Movie Review: Thoda Pyaar, Thoda Magic (2008)

2.5 Stars (out of 4)

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In this Bollywood take on Mary Poppins, a judge forces wealthy bachelor Ranbeer (Saif Ali Khan) to adopt four kids after he kills their parents in a car accident. The court-created clan is miserable until a mischievous angel, played by the delightful Rani Mukerji, arrives to turn them into a real family. The setup is far-fetched, but Thoda Pyaar, Thoda Magic (“A Little Love, A Little Magic”) addresses the kids’ emotions realistically, while maintaining a light tone appropriate for a fun summer flick.

No Rating (brief violence); 145 minutes

This review originally appeared in The Naperville Sun on July 3, 2008

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