SRK, I have even begun to watch Aishwariya Rai. And gave myself every opportunity to love/like their performances.
Back in India, he finds he really doesn't have enough cash, and therefore chooses to marry Aishwariya for her dowry- hah! looking at her, I highly doubt anyone would marry a girl that good-looking only for money :S
The newly-married couple heads off to big bad Bombay, and begin to love each other. Aishwariya looks gorgeous in sarees and takes care of home, while Abhishek struggles in the market place.
Pretty soon, the struggling Abhishek meets Mithun, a newspaper editor, who initially helps him by printing stuff against the large-statured Bombay businessmen who don't allow entrepreneurs into the market..
But Vidya soon dies....
Years pass, and Abh-Ash have a successful business, and look as beautiful as we expect them to do in real life, 30 years from now...:)
Things have soured a little between Abhishek and Mithun- the latter doesnt approve of Abhishek's business mantras, and their arguments are refereed by Mithun's niece, Vidya.
Under full investigation by the Govt.'s tax group (headed by Roshan Seth- love)...
And Abhishek gets a paralytic attack after Mithun instigates a media-fuelled government investigation against him and his businesses..... (Aishwariya is SO lovely here!)
...and highlighted in the media, can Abhishek come out the winner ?
1- Abhishek does more than brood, and acts remarkably well...
2- ... as does Mithun, who is absolutely in his element...
3- ... as does Aishwariya, who looks amazingly elegant.
4- Very fluid, well-synchronized cinematography and direction.
1- A severely underused Madhavan. This guy has been SO underutilized by Bollywood... tsk. ANYONE could have done the role he was given :S