AMIDST GIGGLING girls and smart Alec comments, "Muskaan" provided one afternoon of staple Bollywood fare all complete with songs, dances, dialogue and predictable situations.
Touted as a musical thriller (music direction-Nikhil-Vinay), the only excitement you will possibly get are when the popcorn reaches your hands. To be fair it has some really good performers the likes of Gracy Singh and Praveen Dabas, Anjala Zaveri. But what is one to do if they are put in average roles that do nothing for their self-esteem leave alone histrionics? And then there is Aftab Shivdasani who can be good provided the director (in this case Rohit-Manish) has a firm hand over his mannerisms.
Just as it is the case with Gulshan Grover. Poor guy is given such inane dialogue that any pride he may have over his acting capabilities, may just disappear.
Now for the story. Sameer is a successful designer based in Mumbai. He works with his friends, Sharad (Praveen), Satin (Vrijesh Hirjee plays a gay) and Shika (Anjala Zaveri).
Together they take the fashion world by storm and guess what, Sameer is still searching for that perfect woman, a combination of Indian and Western, who is in his mind.
Meanwhile there is Janvi (Neha), who is madly in love with Sameer. Aa roadside soothsayer tells Sameer that on a full moon night at midnight, he will be with the girl of his dreams. While Janvi and Shika try to engineer it that way, destiny wills otherwise.
Sameer does get to be with the girl of his dreams not in any hotel or disco but at a telephone booth where he gets a wrong number. The person at the other end is a girl, Muskaan, who won't tell him her name and he begins calling her `Miss Wrong Number.'
They start calling each other without knowing much about the other and begin to fall in love as well ... till both plan a trip to the same hill station.
To make things complicated there is a murder of Janvi and the blame falls on Sameer as all evidence points to that. For further details, watch "Muskaan" if you have an afternoon to spare.
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