Jab Tak Hai Jaan is a romance that does woo you at times you least expect it. But for most parts it doesn't let you forget that it is after all a film.
All roads will lead to the theaters this Diwali to pay tribute to Yash Chopra.
Whether you like the film or not, it will just be an experience to watch his last film along with many cinema lovers. Interestingly, very little is known about the plot of Jab Tak Hai Jaan except that Shah Rukh Khan plays an army personnel. This seems only a backdrop for one of Yash Chopra's fortes - bringing romance alive on screen as Shah Rukh Khan romances Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma romances him.
Sure, it brings a cringe or two seeing him paired against women so much younger. But Shah Rukh Khan is forgiven for romancing women almost half is age for just the energy he brings to his dances. Just look at what he does here at 0:55 in this video.
Also, the otherwise lame choreography can be forgiven for that one step, no?
That besides we get to see Anushka Sharma exuberant and Katrina Kaif play a mystical beauty all over again. Despite these predictable elements, something about the promos and faith in Yash Chopra tells me that there will be enough moments created by the three lead actors for this Diwali to be a fond remembrance of the man.
Let's hope this is made up for in terms of dialogue and a solid display of relationships in a dramatic but rooted story - the things that we want to remember Yash Chopra by.
Milliblog - "Rahman brings his own sound to Yash Raj and the result is largely impressive."
Music Aloud - "7/10"
dunkdaft - "This, is one good, not great album that it needed to be."
Bollywood Hungama - "3.5/5"
Bollyspice - "3.5/5"
Apun Ka Choice - "3/5"
Happy Sing - "the trio of the greatest lyricist and musician of India with one great director comes out okay, but this is not what was expected of them. Hope things get a little better. But somehow I feel disappointed one year after Rockstar."
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