Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is a movie that drills within the antique adage – to be in love you have to first be the quality of friends.
A love triangle with little distinction, Rahul Khanna (Shah Rukh Khan) and Anjali Sharma (Kajol) are the exceptional of friends who paint the campus purple. Tina (Rani Mukherjee) is the Oxford-educated, bhajan-singing daughter of the university main (Anupam Kher) who returns from London and has Rahul fall directly in love together with her.
So even as Rahul and Tina do the necessary music and dance sequences amidst fort ruins within the English countryside, Anjali also falls in love along with her first-rate buddy. to date so predictable then.
To cut a protracted story brief, Rahul and Tina marry, the latter dies leaving in the back of as her legacy a bunch of letters (the oft-repeated flashback tool) and a daughter to reunite her father with vintage friend Anjali.
The racy starting of the movie is marked by using a glowing chemistry among Khan, Kajol and Rani. Consummate performers of their personal right, Khan together with his powerhouse of electricity and Kajol along with her herbal exuberance are critical yuppies.
yet, more than when they tend to move over the pinnacle. it’s far, however, the fantastic Rani who steals the display. Oozing oomph from every pore, she also proves herself an actress whose time has come.
In his lots-hyped debut movie, director Karan Johar tries to rekindle the Khan-Kajol magic of the phenomenally successful love lore Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge wherein he assisted director Aditya Chopra. And he almost does.
With Chopra supervising the whole assignment, the visually appealing (way to cine-matographer Santosh Thundyil) Kuch Kuch Hota Hai sports the slick, urbane appearance of a ’90s love story.
popular toddler model Sana Saeed, making her debut as young Anjali, reacts surprisingly well to the digicam. however, Salman Khan is wasted in a cameo appearance.
The tune, apart from the title music, is quite mediocre. there’s additionally a susceptible, 1/2-hearted attempt at punching in the “i love my India” line this is speedy catching up these days with filmmakers who recreate Indian locations inside the vales of Europe and on the sunny beaches of Mauritius.
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is a film that has an awesome starting, however goes slightly awry midway down the road. For individuals who aren’t searching out whatever new, the movie is a superb distraction despite the fact that.
Disappointing isn’t the word. All that hype has proved to be little extra than — hype. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is about to slam its face on its nostril for need of a storyline. And to rub it in, it was even pegged through Shah Rukh Khan as the film to revive his career. nicely, desire him success then.
Debutant author-director Karan Johar glaringly had no wellknown to move by using whilst making Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. All he has performed here is string together theatrical vignettes from a components film ebook he may have observed lying round. The sketchiest of plots — and really like Hum Aapke Hain Koun at that — emerges most effective after the c language. however via then it’s too past due.
Cliches are piled atop cliches in a mound of aphoristic excess. And so you find lines being repeated approximately who is the suitable woman to take home to mummy or approximately falling in love just as soon as in an entire life.
deliver the system in addition. there’s one excellent Muslim, one patriotic music, some wedding scenes — we stay in the days of painful political correctness. and you’d think the world changed into eager to interrupt its guidelines for the loving triangle, be it college or a summer season camp for youngsters.
besides, now that you recognise what to anticipate, the tale: Tina (Rani Mukherjee) and Anjali (cousin Kajol) are in love with Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan). Rahul marries Tina, who bears his child and dies. however she presents epistolary commands to her daughter who is also called Anjali (Sana Saeed,) to make certain that daddy marries the alternative Anjali.
And so the babe makes a decision to play Cupid. The handiest hurdle in the way of this marriage is Salman Khan, who’s getting uncomfortably close to Anjali, but a skewed horoscope and the kid’s manipulation come in reachable… And Shah Rukh, for some extraordinary reason, continues pronouncing Pyar ek hi baar hota hai.
Shah Rukh fails for want of getting some thing realistic to mention and do. marvel what made him say this flat man or woman is the excellent he’s performed thus far. Kajol’s enthusiasm isn’t very attractive here, and she seems great whilst she is not in her boyish, competitive avatar. Rani Mukherjee is a pleasant surprise — totally secure, really having suspended all disbelief.
Neelam makes a cameo appearance as the VJ of a television show. And that makes you observed of the pleasures of television, specially the fun of the far off. Anupam Kher and Farida Jalal are wasted in inconsequential aspect roles.
Santosh Thundiyil and Sharmishta Roy are the only ones of the team to deserve congratulations: the primary for his exquisite camerawork, specially his overhead and aerial photographs; the other for her artwork direction, in which she has used vivid colours to desirable effect to lend warm temperature to the pictures.