Jab Tak Hai Jaan (Movie Review)
Rating – * * *
Director : Yash Chopra
Producer : Aditya Chopra
Cast : Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma
What it is – Jab Tak Hai Jaan can be said as an advance version of late Yash Chopra’s last directorial Veer Zara. While Veer Zara had ‘Desi’ style, JTHJ has Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina’s sizzling and never seen before chemistry is a USP of the film. As it was Yash ji’s last directorial film, expectations were high, well JTHJ does fulfill to some extend but at the same time you miss the ‘Wow’ factor as movie is little slow in some parts.
Story – Samar Anand (Shah Rukh Khan) is a Musician by choice and a waiter by profession in London and Meera (katrina Kaif) is highly emotional and strong believer of God. Both falls for each other when Meera comes to Samar to learn Punjabi song to surprise her father (Anupam Kher) and Samar learns fluent English language from Meera. But odds come to this love story when Meera realizes she has to fulfill his dad’s wish by marrying a man of his choice. So Meera urges Samar to stay away from her and takes swear in front of God that she will never be with Samar. But she couldn’t control herself and gets close with him, when the two were going great, Samar had an accident and Meera finds herself guilty for it as a punishment by God. So she finally gets separated with Samar.
Samar then leaves London and joins Army as a Bomb disposal officer because he wants to test his love. After 10 years he meets with Akhira (Anushka Sharma) a documentary filmmaker of Discovery channel who make documentary on Samar’s life as a Bomb disposal Officer. After 10 years Samar again happened to be in London for Akhira’s professional help, and this time he again met to an accident and loses his memory by 10 years. So to get back Samar’s memory Akhira gets Meera to help.
Rest of the story is how Akhira be the bridge between the love birds and they finally come together after 10 years.
Music – All songs has already gone very viral on net, it sweet and simple. The title track is one that refreshes your mood.
Star Performances – Shar Rukh was beyond what we have seen him so far. After the controversies inhis last Film ‘Maya’, SRK has first time kissed on screen, it was eyebrow raising moment for one and all. His and Katrina’s chemistry looked far intense than it was of Salman and Katrina in Ek Tha Tiger. As it is been always said that Heroines looks more beautiful than what they are in Yashraj films, yes it’s again proven with Katrina Kaif. She looked extremely pretty but her emotional acting had no new shaded. Anushka Sharma was again same like ‘Band Baja Barat’ and her other movies released so far. Her character had no great scope in the film.
Final Verdict – Jab Tak Hai Jaan is a good storyline and good directorial cinema but if the screenplay could have been little better, than the film would have been called Yash Chopra’s one more awesome creation. There is full of romance and all the typical yash chopra elements in the film but it is little slow in some parts. Seems Yash ji’s was in Veer Zara fever when he directed the film, throughout the film you get the feel of Veer Zara. But nevertheless movie is exactly how the romantic love story film should be.
Watch it or not – Film will not disappoint you but it doesn’t even assure you to give you the Wow factor of Yashraj films and especially a Yash Chopra directed. Moreover if you are SRK’s fan, you should watch it because he has shown you in this film what you have never seen before. Film is a worth watch if you wanna do spend good Diwali time pass.