My family and I really enjoyed this feel-good Bollywood Romantic Comedy.
The cinematograpy is light and bright and this is carried through in the script and direction, which is well-paced and funny. The lead characters, Raj (Shahid Kapoor) and Priya (Vidya Balan) are drawn as likeable 'real' human beings who develop a believable chemistry. They are well-supported by a lively ensemble of supporting characters, notably Raj's business partner who is a real comic scene-stealer and the ever watchable Om Puri (Mr Gill, the elusive client) who brings an authentic feel to everything he appears in. Bollywood comedy is not something I usually like, but this has a lighter, more contemporary touch which had us laughing out loud.
One further point of recommendation for this film is that it can be genuinely enjoyed by the whole family and lead to some interesting discussions in our household (8 year old and 6 year old) regarding the ethics of corporate business, plus they got most of the jokes on their own!
The plot itself of an over-achieving star college student whose fate (Kismet) thwarts his attempts at professional success in the real world seems pretty heavy-handed at the start (shower water running out, car not starting, etc), but as the film develops and more characters are introduced, there is genuine plot tension and without giving the ending away, how this tension is resolved with a final flourish is simply magic!