Cast and Crew
Banner – Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment and Eros Entertainment
Release Date – July 3, 2009
Genre – Comedy / Drama / Romance / Action
Producer – Sajid Nadiadwala
Executive Producer / Co-Producer – Sunil Lulla
Director – Sabbir Khan
Akshay Kumar…… Viraj Shergill
Kareena Kapoor…… Simrita Rai (Bebo)
Aftab Shivdasani…… Lucky
Amrita Arora…… Kamini
Vindu Dara Singh…… Tiger
Javed Jaffrey…… Keswani
Kirron Kher…… Simrita Rai’s aunt
Boman Irani…… Special appearance
Ashwin Mushran…… Special appearance
Rajesh Khera…… Dr. Ali
Sylvester Stallone…… Special appearance (as himself)
Brandon Routh…… Special appearance (as himself)
Denise Richards…… Special appearance (as herself)
Additional Credits –
Singers -Rdb, Neeraj Shridhar, Alisha Chinoy, K K, Sunidhi Chauhan, Shaan, Shreya Ghosal, Eric Pillai, Anushka Manchandani, Karsh Kale
Lyricist -Rdb, Anvita Dutt Guptan, Sabbir Khan
Music Director -Rdb, Anu Malik, Sulaiman Merchant, Salim Merchant
Cinematography – Vikas Shivraman
Choreography – Vaibhavi Merchant
Action – Spiro Razatos
Art – Acropolis
Screenplay – Kiran Kotrial, Anvita Dutt Guptan, Ishita Mohitra, Sabbir Khan
Dialogue – Anvita Dutt Guptan
Costume – Shabina Khan, Aki Narula
Publicity Designs -Rahul Nanda, Himanshu Nanda, HR Enterprises
Story / Writer – Anvita Dutt Guptan, Ishita Mohitra, Sabbir Khan
Kambhakt Ishq Movie Review
With a guest billing of stars such as Sylvester Stallone and Denise Richards, and Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor as the hero and heroine, Kambakkht Ishq was one of the most awaited films of the year.
Unfortunately the film has not lived up to its expectations. A trite storyline, bad acting and a highly emotional second half, add to the woes of the film. It began life as being an entertaining comedy film, but somewhere along the line, the scriptwriter seems to have lost his way and voila! We have a mixture of two films and both of them of a rather poor quality.
Akshay Kumar plays the role of a successful Hollywood stuntman, who hates commitment and marriage. One would have thought that this was a role tailor-made for him, since he has always fostered a macho image in the industry. Kareena’s size zero body suits her role as a supermodel and an aspiring surgeon.
However, it is the ridiculous storyline that seems to have caused the mismatch in the film. A watch in someone’s stomach – left there by an inept surgeon – and her attempts to get her patient back on the surgery table – somehow all this seems beyond the comprehension of sane human beings.
The first half does have a lot of good comedy portions, and in many scenes we see vignettes of Akshay’s superb comedy timings. With a supporting cast of such stalwarts as Boman Irani, Kirron Kher and Javed Jaffery, we expected some superb entertainment. It is there, but only in bits and pieces.
But frankly, this is not a film which we would recommend too highly. See it if you must, and especially if you are a fan of Kareena and Akshay, because, if nothing else – they both look fabulous in this film.