We Are Family could be a fun film
There aren't many surprises in the promo for Karan Johar's Stepmom remake, the Hollywood tearjerker clearly choosing to put a fun foot forward instead.
Taking its title from Sister Sledge's hit song, Siddharth P Malhotra's We Are Family stars Kareena Kapoor and Kajol in the roles made famous by Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon in the Chris Columbus original.
The trailer starts with Kareena chirpily telling her stepchildren that they won't be going to school today, a balloon Kajol wastes no time in hysterically popping. We then see a bubblegum montage of moments of conflict between the two leading ladies, surprisingly sparing with the high melodrama the film obviously contains.
Arjun Rampal steps into Ed Harris' shoes and really leaves the film to the ladies, who both seem ready to amp it up.
Kajol, appearing hysterical and more than a trifle unhinged, seems content to let her lack of makeup do the talking, while Kareena, a far more assured actress, seems to be revelling in a role this meaty not to mention the chance to show up that other K woman.
The weird bits of the promo are how completely unreasonable Kajol's character seems to be, and the sudden dose of happy song-dance madness, culminating in both ladies sporting matching hats as they dance on stage.
The trailer's best moment comes at the end when Rampal asks his young son how difficult it'll be living with all these girls. 'Tell me about it,' says the kid, 'and now you've gone and gotten one more. It's such a mess.'
'Eat your food,' Rampal deadpans back. This could just be fun after all.
Image: Trailer of We Are Family