It's a story on what happens between two people in a span of two days after New Year's Eve. The movie follows a beautiful musician (Kangana Ranaut) and a serious Wall Street banker (Sunny Deol), that have a chance encounter on New Year's Eve that the banker can't seem to remember and the events that come about as a result of the two meeting.Wikipedia
I Love New Year Reviews
I Love NY will remain in your memory, provided you are willing to watch it, as a film where Kangana Ranaut and Sunny Deol tried honestly to come up with a believable love story. Avoid pre-conceived notions, it's a film worth a try.
Kangana does manage to salvage a scene or two with her now-famous screen presence. But that’s pretty much it. Give this one a miss if you love New Year’s Eve. Or new York. Or both.
Watch this film only if you enjoy love stories even if they defy logic or you are a die-hard Kangana Ranaut fan.
The biggest flaws of the film, which was reportedly shot in 2011 and nobody wanted released until Ranaut struck big, are its shoddy screenplay, bland characters and unfunny jokes. It's a mind-numbing watch.
It is embarrassing on just about every count - the writing, acting, direction, music - there is absolutely nothing to write home about. Even the mighty Kangana Ranaut cannot save this film, her expressions and her acting is as odd as a 3 rupee note.
I Love New Year is a romantic comedy that’s neither too funny nor too alluringly mushy. It’s just a posh looking two-hour long feature film. Very forgettable fare.
I loved I LOVE NY. You may too. Give it a try. This is Sunny Paaji at his vintage best. Kangana, ofcourse is now in a league of her own. Pre-conceived notions can sometimes be damaging!
In a word, I Love NY is ghastly. It's shoddily shot, terribly dubbed and saddled with an absolutely rubbish screenplay. Ranaut's rise to stardom has made many want to cash in on her fame. Tanu Weds Manu Returns is a prime example. However, TWMR, for all its flaws, respected Ranaut as an actress and gave her ample opportunity to show off her talent. I Love NY, in contrast, exploits Ranaut's fame and is ultimately damaging. It's so bad that you forget Ranaut can act.
I Love NY takes its own sweet time coming to its predictable end, and you can only sit back and note irrelevant details — like Ranaut’s three costumes and debate over Deol wearing a wig, counting his age and wishing him more suitable roles. It is to their credit that both Ranaut and Deol give their unconvincing parts their own best.Maybe, Mr Kumar is right. Film “nikal jayegi”. Just maybe.
The end result is an entirely unconvincing attempt to make the odd couple look the part of die-hard romantics. The writing is unoriginal, the costuming is ridiculous and the dialogues are pretty much unintelligent. The locations and the music are the only saving graces here. This film is bound to tank – no second guessing on that one!
Audience Reviews for I Love New Year
"Standardized" Material. ♦ 35%
There is confusion among the small number of people who know about the film: whether the title of the film is "I Love New Year" or "I Love New York." If you are smart enough and web-savvy, you already know the answer (also apparent here on IMDb). For others, I will try to break it down.
Randhir (Deol) is a professional from Chicago who is excited about his New Year's eve plan with his fiancée (Chatterjee). However, after a drunken bout he finds himself, for some illogical reason, on a flight to New York, and then in a stranger's apartment which, for another illogical reason, opens with HIS apartment's key. How convenient. That the stranger is Tikku (Ranaut), who is expecting to get laid with her long-time boyfriend Ishaan (Chowdhry) is another thing.
Someone should give me a medal for I deduced this plot after tackling an all and all terribly directed drama. The first 20 minutes will silently try to tell you why the film was postponed for 2 years in the first place. But if you manage to survive, what follows is comparatively lighter and acceptable. Only till a certain point. After that, it again churns out rubbish.
The jingly soundtrack demands you to laugh and acts as cholesterol to the unbelievable story's digestion. While the songs are not that bad, the best one of them is played for at least 30 minutes in the 140 minute-running time.
Watching Sunny Deol fool around in a health center in Chicago is heartbreaking. The childish acts, adopted by each and every character in the film except Mr. Chopra are neither entertaining nor funny. What might make you laugh is the comedy of errors that happens twice/thrice in the film. The "irony of falling in love" is a nonsensical idea which may appeal only to lovebirds. I am declining from commenting on it.
Ranaut utters the words "I love New Years" sometime in the film, but if I were Deol, I would have probably said "I love New York." So, as far as the film is concerned, it could be both, hence the acronym.
BOTTOM LINE: I Love NY, basically, is like a slice of pie of which we mostly dig the part at the center. The crusts and the crumbs are fine, but what happens when they are burnt?
VERDICT: 4 stars out of 10. Wait for DVD.
Can be watched with a typical Indian family? YES