I am not a big fan of Kareena and Shahid. But I liked Socha Na Tha and hence decided to watch Jab We Met. I am a Director Biased Movie Fan. Today I plan to see No Smoking for Anurag.
Imtiaz Ali’s Jab We Met is a good and entertaining movie. The true revelation is Kareena who has given the best performance of her career so far. She plays an over-the-top loud extrovert character with perfection and great balance. In second half, she plays totally a opposite and restrained character. Shahid is also very impressive and manages to give a raving performance after his debut film Ishq Vishq and Vivah.
There are lovely moments in the film – handling an intimate moment in second half between Shahid-Kareena, Shahid’s meeting his mother, Karate moments etc. The movie is beautiful in first half and matures in second half. Though second half had to be a little melodramatic, it is handled rather well except for one or two songs.
There are cinematic liberties but it is acceptable. The music is lovely and songs are picturized beautifully. Yeh Ishq To is my favorite.
Overall, it is a nice cute movie with refreshing treatments. There are shades of Yash Chopra but it is a nice movie. I would give it 3.5 stars out of 5. Not as liberal as TOI!
The highlight of the movie is the wonderful chemistry of Shahid – Kareena. They are magical. You wish the current rumours are just that – rumours! And just imagine if Anshuman in the movie was Saif!
Go watch it!
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