News Helpline | November, 13 2012
Verdict : Do pay your Tribute to Yash ji and his last Love Story
Review of Film - Jab Tak Hai Jaan
Jab Tak Hai Jaan is a love saga in two periods. The film revolves around Samar Anand (Shah Rukh Khan). The story goes into flashback mode as we learn about Samar’s lost love. A hard working chap in London, Samar worked a couple of jobs to make ends meet but always looked at the brighter side of things. A chance meeting with the rich heiress Meera (Katrina Kaif) changes both their lives. While Meera wants Punjabi singing lessons from him, Samar barters it for English lessons from her. Soon, the two fall in love, though Meera is engaged to someone else.
On the other side of the timeline, Samar is now a bitter, reticent army officer who doesn’t even bother with a bomb suit while defusing explosives. Akira (Anushka Sharma) is a spunky student out for a project in Ladakh where she chances upon the story of Indian army’s bomb disposal officer Samar (Shah Rukh Khan) and decides to make a documentary on him. The Man Who Cannot Die. During her shoot Akira finds herself increasingly drawn to Samar and even he thaws a bit.
Shah Rukh Khan is back with his lover boy image but as lovers, Shah Rukh and Katrina are unable to create magic on-screen. It all appears well-choreographed and designed, but not truly passionate. Anushka plays the same girl she has played in all her previous films - bindaas, chirpy and over-the-top. Rishi and Neetu Kapoor are endearing in a cameo. Anupam Kher, also in a cameo, pitches in a neat performance as Katrinas father.
The screenplay of Jab Tak Hai Jaan has been written by Aditya Chopra and Devika Bhagat and it is produced with a budget of 50 crore. It would be very difficult to not view this film without knowing that it’s the last by Yash Chopra and letting it colour your view a bit. But the auteur mesmerizes you with two love stories and gets to root for each of them. If only he had managed to trim the climax, the film would have really stood out.
The picturesque Ladakh, Kashmir and London attest Anil Mehta’s cinematography. The music of the film is composed by A.R Rehman and lyrics by Gulzar. The songs in Jab Tak Hai Jaan will leave small time emotional impact on the viewer but the songs arent of that towering calibre that you would anticipate from a Yash Chopra movie. Namrata Rao’s editing is good.
Jab Tak Hai Jaan is worth a watch, and that’s not just to pay your last respects to the legend Yash Chopra but for Shah Rukh also, who can still convey love and passion in a fleeting look or a dimpled smile
Jab Tak Hai Jaan (Till There Is Life) is a 2012 bollywood romantic film directed by Yash Chopra and written and produced by Aditya Chopra under their production banner Yash Raj Films. The film features Shahrukh Khan,Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma in the lead roles, making it the first film to pair Khan and Kaif and the second collaboration between Khan and Sharma after Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.It is Yash Chopras fourth film to feature Shahrukh Khan in the lead role and it marks his return as a director after eight years. The background score and soundtrack is composed by A R Rahman while the lyrics are penned by Gulzar. The film was released on November 13, 2012.
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