Dil Maange More!!!, (2004)
To help me recover from my KANK-over, I figured I better start spending time with my fake-pretend-movie-boyfriends. To recap, I have five FPMB: Kunal Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh, Dino Morea, and my personal favorite, John Abraham.
So you may think that I'm a little greedy, but there's reasoning behind having so many FPMBs. According to Jill Connor Browne's Sweet Potato Queen, every woman needs at least five men in their lives at all times: a man to fix things, a man to shop with, a man to talk to, a man to dance with, and a man for "honka bonka bonks," if you've seen Dil Se. So, clearly, my having five FPMB has a precedent, at least among rural southern beauty pageant queens.
So I've decided which FPMB is my "dance with" man: Shahid Kapoor.
Because let's get one thing straight: he can MOVE.
Apparently he moves too well to be contained in an ordinary love-triangle story; in Dil Maange More!!!, he has the unusual problem of three girls in love with him at once. First there’s Neha (Soha Ali Khan, Saif’s younger sister, in her film debut), our hero’s girlfriend of four years. She ditches him, however, for the chance to become an airhostess, and Nikhil Mathur (that’s Shahid), chases her to Mumbai. He fails to convince her, and she takes off (literally and figuratively, I guess). He takes up a job at a music store while awaiting her return. There he meets Sara (Tulip Joshi), and he develops a crush. When he finds out that she’s affianced, his heart breaks again. When he learns that his obnoxious, pugnacious neighbor Shagun (Ayesha Takia), had fallen in love with him at first sight, he decides it’s time for him to get the hell out of Mumbai, but of course he loses his heart once again.
Of course, when there's three girls competing for one guy, you know there's going to be an exciting climax. In fact, Dil Maange More!!! (yes, there are three exclamation points in the title) has the three girls throwing each other off a boat. Then they all start drowning. It's not only exciting, it's absurd and silly. In fact, while the film is enjoyable, it's all absurd and silly. It's a great showcase for Shahid's dancing skills, though. He's almost as smooth as Hrithik.