Gori Tere Pyaar Mein is being called a love story with a lack of depth.
The movie follows Sriram Venkat, a shallow man who doesn't value his relationships and is the black sheep of his family. He narrates the story of his relationship with ex-girlfriend Dia Sharma, a social activist who wants to change the world.
He comes to realize that Dia was the love of his life, and sets out to find her in the rural village she has moved to. After making the trip, he finds that it still takes more to win Dia back and goes on a journey to transform himself while helping the people of the village
Yahoo movie reviewer Rummana Ahmed said Gori Tere Pyaar Mein has slick production, but underneath the glitz is a very thin plot.
"The production is so slick that even when Dia Sharma (Kareena Kapoor Khan) and Sriram Venkat (Imran Khan) choose to stay in a dusty Gujarati village, they are always impeccably dressed," adding, "And this in effect is what exposes the inherent superfluousness of the plot. Sriram actually makes a very valid point when he erupts and blames Dia of being a hypocrite. The fundamental problem with Gori Tere Pyaar Mein is that there isn't an iota of conviction in the narrative - whether it's the heroine's activism, the hero's love for the heroine or the entire living-in-the-village, among-the-poor, understand-their-plight charade that they carry on throughout the second half."
The Bollywood movie also suffers a lack of chemistry between the lead stars, Imran and Kareena, Ahmed writes.
Firstpost Bollwood movie reviewer Deepanjana Pal added that director Punit Malhotra also fails to utilize the actors in Gori Tere Pyaar Mein.
"Malhotra cast a number of competent actors as villagers but he gave them terribly-written roles. Anupam Kher plays a corrupt collector who isn't allowed to be menacing because if he was actually evil, Sriram would have to do something more than grin and wear dark glasses to outwit him. Vineet Kumar Singh, who was last seen clutching morabba in Bombay Talkies, plays kabaddi in Gori Tere Pyaar Mein. It's a tragic waste of a good actor."
Gori Tere Pyaar Mein opens Friday.