|Coming to the review of movie let me admit I was very eager to watch
this movie for various reasons. First, because it was Mr Yash chopra's
last movie who according to me was and will always be King of Romance.
Nobody conveys romace with conviction the way Mr Yash chopra did.
Second, the pairing of Katrina Kaif and SRK.
I would not be focussing on the plot or the story of movie as the
same has been discussed by others in their reviews. What I would like
to highlight is whatís good, whatís bad and my final views on the
WHATíS GOOD : The old vintage romance showcased by Mr chopra. Mr
Yash chopra in his last movie had created that magical world for the
last time on silver screen and this itself is worthy enough to
experience his last vision of romance. Mr Yash Chopra, take a bow!
Acting by all the leads are good. Special mention to Anushka and
SRK. I know lot of people had their personal views on SRK's acting
methods. Many say that he gives the same expression in all his movies
but according to me all the superstars do have limited expressions
starting from Mr Rajesh khanna and even the perfectionist, Mr Amir
khan. SRK has done a good job. He has done exactly what was expected
Music by A R Rahman is good if not excellent. But thanks to some
great cinematography and choreography the songs look and sound better
on silver screen. Ishq Shava is one such song.
Last but not least, the cinematography which gave us the
mesmerising locales of Pehalgam and Ladakh, come alive on celluloid.
London, on the other hand, is beautiful.\
WHATS BAD : There are many loopholes in the script and the killer
is the running time of the movie. At 3 hrs running time this movie
sometimes tests your patience especially in the second half. I
personally feel if the movie had been edited better, it could have
been more interesting.
Though Srk has done a commendable job,
making him look and act like 22 years old didnít work for me.
FINALVERDICT : As I had mentioned in my title this is ALMOST a
perfect adieu to the king of romance. It's not a perfect movie as per
the standadrds of Mr Yash chopra.
Last but not least ,thank you Mr Yash Chopra for taking us to some
magical world with every film that you directed. Thank you for making
us believe in love and I'm sure many incuding me will remember you
Jab Tak Hai Jaan. RIP, sir.