Cocktail is the movie that follows general or basic genre geometry of the Bollywood love triangle but the great part is that unlike other movies, this one the three actors know who is in love with whom and so the revelation is not lengthened till the end. It can be truly said that Cocktail is same prose but with new and innovative grammar. The movie is above average, in fact it is quite good and is definitely a watch.
The story is basically about the flirt played by Saif Ali Khan (Gautam) who gets into a hot and happening girl of his kind, Deepika Padukone (Veronica). The girl next door Diana Penty (Meera) is actually the one whom Gautam takes home in front of his mother (played by Dimple Kapadia) in order to cover up his live in relationship with Veronica. Then, by the intermission, he starts feeling true love for Meera.
The actor (Saif Ali Khan) is commitment phobic till the time he meets the true love in form of Meera. But even Veronica starts feeling for Gautam and thus comes the love triangle. On the other hand, Meera, the desi, introvert dame is not actually aware of her inherent beauty and attributes till Gautam makes her realize that. She then takes the lets go love for friend attitude so that Veronica and Gautam can be together.
Music and cinematography
Cinematography by Anil Mehta is superb. Even the music by Pritam is peppy and amazing. There are some great tracks in the movie like “Tumhi Din Chadhe”, “Daaru Desi” and “Jugni”. The movie is shot amazingly. Both Cape Town and London portions of the movie look great. All thanks to Anil Mehta.
Talking about the star performances, Veronica comes to be the most appealing of all and is great when drunk in the sense or when she is in her happy go lucky attitude. She truly remains natural in the movie and looks extremely sexy. Her wardrobe is simply eye catching. Then comes Saif Ali Khan who is seen comfortable in the romantic comedy and charms the girls both on screen and off screen. Last but not least, Diana Penty is simply alluring to look at all through the movie. Her simplicity, dresses and beauty will make you go crazy for her. Minimalism in her appearance might remind you of Giselle in Love Aaj Kal or Nargis Fakhri in Rockstar. Also, Dimple Kapadia is all pleasant as the Punjabi mom and is likeable by the audiences. Further, Boman Irani works great even in his small role. Randeep Hooda actually does not get much scope but his performance is fine.
In all, Cocktail is a sure watch film that you will love to see.