Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas review: Karan Deol leaves zero impact

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Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas movie cast: Karan Deol, Sahher Bambba, Akash Ahuja, Sachin Khedekar, Simone Singh, Kamini Khanna
Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas movie director: Sunny Deol
Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas movie rating: Half star

Question: Would anyone other than a fond papa have launched Karan Deol?

Short answer: No.

The perfectly pleasant, perfectly unremarkable Karan, son of Sunny, gets a traditional old-school ‘hero’ launch in Pal Pal Ke Paas. He gets to romance a young woman, shake a leg, fight off a bunch of baddies, just the way his father and grandfather did, in their own eras, in their own love stories. But unlike those two worthies, Dharam who is still ‘garam’, and Sunny who can still roar, this youngest Deol leaves zero impact.

Karan Sehgal runs a resort in the mountains, and his star offering, a high-altitude trek becomes a snarky target for pretty video blogger Seher Sethi (Bambba). The two young things, who call each other Miss Sethi and Mr Sehgal, chopper off towards tough trails and choppy waters to rappel down steep cliffs, catch fish, cook it on campfires. And so on and so forth.

The scenery is spectacular, but the humans are plain annoying: what kind of experienced trekker takes on a screechy female who insists on packing her soft toy in her backpack? Yes, it’s that kind of movie. And no, it’s not cute.

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