is not a first for Bollywood where the subject matter deals with the
life of a call girl. A similar subject was tackled recently in Chameli
which starred Kareena Kapoor.
this movie, the main character is forced into her chosen trade due
to bitter reasons. She was once a simple girl who lived happily
in a small town.
Julie's faith changes when she meets Mahir Shandilya (Priyanshu
is a young business entrepreneur and the town's most eligible bachelor.
day, Mahir is invited onto a talk show by a television anchorwoman
(Achint Kaur). He speaks of his success story and also reveals his
love (Julie) by confessing that he wants to marry her.
Julie wants to unzip the fact -which Mahir and his family do not
know- to the world that she is actually a call girl.
follows next is a flashback which reveals Julie being in love with
her friend Neil (Yash Tonk). But he dumps her in order to pursue
a career which will lead him to a better future.
Julie wants to forget all about Neil. To do that and start a new
life, she comes to Mumbai where she stays with Dinky, her childhood
She finds a secretarial job in a construction company. Here, Julie
comes across Rohan (Sanjay Kapoor). As their meetings become more
frequent, Julie loses her heart to this man.
their relationship breaks up when Rohan asks Julie to spend a night
with a businessman. This is to bring him a lucrative contract in
and humiliated Julie bumps into a call girl at that point in time.
She tells her about the infidelity and weakness of most men. This
prompts Julie to take up this profession.
this is where the flashback ends. We are then transported to the
present day showing Julie talking openly about her transition from
a simple small town girl to the city's most-liked call girl on a
live television chat show.
Mahir gets upset with this bitter fact but soon realises her situation
and comes to the studio. He appreciates her courage of telling the
truth about herself and proposes to her.
Kamat's script, which manages to keep the audiences interested,
does falter in places. It's not a novel story. Audiences have already
seen this theme being portrayed in films time and time again.
reasons, which force Julie into this profession, do not appear convincing.
film fails to explain why she wants to tell the world that she is
a call girl and the fact that she publicly announces the news about
a rich young businessman willing to marry her? This all seems ridiculous.
climax appears too sudden when Mahir, like a true Bollywood hero,
readily accepts her, realising that she has boldly told the truth
to the world.
Deepak Shivdasani impresses with some well-handled sequences but
the overall job falls flat.
Reshammiya scores a soothing piece of music. Hum Tumse Dil and
Ae Dil Yeh Bata are melodic and enjoyable to listen to.
Dhupia's performance is fine. She gets under the skin of her character.
Sanjay Kapoor arrests the breath with his brilliant acting. Priyanshu
Chatterjee is adequate.
Kaur raises the spirits and Yash Tonk in a small role too justifies
his character well.
the whole, Julie is an average movie. It will only appeal to a small
percentage of cinema goers. Definitely not for the masses.
Goher Iqbal Punn