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teenindia_usa IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 17 August 2006 at 1:12pm | IP Logged
agree script weak!!!!!!!!acting good!!!!!!!!

Mlulla28 Senior Member

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Posted: 17 August 2006 at 1:36pm | IP Logged
Am I too late to get into this debate?

Let me tell you ...I had waited for over 4 mos. for this whole family went, knowing that the movie was about extra-marital affairs...but did I expect to see what I did?   NOOOO!! Confused

I did not expect to be shown that Rani & SRK are just having an affair for the hell of it...I mean OK, so their marriage was not hunky dorie...but go to a marriage counselor for God's sake....don't go and have an affair...

And Rani..why was she so unhappy in this marriage? I never uderstood? She had a husband who absolutely loves her!

And then, I thought I had seen it all, when the ending comes...and then I just almost threw up! How can a woman say to another woman (that go ahead and be happy with my ex-hubby)....NEVER....

Who would do that in real life after the "other woman" has broken up your home, and taken away the security of a father from a child?


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Posted: 17 August 2006 at 2:58pm | IP Logged
no i don't agree with anith anybody on this page caz this is sucha nice movie and these cmments can't effect business of film caz it is a very good movie everybody should watch it
hundal Senior Member

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Posted: 17 August 2006 at 3:31pm | IP Logged
are half you all stupid???? cheating is wrong no matter wat the situation. NOBODY DESERVES TO BE CHEATED ON AND THAT IS A FACT!! even if there isnt love in the relationship, i know this first hand coming from a well off indian familly Angry
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lil gyal

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Posted: 17 August 2006 at 3:35pm | IP Logged
I waited for this movie for ever and ever....and i went to watch it the first day first show just cuz it was a srk movie and it was karan johar's directorial...but i was quite dissatisfied as the movie did not reach my expectations. however i did enjoy the movie but felt that they shuldnt have promoted the extra marial affairs and adultery soo openly. This will now affect society greatly and have an impact on the younger generation. But as for the movie i still thought it was good but not the best as a karan johar movie should be. I agree it is for a mature audience. Im only 16 but i enjoyed the movie although im not married and havent seen life much. It all depends on how a person sees the movie, it may give a positive or negative message depending on how one sees the movie. But all in all the acting was amazing!!! SRK was the best as always Abhishek was great and rani and preity both did well in their roles and it truly was realistic although the ending was dissappointing. I thought srk and rani wud live separately...which wud make them realize their mistake...but karan had sumthing else in mind....

i think everyone should watch the movie and then reflect upon it as this movie is very debatable and modern
Fashion_2005 IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 17 August 2006 at 6:30pm | IP Logged

Originally posted by jprasad


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.

Wonderful postClap

Fashion_2005 IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 17 August 2006 at 6:45pm | IP Logged

Originally posted by Hareem_M

I think you guys are under the wrong impression that a movie is made so people can follow their lives around it. Yes, extra-marital affairs are wrong. And yes, Johar has portrayed one in KANK. What the audience is doing is wrong is seeing this as a message for them to all go out amd have their own extra-marital affairs. KANK is a STORY. SRK and Rani are NOT role models. They are actors portraying roles that are disturbingly close to real life. Extra-marital affairs are a sad but real part of life. If you're saying that this movie promotes extra-marital affairs, then you're also saying that horror movies w/ serial killers are promoting murder. You're also saying that movies like Fanaa, that regard terrorism, are promoting everyone to go out and become a terrorist. Yes, there are some movies like Swades that give a message to the audience to change the world. KANK is not one of them. KANK tells a perfectly believable story about four people. It tells about the consequences of what happens when people make bad choices in their married life. And if any of you are under the sad impression that you should make your choices regarding life based on a movie, then you really need a reality check. Life is not a movie. We don't break into song and dance every 5 min. I, personally, applaud Johar for taking a huge risk by delving in this theme. Johar writes about REAL issues that could affect anyone's life (unlike others who write about imaginary aliens...but that's besides the point). So if you are going to see this movie, make sure you're mature enough to handle it. Make sure you realize you make your own choices in life, not what you're favorite actor does in a movie. And, make sure you realize that maturity does not come with age, it comes with being open-minded.

Very well saidClapI don't think many people will understand your point of view. Karan Johar is not giving the message to have an extra marital affair but saying please don't get married to the person till you love the person bottom of your heart and i agree with KJSmile

Rindam Senior Member

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Posted: 17 August 2006 at 7:40pm | IP Logged
Here is my take on the movie, many might not like it-

I really dont think there should be any controversy surrounding KANK.

It is not a well made movie that forces one to think (ala, Arth)

It is not a masala or romantic movie that allows one to enjoy (Silsila)

All it is is 3.5 hrs of pain, -excrutiating pain

I had to wait for my ride back home if not I'd have left the theatre when the two -lovers- (shamelessly must I add) book a motel room to sleep with each other while their unsuspecting spouses prance around asking "Where the party is tonight?" -As if one didnt know "At the sleazy motel" (or since this is Karan Johar it was the Radisson)

Sad for SRK fans that he did this character. Rani could really tone down her eye make up and stop crying buckets for no reason. Ghar se jaa rahen hain- To rona, aa rahen hai- To rona, train station par rona, motel par rona, All of NYC was bloody flooded woman, She didnt stop at Philadelphia either. Ro Rokar dimaak kharaab kar diya- Uffff-

And Dev abuses his son, makes wierd apalling faces at people, is rude, hates his wife for being succesful and makes jokes when she says she had a long day at work.
I'm sure having a long day at work is something he hasnt heard of. All the while Dev growls and barks at unsuspecting pedestrians or joggers, and when he finds his floozie at the train station buys books on how to save relationships.

It seems Dev never cared enough to ask his wife, a woman who bore his son(and who he abuses- mistaking abuse for humor)if she needed his support, how she was doing living with a man dead from the neck upwards like him. Now it must be noted that every effort was made to portray the wife (Zinta) as the cold career woman (Mind you every woman who has a job and works her butt off without sucking up to every word that Pati Parmeshwar says isnt worth the trouble to say "i Love you". She can be disposed off within the hour minus any remorse or guilt. Even if there is a hint of some they will throttle that hint with a ton of hypocrisy)

The less said of Rani Mukherjee the better. Having a husband (AB jr was good, some respite in the movie) that loves her and respects her, cherishes her she mind bogglingly only manages to find interest in the vacuum cleaner?
She has this moronic expression on her face plastered throughout (complemented by the monkey faces Dev keeps making to profess his interest in her). No energy, no zest for life, no idea what the heck she wants from life, from herself. If she was confused why didnt she say so. Not conveniant enough ay- Or sorry, poor Ab Jr. didnt like the color blue and worse still was vocal about it, Yikes-

What was the last straw was that
Ab. jr and Zinta conveniantly take the blame on themselves. Apparently it was becasue of them showing too much interest in their careers that the marraige broke off (of course the blue blue factor). Instead if she cooked and cleaned and sobbed incessantly, he might have considered not to sleep around. And Ab Jr is still wondering if it was his hatred for vacuuming that did him in.

But alls well that ends well, the cold career woman gets the dump, and the son. She will continue to work her butt off and support her son and his mom (and herself)
Ab Jr will have to find a gal again.

Dev and Maya will become -soulmates-


Karan Johar should understand what it means to be married, and the trauma of a divorce before he ventures any more silly childish crap.
Idiotic interpretations like this of falling in and out of love, losing interest in marraige and the children one creates lack responsibiltiy and maturity.

This movie is not about love, its about weakness-

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