Movie: Jab Tak Hain Jaan

Yash Chopra

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kaif

Jagran Rating:(Good)

Story line: Like any other Yash Chopra creation, Jab Tak Hain Jaan is also a love triangle and one of the greatest ventures of the late veteran director.  JTHJ is a simple love story of a man, who craves for his lost love every single moment and finally even the God is left with no other option except to gift him his ladylove one day. If you want to know the real definition of love and sacrifice, JTHJ will give you the answer.

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Jab Tak Hain Jaan is the story of an army officer Samar Anand (Shahrukh Khan), who loves to play with his life by undertaking risks everyday and her never ending fight with God who had snatched away his love of life- Meera Thapar (Katrina Kaif) - 10 years back.

Jab Tak Hai Jaan is a love saga which depicts eternity of love and passion of souls. Setting in the milieu of London, in the year 2002, a young, charming, waiter and musician Samar falls in love with classy, beautiful Meera. Meera is prone to making "deals" with God (giving up smoking, or wearing fur if God grants her wishes), makes the most promise of her life when Samar meets a minor accident. She promises that she won't meet her love again if God saves his life. Now imagination and unrealistic events overtake the story plot.

Eventually life takes such turns that Samar who can’t even speak good English becomes an expert in the bomb defuse squad of the Indian Army. Life again changes for Samar when a chirpy, young girl Akira Rai (Anushka Sharma) who dreams of having sex with different men of different accents, but no time for love comes into the picture. Akira is a documentary film-maker who is wooing the Discovery Channel honchos with a film on the lover boy turned dare devil soldier Samar but ends up falling in love with him. A trail of sudden twist and turns occurs and after 10 long years Samar, Meera face each other.

Thumb up: After watching SRK in JTHJ, one cannot help but say that he is and will be "THE KING OF ROMANCE". At the age of 47 the way Khan portrays the charm and passion of a lover is really admirable. He deserves kudos a standing ovation for his breathtaking performance in the film. But in the second half of the movie, with his stubble, aviator glasses, leather jacket, and motorcycle, Khan struts around with uber confidence.

While Anushka, as usual, is very vibrant in the movie, Katrina Kaif looks pretty, very attractive.
Ace cinematographer Anil Mehta had captured everything so perfectly that one can’t take his or her eyes off.

SRK and Katrina's dance in one of London's night club was just fantastic. Shot in exotic foreign locations, JTHJ gives us a beautiful and larger than life picture.

For Yashji, cinema was about big locations, actresses cladding in chiffon saree with billowing pallus. When it comes to JTHJ, it is far from the best in that tradition.

Thumbs down:
It’s a bit tough for the audiences to except 47 years old Shah Rukh playing a young and lovable 25 years old ‘boy’ as his face reflects his real age.

Katrina Kaif scores 10 on 10 on her fashionable London girl avatar but when it comes to acting she lacks. Katrina Kaif again has proved that she is a limited actress. Though Anushka Sharma manages to essay the bubbly Akira, in some scene she overdoes it. AR Rehman somehow disappoints us as he gave far better music in his earlier films.

The last directorial venture of late Yashji brings back the era of eternal romance, the essence of pure love. We salute The King of Romance Yash Chopra for treating us with such a masterpiece, JTHJ. Keeping intact the soul of typical Yash Chopra films, the veteran director has succeeded in making the film look so modern. Jab Tak Hai Jaan, one of the classic love saga of the era is a must watch.


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