Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna: Avoid

August 26, 2006

Last week, while I was vacationing in Nagpur, I happened to watch ‘Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna’. To be frank I regretted every bit of my decision. KANK happens to be one of the worst movies I’ve ever watched. It fails on each front- the story, the story telling, direction, acting, editing, songs- everything.

The basic story- two married individuals falling in love and the repercussions of their actions – is probably ok. However, the director presents it in a very very unconvincing manner. It’s all very bookish. It all looks like someone’s bad imagination. To begin with, there seems to be no solid ground for Maya (Rani Mukherjee) to be unhappy about her marriage. And if there is, atleast it isn’t brought out well. It’s like a forced discord. Maya is supposed to be this- mature, brooding, thinking, serious, introverted person. Oh! By the way, you don’t know this because of the movie, it’s because she keeps repeating this about herself, berating poor Rishi (Abhishek Bachchan), whom she ends up marrying for not a very well thought out reason. The differences shown are very superficial. The Dev-Rhea (Shahrukh Khan-Preity) marriage atleast has some good reason for not working out.

Amitabh is shown very caricaturish, and I HATE it.

You just don’t remember any songs after you come out of the theatre, and the ones you’ve been bombarded with continuously on the television are difficult to place in the movie

It seems like a movie about two losers, but the movie does not generate any sympathy for the two of them. If you tell a story about losers you atleast have to make the viewers empathize with them. Like like … Sunil in ‘Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa’. You loved Sunil- with all his blunders, mistakes, failures. You wanted to forgive him for everything, yes, even for those faked marksheets 🙂 Oh! But, how could I forget, “Kabhi Haan, Kabhi Naa” was also a comedy. Whereas KANK is supposed to be serious stuff. In KANK, you feel bored with Rani’s incessant weeping and Shahrukh’s continuous shrieking. Or maybe the movie was supposed to be about “love”. “Love” that does not care for societal pressures. Bold love, brash love. Alas! It isn’t even that.

So, my advice is- stay away from it. Even if you get free tickets along with a dinner invitation in a funky restaurant. Somethings just aren’t worth it.

And please don’t believe those reports about KANK being a hit. A person will have to be braindead to like this movie. I’m not saying KANK will not be able to recover it’s money or it’d lose money. Those days are over. I only want to say, that if you love movies just stay away from it. There are far better ways of spending money and time.


One Response to “Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna: Avoid”

  1. deepak payal Says:

    iam deepak payal

    my farvet heero shrukh khan and heeroin rane mukhr

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