pal pal dil ke paas
*ing: Karan Deol, Sahher Bambba, Aakash Ahuja, Kamini Khanna
While it is absolutely wrong to compare one actor with another, more so, if that actor happens to be a star kid, but the truth is that there is no hall pass even if you are a third generation actor. Add to that mix the fact that your grandfather has some great movies to his credit — Sholay, Blackmail, Dharam Veer and Yadoon Ki Baaraat to name just a few — it comes even tougher to prove your worth in the first attempt.
Pal Pal Dil ke Paas (PPDKP) that marks the debut of Karan Deol, Sunny Deol’s son, unfortunately fails to make the ripples that one would expect from the son of an actor who made quite an impression with Betaab which released in 1983. The problem with PPDKP is not that this Deol kid can’t emote and his dialogue delivery falls flat; the issue is not that he doesn’t have dhai kilo ka haath, not that he doesn’t land a few punches that need a mention here; the problem with this movie is the storyline.
Sunny Deol, who is also the director here, needed to launch his son with a storyline that was fresh like the two leads who make their entry in the industry.
Therefore, this star kid has miles to go before he can even make a ripple. Better luck next time!