As once told by Lao Tzu, "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." But, this isn't a story of courage, nor miracle. It is indeed a simple love story of a man, who died everyday, every moment for his love. And, say what, even God was left with no other option at the end, except to gift him his ladylove one day. Yes, I'm talking about the late legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra last directorial offering, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, featuring Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma in the leads, that releases today.
If love and romance needs a proper definition, it will be such "JAB TAK HAI JAAN", this piece of romance will be remembered forever. Here's a story of a strong, hard-hearted army officer Samar Anand (Shahrukh Khan), who loves to play with his life by undertaking risks everyday. Reason given, his unending fight with the almighty, who had snatched away his ladylove Meera Thapar (Katrina Kaif) 10 years back.
Jab Tak Hai Jaan is a love saga which depicts eternity of love and passion of souls entrenched in love. In the year 2002, when a young, charming, not so high-fy musician Samar fell in love with the classy, beautiful Meera, he would have never imagined that his love had to face a dark phase. The story of Samar and Meera's love saga is like that of a flower, that cannot blossom without the sunshine, similarly these two love birds cannot breathe without each other. Samar and Meera's love is strong, passionate and evergreen, yet, they had to separate. And, the key question remains, "Why?"
But, when a young, vibrant "super girl" Akira Rai (Anushka Sharma) came into the picture, things changed for better. And, Samar, Meera faced each other again after 10 long years.
Well, if i need to give a verdict on Shahrukh Khan's performance for both his roles as a tough army officer and a charming musician, it would be better I won't commit such a mistake. Yet, as a part of my job, I can't help, but commit this mistake. In one word guys, the BADSHAAH KHAN is back with a stroke, no wonder, after watching out Khan in JTHJ, one cannot help but say, that Shahrukh is and will be "THE KING OF ROMANCE." Khan deserves a standing ovation for his stellar performance in the film.
And, for those who have always criticized Katrina Kaif's poor acting, Jab Tak Hai Jaan is the answer for you. Kats as a rich, high class bussinesswoman is a complete stunner in the film. She does complete justice to her role. She performs an equally power-pack role as that of Khan.
Finally comes, Ms Akira Rai aka Anushka Sharma, who dreams of having sex with different men of different accents, but no time for love. As believed by Samar in the movie, Akira is one such girl, who had possibly grown up studying 'KAMASUTRA' and has a great knowledge about all the naughty and dirty things in the world. But, a day comes, when Akira "totally, madly, completely" falls in love with someone. Ansuhka as usual is very colourful and vibrant in the movie, mixed with a few overacting in parts. We feel, Ms Sharma would have toned down a little more to do a fab job onscreen.
Some high points:
Though a bit lengthy, Jab Tak Hai Jaan has several high points. A few moments might make you cry, especially, when Katrina met her mother (Neetu Kapoor), who fled away with some other man, whom she loved. That was a turning point in the life of the rich Meera Thapar, who became a complete 'deewani' for a poor Samar. In this world of modernisation and practicality, we hardly listen to our hearts and go completely by minds. But, we never realise the mistake we commit by doing so.
SRK and Katrina's dance in one of London's night club was just 'WOW'. No wonder, the couple seems to have worked day and night to churn out such a wonderful dance item. Shot in exotic foreign locations, JTHJ gives us a beautiful and larger than life picture.
Watch or Not?
As the last offering by Yashji, here we salute you Mr Chopra for churning out such a brilliant masterpiece. JTHJ is a must watch, with a lots of 'luv shuv' elements and intesity in it. On the whole, you cannot afford to miss out this one.