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Kucch Luv Jaisaa: Not a fun ride

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A bored, under-appreciated housewife, who decides to break out of her monotony, meets a stranger and spends a day with him — not knowing who he is, or what his motives are and discovers a different side to her personality.

To her credit, director Barnali Ray Shukla does have an interesting premise at the heart of “Kucch Luv Jaisaa” but a good idea doesn’t always translate into a good film and this is the perfect example.

Shefali Shah plays Madhu, the bored, overworked housewife who, tired of being taken for granted by her family, gives in to an impulse on her birthday and decides to reclaim her life.

She splurges on new clothes, a makeover and even buys a car, but that clearly isn’t enough excitement for a day. She comes across a stranger at a coffee shop, deduces for herself that he is a detective and begs to let her assist him on a case.

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