Farhan Akhtar...... Karthik Narayan
Deepika Padukone...... Shonali Mukherjee
Ram Kapoor...... Mr. Kamath
Shefali Chhaya...... Mrs. Kapadia
Karthik Calling Karthik is a romantic thriller. Karthik Narayan played by Farhan Akhtar is a top student from IIM and works in a construction company in Mumbai but his boss treats him like a dirt. Karthik loves his colleague Shonali Mukherjee and wrote 1,317 emails but never forwarded them once. Then one night Karthik gets a call from Karthik (it could be another person or the same person). The caller then tells that he would take over the life of the loser Karthik. Over the next few scenes, we see Karthik in a different avatar. Once a loser is now a confident man and eventually wins a date with her dream girl. However, the phone calls gradually turns Karthik’s world upside down and reveals the truth.
KCK is Farhan Akhtar’s second attempt as an actor and he does play his role very well. Farhan plays three different types of role under one character but plays it very well. Deepika Padukone looked beautiful. She is now more matured as an actress. The chemistry between Deepika and Farhan Akhtar was another UPS for the movie.
However, Vijay Lalwani, the writer and director of the movie failed to keep up the expectation. The first half of the movie looks convincing but when the movie goes to the second half and shifts to Kerala the movie starts to drag and the climax looked very unconvincing. Ram Kapoor did very well. Shefali Chhaya also played his role well. Finally, Karthik Calling Karthik is an average movie.