These days youth centric subjects and movies are the most exploited by most of the new directors. After movies like ‘Isi Life Mein’,’Love Ka The End’, ‘Pyar Ka Punchnama’ comes yet another coming up of age movie by SRK’s Red Chillies ‘Always Kabhi Kabhi’ directed by Roshan Abbas and starring newcomers Giselle (last seen in Love Aaj Kal), Zoa Morani, Satyajeet Dubey & Ali Fazal.
The story is about four students of St. Marks School. Each one going through a difficult time in his/her life due to enormous expectations from their parents. Tariq [Satyajeet Dubey] is expected to be a topper… Sameer [Ali Fazal] has to arrange for money after he’s cornered by two corrupt cops… Ash [Giselle Monteiro] has an over-ambitious mother who’s keen that she join ad world/movies… Nandini [Zoa Morani] is someone who has a major attitude and it stems due to her relationship with her parents.

How they overcome all odds and make their folks realize the folly forms the crux of the story.

The story is just okay and the movie is boring to the core as it goes on and on and on and maybe the director forgot to say cut or he didn’t know how to end the movie. There is nothing good or novel about the movie. There are no foot tapping numbers in the movie, which would have been a good thing to catch the target audience i.e. youngsters attention. Apart from Ali Fazal & Satyajeet none of the actors have lived upto their mark even veterans like Lillette Dubey, Navneet Nishan, Manoj Joshi, Mukesh Tiwari and Satish Shah are passable. Vijay Raaz gets no scope to perform. Giselle and Zoa needs to polish their acting skills as they appear to be a bit akward and ameature in few scenes.
On the whole please avoid this movie as there is nothing interesting or novel about the subject and it disappoints on the whole. With the presence of Ready the box office collections for this SRK production seems to be dim.