Sunday, November 18, 2012

Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012)

I'd been starved of a meaty love story for a long time. Jab Tak Hai Jaan, I thought would make up for it. The film, unfortunately, fails miserably. Logic is completely thrown out the window. It's a flawed script through and through. And I sat there blaming Yash Chopra all the time until I found out the story and screenplay was by Aditya Chopra. Given the limitations of the script, Yash Ji has churned out a pretty decent film.

JTHJ had glimpses of Veer Zaara, coz it has a similar 'love lives forever' undertone. And while I loved Veer Zaara so much I can still watch it over and over, JTHJ is not even close.

Shahrukh hams through as Samar. He's better off playing Major Samar (and with his stubble on, he ups the hotness quotient). Katrina's dialogue delivery seems clumsy as the film begins, thanks to her broken Hindi, but smooths out as the film picks pace (or was I just getting used to it). Visually, she's the only saving grace besides the beautiful locales ;) The film takes some time to set the mood, and even when it does, it's littered with too many distractions. Anushka is one of them. I'm done with her over-the-top, full-of-life cutesy act.

The one comforting factor about the film is the music. Saans mein teri is a trademark YRF number. Shreya Ghoshal completely owns the song.

The film has its moments. But they are few and far between. Honestly, the only bit that wrenched my heart was Yash Chopra's video clip at the end of the film. A re-run of a beautiful journey. I'm going to miss him!