Let me begin by saying that I was waiting for this film. Yash Chopra's last film, with such an ironic title. It was like in the films - unreal. And I had to see it. Though I am not a big Yashji fan, I do like some of his films - Iteffaq, Deewaar, Trishul, Mashaal, Vijay and Darr. And I liked these films, because they had an engaging storylines and good screenplay.
But unfortunately, Yashji's latest offering doesn't have them both. It seems as if Yashji was suffering from the same affliction the hero has in the film "Retrograde Amnesia" - because he was stuck in the 70s. So you still have a hero strumming guitar on the road (without a care in world of how to hold one), you still have heroins running around on London bridges and Kashmiri lawns, you still have scenes which defy all logic ( London police allow an Indian visitor to defuse a bomb on the train!!!) and you have a thread-bare script.
Shot Story in Short: It is about a man in London who falls in love, but it remains unfulfilled, as the woman takes a pledge with god. Then he joins the army, meets a journalist and is brought back to London in the most hackneyed and melodramatically idiotic way. And man, woman meet to live happily ever after.
I wanted this review to be entertaining, so I invited Gulzarji to write a poem based on my MAAN-SICK STITHI.... Arz karta hun...
For A.R.Rehman :
Teri nagmein jo dilaati hain solid jhapkiyaan,
Tere background music ki irritating gustaakhiyaan,
Meri woh theater main anginat angdaaiyaan,
Nahi bhoolunga main,
Jab tak hai Kaan, Jab tak hai Kaan...
For Yashji :
Main haath se haath ko jodkar,
aapki aatma ki shaanti maangkar,
badi namrataa se karta hun sweekaar,
ki mujhe nazar naa aayi apke picture ki story,
buss dikhe bridge aur bagaan, bridge aur bagaan...
For SRK :
Tum sudhrogay nahi "Ham" karogay har dumm,
Bhale ho bhikaari, yaa defuse kar rahe ho bumm,
Kabhi toh character pe dhyaan karo zaalim,
kab tak bane rahogay,
wohi Shah Rukh Khan, wohi Shah Rukh Khan...
For the Heroins :
Tum dikhne main beshak haseen ho,
par Katrina tum acting naamak gunn se ho anjaan,
Thodi Anushka se le lo gyaan,
kyonki hameesha nahi rahogi,
tum aise jawaan... tum aise jawaan...
For the movie :
Diwali ka mere hai band bajaayaa,
Saade 3 ghante ka bhurtaa banaayaa,
Kya thoda bhi tumhe nahi taras aaya?
kiya poore audience ko,
hairaan aur pareshaan.... hairaan aur pareshaan...
For you :
Maine toh bataa di apni manodashaa,
Abb tumhe hi karna hai aakhri faisla,
meri toh thukk chuki hai achche se,
bachaalo apni apni Gaa#d,
Jab tak hai Jaan, Jab tak hai Jaan...
The movie is over. But the scars remain. And they will remain for a long long time, I hope not "Jab tak hai Jaan, Jab Tak hai Jaan!!!"
Last Diwali I reviewed Ra-One and got 123 Likes!!! Thanks for all your support guys. Do continue spreading the word. May you have a great year ahead :)