The best thing about Karthik Calling Karthik is the freshness it brings to the table. The movie is such an imagination that no one would have ever thought that such a movie could be made amongst the masala pot-boilers. The promos did promise a lot but the box-office results weren’t on the expected lines. There are two reasons that can be cited for the failure of this movie. First, the second half is not as good as the first half complimented by an uncharacteristic ending. Secondly, the subject taken as the base ingredient for the movie could not be understood by many.

Karthik (Farhan Akthar) is a naive guy who is unable to shine amongst his peers though he has enormous talent which gets hidden due to his lack of self-confidence. Self-confidence so bad that he doesn’t even sends the email he types to Shonali (Deepika Padukone) his female colleague with whom he is madly in love with.

When all seems lost for Karthik a phone call comes and that phone call changes his world upside down much to the amazement of Karthik himself. The plot unfolds pretty much in the second half of the movie and that’s when things start to drift thanks to its screenplay. In the end when director Vijay Lalwani decides its time to wrap up he finishes things in a very hushed up manner which again lets the remaining pulse wither through.

Deepika Padukone is really the star of the show and with her exemplary acting she convinces one and all. Farhan Akthar has shown improvement but there is indeed lot of scope for betterment. Songs by Shankar Ehsaan Loy is absolute treat to the ears. Direction could have been better which would have made this psychological thriller a truly amazing film.

“Karthik Calling Karthik” can be watched once for the thrill it provides.

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