By Taran Adarsh Bollywood Hungama News Network
Meet the Fockers. Oops... Meet Mr. Patel and Mr. Bhalla. They have a problem with each other. One is a Gujarati, the other is a Punjabi. Agreed, there are people who don't believe in marrying outside their community, but stories like these are passé. They no longer make for interesting experiences on celluloid.
PERFECT MISMATCH, honestly, is a complete mismatch. The story is just not convincing and what makes matters worse is the fact that the lovers don't do a thing to bring the two warring papas together. Frankly, this one's an amateurish attempt.
Final word? Imperfect!
Aman [Anubhav Anand], an architect, bumps into Neha [Nandana Sen]. Love blossoms. But sparks fly when their families meet. The differences between hyper-vibrant Mr. Bhalla [Anupam Kher] and the rigidly-conventional Mr. Patel [Boman Irani] are apparent in their very first meeting.
Disapproval inevitably comes when the two fathers lock horns, but the lovebirds, true to their feelings, must find a way to bring their families together...
Perfect Mismatch Baring a few individualistic sequences, nothing works in PERFECT MISMATCH. The differences between the two fathers are too trivial and flimsy. The lovers realise that their respective fathers don't see eye to eye, but they don't do a thing to iron out their differences.
Most importantly, most lovers of today wouldn't sob, sulk and go into a shell if their parents were against their match. They would defy all odds to get together, right? In this case, they reconcile to their fate and remain passive spectators all through.
Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad's direction is bad and so is the writing. The cinematography is just about okay.
Anupam Kher is the sole actor who has a well-defined role. Boman Irani gets limited scope. Also, his change of heart could've been more convincing. Anubhav Anand sparkles in a scene or two, while Nandana Sen is passable.
On the whole, PERFECT MISMATCH has no scope.
Bollywood.com Rating: 1.5