Originally posted by jprasad
SPOILERS....SKIP IT! DON'T READ IF YOU DON'T TO KNOW
ok, so I am back to find my topic on the front page.
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.
Finally, I am glad that I was able to catch this movie as I felt good about
my relationship with my husband.