Westgate Art Cinemas tries something a little different with Kismat Konnection, a boy-meets-girl musical fresh off the Bollywood assembly line. Set in Toronto for reasons I never did figure out, the movie stars Indian heartthrob Shadid Kapoor as a budding architect who has a run of bad luck until he meets a community activist played by the lovely Vidya Balan. She's his lucky charm, it turns out, only he can't tell her that because he hopes to design a building she's politically opposed to. Did I mention that they fall in love? Did I have to?
Unfortunately, it takes them over two and a half hours to seal the deal, which is a long time by Hollywood standards but not by Bollywood ones. Still, director Aziz Mirza keeps things rolling along, and you never know when everybody will suddenly break into a song-and-dance routine, one of those over-the-top Bollywood production numbers that give excess a good name. Kapoor, an okay comedian at best, has Tiger Beat looks that, given half a chance, might win over the hearts of American teenage girls. Well, here's his chance.