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Tum Milo Toh Sahi

Tum Milo Toh Sahi tries to tackle too many issues at once; a man trying to buy house beyond his means (and needs) and creates stress in his domestic life, a lawyer who served as   a clerk all his life in a law firm, a Parsi lady whose restaurant is at risk of being taken over by a multinational and a bunch of young students whose life revolves around this joint.

 Amit (Suniel Shetty) is the CEO of an international coffee shop chain and is appointed a task to take over a spacious old time restaurant run by Delshan Nanji (Dimple Kapadia). The deal’s success is a must for him since he expects a pay rise and hopes to be able to comfortably pay instalments on his newly acquired four bedroom house.  The means adopted by him and his company cause a rift in his family life leading to estrangement with his wife and child. A lot of the first half goes into Suniel’s story which is only peripheral to the main issue of saving the Café. Resultantly, the second half cramps too many angles back to back creating quite a hash.

Nana Patekar’s character is full of idiosyncrasies, done in deadpan Nana style, which are nonetheless funny. Dimple Kapadia’s loud Parsi lady style is stereotype. Suniel Shetty is ill at ease most of the time. Vidya Malavade is passable. Rehan Khan and Anjana Sukhani are okay.

Directorially, the film starts leisurely but hurries up everything towards the end; the court scenes are lacklustre. The family rift scene neither contributes to the story nor evokes any emotions and could have been just symbolic. Music boasts of some good songs but not properly used. Dialogue is average. Photography is good.

All said, Tum Milo Toh Sahi may be the pick of the week still not worth the money.

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