Originally posted by -Farrah-
My review of JTHJ.
I watched JTHJ a couple of days ago in a packed cinema. Before I give my review (which will contain spoilers), I want to say I'm a diehard fan of romantic movies and the combination of Yash Chopra and SRK for me is the ultimate movie experience so I might be a little biased.
I think even before the movie started, knowing that this was Yashji's last movie, I just wanted to sit and experience the whole cinematic experience without being over critical or cynical about anything, but as soon as SRK entered on his motorbike all such thoughts banished as he brought a big smile to my face.
What can I say about SRK that hasn't been said already. He owns roles like these. No one does the passionate lover like him. As the younger Samar falling in love, he made you smile and laugh and as the more mature Samar, he made you feel his anger, and pain. I loved his chemistry with Katrina and with Anushka.
Katrina looked beautiful. Yes, there were some scenes where she faltered but overall I think this was one of her best acts. Watch her expressions where she is hugging Samar after she meets him after 10 years. So much love and warmth in that hug. And she danced like a dream. The prelude dance before Ishq shava was simply breathtaking. I could watch it over and over.
Anushka lit up the screen! Her character, Akira, was completely opposite to Katrina's who was more subdued. And you felt so bad for her.. I dont think her love for samar was any less than Meera's was. And I do feel Samar loved Akira in his own way. Its just that he could not forget Meera.
I liked the songs before i saw the movie but now I love them. The picturisation of each one was wonderful.
I know a lot of people have found the whole premise of the story weak where Katrina leaves SRK because of a deal she makes with God, but i see nothing wrong in that. I know a few of my friends who have also in effect made a 'deal' with God where they ask Him for something and tell him they will do something for Him in return. Personally, I dont believe that myself, as I feel God gives unconditionally, but then that doesn't make what others do wrong.
My hubby, who normally has very little time for Indian movies and only comes to watch them with me because I love them, also liked the movie. And he is normally the biggest critic of Indian films.
And the ending was poignant with the montage of Yashji with the cast and crew. Even people who were leaving when the movie ended, stopped in their tracks to watch the end credits.
Yash Chopra is going to be missed.
I recommend the movie to all those who love romance and believe in everlasting love.
hi farrah di
same with me i also love d movie a lottt,,
i watched already 4 times this movie in cinema,, now gng to fifth time,,
well i dont think so that when meera left samar for only the deal with GOD,,its not like that u know i also do deals with GOD like GOD plss GOD do this n in return i will do this so for me story is very very real and strong,,n finahuill katrina gave expressions in this movie,, mostly when she is with samar,,in last scene awesome expressions,,in the end of saans song her eyes telling her love for samar,,n SRK KAT my new fav jodi,,n before ishq shava that dance sequence stole me ,,after DDLJ now this movie become my jaan,,i wnna to see SRK KAT in more movies also,,
mein toh totally fida on thmes movie,,i can see this movie 100 timess,,after that iwll say once more ,,in movie everything was perfect,,
so this movie is totally awesome,,i will miss yash ji movies with SRK,,
Edited by -jas- - 18 November 2012 at 4:22am