The film, ‘Cocktail’ is an exotic
name in itself. It is so called because of it is a mix of love, friendship and
its subsequent emotional turmoil. Produced by Saif Ali Khan and Dinesh Vijan
under the banner Illuminati Films, it is a young romantic film with intense
emotions. The director is Homi Adajania, who has done Being Cyrus.
The film shows the bond of
friendship between three people, Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Diana Penty,
and the subsequent love triangle. Meera, the simpleton Indian girl, played by
Diana is dumped by her husband (played by Randeep Hooda) when she reaches
London. She bangs into the flirtatious Saif Ali Khan (Gautam) and builds
negative feelings for him. Veronica played by Deepika Padukone is the rich,
spoil brat living the life of a cowboy girl, whose parents send her loads of money
whenever she needs it, but not their love or presence. Veronica shelters Meera
in her home in London. Though both the girls are opposites, yet they start
liking each other (they say,’Opposites attract). Veronica meets Saif in a pub
and start dating one another. Meera tolerates him because he is Veronica’s
The fun scene in the film changes
on Dimple Kapadia, Saif Ali Khan’s mother’s entry. She wants Saif married and
Meera is put forward randomly by Gautam (Saif Ali Khan) as his fiancé. He knew
that Deepika will not be accepted by his mother. Meera dislikes this but has no
option. Meera and Saif are forced to be with one another because of his mother.
In no time, they fall in love but Meera is hesitant. When Deepika comes to know
about the new development, she becomes a rebel and meets with an accident.
Meera leaves Saif and Deepika but Saif is there to bring back Deepika to life.
Meera meets her husband who wants to mend things between them but Meera refuses
as she still loves Saif. Finally, Deepika plays the Santa Claus friend by
re-uniting Gautam and Meera. Boman Irani plays the role of Gautam’s uncle. He
looks good in his short-simple role.
So the film is a roller-coaster
of emotions and ‘young pubby masti’. The second half of the film could have
been shortened. The music in the first half is more appealing. It is surely a
young, bubbly, comedy which is ‘watchable’ once for sure.