I, Me Aur Main, the new John Abraham movie, directed by Kapil Sharma and produced by Goldie Behl, is an underwhelming rom-com, where the talent of two beautiful ladies is not fully utilized.
The story is about Ishaan, played by John Abraham who is a self obsessed, also because of his pampered upbringing and unfavoured partiality by his mom played by Zarina Wahab. His attitudes of taking life, work and relationships for granted makes him fall into a pit.
Ishaan, plays the role of a music executive who lives with his girlfriend Anushka played by Chitrangada Singh. Not willing to commit, Ishaan seems has no genuine feelings for her. Highly egocentric my nature, his character would deny paying bills in spite of sharing a flat with his girlfriend.
Mini Mathur as Shivani plays the role of a sister to Ishaan. She is also a friend of Anushka and tries to convince her that Ishaan is not the right guy for her. Failing to understand Shivani early on, Anushka eventually closes the door of her house and life to Ishaan.
Ishaan with the aura and charm he carries moves on easily in to a new home and gets along with his typical next door neighbour Gauri played by Prachi Desai. One unstoppable speech by Shivani to her mother brought in a strong reaction onto Ishaan’s face. It is this moment that makes him realize his mistakes and brings him on track in the second half. It is now that he starts facing all downs of his life at one go and asks for one last chance to improve and move on.
The first half moves as rewarding for his fans. To see him in his nonchalant mode, a metropolitan evolved mindset of only living in the present. On the other hand, characters like Raima Sen are which plays the role of Ishaan’s new boss is a waste of talent.
The monologue with his new born daughter in the end is touching. It seems John has worked hard for the character but sometimes only actors cannot make a significant change if there is no solid story or screen play to support it.
The practical conclusion of not living together, being happy in your own world and also knowing their common priority of giving their daughter the best life makes it a movie of modern age with unusual end unlike other films where the hero is accepted with all his mistakes and life is as glorious as it was earlier.