Bollywood films, particularly romantic dramas, rarely open to universal acclaim. “Jab Tak Hai Jaan,” or “Until There Is Life,” the last film directed by Bollywood’s “king of romance” Yash Chopra, before he passed away in October, is one of the rare films that did.
Starring Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma, the romantic drama traces Samar Anand’s (Mr. Khan’s) quest for undying love, from the streets of London to the valleys of Kashmir.
The film, which released alongside “Son of Sardaar” this Diwali, was hailed by many Indian critics. Here’s a roundup of what they had to say:
“There cannot be a better way to portray love on the silver screen,” opined a Zee News review by film critic Ananya Bhattacharya. “Jab Tak Hai Jaan has nailed that – at least for the immediate future.” Continue reading
boxooficeindia.co.in is estimating 10 cr dor sos
and boxofficecpasule is estimagtion 9cr for sos
the interesitng thing here is that it is writing that sos release on 2000 screens
boxoffice capsule estimating 16cr
and boxofficeindia.co.in 15 cr
( BOI.com at noon said around 14 cr )
Tuesday 13th November 2012 14.30 IST
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The opening of the Diwali releases across India has come in as follows. This is the opening in till 1 pm. There will be a drop in afternoon and early evening shows for both films.
Jab Tak Hai Jaan – Excellent
Son Of Sardaar – Average Continue reading
Tiding over the logical incongruity of an ageing superstar playing a twenty-something lover boy who matches steps with a vivacious actress half his age might take some doing. But once you manage to get that mental holdup out the way, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Yash Chopra’s last film, is a perfectly fitting finale to an eventful life and career.
The screenplay by Aditya Chopra and Devika Bhagat is by no means flawless but, for the most part, Jab Tak Hai Jaan is watchable, if somewhat emotionally manipulative
Watch Jab Tak Hai Jaan not just for the obvious sentimental reason but for the fact that it shows, for one last time, what Bollywood will miss now that the undisputed master of romantic sagas is no more.
It takes a mini deluge to bring Son of Sardaar to an end. In the climactic duel between the protagonist (Ajay Devgn) and his chief adversary (Sanjay Dutt), the former is hurled against a water tank. On impact, the thick reservoir wall caves in and a torrent gushes out, carrying bricks, mortar and the two brawling men with it.
All hate is washed away in a jiffy and the woman (Juhi Chawla) who has waited a quarter century for this moment of reckoning in order to marry her lover promises to bear him two children and name them Happy and Ending. Tickle yourself. The ending is welcome indeed, but happy it certainly isn’t.
When a movie tries too hard to be funny and the effort shows in every frame, it only ends up being an unintentional joke rather than a genuine laugh riot. Son of Sardaar is one such abomination.
Poppycock in Phagwara: that is what the film should have been named. While the men on the screen defy gravity at will, the narrative defies logic without a care. Looking for genuine fireworks this Diwali? Look elsewhere.
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Jab Tak Hai Jaan had an extraordinary opening at multiplexes collecting full houses or near full across the board. The opening was excellent even at multiplexes which are not known to take a huge opening in the first show.
The pace will slow after 12 noon due to Dilwali Puja but in some circuits the effect of Diwali Puja is limited and those circuits will come out with huge numbers.
The opening has opened at record pace in Mysore and West Bengal with multiplexes recording mind boggling numbers and with Bangalore having a limit of shows on screenings per film, the release of Jab Tak Hai Jaan is on par with the biggest releases so it may even manage a record opening day total in Mysore.
Devgn, Dutt and Sinha, the lead actors, are uninspired and go through the film like a rigmarole—mouthing loud dialogues like robots in a stale Punjabi scheme of things.
Son of Sardaar is the worst Hindi cinema has portrayed Punjabiyat.