Star Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Diana Penty, Dimple Kapadia, Boman Irani, Randeep Hooda
Director: Homi Adajania
Producer: Saif Ali Khan, Dinesh Vijan
Music Director: Pritam
Story: Imtiaz Ali, Sajid Ali
Cinematography: Anil Mehta
Studio/Banner: Illuminati Films, Eros International
Cocktail basically a love triangle, but good thing about this movie, that unlike the other love triangle stories you have seen in this one, the three protagonists get to know who loves whom very early in the movie and the movie is not stretch to the climax, which is the good thing for me to watch a movie like this. But like other love stories it too have falls and up,basically COCKTAIL is the movie for new generation youth love stories as it contains all the elements of love, friendship, emotion, anger in a right proportion.
So the story goes as flirt Gautam (Saif Ali Khan) who gets into a no-strings-attached relationship hot and sensuous Veronica (Deepika Padukone). Meera (Diana Penty) the cute indian girl is literally the girl Gautam takes home to his mother (Dimple Kapadia) to cover-up his live-in with Veronica. Until by interval point his heart starts fluttering for Meera and rest you know is HISTORY.
Deepika and Diana shows off the best female bonding and chemistry though their character. Movie Pacing drops in the second half, and you get more impatient with the predictable seeping into the plot. Evidently you know which girl would win in the end but you lose out to the protracted proceedings. In fact when the hero extensively proposes the heroine in the last scene, you just want the girl to say yes and get over with it.
Adajania’s only previous film, Being Cyrus (2006), based on a script he wrote himself, was a strange and quirky little film which had space for humour and lust and murder—but very little for love. Cocktail, based on a script by romance-master Imtiaz Ali, feels radically different in tone.
Yet, despite all its conventional and inconsistencies, what still keeps you connected to the movie is its attitude to never take itself too seriously. The humour is inherent and scenes like Saif's first encounter with Deepika or Dimple Kapadia's artificial respiration to Deepika are hilarious. Thereby after laughing on every formula of any love story, when this cocktail can't do away with the basic emotional ingredients of a love triangle, the film's nonchalant attitude backfires.
Anil Mehta's cinematography is picture perfect. Pritam's music is peppy and some new voices add freshness to the soundtrack, those are running all over clubs from London to India.
Cast are always the strength after the story, so counting on Deepika Padukone comes with the most impressive performance and is exceptionally good in the drunken scene where the happy-go-lucky Veronica shows her vulnerable side, while she remains absolutely natural in her act, she looks stunningly sexy too. Saif Ali Khan is in his comfort zone in this romantic comedy and effortlessly charms girls (both on screen and off screen. Diana Penty comes with the requisite rawness that her character demands and is quite decent in her debut act. Dimple Kapadia comes as a pleasant change to the Punjabi mom prototype in Bollywood and is quite likeable. Boman Irani does well in his short role. Randeep Hooda don't gets scope in his three-scene.
Bollywood Bytes Movie Ratings : 3.5 stars out of 5
Why should you watch it: Above people said it, and we only wants to say, watch it to see otherside of Deepika Padukone, Watch it for new raw beauty Diana Penty, and off-course for charming Saif. A romatic comic love story with right proportion of love, friendship, comedy, emotion, anger, you can't afford to miss this COCKTAIL