Jab We Met Movie Review by Anurada Bhat
Imtiaz Ali of ‘Socha Na Tha’ fame is back with yet another love story titled ‘Jab We Met’. This movie would be Shahid-Kareena’s fourth film together. It is one of the most awaited releases of the year, for it promises unseen amazing chemistry between the couple. With the couple’s real life relationship on rocks, can this reel love story succeed in wining the heart of their fan followers? Let me not keep you on the wait and break the silence here. The movie has a charm of its own to make its way directly to the heart of all movie goers. It’s going to be a special treat especially for those in love. Wait! Don’t miss to read further….
Before I give you more leads on the movie review, let me first introduce the story.
Jab We Met Story:
Aditya Kashyap (Shahid Kapoor) is introduced as a heartbroken man as the girl he loved was getting married to someone else. He is physically present but mentally lost deep into the darkness. Unable to muster courage he drifts away from his home and aimlessly boards a train. Call it destiny, Geet (Kareena Kapoor) a gorgeous looking but annoyingly chatty yet very lively young girl boards the same train to go to her home town Bhatinda.
Aditya gets irritated by Geet’s chatter that he gets off the train. Geet in an attempt to get him back on the train ends up missing the train herself. She accuses Aditya for the mess and deems it his responsibility to take her to Bhatinda. In the journey that followed, both get to understand and know more about each other. But Kahani mein ek twist. Geet is in love with a guy named Anushuman whom she soon plans to elope with as the family is against their union. Will she succeed in her plans? Will Aditya and Geet be united? Watch to know…
Jab We Met Movie Review:
Unlike every other sleazy love story, Jab We Met is fun-filled and pleasing. With minimal rona-dhona and drama, no vulgarity, no villain – no fights, director Imtiaz Ali takes us on a scenic and entertaining romantic journey. Imtiaz has handled the story and the emotions connected with it deftly and this paralleled with Shahid-Kareena’s realistic yet dazzling performance makes this movie a fantastic treat which was worth the wait.
The first half of the movie is fast paced and fun. But post interval the pace slackens as it gets dramatic with the return of Geet into the life of Aditya and back to her family. Some questions like: why should Geet bother if Aditya gets off the train? (Well it’s just another punch of bollywood) Why didn’t Mangeet (Geet’s childhood friend and the groom selected for her by her parents) inform the family members as soon as he saw Geet romancing Aditya?
Imtiaz has excelled as a story-teller for he succeeds to fill your heart with happiness. There are many relishing moments and movie is entertaining throughout. The dialogues are superb. The way he has framed the ‘gaali’ that Geet shouts at Anshuman… very hilarious. On the whole Story, Screenplay, Direction by Imtiaz is topnotch. Cinematography by S Natarajan Subramaniam is excellent. The locales of Chandigarh, Kulu Manli, Shimla have been shot beautifully. Choreography by Saroj Khan and Ahmed Khan is vivacious and commendable. I really enjoyed Shahid’s dance in Nagada Baja song. Music by Pritam Chakraborty and Sandesh Shandilya is very pleasing and blends well with the tone of the movie.
Jab We Met Performance:
Well just as promised and expected, the chemistry between Shahid and Kareena is sizzling. Both of them have pulled their acts really well with ease and style. And this time Kareena doesn’t over act at most parts of the movie while Shahid has matured into an outstanding actor and the couple are sure to steal your hearts away.
Shahid Kapoor is extremely talented. His handsome look and dashing personality is coupled with his exceptional acting skills. He carries all sorts of emotions really well.
Kareena Kapoor is an equal match. The always babbling lively girl role is a perfect match to her personality. For the first time I really enjoyed her acting. This would be the big break of her career and her best ever performance so far.
Indicine.com Jab We Met Verdict:
Jab We Met is fun-filled, unique and a sweet love story. It would appeal to movie goers of all ages. At the ticket window, with strong word-of-mouth, Jab we met should do well all over!Rating: