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. (more…)