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Just back from Jab Tak Hai Jaan
utkal | November 14, 2012, 10:10 AM | 7 comments | 0 views


Just back from Jab Tak Hai Jaan. A bunch of us , 11 in all, 4 men and 7 women, ages ranging from 12 to 56, went together to see it at the 1.40pm show. We thought if we delay it , and the movie was bad, the bad word of mouth may make it impossible for us to catch it ever. And we can kind of sit through it if it was bad as long as we were in a group.

I did see it before reading any review. And I am writing this before readinga single review.

Well, I did have a suspicion it would be bad , but even in my dreams I could not think it would be this bad.
Cliché piled upon cliché, it was impossible to believe Yash Chopra actually made it.

Poor struggling young man falling in love with a rich mna’s daughter, whose father wants her to marry another young dude. Promise made to Jesus. Memory loss and memory regained. In this time and age? For god’s sake, how could you do this to your own legacy, Yashji?

And all this desperation on Sharukh’s part. Mouth to mouth kiss. Lovemaking scenes. And dancing salsa. This Khan just can’t. Why does he even try? And Katrina, who w s showing some signs of learning bit of acting, has regressed ten years in this film. The songs are dated and boring. Not one leaves a mark. Though Katrina was wonderfully spicy in her Ishq Shava number. But the sequence was stretched way too long. And Shahrukh spoilt it with his pretense that he can dance.
The only this that made it somewhat tolerable as Anoushka’s perky presence. Her performance as faultless.
But in the end , even the scintillating company of ten could not ameliorate he boredom.

The script and the direction is so bad that I don’t want tow waste any more time writing about it after wasting 3 hours on the film.

If a film could be senile and puerile at the same time this is it.

( And from among the eleven of us, nine hated it outright and two found it tolerable.)

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7 COMMENTS
  1. jealous hater of srk

    posting the same post twice jst to spread negativity great..hats off this show’s haters desperation to bring down
    Why ng is anti-srk site
    Critic rating for sos has been mixed to negative bt here nly postive posted
    Public response has been also mixed bt nly the one’s postive is postd here
    Jhtj has been lapped up by critic out of 10 atleast 8 have likd it
    Jhtj has best postive response frm audience bt here haters wil post and rant its nt gud..hopefully coming day wil egg on thier face

  2. jealous hater of srk

    posting the same post twice jst to spread negativity great..hats off this show’s haters desperation to bring down
    Why ng is anti-srk site
    Critic rating for sos has been mixed to negative bt here nly postive posted
    Public response has been also mixed bt nly the one’s postive is postd here
    Jhtj has been lapped up by critic out of 10 atleast 8 have likd it
    Jhtj has best postive response frm audience bt here haters wil post and rant its nt gud..hopefully coming day’s wil egg’s on thier fac

  3. utkal

    Oh, I did not know that it has been successfully posted once. I got a ‘ Database Error’ on screen. One of them can be deleted by the moderator.

  4. Tango

    Sorry Utkal dada, but the gap between the two articles is big and I am amazed that you did not see it. Normally if it happens it is two articles continuously or very near.

    But if you say you did not do it intentionally I believe it.

  5. Tango

    Coming to my experience, I went with members of my film club, with students from many parts of India, rt from Assam to Pune and Hyderabad, and they all seem to have loved it.

    But as I say opinions can vary.

  6. Rahul

    imdb ratings
    for son of sardar 4.8/10 (725 votes)

    jab tak hai jaan 8.5/10 (3700 votes)
    and the haters are telling bad WOM for JTHJ

    Utkal sir itni dushmani SRK se kyo….
    Ek post do do baar..

    SRK’s movie getting good to very good reviews

  7. Kunal

    The thing is… Apart from twittrr and critics reactions… The feedback from general audience which one gauges by wom.. And not by online opinions… is not as good for jthj and as orgasmic as critics seem to get… And same for sos…critics and some twitter following people were always gonna find flaws in it… But general wom for general public aint that bad…its overall on positive side only!

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