghoshal 05:07
6. "Yeh Hare Kaanch Ki Choodiyan"   Alka Yagnik 04:43
7. "Kuch To Bakee Hai (Bright Mix)"   Himesh Reshammiya 04:00
8. "Ishq Ki Galee (Dance Mix)"   Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Jayesh Gandhi 03:40
9. "Kuch To Bakee Hai (Dark Mix)"   Himesh Reshammiya 03:59
10. "Tum Chain Ho (Unplugged)"   Vinit Singh 04:12

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Milenge-Milenge to release on July 9 : SamayLive.com". Retrieved 2010-06-25. 
  2. ^ "Milenge Milenge Finally Wraps Up". Retrieved 2010-04-14. 
  3. ^ a b "Jab We Met duo reunite". Milenge Milenge post-production begins. Retrieved 2008-04-01. 
  4. ^ "On the sets of Milenge Milenge". Shahid & Kareena shoot Milenge Milenge in Delhi and Dubai. Retrieved 2004-10-25. 
  5. ^ Afsana Ahmed (2 January 2005). "It was a narrow escape for Shahid". Times of India. Retrieved 17 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "Apaharan, Milenge Milenge shifted to Dec.". Milenge Milenge to release on Christmas. Retrieved 2005-09-08. 
  7. ^ "Salman refuses a cameo in Milenge Milenge". Shahid-Kareena film faces financial and casting problems. Retrieved 2006-09-12. 
  8. ^ "Salman Khan bails out Boney Kapoor again". Salman refuses to do extended guest appearance. Retrieved 2007-03-03. 
  9. ^ a b c "Shahid-Kareena together this Valentine's Day". Milenge Milenge to release on Feb 15/08. Retrieved 2007-12-14. 
  10. ^ Naval-Shetye, Aakanksha (19 February 2009). "I haven't lost faith in love: Shahid". Milenge Milenge dubbing finally completed. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  11. ^ Rajeev Masand. "Masand: 'Milenge Milenge' is regressive". Ibnlive.com. Retrieved 17 July 2010. 
  12. ^ Adarsh, Taran. "Milenge Milenge Movie Review". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 17 July 2010. 
  13. ^ Shekhar, Mayank. "Review: Milenge Milenge". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 17 July 2010. 
  14. ^ "Milenge Milenge: Movie Review". Indiatimes Movies. Retrieved 17 July 2010. 
  15. ^ "Kareena, Shahid tank at Box office". Rediff. Retrieved 2010-09-05. 
  16. ^ Box-Office Top5. Bollywood Hungama

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