Starring: Giselli Monteiro, Zoa Morani, Lilette Dubey, Ali Fazal
Directed by Roshan Abbas
Always Kabhi Kabhi (AKK) comes across as a frothy high school romance with a message-in-the-bottle that could have been fun had it not been so exasperating. Frenemies Nandini (Zoa Morani), Sameer (Ali Fazal), Aishwarya (Giselli Monteiro) and Tariq (Satyajeet Dubey) spend their days shunting between their posh school and designer homes, falling in and out of love. Blotting their rosy existence are their parents’ efforts to chart their future. Abbas tries to present this as a larger malaise of dysfunctional homes, the lack of open communication between parents and their teenaged children.
A part of the film inventively plays out with one character providing online status updates to keep us in the loop, but when that quickly...