Liyaa Hai Tumne meaning ’you have stolen my heart’ has been inspired
by the Hollywood flick, Charade which starred Gary Grant and Audrey
its Hollywood conterpart, this Indian version gives us just that
plus a bit more ‘masala’ to entice today’s cinemagoers.
(Zayed Khan) encounters Tina (Esha Deol) in Goa, where a romance
develops between the two.
morning, Tina is summoned to Bangkok, Thailand. Vijay accompanies
her for moral support.
reaching her destination, she learns that her guardian (uncle) has
been killed in an accident.
interrogated by the Thai police, Tina is shocked to find her late
uncle to be involved in a million dollar heist.
now, the rest of his gang are on Tina’s trail in search of the loot.
include Om (Gulshan Grover), Sheena (Rakhi Sawant) and Chingaar
(Vijay Raaz) who waste no time in confronting Tina.
knowing what to do, Tina seeks Vijay’s help. But to her horror,
she discovers that Vijay is not what he seems to portray.
a heated confrontation , Vijay confesses that his real name is Prakash
Yogi. And that he is the brother of a fourth accomplice of her uncle.
in a web of deceit, a frightened Tina is constantly followed by
all three accomplices who believe she holds the key to the fortune.
in actual fact she knows nothing about the heist.
mystery deepens when she discovers the dead bodies of two of the
three accomplices, Chingaar and Sheena, show up dead.
committed the murder? Can she be the next victim? Find out more
in Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne.
highlight of the movie is its fast paced storyline which keeps you
guessing on what’s going to happen next.
it’s the climax scenes which catches you totally unawares. It
certainly gets your pulse rate racing as the film nose dives into
an electrifying conclusion.
film shows that director Sangeeth Sivan has put a lot of thought
and effort in his film execution.
example of this includes the villains who begin to doubt each other.
shot to prove the point!
Himmesh Reshammiya’s musical score, the mohabbat hai mirchi
song, don't you love me baby and the title track are the
songs blended well with the main story which aided the fast paced
say, Bollywood is certainly reaching new heights on the technical
front these days – watch out Hollywood!
can be seen in the cinematography by T Ramji. He has captured the
cinematic visuals of Bangkok and Pattaya (Thailand) beautifully.
‘the matrix’ style stunts deserve a mention. The use of various
camera angles and fast and slow motion fights add further impact
to the film especially in the last reel.
Zayeb Khan does impress by delivering a surprising performance whether
it’s to do with his expressions, his dancing skills or fight sequences.
simply breezes through them effortlessly. Another star in the making??
My prediction is yes!
Deol is her usual self and does manage to give that little bit more
especially in the emotional scenes.
the whole, the film does have the necessary thrills which go hand
in hand with the story.
with Zayeb’s debut performance and good music, it will certainly
‘steal your heart’.
by Manish Gajjar, BBC Shropshire’s Mr Bollywood.