Movie Review: Ru Ba Ru

By Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama News Network

Every third Hindi film either borrows or is inspired from a Hollywood film. Sometimes, the rehashed version works. Most of the times, it doesn't!

Also, it's important to choose a story that would strike a chord with Indian moviegoers. RU-BA-RU borrows from the Hollywood film IF ONLY [2004; Jennifer Love Hewitt and Paul Nicholls], a subject that would work on the DVD circuit in India more than at plexes. Reason: The storyline is too hypothetical.

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Debutante director Arjun Bali's choice of the subject may be debatable, but you can't shut your eyes to the fact that he has handled the subject with dexterity. In fact, a theme like this would've blown into smithereens had the captain of the shop been an incompetent storyteller.

Tara [Shahana Goswam