Time: Matinee Show
Place: G7 multiplex
Movie: Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
Synopsis: Lets take an example. A is married to B. C is married to D. On the day C is to marry D, she has pre-marital jitters. She meets A meets and he gives her some convincing gyaan on marriage and life and thus gets C gets married to D. A has an accident that very day and it changes his life. Fast forward and many more scenes, parks, dances, coffees, flowers, autumn leaves, sarees, suits, trains and tearfilled hand-kerchiefs later, A and C have an affair. Their elders come to know about it and shed some more tears. Fast forward a bit and A and C’s spouses are enlightened with this infidelity fact and decide to get separated. Fast forward, B gets proposed, she refuses. D gets married to a phirang. B and D ‘plead’ with C to go and get A before he gets on a train to move to another country. A and C then meet again at the station and finally (apparently) they lived happily ever after.
That’s the story of KANK. I don’t like spoilers so I had to fast forward most of my narration for you. Anyway,
A=Shah Rukh Khan
I would describe it as a complete hindi movie with an unusual topic and treatment for a change. Infact, I found it interesting too but it was depressing also. At sometimes, it seemed like a drag. Overall, not bad….really but anymore of the confusion and you would have thought that it was one of those ‘K’ serials on TV.
Amitabh Bachhan – My reverence for him has grown. Even with his casanova image, he was superb. Ofcourse, he played the role of doting father with class – as always.
Abhishek Bachhan – He was too cute. Only that he destroys a lot of furniture everytime he gets upset. Social Bird. Was good husband material in the movie. Loved the way he danced. I think I like people with a stubble 😉
Rani Mukherjee – My sympathies were with her. She was confused about marriage, was potrayed as a boring, non sexy person and a teacher by profession. Loves to discuss things.
Shah Rukh Khan – Mr Grumpy! Ex football player and current football coach with an arrogant disposition. Careless enough to mess up the streets with paper and chewing gum. Gives a lot of gyaan and keeps asking tough questions. I liked him only in the song Mitwaa.
Preity Zinta – I hated her make up. She looked old and the make up made it worse. She played the character of a super successful and super busy wife/mom. Loved the way she slapped Shah Rukh Khan 😀
Kirron Kher – Friendly saas, mom and daadi…all in one. Would have liked to see more of her with Big B.
Arjun Rampal – Boss of a fashion magazine and keeps hitting at Preity Zinta. I like his Greek God chisled face. Eye candy!
John Abraham – Ultra cute DJ [ I just had to mention him 😀 ]
As I said, overall not bad probably because I had expected worse. Watch the movie atleast once. A sensitive topic handled well with care. The actors do full justice to their respective roles. If you still don’t like it then atleast you will be humming ‘Rock and Roll Soniye’ on your way out. But I am yet to make up my mind on the baseline theme – Is it right to continue with something that you don’t love or leave it to follow your heart? It would just equally mean to decide between carrying the burden of an unsuccessful relationship or breaking free and letting go. I am thinking about it and looking for answers – should find them someday, soon.