Jab We Met -- A Cute Love Story
April 16, 2008 6:04am CST
They may have split in real life but Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapur's reel love story Jab We Met is a cute film, and is sure to touch the hearts of those in love. The film starts with Geet (Kareena), a Sikh who talks nonstop. She embarks on a train journey from Mumbai to her hometown Bhatinda. On the way, she runs into Aditya Kashyap (Shahid), a young man disillusioned with life after being dumped by his girlfriend. To make matters worse, even his business is going nowhere. He's on the verge of ending his life when Geet comes into his life. She ends up missing her train while trying to get him on the train. The thought does cross your mind, that why would she do that for a stranger. But then again, we're watching a Bollywood film. Geet then informs Aditya that it is his responsibility to take her to Bhatinda, as she missed the train because of him. What follows next is a journey across picturesque landscapes where the two discover each other and understand the meaning of love and friendship. Aditya learns that Geet is in love with one Anshuman but her family is against their union. After reaching Bhatinda, you feel the plot has been lifted straight out of the Hollywood film, A Walk in the Clouds, though director Imtiaz Ali also adds Yash Chopra's 'Punjabisation'. Aditya promises to help unite Geet with Anshuman, even though he falls in love with her. Post-interval, we're introduced to a very new Aditya, who becomes a big businessman. And this is one of the film's flaws. The change is too abrupt, and it is difficult to connect the first half with the second. But besides that, Jab We Met is a fun film, with quite a few moments worth watching. Though Kareena is loud at times, she is a treat to watch -- funny and full of life. She gets to mouth hilarious lines like, 'Bachpan se mujhe shaadi karne ka bahut shauk tha.' Shahid, on other hand, acts composed and provides a perfect foil to the Kareena's bubbly character. Pritam's music also enhances the film. Lyricist Irshad Kamil deserves a special mention for the song, Yeh Ishq Hai.
• Delhi, India
16 Apr 08
I entirely agree with you comments, I have seen the movie and I liked it very much...Karenna acted maginificiently and wonderfully. The way she says 'forget everything rather flush everything in the toilet....'is really a learning lesson for all of us. Movie keeps you glued all the time with its happenings, music and songs. Very well written by you, those who have not seen it, may like to see the movie, once they have seen your review.
17 Apr 08
Yup, I have seen 'Jab we met' and liked it. The storyline, music and Shahid Kapoor's mature performance were the highlights. It is way much better than at least...'Om Shanti Om', which was more hype than not. In fact, I even thought he would win the filmfare for best actor category, but it went to Shahrukh khan. Among songs, I liked "Tumse hi..." the most and the next would be "Yeh Ishq Hai..".
18 Apr 08
Hi Maddy Yes you are right .. it's far better than Om Shanti Om .. but Shahrukh is Shahrukh after all .. when he is on awards line .. then no other hero can take the award. In songs .. I simply love the song -- Yeh Ishq Hai .. damm good song :)
16 Apr 08
Hi touchnshine! That sure sounds like a cute love story! Sometimes I really don't mind the flaws as long as I feel good at the end of the movie and that I was entertained. I have heard that Bollywood films are very musical and colorful. I am not that sure of that, I just heard about it. Just my thoughts. Take care and have a nice day!
17 Apr 08
Hi my dear Well I really appreciate your comments on this discussion .. though you are from a different country and it seem like you are so much excited about Bollywood movies .. I really appreciate that you replied to this discussion and liked the review. Yes you are very right that Bollywood films are very musical and colorful. I wish you can also understand Bollywood movie language and I can enjoy it fully the way we Indians do :) Take Care N Wish You A Great Day :)
23 May 08
JAB WE MET is the most sweet movie I have seen in recent times. Both the actors did terrific justice to their roles. The director Imtiaz Ali is very promising and Kareena never looked so next-door-girl kind. I have enjoyed every bit of the film. The songs are superb and the fast numbers are terrific. I liked the soft one though. Thanks.
23 May 08
I haven't seen this film yet hun but your writeup of it makes it sound like something I'd enjoy. I've actually borrowed this from mum but haven't got around to watching it yet, I have the weekend to watch it so will make sure I do! I am not very keen on Kareena usually but find her bearable in some films. I do enjoy watching Shahid Kapur though, he's gonna be going places that boy! x