After a long time, some trailer left me with a goody-good feeling. Ironical it may sound, but it has become a rarity to see a good romantic Bollywood movie. There are few new ideas when it comes to romantic films - almost every premise has been exploited many times before - but such movies rely on distinctly original treatment to stand out from the crowd and can work only with a crackling chemistry between the leads. COCKTAIL, luckily seems to be having it all.
This in no way to put the movie on the pedestal, things are stereotype and may just be predictable in the screenplay. You have flirtatious Gautam, conservative Meera and extrovert Veronica, though each of them are having fun with co-stars which we haven't seen in a long long time on screen. Co-written by Imtiaz Ali of Jab we met and Rockstar fame, the movie has a fresh, yuppie urban feel to it.
We haven't heard much from the director Homi Adajania after that quirky debut in Being Cyrus but he repeats actors from that movie, namely Saif, Dimple and Boman. Deepika who has a strict aversion to clothing seems to mellow down by the end of the trailer, while the gorgeous debutant Diana Penty looks like a million bucks and someone to look forward to.
13 July may be far, but then good things always take time to come by. At least, one can hope so!