What happens when you cross a carefree (and perhaps careless) rich boy with a highly opinionated and pretty social activist? And then throw in a title that translates roughly to "fair one, in your love"? A formulaic Hindi romantic comedy, of course.
Gori Tere Pyaar Mein stars two 30-somethings who hail from families of Bollywood royalty: Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor, whose last rom-com venture together — 2012's Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu (One Me and One You) about a straitlaced man and a wild-child woman who end up accidentally married — fizzled. This time Khan plays shallow Sriram Venkat, who has a fling and then a falling out with Kapoor's Dia Sharma. For the rom part, Sriram can't seem to get over Dia and decides to follow her and win her back. And the com part? Dia's moved to do social work in a village where Sriram's city clothes and lackadaisical work ethic don't fit in. And fitting in and helping out are the price of winning Dia back. The movie, with subtitles, will open Friday at the AMC Veterans 24 in Tampa.
Caitlin E. O'Conner, Times staff writer