After the success of Rock On and Luck By Chance, Farhan Akhtar is turning out to be a revelation as an actor as he shows his acting capabilities in Karthik Calling Karthik. Over the last 2 years Farhan has transformed from a debutant to a charismatic actor. Directed by Vijay Lalwani, the movie was fantastic in terms of the drama and cinematography. The story revolves around a guy Karthik (Farhan Akhtar), who lives a drab life in a drab house doing drab work. Farhan was absolutely stunning in this role of a proverbial loser. His life was going unnoticed, exploited and squashed by all around him, make him full of anguish.
A phone call changed his life one early morning when a caller, also calling himself Karthik, teaches our hero about the real world and he suddenly transforms into the other, savvier and socially adept Karthik. The caller also teaches him about how to get the top job, the hot chick and the happening life. Karthik goes on to win the love of the girl (Deepika Padukone) who hadn’t even noticed him in the last few years and became an equal partner in the success of the company where he works.
Karthik’s life was going smoothly and movie was going as a good romantic one, then it takes a sudden turn in Karthik’s life. His mentor, the other Karthik gets livid when his identity is revealed and threatens to turn mean. Caller spoils all his carefully nurtured relationships and sends the poor original Karthik, into hiding once again. A lot of drama in the end was witnessed. Overall the movie is watchable and a class act by Farhan Akhtar in lead role. Even Deepika Padukone pitches in perfectly as the classy, uptown girl. The thrill factor in the movie keeps the momentum up. I would suggest to the readers go and watch out the movie.