Anjaana Anjaani - Notepad

wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?)
quick review:

Every syllable of the one-line plot is as common as it can get. After all, you can say "boy meets girl" only in so many different ways. Despite that when you have fun; and you care for the boy and the girl; you know you are watching a brilliant film. And since the means are good, the time it takes to get to the yawn-inducing approach to the end and the end itself doesn't hurt that bad. A bit, yes.

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Warning: this section has some details that could distort your experience while watching the movie. I strongly recommend reading this only after you have seen the movie or if you have decided not to see it.

Plot Summary

Boy, Aakash meets girl, Kiara. They both want to commit suicide. But, fate wants them to wait. They wait together.

What Worked

  • Priyanka Chopra's opening scene. Must be one of the best 'drunk' scenes ever.
  • The set-up that sets the tone for the rest of the film.
  • Xmas and new year's week is captured beautifully.
  • The very obvious post-production work done with the visuals, especially the tints used.
  • There was actually well-meaning applause at interval.
  • Tight close-ups of eyes and hands.

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • The opening sequence. Just couldn't handle the thought of having "wall street" déjà vu. The tension of having to watch another film spoiling it all was unbearable.
  • The hospital scenes.
  • The world's bucket list inspires our lead pair to make their list.
  • The superhero fancy-dress song.
  • Isn't travel by Grayhound more expensive than taking a flight?
  • The way two adults refer to sex. "nothing happened between us" something very childish about this statement.