Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Jab Tak Hai Jaan this Diwali!

Hello there amazing people, 

He taught us what love is, he told us to believe in life and to respect the phenomenon that love is, to give people another chance, to accept miracles, to take life as it comes, to be fearless and to learn to love one step at a time. He was the epitome of romantic movies, and there never will be another like him. However, he lives on forever through his movies. Yash Chopra's Jab Tak Hai Jaan is a unison of many great people: Yash ji, the man of a lifetime, Shah Rukh Khan, the undisputed king of romance, AR Rehman, a musical maestro and of course Gulzar a magical lyricist along with the likes of Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma, Nitu and Rishi Kapoor. 

The primary focus of Jab Tak Hai Jaan is definitely Samar Anand (Shah Rukh Khan) and his journey through life; but what's amazing about Yash Chopra is how the two beauties in his life play just as much as a role in the film as him. While the cinema hall exploded with screams when Shah Rukh Khan aka Major Sameer Anand walked on screen; I died a thousand deaths inside. 

Major Samar Anand, looks at death in the face every single day as he is at the Bomb Defusing Squad of the Indian Army, unafraid and unhindered by emotions he seems like he has indeed left his soul at another place, till Akira Rai (Anushka Sharma) an overly talkative Discovery Channel intern comes along hopping to make a movie out of his successful story. They'd first met by the freezing river when he saved her life and left his coat with him typically. She discovers his diary and reads his story, and we are taken to a flashback. 

Samar Anand, falls in love with Meera (Katrina Kaif); shot in London, the first half of the movie tells us his story, how he falls in love with Meera and all about their undying love. While it starts off typically with a rich girl portrayed by Meera here, and the roadside romeo with a guitar singing his heart out, shuffling jobs for a living portrayed by Samar; it eventually progresses to a Yash Chopra-esque romance with 'love' being the true protagonist of the movie. 

A series of events leads to Samar Anand's return to India as he joins the Indian Army, something his mother had always wanted for him. However, every day as he lives; he wishes death will invite him over to the other side soon, but we are shown that with diffusing a hundred something bombs without a life jacket, Samar is truly 'The Man Who Cannot Die'. 

Akira eventually falls with Samar as she uncovers his story, and one cannot help but feel sorry for her as Samar cannot look at anyone that way except Meera. The climax of the movie indeed turns out to be extremely unpredictable, and by the end of the movie I definitely thought something was going to happen, but just the opposite happened. One of the more touching moments for me was when Meera went back to meet her mother Pooja (Neetu Kapoor) and they shared a moment along with Imran (Rishi Kapoor) and Samar's craziness in the background. 

Must say that Yash Chopra does not disappoint us once again, and Shah Rukh Khan's flawless acting hit me right in the heart. 

teri aankhon ki namkeen mastiyaan
teri hansi ki beparwaah gustakhiyaan
teri zulfon ki lehrati angdaiyaan
nahi bhoolunga main
jab tak hai jaan, jab tak hai jaan

The music is touching with the magical lyrics and wonderful tunes of the Gulzar-Rahman duo, but definitely not Rahman's best. However the songs are not only sweet, but are filled with deep meanings and philosophies of life. The dialogues definitely deserve a kudos as they've been well scripted and beautifully voiced by the actors as well. You can't help but laugh at some hilarious moments and dialogues of Samar and Akira, and eye Meera's gorgeous costumes. While Akira and Mira as absolute dramatic foils, Akira is seen in tank tops and baggy jeans/pants with a scarf, Meera is the reformed version with trench coats, flowy gowns and dresses. Of course no one can look as dashing as Shah Rukh Khan aka Samar Anand who wears everything effortlessly, be it baby pink shirts, white suits, leather jackets or camouflage uniforms. 

Ironically Jab Tak Hai Jaan (Till there is life) is indeed Yash Chopra's last movie, and he will truly be missed. 

A definite must watch for you will fall in love all over again, truly magical and carries a Yash Chopra and Shah Rukh Khan duo stamp on it with the wonderfully sweet taste to it. I'm definitely glad I got to watch it on the first day and that too the first show, was a great way to kick start my Diwali and the screams and full cinema hall only tells you how much more you should watch it! 

This isn't a story of courage, isn't a story of miracles. It is simply a story of love. 

Go catch this sweet romantic flick this week and you'll be pleasantly touched by the innocence and buckets of romance that the movie carries! Not to forget the exotic and scenic locations that it has been shot at! Truly a winner of a movie!  

Music: HereHereHereHereHere
Trailer: Here


Before I go,

Today is the day that everyone celebrates and waits for the entire year. It is indeed Diwali, the festival of lights and sweets, colour and splendour! 

The Sonshu wishes everyone; all my amazing readers, the PR companies and people I've worked with, the brands who've been so kind and kept me and you gaiiz smiling all through and everyone who has made this blog possible. Including mom and bro for clicking pictures for me, and the entire family for their support! 

I'd like to extend a hearty hug to you'll and here's wishing you lots of love, luck, joy and power! 

Be safe, don't burst crackers, light diyas and eat lots of sweets. 

Till next time, 
Lots of love

The writings in bold are dialogues/lyrics from the movie, none of the screen shots are mine. Source: Google images. 

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