Yes, I finally watched it. On DVD as it has long been shown the door of the multiplexes. And hence I thought I might as well share my views on the film, which showed Karan Johar the face of failure.
This is a typical KJo film. Huge star cast and huge budget. The story is about two couples, or rather a person in each couple, both of who have never felt some thing they could call love. It was more less compromises.
Shahrukh is an injured, limping football coach with priety as his wife while Rani is a ‘boring’ school teacher, her hubby being the AB jr. And yes there is the AB sr playing dad to AB jr… and what a dad he plays! Sexy Sam.
The film is about two people with similar grievances becoming friends. Because they understand each other better. First it is Sexy Sam and Kiron Kher becoming good friends. Taking a cur from them, Shahrukh (who surprisingly isn’t named Rahul or Raj but Dev) and Rani becomes friends… but their friendship takes huge leaps as they end up sharing a hotel room! Abhisekh and Preity also become friends to solve similar problems. Quite a lot of friendship in fact.
While Big B and Kiron try to light up each other’s gloomy ol’ days, the others try to save their respective marriages. Well until Shahrukh and Rani realises that they want to be with each other rather than their spouses. Hence begins the love story.
And then mid way they decide to get back to their spouses as they do not want to hurt them anymore… And here’s the fun. The spouses instead of playing angles turn them out of their respective home. Yes Shahrukh lived in Priety’s home!
The film ends on a happy note with the lovers meeting after three year of and coming to know that both actually live alone. Some confusion. Some tragedy.
The film story of the film has not been appreciarted. Well at least by my friends, who say “when you live a person for so many years you automatically tend to fall in love with him or her. Hence they not loving their spouses is strange.” Very true indeed. But you can never rely on the heart and this film is for those who feel incomplete.
The film is well made. The cinematography id picture perfect and the editing is cool.
A couple of songs are good, especially the title track and Mitwa.
Acting wise, all of them are superb. I did like to mention that Big B is excellent as sexy Sam. And then with the ease he shifts gears to a sober father underline his capabilities.
For the mush-loving folks, I recommend this movie, if they haven’t seen it yet. Others, I don’t take responsibility. It’s you call. But this can be watched once.