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Debate of the Day:Controversy around KANK (Page 7)

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Posted: 12 August 2006 at 2:40pm | IP Logged
what really karan johar wanted to convey was that u shud not have an extra martial affairs like how did dev and maya do!u shud try to find all the perfect ingreidents in the pari di said that be it in the west or east...extra-marital affairs is an extremely wrong thing!be it west or east no couple can digest the fact that one og his/her soul mate is having an affair wid sumone else.!
karan is trying to potray that whatever is done on screen shud not be done offscreen!
well i have'nt seen the movie yest coz it's releasing on the 16th august in U.A.E.,but onething is for sure...karan lives upto expectations...dunno bout ohters...but i am pretty confident about it! Smile

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Posted: 12 August 2006 at 2:56pm | IP Logged
i suffer from short term memory so forgive cuz I can't remember the
names of the characters that SRK, Preity, Rani and Abhishek play....

So first we have established that having an extra-marital affair is morally
wrong. When it happens, things don't always end happily ever after.
Some people are able to work it out and some people just cannot do it.
Some people believe once a cheater always a cheater and some believe in
second chances. Both parties have to want to work it out. When Rani and
SRK in the movie realize that they have done wrong and they see how
their affair is affecting their relationship so they decide to end their
relationship and tell their spouses. They thought that their spouses
would work things out. However, it went against both SRK and Rani.
Abhishek couldn't handle the fact that Rani was intimate with SRK. Preity
couldn't handle the fact that SRK had fallen in love with Rani. The split
between spouses happen, but SRK and Rani still love each other.

Also Mistletoe, Rani and SRK became friends before lovers and I don't
think that the message was if your marriage is failing go out and have an
affair. Initially, they became friends because they had something in
common and they were supporting each other. They were trying to help
each other work things out with their spouses. SRK would help Rani and
Rani would give tips to SRK so that they could revive their relationship.
Keeping in mind that this movie was for a niche audience, I hope that it is
ok that SRK and Rani being man and woman were friends trying to help
each other out in need. I know that when I have a problem with my
husband I seek help from my friends and that is what they were doing.
Because they were man and woman and they were friends trying to help
each other doesn't mean we should automatically assume that their affair
began from the get go.   

Movies like "Masti" poke fun at men who are unhappy with their
relationship and go out looking to have an affair and at the end of the day
they come and live happily ever after. At the end of KANK, two
relationships weren't able to withstand the end of the day. All movies
cannot be like Masti or No Entry where everything is hunky dory, so I
think to look at relationships that cannot withstand the trauma of an
extra-marital affair is a different concept.   If one feels that extra-marital
affairs are wrong and that perhaps this movie would promote extra-
marital affairs then they shouldn't watch the movie.

This world is made of different people who fall prey to different
circumstances. Yes, I know KANK is a movie, but it does allow us to look
at life from a different perspective.

Edited by jprasad - 12 August 2006 at 3:00pm
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Posted: 12 August 2006 at 3:06pm | IP Logged

hi there are many valid pts. Yet I think if one is having trouble, rather than seeking help of another person goto a therapist.
Also, if one as an affair and than suddenly realizes oh it was wrong? I know' I would react the same way, itsbreaking a vow, a trust, etc...and why should they take the personback... Yhose whodo I have trendmous respect 4 them yet, the relation willbe strained since trust is gone. point: in my opinion, no affair is justified when u in an instution of marriage

Edited by teenindia_usa - 12 August 2006 at 3:10pm
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Posted: 12 August 2006 at 4:35pm | IP Logged
the movie isn't justifying the affair, it's telling a story of what happens when people make bad choices...
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Posted: 12 August 2006 at 5:24pm | IP Logged
i tottaly agree wid u!
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Posted: 12 August 2006 at 5:53pm | IP Logged
okaii itss justt a bigg deal i mean teens thesee dayss alwayss watch soaps or moviess thatt involve affairs and stuff. im only 14 and i understandd causee ive watched lots of movies which havee this subject matter and also soaps like daysofourlivess have the same storyy line...itss onliee a movie
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Posted: 12 August 2006 at 7:02pm | IP Logged
i dont understand that...why people r makin it a big issue...many people r blaming karan johar for that... he made a film without his dad...he will have diffculties....the story is really different..acting is awesome of all the actors..and all the people r blaming for it...he didn bad scenes...but not like emran hashmi...he did some in veer zaara too....i am like the biggest fan of srk....the movie is abt they need some scenes to make the movie run...there r bad scenes between rani-abhishek...but people r not saying anything abt them....some people r after srk...i think itz a very different movie....not like a typical india movie...but not family movie..i understand that...but some people r posting topic that...KANK IS A BAKWAAS MOVIE....ITZ GONNA BE A Flop...think positive guysss

Karan did an awesomee job....becuz he did it without his dad..and thatz very hard to do Smile
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Posted: 12 August 2006 at 7:07pm | IP Logged
I don't think Karan's intent is to promote or condone extra-marital affairs or to make them ok by any means. But, being as many look to bollywood movies and actors as inspiration, I can see how this can influence people and I do think it was definitely a risk for Karan to tackle this subject...perhaps if his father was here, he would be against it, but we'll never know this of course... Smile

I do think that it's important as movie-goers to be able to discern the difference b/n right and wrong on our own and we should go see a movie for pure entertainment, not to change our own lives or copy the lives of the actors in the films.   In an industry where we have films like "Murder," "Kalyug," and "Gangster", do we all go out after watching the film and commit a murder?   Adults are responsible people and therefore they should be able to digest a film like KANK w/o going and copying what's going on.

After all, art imitates life, and this is a pretty realistic subject matter.

I would definitely say that parents shouldn't let their children see this film b/c children don't have the maturity to totally discern right from wrong.

I think Karan just wanted to do something a little "hatke" b/c lots of people call him a candyfloss director, so he went with this.

I'm sure every Karan Johar film won't be on this subject matter and personally i think it's refreshing to see films on a wide variety of topics rather than having the same storyline.

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