My remorseful confession for watching epic movie JAB TAK HAI JAAN……..
I don’t know how to say this? It all started few months back when the first look of JAB TAK HAI JAAN released. I thought we are going to have a good movie after so much time. It was the great combo of Yashraj and Shahrukh Khan, after all. Then, promos released, posters were became common and media had made it an forced option to like.
I went through the promos, which are not very anticipating, honestly. After several unwanted futile attempts to ignore the media hype of this Yashraj-Shahrukh so called epic venture, I decided not to watch this movie until Jab tak hai meri jaan. Then suddenly like from nowhere, another fascinating promo of another much-heard movie SON of SARDAAR came into light and the previous option isn’t remains forced anymore.
With time passed, there comes a time when these two movies becomes official rival of each other. There mutual release date was announced to be on Diwali itself. The whole idea behind this rivalry might be the logic that festivals in India are like a license to become stupid, by spending their hard-earned money and very unruly time on these movies. But this is another issue anyway- any other time for that.
Among all these moments, suddenly the great Yashraj Chopra had unfortunately passed away due to dengue. This had given another opportunity to our ACTORS for proving their acting skills, and whole tribute melodrama had begun. Although, few of them might really felt for his absence, undoubtedly. All of a sudden, this unfortunate moment had turned into a very commercial sympathy and the expected success of the movie had been linked with his pride. On the other hand, Salman Khan had joined his hand with Son of Sardaar and jumped into this JTHJ vs SOS war. SOS had also sued Yashraj productions for forcefully trimming down the SOS screens around the country, which apparently seems true after their release.
Finally the movies released and both of them had did a good business on Box-Office. JTHJ, however, had leaded the war for the obvious reasons. Here, let me make this very clear that, obvious reasons refer to the release and sympathy, rather than the impact of the movie itself. JTHJ had undoubtedly took the commercial advantage of Yash Chopra’s demise, in the name of tribute and respect.
Nevertheless, I did watched Son of Sardaar and liked the movie, especially the pre-interval part. It was a totally paisa vasool movie. After watching it three times to become sure that this movie is definitely a one-time must watch. Until then, I hadn’t watched Jab Tak hai Jaan yet as per the promise I had made to myself. Although, TV channels had never failed to remind me that this movie is doing great, unaware of my prejudiced detestation for this movie.
Then one grimy evening, when I had nothing to watch- nothing to repeat either, then my friend had passed me his pen drive with a pirated copy of Jab Tak hai Jaan. I was literally f**ked during the viva voce in college, so I played the movie. This is THAT evening.
The movie starts with an epilogue of a bomb diffusion scene from the movie where the male protagonist was diffusing the bomb without wearing any bomb squad suits. Then the actual movie begins, making me hate this movie even more with every single passing minute. I couldn’t tolerated this movie until interval and I deliberately took a short 3-hours break before playing the post-interval tolerating program. The post interval part was little bit captivating but utterly hypothetical at the same time as well. It seems like the writer came from some no man’s land where nothing had to do with logics and facts.
I don’t know which asshole will put some like 100 bombs at no man’s land where the bomb cannot kill any single living creature if it blasts. The writer was either thinking that the audience are as stupid as he is or most probably they had this illusion that every single bullshit under Yashraj production’s banner will be readily accepted by the audiences (Oh wait! This is not an illusion. This is an irrefutable truth. Right?).
I admit that there is a liberty of expression to every person in our country (??????) but this doesn’t mean that you had get the license to fool 1200 million innocent Indians. Yashji had unintentionally trying to compete with Akshay Kumar movies, and succeeded up to an extent too.
However, there are few moments also present in the movie, which can said to be appreciable but that definitely doesn’t deserve to make it a 1000 million movie. Seriously.
I strongly regret my decision to watch this movie and still cursing my stars to make me watch this shit. Iwould like to give it nothing more than 1.5 stars on the scale of 5, and strongly recommend every lucky human being who hadn’t watched this movie yet, not to watch it anyway.
May god saves you from Jab Tak hai Jaan and Akshay Kumar. God bless.