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Boy trouble

When he was little, his mother convinced him “he is the best". In his 20s, living with a girlfriend, Anushka (Chitrangda Singh), and working as a music executive who launches stars, Ishaan (John Abraham) uses that pep talk to justify his lies and fakeness. Anushka leaves him and he meets Gauri (Prachi Desai), his neighbour and devoted, cheerful fan. A new, sincere love story unfolds.

Who does Ishaan end up with? What does it take for him to finally “grow up", as the women in his life constantly want him to?

In this romcom and coming-of-age film directed by Kapil Sharma, manhood is a matter of pointless evolution.

The story by Devika Bhagat has no surprises or quirks. This is a story about the Indian man you have heard and seen being fussed over ever since you were a child. The jokes are plebeian and the performances ordinary, except for an energetic cameo by Mini Mathur as Ishaan’s sister. Abraham is monotone as usual.

There is no genuinely entertaining light-heartedness about I, Me Aur Main, as good romcoms have. Like, say, Hugh Grant’s About a Boy, which inspired this film.

I, Me Aur Main released in theatres on Friday.

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