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hira_187 Senior Member

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Posted: 11 August 2006 at 7:25pm | IP Logged
I also agree that it is wrong justifyin extra marital affairs which i=this movie is about like SRK married to Priety fallis in love with Rani and the same with the other couple. But I think each person married their opposite. From what i heard and saw Priety and Abishek are more party people while SRK and RAni are more low-key and not partying every saturday night. So if they don't get along wit each other then what can one do? May be shouldn't have married in the first place. But this waht i heard. Also it is sad that after marriage you might fall in love wit someone. I don't know how many peopl read the CD cover of this music CD. Karan Johar says there are 3 types of marriages:

1) Arranged marriages. People who have no problem in arrranged marriages, he doesn't know why they do it but good for them if that's what they want.

2)Love marriages. People who marry the ones they love are the most fortunates.

3)The most unfortunate people are the ones who marry a person for their mother, sister or for someone else to make them happy. they are the most unfortunate beacuse what if in the middle of their life/ journey of marriage they end up falling in love and meeting Mr./Mrs. RIght? What will they do now?

OK, this is not my view it's karan johar's and it is not word for word. i'm writing what i remembered and it is somthing like that. Just jope Im fortunate, I go for no. 2 marriage type!!! Big smile

buttercup IF-Stunnerz

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Posted: 11 August 2006 at 9:13pm | IP Logged
i can watch it coz im above 20 Embarrassed LOL ..anyways its upto the person and wht they believe on.. Embarrassed
PinkPixie Senior Member

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Posted: 11 August 2006 at 9:44pm | IP Logged
If u r referring to ppl who commented negatively , maybe that wud include me . im 21 and u mite think its my immaturity that makes me view the movie this way ..

however i dont think its the story thats difficult to grasp ..we keep watchign all sorts of movies with all kind of themes .. be it brokeback mountain or closer . so we can accept mature stories id its told in a good way .. for me the story of srk and rani was not developed well enough for the audience to fall in love with the characters love story , if u know what i mean.and theres too much of unnecessary crying but it doesnt really make the audience feel sad.. it shud be the acting and the portrayal of emotions that does that ..

if u chk the times of india review , the   reviewer has voiced my view of the movie exactly , but in better words Tongue

so anyway what i wanted to say is , i think its ok for differnt ppl to have different views. whatever age u mite be its ok to like or dislike a movie or points abt a movie , whoever produced it directed it or acted in it.

all i say is that it falls below expextations. not that it isnt a good movie.
Hareem_M Groupbie

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Posted: 11 August 2006 at 9:49pm | IP Logged
i think it is wrong to say a younger person might want 2 hold off on seeing hte movie...i think it matters how open-minded the person is...regardless of age... my mother would prob only like this movie bc she loves srk.. my father would hate it bc of hte extra-marital affair concept... and i would prob wait until i saw the movie to give my own opinion...(i'm 18 btw)... i like a movie when i can see an honesty in the actors' acting... when it brings out an emotion in me.. and when the storyline keeps me captivated.. i'm sure itz the same for someone who is 30 or 50... sooo wht i'm trying to don't dub that this movie is ONLY for the older generation..itz for ppl who go see a movie w/ an open mind..
teenindia_usa IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 11 August 2006 at 10:38pm | IP Logged

Originally posted by Diva

Hey Guys,

See JP and Aparna I do see your point however I strongly disagree in some matters of KANK. Though they may not be related, I do feel that the movie is giving out a wrong theme. And wrong themes have nothing to do with age. I haven't seen the movie yet but from the preview I saw yesterday, the film is justifying extra maritial affairs. Infact Srk in his interview said that the movie shows that when there are rough roadds in the marraiges of two couples, they can move on and become friends.  Do relationships and especially can marraige break so easily and conveniently?

Yes extra maritial affairs do happen but are we saying that there can be a positive light shown in them? Are we trying to say that its okay for two couples to switch partners and realistically speaking does that really happen in life?  The movie is trying to show that love can happen after marraige with someone else but that doesn't mean that extra maritial affairs are always right. Marraige is a commitment - not an unbreakable one but yes it is a huge commitment filled with trust, honesty and loyalty. There are many extra maritial affairs that just can not be jusitified.

Perhpahs some in the younger generation haven't experienced marraige and commitments yet.  Yet do we all not have an image of marraige and the responsiblities attached to it?  And age doesn't change the overall moral being sent out by the story.  Is Karan Johar trying to say that love after marraige can be stronger than the commitment of marraige?  And is it okay to break that commitment?  And if some of us say that its only a commitment and love matters more than doesn't love require commitments too? 

Extra maritial affairs aren't positive and as entertainment there is a responsiblity of portraying the right light to our society (not that entertainment always does this unfortunately).  My hope from the movie is to be shown that extra maritial affairs aren't black or white - they are grey, some can be jusitified perhaphs but some can't be as well.  Again I haven't seen the movie yet so I am basing my assumptions on what I have seen on television. I may change my mind after wathcing the movie and I am more than open to it. I really hope that I am proven wrong and that the movie does not send out the wrong message.

Gr8 topic JP Clap


hi, and agree with u, to me to enter into an affair is plain wrong, one should solve there issues together, not with others esp opposite sex(who are not licensed therapists even)..and when u look to opposite sex attraction is thee to happen ? The movie is 4 sure to raise eyebrows.

In terms of age yes movie is 4 mature audience, I would not suggest taking little kids with u esp under 15..

my only reason 4 going is srk-preity

jprasad IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 11 August 2006 at 10:39pm | IP Logged

ok, so I am back to find my topic on the front page.   Shocked

I watched the movie and I am back with my two cents.


Karan Johar does a wonderful job with the movie overall. SRK, Preity,
Rani, Abhishek all gave powerful performances. The theme was obviously
quite complicated and there were many layers to it, but like I said

My two qualms...the movie is a bit long and I agree that the relationship
between SRK and Rani could have been a little bit more developed. I
think that possibly the movie needed to be stretched that long so that it
unfolds properly, hence it being so long.

From what I read that some feel that movies such as this possibly
promote extra marital affairs. However, after watching the two failed
marriages in KANK, I thought about a couple of things. I thought about
my relationship with my husband and what I thought of him. I wondered
if this movie made any difference in my life. You know we fight...we have
typical husband/wife fights, but I love my husband. He is a good man. I
married him because he made me complete, not because I thought of him
as my compromise. He makes me whole and he makes life worth living.
He is my friend, my companion. He is the one who I share my thoughts
with. These are the things that I thought about after this movie and I
wanted to share this with I-F's thousands of readers.

I think if the movie had a negative impact on me, I would have thought
about all the fights between my husband and I. I would have thought,
"Oh, gosh I hate this man, he smokes and he stays up late and yada
yada..." I need to find myself another man, cuz extra-marital affairs are

After 4 years of marriage, I realize that marriage is a lot of work and it is
up to my husband and I to make it work. I don't life in an era where I
MUST stay married. I live in era where I got married by choice and it is
really easy to get divorced. I have seen many people get married on
whim, have an affair on a whim, get divorced on a whim, and then I
wonder "log shaadi kyun karthe hai?"

The second thing I pondered upon after the movie was that could I
possibly start to feel insecure about my own relationship. Do I have to
rethink my values about relationships? Could this happen to me? Could
my husband find love elsewhere? What would I do? It doesn't take a
movie to promote extra-marital affairs, but like in the movies, it just
happens. My gut feeling told me that I must feel secure within myself
before I could worry about security in a relationship. I felt a sense of
relief when I figured that I married a good guy and rather than think
about how KANK could be bad for me, I thought about good things.

I understand that you need to have an open mind when watching KANK,
but I still believe that you need to have experienced some life before you
step into the theatre to watch your favorite actors tackle such a complex
theme. To watch this movie you have to have thick skin, be prepared that
it is really for a mature audience and bring lot's of tissue.   Embarrassed

Finally, I am glad that I was able to catch this movie as I felt good about
my relationship with my husband.
teenindia_usa IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 11 August 2006 at 10:48pm | IP Logged
very well said,jprasad, I agree with ur views, this movie tries to raise issues, insecurities, etc..Yet Ibelieve how u treat ur marriage is important. Marriage is a sacred union, not something tobe taken lightly or entered into as such. Once entered it has tobe nutured, and treated as life long..
JennyPenny IF-Addictz

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Posted: 11 August 2006 at 11:08pm | IP Logged
Personally speaking, I think every age can handle it, because it's not some candy floss movie that doesn't happen in real life, it happens, people have martial affairs and that the truth. I am 18, and am sure going to understand as well as enjoy it.. I don't take any expections when seeing any films. I didn't expect anything from Fanaa and it turned out to be good while, I expected alot from Krissh and it spoiled my expections..

I think it's upto the people who watch the film to decide the leading factor for it..

can't wait to see KANKBig smile

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