Jab We Met...

From the promos itself it appeared to be a sweet romantic movie, with a touch of comedy. The first plus point in the movie is the music. Pritam has proved his mettle once again with this movie and you instantly fall in love with the songs. The story line is simple to begin with, but throw in some confusions, it can result in a really good script, as this Jab We Met.

The movie is very bubbly, thanks to Kareena Kapoor's character 'Geet'. Be it, "My apni favourite hoon", "Aap convince hogaye hain, ya main aur bolu?", "Main tumhe kaisi lagthi hoon, mast...", "Pls mere behen ki saath bhaag jao.." The movie keeps its pace with lovely dialogues, beautiful locales, beautiful performances and wonderful songs. Performance-wise both Shahid and Kareena excel. I had disliked Shahid in "Dil Mange More", where a village guy keeps yelling "Hang-on, Hang-on" which looked so artificial. Similarly my friends almost tore their shirts after watching "Khushi". During the initial few scenes I felt Kareena's Khushi act will be back, but voila!!!! she carries the emotional scenes with equal ease on her shoulders. Shahid has performed really well, whether as the pessimistic person with suicidal impulse or the optimistic successful industrialist later.

I am just crazy over the music of this movie. Initially it was only the "Yeh ishq hai, baite bitaye...", then "Na hain yeh paana...". After watching movie, even the sad "Aoge jab tum saamne..." & "Aao, Milo chale" felt very nice on the ears. "Aao Milo chale" brings back the "Tanha Dil" memories... I was surprised when I got to know, "Yeh Ishq hai.." is sung by Shreya Ghoshal. The similar kind of surprise when Sunidhi had sung melodious "Mere Zindagi mein ayeho.." after her so many fast & taporish kind of songs. Every singer in this movie deserves a HATS OFF for the amazing job done. The lyrics are very very precise to the situation and with lots of meaning. The picturisation of all the songs makes them much dearer.

Costume of the movie is to die for!!! I am dying to get the Red long skirt, the yellow top, the pink top and the yellow kurthi she wears in the "Yeh Ishq...". They are just awesome. The choreography of this song is also too good.

After all the praises, one thing I felt tough digesting. The gal who takes responsibility of her own actions, who finds life in any damn silly thing, who believes in living life to the fullest, being happy, mourns for an unworthy lover for nine months. In those nine months, she completely transforms herself into a person who thinks all that she had done was wrong!!! Spirit from within is not so short lived!!! "Phir Milenge" is the only movie, where the spirit of the individual is held high. Even after knowing she has been infected by HIV, after a few sad days the gal is back in action with the same spirit & zeal to live life to the fullest.

Anyways, the movie is worth the money. After Chak De, Dhamaal & Jonny Gaddar, I can say only good movie so far. After watching Saawariya, I can say this with much more confidence :o

Strangely, the couple split in their real life during (or before) this movie, but there is not even a hint of it. They rock with each other and their chemistry is great. They simply look made for each other. Even more strangely, the real life couple look very boring most of the times when cast together except John-Bips. Even Shahid & Kareena were criticised for low on chemistry during their earlier films when they were going head strong in real life. Anyways, seeing how professional they are, I would certainly want to see a few more movies with Kareena & Shahid in it.

8 comments:

  1. me wanting to see the movie.. BTB, how is OSO?

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  2. No idea buddy, watched Saawariya, its pathetic.I am not getting tickets for OSO, whoever has seen says its bad but comic, let you know once I see :o)

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  3. Well written.. i got the link from ur profile at orkut. You know couple of my frnds :)

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  4. Hey thats nice, thanks for visiting my blog :o)So, who are those common friends?

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  5. hei i wont accept Jab We Met as gud movie. that too for sharukh fans like us, JWM is bad movie. you know abt DDLJ and tats typical travelling love story. whnevr shahid and kareena comes in screen, v start comapring vyth SRK and kajol and tat might be the reason v felt JWM as bad movie.
    and rgndg OSO watch the movie vythout any logic and ofcourse its not much to the expectations. but again SRK fans luvs it.
    ** This comparison pbm again hapnd 2 us when we watched GOAL. its a decnt movie but again not up2d level of Chak De.
    Waiting for Taare Zameen Par ... tis film is 4 us(kiddo's film)
    Hoity Toity :-)

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  6. @Prabhu,
    Buddy, you are being very very unfair. You want me to watch OSO forgetting all logic and stuff like that and you, yourself, start all the comparisions for JWM!!!

    JWM is a very beautiful movie compared to OSO. I too like Shahrukh Khan, but for his good movies. There are some movies of his which are worth forgetting. JWM has outstading music, good theme, very good acting, you name it they have it. Its better to watch the movie as is, than to compare with a classic like DDLJ.

    Goal is a decent movie. But it fails to give you that adrenaline rush which a high spirit game like football has. I remember, for Chak De, the whole of theatre was screaming, cheering, as if we were in a stadium, watching a live match. But Goal had no such moments :o( This could have been a very good movie, but due to poor handling, just comes out as a decent movie. Thats all!!!

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  7. I too liked the perky dialogues of the first half.. I think it was a nice time pass movie.
    I have to admit the songs were really great. Specially the two "aao to jab" and "hum jo chalne lage"

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  8. Hi,
    I never dared to watch Kareena's movie after her "once is more" performances in almost all recent movies..Same thing with Shahid, who was trying to be like one more SRK (I don't like SRK :0) ). This blog helped me to buy DVD of Jab We met and watch again n again. Its simply mind blowing in every frame in every area. Kareena deserves filmfare this time. I wish being nominated for awards, she makes it....Keep posting about movie reviews :)

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