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November 08, 2006

Kabhi, kabhi...

What more can I say about relationships that weren’t meant to be, love that hurts and the inability to love, when it is clear there is nothing else to do but to share at least a bit of the love that is submerging, almost suffocating you? And yet that is the one thing that you cannot do. How much will you bend to the unfair, overpowering demands of a heart that won’t listen? And finally, when the heart has had its way, all that is left is guilt, shame and a clarity even in tears of what love can be but is not…

Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna is all this and more. Sappy, sentimental, long, the movie may be but it has also managed to handle a complicated, difficult theme as delicately and realistically as the Indian audience would allow it to be. I loved the movie, the NYC background, autumn leaves, snow that blanket a whole new range of emotions…we often see movies dealing effectively in love, romance, tragedy but few take up infidelity and even fewer movies dare to make such a relationship succeed; not commenting on whether it is karmically right for such relationships to succeed, but realistically speaking, some of them do…

Till the end, I kept waiting for something that would separate SRK and Rani Mukherjee, some contrived twist-of-fate ending where they can never live happily ever after and I was surprised by the ending. Also, Preity Zinta not immediately leaning on Arjun Rampal’s shoulders for support was a refreshing twist, so also Abhishek’s marriage to his American lady love. The big B took on a role that needs a lot more than just panache to pull it off without coming off cheap and he did a good job with Kiran Kher providing the right sensitive touch to their scenes.

Comedy was good, the bespectacled football-hating-kid was great, Abhishek as the doting husband evokes a tugging-at-the-heart sort of sadness...haunting music to go with all this and you have a blockbuster movie, alright!

So there, I said it, I really liked the movie! I would even see it again (oh, stop giving me that look, you should see the movie with me next time and then you’ll like it too :)

5 comments:

Muthukumar said...

ipdi ellam ezhuthi engalai hindi padam pakka vechiruva pola iruke?

Zeppelin said...

yeah right! but yes, actually not a really bad movie so to speak...yet a little bit of a drag towards the end what with all the sobbing and some cliched romance scenes..

but hey! musta been a treat to all the romantics and the zinta/rani lovers..;)

Anonymous said...

Didn't you watch it a long time ago? Does this mean you watched it twice already and are willing to watch it a third time?
-L

dinesh said...

The first paragraph looked like one of my e-mails to lexington-tca@yahoogroups.com :)

RS said...

pb - man, that would be an achievement!

arun - so, give me some movie recommendations, something like "flavors", just loved that movie!

L - Watched it twice, could go three times if I had my laptop also with me :)

dinesh - ha haaaa! I miss doing that!

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