Jab Tak Hai Jaan: The Blockbuster

Jab Tak Hai Jaan has made blockbuster entry into Bollywood. Jab Tak Hai Jaan (Till my last breath) is a very special film as it marks...

Jab Tak Hai Jaan has made blockbuster entry into Bollywood. Jab Tak Hai Jaan (Till my last breath) is a very special film as it marks the last film of the legendary and ever-remembered Yash Chopra, without whom Bollywood wouldn't have been where it is, today. Yes, I am speaking unbiased. I do not work for JTJH-So  I will try to keep it as simple as possible. The story is interesting, yet boring since many people in this generation will not be understanding the relation between the God and Man. They can't digest too much of superstitious beliefs, which is shown between Katrina (Meera) and her God. Jab Tak Hai Jaan is also listed as the top-ten films at the United States box office. 

Let me begin with Jab Tak Hai Jaan's review. This, as I said is Yash Chopra's last film. Say it or not, it is somehow special. But, from another point of view, Jab Tak Hai Jaan is very hard to judge. The green meadows, the romance and the love- Sharukh has fused all of it- to give his best. It spans across two lives of Shahrukh- one in his twenties, in London- another as a military officer in India. The best parts of "Jab Tak Hai Jaan" are undoubtedly the scenes between Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif. This is about pretty people falling in love - not a hair out place and every scene straight out of a postcard. In the film, Khan is named as Samar while Kaif is known as Meera, while Anushka is named Akira. Going good, the story, isn't it? But there comes the twist in the story. After all, it's a Bollywood film. Meera (Katrina) is depicted as a rich resident of London. She makes deals with God (now this is crap) like she'll wear fur if God grants a wish she made, etc. However, since this is Bollywood, the script gives a U-turn. It is shown that Samar had a minor accident. She makes a ridiculous deal- that if Samar gets well, she will never meet Samar again. 

Naturally, Samar gets fine and leaves London. He becomes a leader of the Bomb Disposal Squad of the Indian army. Goodbye reality, hello suspension of belief. He metamorphoses into "The Man Who Cannot Die", disposing bombs without any safety gear. Enter the most irritating character you will encounter at the movies - Anushka Sharma, playing a documentary film-maker chronicling Samar's story. Anushka's entrance marks the downward spiral of the film.  Katrina's re-entry does provide some relief from Sharma's Cheshire cat grin, it doesn't do much for the pace of the film, which takes its own sweet time getting to the end. 

Songs are average. Yash Chopra's music usually creates a magic, but this is not up to the mark. Singers do not match the characters- 'Challa ki lab da phiren', by Rabbi Shergill or simply Rabbi doesn't match Khan's and 'Heer', by Harshdeep Kaur,  doesn't match voice for Katrina. 

However, criticism about few things does not mean the film is a flop. Go! Watch this film! Unless you are indolent, I advice all Indians to watch this film. After all, the great thing about a Yash Chopra film is that there is no giving up hope.

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