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Friday, 28 April 2017

Albela (2001)

A fortune teller tells an enthusiastic tour guide named Tony (Govinda) that his dream woman is on her way. When Tony spies Sonia (Aishwarya Rai) at the airport, he believes it to be her. Instantly besotted with Aish, he does his best to charm her with his happy-go-lucky personality.
The initial setup gave the impression that fate would be watching events with us, lurking around corners or behind closed doors, perhaps, but it turned out to be forgotten about for most of the running time, returning only when all else had failed to stir. If you're a fan of Govinda, then maybe you'll get something worthwhile out of it. But in truth there's not a lot of substance to anything. If Albela was a food, then it'd be little more than a light snack, and about five minutes after finishing it I'd be just as hungry as when I started.

1½ yellow plush toys out of

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