1.5/5 – Movie Review: Jab Tak Hai Jaan by Mihir Fadnavis – ‘These pretzels are making me thirsty’

It is hard not to feel upset while watching Jab Tak Hai Jaan, not just because it s the last film directed by the legendary Yash Chopra, but also because the movie borders on cruelty towards us, the paying audience.

Packed with characters who all behave well below acceptable human IQ levels, plotting But how can an unbeatable formula that had been set in DDLJ possibly go wrong?

It probably won’t, because it will undoubtedly rake in hundreds of crores of rupees. Because in the land of the blind, the one eyed man is the king. And King Khan in Locker, shifts into Guy Pearce from Memento, hurls one-liners like Guy Pearce n Lockout, and looks like Guy Pearce in Prometheus. Mostly he plays a guy who gives piercing looks to the ladies on a motorbike to the backdrop of the music from Motorcycle Diaries.

That’s not to say Shahrukh provides the only unintentional laughs in the film – Anushka Sharma’s entry itself is funny enough to dislocate your lower muscles – the opening shot is the camera ingering on her bum, after which it roves around to her crotch and then firmly affixes itself to her boobs. She then takes a semi naked dive into a lake in Leh and then screams that the water is too cold. Perhaps she expected centralized heating in Ladakh lakes. Continue reading

Gloriously vague, but not dismissable, Sandy’s views on JTHJ

Saw the film today at Inox, was nearly 55-60 per cent full. The feeling I have is that the film is doing reasonably well, but clearly is no blockbuster success.

Personally I quite liked the film and I believe it will age well. I thought Shah Rukh was wonderful, very consistent and in character throughtout. This is one thing I have to hand him compared to the other Khans. As an actor I believe he has been the most effective and he tends to pitch his characters correctly, something which Aamir has not managed to do all the time.

The story too worked for me. I didnt find it puerile as some others did…perhaps my expectations were lower. I found the story perfectly plausible, but was let down severely by having a weak actress in the lead. Now the central love story required passionate lovers – no matter what the makers tried – making Kat gyrate, having her wear off shoulders, innumerable smooches, she cannot elicit the slightest bit of oomph. That’s the problem here. Zero sexuality and chemistry…and this is no fault of SRK. This weakens the premise a lot. When Kat makes a re entry, and the couple reunites it should have given the audience goosebumps (remember Amitabh-Rekha in Silsila, Rishi-Sri in Chandni, Ash-Salman in Hum Dil, or SRK-Kajol in DDLJ) . That doesn’t happen because Kat is incredibly dull as an actress. She looks beautiful of course but is very listless. This is felt most in scenes where Anushka and she share screen time. The former’s performance throbs with life, and though she’s getting repetitive and Im no fan of her overt smugness, Anushka knows how to act, how to say her dialogues..and pull off her role with elan.

I didnt mind the coincidences so much. It doesn’t outrage your sense of logic any more than the average 70s Bolllywood film does. I found Fanaa a bit more incredulous in fact. JTHJ stays engaging throughout and there is always the curiosity to know what will happen next. The most admirable aspect of the film is SRK’s character. Within the span of the film his role still remains a bit shadowy, but there is the right illusion of depth to his character. JTHJ actually has a story that could well have been a novel, because there seems to be a lot in the characters and situations that is left unsaid. For example the crucial parting scene and its strange circumstances. It might have seemed quite plausible if one read it in a book, as much of the happenings are in the characters’ minds! There is complexity befitting a book. As a film, there are limitations and not everything gets executed well. More explaination was needed about SRK leaving too. So the film kind of seems a bit ambigious. Continue reading

Will it be Akshay v/s Aamir in December?

Exhibitors are keen not to make the mistake of signing a two-week deal with Aamir and Akshay’s film after the SOS and JTHJ fiasco

 

After the much-talked about war between Ajay Devgn and YRF Films over the exhibition of their respective films, the war between Aamir Khan’s upcoming thriller and Akshay Kumar’s film seem to be heating up. However the exhibitors are not biting the bait and are not signing the two-week contract.

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Three days is a break enough: Aditi Rao Hydari

Published: Thursday, Nov 15, 2012, 15:13 IST
By L Romal M Singh | Place: Bangalore | Agency: DNA

You do not crib when you have a lot of work — this is one life-lesson actors should learn from Aditi Rao Hydari, one of the prettiest faces in Bollywood on Thursday, who is busy and extremely happy about it.

“I am happy I have a holiday, three days in a row, after a really long time, but I am already dying to get back to the sets. Three days is a break enough… I want to start working again,” gushes Aditi as we catch up with her on her Deepavali break.“Murder 3 is almost done and I’ve just started shooting for Boss or Naam Hai Boss with Akshay Kumar. I can’t say much about the film, just that I am not opposite Akshay, for that matter nobody has been cast opposite him,” Aditi continues. With two films in her kitty right now and several others in the pipeline, we ask Aditi how she plans on celebrating the last day of Deepavali.

“I have always been a traditional person when it comes to this festival. I like performing the required pujas and add in singing and dancing whenever I can. I switched on the shruti box earlier this morning and I suddenly realised how much I missed that sound. It reminded me of my childhood and growing up with so much art around me. You know, every Deepavali we used to plan elaborate dance sequences for the family and they were really exciting. Dance is still such a huge part of me — such an important part,” Aditi reminisces.

And working with Akshay, we continue… “Well, the man really impresses me. He is so disciplined. And being a dancer I respect and adore disciplined people. He’s so conscious off-camera, always quiet and thinking about his work and then when the camera comes on, you see a whole different side emerge, the performer comes out — it’s magical to watch him,” she answers.
Rounding up the interview we ask Aditi if she’s open to films from the South, considering she is from here and made her debut here too… “Of course, there are always talks that are happening and I am keen to work on projects from the South too. It’s just that, I do not like talking about a project till I have officially signed it. I am here to act and I take it as seriously as my dance — if good work comes my way, I shall take it up for sure,” Aditi concludes. Continue reading

The Vigil Idiot Revew : Jab Tak Hai Jaan

 

What originality this film is, man! We have Shah Rukh Khan playing a romantic lead by the name of Samar Anand; Katrina Kaif playing Meera Thapar, an NRI who speaks accented Hindi; and Anushka Sharma playing Akira Rai who is—are you ready for this—a feisty girl from Delhi! Shocker, I know. But hey, actors get typecast all the time. As long as their roles are written well, right? Well, I wonder where all the costume money they saved on not giving pants to any of the women went… Because it sure as hell didn’t go to the script department.

 

http://mumbaiboss.com/2012/11/15/the-vigil-idiot-jab-tak-hai-jaan/ Continue reading

70% jump – Son Of Sardaar Day Two Figures

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Son Of Sardaar did very well on its second day showing a 70% jump on day two as it collected around 14-14.50 crore nett as per early estimates taking its two day total to 23 crore nett approx.

The film is doing very well in East Punjab, Rajasthan, Bihar, CI and Rajasthan. The collections in Delhi/UP are also super strong in terms of occupancies though the figures are not huge due to the chain of theatres being low collecting theatres. It will have a good run in Delhi/UP.

The business is not so strong in West Bengal, Mysore and Tamil Nadu/Kerala but being a North film that is expected. Continue reading

Some Box Office stuff

Despite freezing fingers and a temporary Internet shutdown here at IIT, I would like to write a bit about the box office of Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Son of Sardaar. I’ll be taking only Box Office India numbers since I do not trust the numbers of other sources. Also, box office numbers will be rounded off, wherever necessary, for easier calculation.

Let’s compare this Diwali with last Diwali – a.k.a Ra.One.

Ra.One released on 3,000 screens and grossed 15 crores on its first day, followed by a 23 crore haul on its second day. By most estimates, the total release size of the two 2012 Diwali releases is 4,200 screens (the exact break-up is still under a bit of dispute). So, ideally inflating Ra.One‘s first day as per screen count increase :-

2012 Ra.One first day = (4200/3000)*(15) = 21 crores. Continue reading

Cinematic Liberties vs Cinematic Stupidities

Reacting to the absurdities and certain hackneyed elements in the script of Jab Tak Hai Jaan pointed out by all critics, a few have asked , ‘ What about the child birth sequence in 3 Idiots? ”

Let me get that out of the way first. I have always considered that to be one of the many masterstrokes that Hirani and Abhijat Joshi added to the original rich material of Chetan Bhagat. For nothing is Abhijat Joshi the highest paid writer in Bollywood and Hirani is the only true genius of Indian commercial cinema. Because their imaginative leaps are grounded in reality and are used to achieve subtle artistic goals.
To start with the child birth facilitated by a vacuum device is perfectly scientific. Let me quote “
“Ventouse is a vacuum device used to assist the delivery of a baby when the second stage of labour has not progressed adequately. It is an alternative to a forceps delivery and caesarean section. It cannot be used when the baby is in the breech position or for premature births. This technique is also called vacuum-assisted vaginal delivery or vacuum extraction (VE).

“The woman is placed in the lithotomy position and assists throughout the process by pushing. A suction cup is placed onto the head of the baby and the suction draws the skin from the scalp into the cup. Correct placement of the cup directly over the flexion point, about 3 cm anterior from the occipital (posterior) fontanelle, is critical to the success of a VE.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ventouse Continue reading

Jab Tak Hai Jaan Day Two Figures-BOI

Jab Tak Hai Jaan collected around 19-19.50 crore nett on its second
day as per early estimates taking its two day figure to around 32
crore nett. The film showed big growth all over apart from the
circuits which were strong on day one. The growth on day two is around 50% which is good but mass
circuits did not show the growth they should have. Going by the
trends on Wednesday, the film is likely to fair best in the big cities
like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Bangalore. Basically the clash has split the market Jab Tak Hai Jaan set to do
better in some pockets and Son Of Sardaar set to do better in other
pockets.

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