No spoilers (beyond what you should already know).
I saw Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (KANK) over the weekend. A quick verdict would be - good (4 out of 5). You should go see it - but not with your family - which is not typical for a Karan Johar movie. I don't even know if it's a date movie. Incredulous though it sounds, this could be a good guy movie minus the action. The film raises certain bold and controversial issues. Definitely avoid the movie as a peace offering to your wife if you two had a fight.
Yes, it's a Bollywood movie. There will be nonsense things (such as the NEW YORK station being empty of people except for our actors).
The lineups were huge. One of us went to buy our tickets at 10 in the morning for the 6.30 show. When we arrived for the show (at 5.30 @ Albion) most of the theatre was full. The whole day was sold out.
The last film that I saw which broke away from tradition was Salaam Namaste, which dealt with premarital sex and children out of wedlock. KANK looks at an adulterous extra-marital affair. It is also scary. Most girls would (I guess) love the attention and gifts showered by this dude:
Yet, just not his wife. And Rani made it feel so natural too.
This is not Shah Rukh Khan's best work. He hams a lot.
Priety Zinta and Abhishek Bachchan acted very, very well.
It has become fashionable amongst certain circles to scoff at any Bollywood movie, especially big ones. While that may work for a piece of trash such as Veer Zara, it does not hold water for KANK. It's a difficult, scary, funny and examining movie.
If you are into amateur photography, the cinematography will blow you away. The song "Tumhi Dekhona" was outstanding.
SRK and Rani in a sleek orange sari complementing the colours of the fall behind them.
On the whole, don't go with your family. Go with your friends. Don't wait for the DVD. Buy your tickets early.
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