9 years of Cocktail - A typical Bollywood masala movie
Cocktail was a typical Bollywood masala movie! It had the elements of comedy, romance and emotions in it.
The movie was about a spoilt brat-Deepaka Padukone (Veronica), a playboy- Saif Ali Khan (Gautham) and a typical Indian cultured girl, Diana Penty (Meera). Fate brings the threesome together, making them best of friends. Veronica being Gautham's girl, the three start living in the same house. But when Gautham's mom(Dimple) comes to see her son's love interest, she mistakes Meera as her would-be daughter-in-law. They have no option but to continue the drama till his mom is with them.
Eventually, Gautham falls in love with Meera and even she develops feelings for him. Veronica, too, becomes serious for Gautham by now.
This is where the story takes a turn and the relationships become complicated. The three friends separate from each other, but their friendship and love for each other is too strong and deep and brings them back together.
Veronica realizes Gautham's true love for Meera and helps in bringing them back together.
The director Homi Adajania has done a wonderful job and is very clear of what he wants to present to the audience. He handles the unpredictable human feelings and behavior pretty well.
The dialogues are funny and fresh. The music is too good. 'Tumhi ho bandu' and 'Daru desi' are fun songs while the slow melodious 'Yaarian' and 'Jugni' touch your heart.
Saif Ali Khan had shown his funny side with an excellent comic timing. He had done a good job in the emotional scenes too. Diana was a typical girl next-door and was good with her work. Deepika Padukone did a rocking Bindaas act and also beautifully brought out the deep hidden feelings of a lonely girl who had lost her friend and love and so felt betrayed. Boman Irani was at his comic best as always.Dimple Kapadia did a decent job as well. Randeep hooda had very few scenes as Meera's estranged husband but did full justice to his role.
Overall Cocktail was a good movie with great performances which appealed to the youth as they could relate to the characters and the situations. A sensible comedy movie indeed!