Film: AAO WISH KAREIN
Banners: Mumbai Mantra, Rising Sun Entertainment
Cast: Aftab Shivdasani, Aamna Shariff, Johny Lever, Rati Agnihotri, Yatin Karyekar, Riteish Deshmukh etc
Music: Ankur Tewari, Xulfi, Mikey Mccleary
Cinematography: Keshav Prakash
Director: Glenn Baretto
Producer: Aftab Shivdasani
Release Date: November 13, 2009
A tale visited before, the story begins with the twelve year old boy Mickey and he has everything going for him since he has a loving family, a very good friend in Bonnie and most importantly, the girl he adores the most Mitika (aamna). However, all his smiles fade away when he discovers that he was an adopted son and at the same time, his angel Mitika who is 23 years old treats him like a kid. Just when Mickey gives up on everything and has nowhere to go comes Hitchcock (Johnny lever). Well, Mickey's wish has always been to grow up as an adult and as soon he wakes up the next morning, he finds himself a grown up guy (aftab). What happens from there forms the rest of the story.
The director has come up with a story visited before and though the presentation was alright, the narrative could have been better. Dialogues were okay, script was weak and the screenplay was normal. Background score was good and songs were effective but not many are aware of it. Cinematography was decent, editing was required during the second half. Costumes were good and the art department was impressive. Aftab does his best to infuse life into the character and he has scored. Aamna looks cute and she has done her bit as required. Johnny Lever was a showstealer, Rati Agnihotri was neat, Yatin was effective, Riteish was brief but made his presence felt. The others didn't have much to offer.
The film seems to have touched base with movies like 'Big' and others but then such movies require a strong narration and also a consistent twist and turn. While some scenes have been done really well, other scenes failed to impress. The first half of the film was alright but the second half failed to impress with unwanted songs and irrelevant sequences. Also, the main plot goes missing since the objective of becoming a grown up is not used by the protagonist. Overall, the film is good in parts but that is not enough to get it to a decent mark. Also, lack of publicity and word of mouth will play spoilsport.
Bharatstudent Verdict : Not worth wishing