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Director: Deepak Shivdasani
Neha Dhupia, Sanjay Kapoor, Priyanshu Chatterjee and Yash Tonk
2hrs 23mins
Film information:
Contains references of sexual nature.
30th July 2004 by Spark Worldwide Ltd.
15 cert camera
Neha Dhupia
Neha Dhupia in Julie
'Julie is an average movie which will appeal to a small section of the cinema goers', says Goher.

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Julie 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.

In 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.

But Julie's faith changes when she meets Mahir Shandilya (Priyanshu Chatterjee). He is a young business entrepreneur and the town's most eligible bachelor.

One 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.

Now Julie wants to unzip the fact -which Mahir and his family do not know- to the world that she is actually a call girl.

What 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.

Disappointed, 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 friend.

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.

But their relationship breaks up when Rohan asks Julie to spend a night with a businessman. This is to bring him a lucrative contract in return.

A shocked 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.

So 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.

Initially, 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.

Nishikant 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.

The reasons, which force Julie into this profession, do not appear convincing.

The 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.

The 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.

Director Deepak Shivdasani impresses with some well-handled sequences but the overall job falls flat.

Himmesh Reshammiya scores a soothing piece of music. Hum Tumse Dil and Ae Dil Yeh Bata are melodic and enjoyable to listen to.

Neha 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.

Achint Kaur raises the spirits and Yash Tonk in a small role too justifies his character well.

On the whole, Julie is an average movie. It will only appeal to a small percentage of cinema goers. Definitely not for the masses.

By Goher Iqbal Punn
Guest reviewer

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