Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani Movie Review

Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif, two of the most good-looking actors in Bollywood come together in Rajkumar Santoshi’s Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani. Santoshi in an interview promised a Laurel-Hardy kinda comedy, something that would appeal to the masses and classes, a movie that would be universally accepted, much like his cult classic Andaaz Apna Apna which released over a decade ago. Can Santoshi who has hard-hitting critically acclaimed films to his credit, recreate the AAA magic?

The movie is about Prem (Ranbir Kapoor) and Jennifer (Katrina Kaif). Prem is the president of ‘Happy Club’ which has a few simple rules – be happy, make others happy, unite couples – but its these very rules that test Prem when he eventually falls head over heels in love with Jennifer.

Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani Review

Here’s what we liked about Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani

  • If there is one reason why Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani is worth a watch, it has to be the brilliance of Ranbir Kappor. Surrounded by mediocrity and unnecessary madness, Ranbir stands tall in yet another fabulous performance. Undoubtedly, the future ‘superstar’ of Bollywood!
  • Some well written scenes (mentioned below) make the movie, a good one time watch.
  • Katrina Kaif adds immense value to the movie, purely by her screen presence and stunning looks. Its hard to take your eyes off her, due to which you manage to sit through those 2 – 3 song and dance numbers in the second half.
  • Supporting characters do well.
  • The chemistry between Katrina and Ranbir was excellent.
  • Tere Hone Laga Hoon was by far the best soundtrack in the movie.

Sequences that deserve a mention

  • When Katrina invites Ranbir to be her dance partner and the sequences that follow with her chosen-by-parents groom are hilarious. Slightly over the top, with Ranbir dancing all the way through with weird expressions, but funny nonetheless.
  • When the jobless Ranbir takes up a job in a sweets shop to impress Katrina.
  • Those broken English dialogue scenes were nice, again credit to Ranbir’s fantastic dialogue delivery.
  • When Ranbir’s mother, in an effort to stop his father from entering the bathroom, flirts with her husband.
  • Govind Namdeo’s introductory scene which includes that funny ringtone of his assistant.
  • Last but not the least, when Salman Khan (as himself) makes a dashing special appearance. The girlfriend – yours or mine talk – is sure to bring the house down.

Why we don’t recommend a trip to theaters.

  • What starts off as a light-hearted romantic movie, turns ugly in the second half with slapstick – Priyadashan style comedy.
  • The romance between Ranbir and Katrina almost works, but the addition of 2 unnecessary characters into Katrina’s life somewhat ruins it.
  • Like most madcap comedies in the recent past, Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani lacks a coherent storyline.
  • Upen Patel is a non-actor, even in those 10 odd minutes of screen time, he irritates.
  • Ideally Ajab Premki should have been a good 30 mins shorter. Blame those songs, all of which are badly placed.

Overall, Ajab Prem KI Ghazab Kahani belongs to Ranbir Kapoor and to a certain extent Katrina Kaif. The first half is good but its those post-interval portions that prove to be a major let down. Wait for the DVD.

Rating: ★★½☆☆

Seen the movie? Do post in your Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani Reviews below.



  • oh no…… indicine team already started tellin slapstick priyadarshan comedy… imagine d fate of de dana dan ….;)

    `ll watch this movie tom… lets c.. hw audience likes it…

    One Q to indicine team… is der more comedy scenes dan wat dey show in trailors or same trailor experience?

  • Sudeep- its a suspense thriller comedy…;) that shud be kept a secret.. ha ha. if indicine team doesnt tell i `ll tell u tom ok…;)

  • sudeep:
    r u mad ??? why u are bothering indicine to explore the suspence and the climax of the movie if u r so much crazy just go to cinema and ask from the public . or watch it by urself

  • m really watitin to watch this movie…probbably i ll be there in any theather tomarrow..after all m dieheart fan of both Ranbir kapoor n Katrina Kaif…n neavertheless i hv lost myself totally ..in the songs Sang by Atif…he has really rocked ..

  • Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani Takes Extraordinary Start

    Fridday 6th November 2009 13.00 IST
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    Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani has taken an extraordinary start all over India at multiplexes. The film was expected to open but its opening has surpassed all expectations.

    The figures at some multiplexes for morning shows are on par with Love Aaj Kal which is the biggest opener at multiplexes in 2009. The single screens in the big cities have also seen big numbers.

    The opening is like a major film from one of the big five actors and no doubt the biggest opening of Ranbir Kapoor’s career.

  • Mr. reviewer, u say the movie is good and then u say it’s bad c’mom man. make a final verdict its good or bad. u have mentioned so many sceans that should make a movie a worth watching so how can it go bad? i’m sure its a winner all the way. it’ll easily gross 50 crs. should emerge a super-hit.
    guys go for it

  • Sudeep, Salman has a special appearance right in the beginning. He has nothing to do with the movie, he helps Ranbir impress Katrina (who is a big Salman Khan fan in the movie).

  • I will watch it tomorrow.. and hope that it’s a nice entertaining movie.. I can trust Ranbir.. all the movies he did were good.. means he knows how to select good movies.. let’s see this one.. if this movie is also good.. then in future.. I don’t hv to read any reviews before watching his movies.. blindly I’ve to go and watch them.

  • i just came frm the movie,critically a head ache,normally a one time watchable movie but if u campare last weaks movies with this flick,there r far more better movies.

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