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

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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.

  • who cares wats d movie like?????
    i gonna watch it only & only for Katrina….
    she looks sooooooooooo goooooooooood in this movie!

  • 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.

  • hey ppl dunno hw far its true.. but its a remake of telugu movie Arya starrin Allu arjun.

    `ve seen arya so `ll tell its a copy after watchin it…;)

  • INDICINE TEAM-Bang on guys.fantastic review..other critics have given dis flick 4stars which it doesn’t deserve.i personally loved the humor in 1st half,but 2nd half was equally disappointing for me.HOW WOULD YOU RATE RANBIR’s PERFORMANCE CONSIDERING HE WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO SAVED THE FLICK FROM AN EMBARASSMENT?

  • INDICINE TEAM-Congrats again for your totally unbiased reviews unlike bollywood hungama..what about review of jail guys..when are you gonna post it?? HOPING TO GET A REPLY FROM U SOON..THANKS

  • Just came from cinema hall…and my review is

    First thing first,When akshay kumar play same kind of role,critics never praised him……but when ranbir did,how amazing tht i also now believe tht critics never praised akshay kumar for what he did

    What works for the movie:
    1>Ranbir kapoor acting..superb..he was very funny n suits in his role(But personally feel,akshay can do more better than him in this role…far more better
    2>Katrina kaif n ranbir chemistry….I simply love when ranbir say”No complain n no demand” n his way of speaking when he get nervous…and katrina too same kind haha….but still very nice
    3>Supporting character were also funny ..especially in start and when Ranbir took away katrina from the guy who she was marrying tony sences
    4>Dance party…really was enjoyable moment.prem”ranbir” and tony scenes was very funny
    5>The scenes of salman khan with ranbir n katrina!!!Mind blowing!!!!!
    6>Ranbir going for job in haluwa wala…Damn funny
    What doesnot work for the movie:
    1>Where is the story line…I m suprise the many of critics have given it more than 3 or 4….But surely,if akshay was playing this movie will not have get more than 2!!!!WHat is this!!!First time,i m losing my trust from critics
    2>Some songs were unnecessary …were good song but doesnot fit on the movie
    3>If pappu cann’t dance then Upen Patel can’t act sala
    4>Climax was funny but still i feel it was same old type of climax…villian getting shock on water,Actress trying to hit villian but infact hit Actor
    5>First half was way better than second half…

    Overall,entertaining movie…Definately One time watch

    Rating:3 out of 5(You just can’t stop laughing )

    Note:I personally feel this movie will be hit…as it is entertaining movie..but I was dissapointed with critics of NDTV n Starboxoffice and many more where they never give praise to akshay for playing same type of role but giving praise to this one…There is no difference between akshay movie of recent time n this one…Both lack story but…..

  • media seems to have found a new pet in Ranbir, he can do no wrong. Why is the media so much in awe with filmi families. Ranbir is OK not as good as the media makes it out to be. If he was not Raj Kapoor’s grandson, he would not get half as much praise as he getting. His character is hear is similar to WUS but media swertly decide to ignore that, if this was any other actor they would have dissed him no end!! Chamchagiri of filmi families….unbearable annoying.

  • Saju all your “Attention” comments have been deleted. Stop being stupid and contribute sensibly to the discussion.

    Sudeep, very good review. Glad you enjoyed it. The problem with Akshay’s movies these days (just a personal opinion) is that its getting very repetitive. Same mannerisms, over the top, loud comedy.. and about 3 times a year. Its getting too monotonous. And frankly, De Dana Dana looks much the same, like Bhagam Bhag, Bhool Bhulaiya, Heyy Babyy, Kambakht Ishq, Chandni Chowk… the list is endless.

    We all love Akshay, who doesn’t? But its something “different” which is what we are looking for. One Kambakht Ishq a year is fine, but 3 – 4.. Sorry, simply not acceptable. His last few movies not doing so well, is a proof of this.

    And back to Ajab Premki.. Its off to a great start everywhere, morning shows were houseful! Ranbir should hit the Top 5 by the end of the year. Rocket Singh looks very promising too.

  • Thanks Sahil. Glad to see someone call us ‘unbiased’ for a change :) Jail review will be up now, in sometime.

    Saurabh, Do post your review.

    Amish, it has a lot more comedy than what you saw in the trailers. Ranbir’s performance alone is worth the price of your ticket. Go for it.

  • Indicine team:I agree with u but if akshay have done Ajab prem ki ghazab kahani …critics will not say it is good…because i see NDTV review”i donot know the women name” but she has always said good abt ranbir n srk but When it turn for Akshay or salman…both have been bad to her…Y is so happing…I know every critics have right to say but sometime i too feel people donot praised the hardwork of Salman n akshay

    Anyways i have no argument because it was not tht great movie but it was sweet one..It lack logics but was a dil logical movie!!!!!! Especially Salman saying”Kyun darr raheho,jesa mera girlfriend …..”srry i forget” but Just watch Somechannel they already making these dailouge and saying RAnbir is afraid of Salman and Salman have given warning to Ranbir…..Wht is going on for MEDIA>..indian media are really crap!!!!srry to say though

  • Mehul, Ranbir is good. Make no mistake, the media loves ripping off star kids, yes they do get support and media coverage, but at the end of the day.. its all about talent and popularity.

    Look at Abhishek. Ranbir has already achieved in 3 films what Abhishek didn’t in 30 odd films.

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