Bachna Ae Haseeno - Notepad

wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?)
quick review:

It's a reasonably mature look at relationships and gives women actual, believable roles to play. But alas, the finer points lack polish and the wimpy, predictable end completely disappoints.

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Plot Summary

Raj (Ranbir Kapoor) doesn't want to commit himself in a relationship and is on the lookout for a girl whose needs match his.

What Worked

  • The joy ride in the snow was very well shot.
  • Loved the way a guy who is so comfortable forming his relationships finds himself so vulnerable and lost when its time to break-up.
  • Minissha Lamba's husband's character.

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

  • How does someone who hasn't even heard of Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge teach a whole band of musicians its theme music within a matter of minutes? Just because it’s a Yash Raj film!?
  • Deepika Padukone's straight look into the camera in her first few scenes.
  • The standard white guy who shows up whenever Yash Raj Films needs a white guy be it British or Australian, who has the weirdest dialogue delivery.

Nitty-Gritty

This section lists things that I think are not important to the overall impact of the movie. In most cases, it could be explained away by something like, "we noticed the glitch after the scene was shot and there were schedule/budget issues and thus we could not re-shoot it". I like giving the makers the benefit of doubt, but I am amused nevertheless. Hopefully, they will tickle you too.

  • Ranbir was playing the sax with one hand in the opening song. Can you really do that?
  • Men wearing lipstick that matches their shirts! Yuck!!
  • The first time 'khuda jaane' plays - when Deepika is wearing a blue gown, her right earring is missing!