Gori Tere Pyaar Mein trailer: Why did Kareena Kapoor kick Imran Khan’s butt?

After pinching Immie’s behind in Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, Bebo goes a step further and gets aggressive with her young co-star in Punit Malhotra’s love story… with a twist

Punit Malhotra’s Gori Tere Pyaar Mein has been in the news for a long time, especially because it brings back Kareena Kapoor-Imran Khan on the big screen after Shakun Batra’s Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu. The trailer begins with the ultimate aashiq saying: ‘Mere andar bahot kuch hai jo mere age ke ladkon mein nahin hai‘ but still his father considers him to be a kaala dhabba (black spot). Hmmm… we wonder what Immie exactly means by ‘bahot kuch‘!

Imran’s gori Kareena Kapoor, who essays the role of a NGO worker is projected as the hardcore kranti queen; she’s seen staging a revolt in a village, but in a fun way and very unlike her last realistic act in Satyagraha. But Imran promises Bebo’s dad that he will bring his daughter back from the village where she is stationed to promote a cause. The twist happens when the activist refuses to budge; she likes it in the ‘most beautiful place on earth’.

Saif Ali Khan’s Begum embodies her desi character, but wethinks she and Imran are not the perfect couple onscreen. Every time you see the two together, you feel something is missing. In the trailer, Immie is not only seen taking digs at Ashutosh Gowariker’s masterpiece Lagaan, but also declaiming ‘Dil deke darde mohabbat liya hai… soch samajhke yeh waada kiya hai…‘ from Salman Khan’s iconic song from Maine Pyaar Kiya – blah stuff there! And there is the passing tribute to Shahrukh Khan’s Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi too, where Imran and Kareena strike the poster-pose a la SRK and Anushka Sharma at the dance contest finale. Will anyone catch that one?

The trailer of Dharma Productions’ new hatke romcom doesn’t impress us hugely, though we can see its popular appeal. Which makes us wonder whether Punit’s story of instant pyaar and constant takraar will work at the box office starting November 22. Guess only time will tell…

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