Writing about KANK seems to be the thing to do – for anyone who has half an opinion about this movie. So why bother with another (S)KANK blog? Well because its a free world and we are all entitled to, not only our, but also others’ opinions on matters that, well, really dont matter!
Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna is another Karan Johar flick with ‘substance’ (or should it be ‘on’ substance!).
I am not going to go into why one wouldnt like a movie where two losers are responsible for two failed marraiges and end up in a relationship with each other, which is doomed for failure from the word go!
Some factors worth considering:
1) SRK is a pitiable loser whose ($5 million) career was abruptly ended when he sustained an injury – while trying to contemplate some surreal ‘connection’ with another woman, who was not his wife (and not watching the road because he was too busy waiting for this other woman to turn around for a very DDLJ moment!). Good on that car driver, if it was me, I might have reversed a few times to make sure I didnt leave the job half done!
2) Rani Mukerji personifies the word ‘loser‘. Full credit to KJ for ‘building’ her ‘character’ or the lack of it thereof. She has a massive chip on her shoulder for being unable to bear children and amidst her self pity and unfulfilled life as it were, she doesnt realise that she has a gem of a husband and ends up ruining something good. Such people, in the real world, need therapy not a song!
3) I am unsure as to where KJ’s movies are heading. First there was K3G, where the issue of marriage between 2 people from different socio-economic backgrounds was dealt with. Then were was KHNH, where a dying man professing his love for a woman and hands her over to this other guy – they live happily ever after even though the woman’s love for dead man never wanes! And now we have KANK – extramarital affairs. All for the greater good, KJ might say. But I think there is more to it than meets the eye. Is KJ just gearing us up, slowly for a ‘out-of-the-closet’ type (I hope to God it doesnt star SRK and Saif Ali Khan!). Because if this is the case, mark my words all of you out there – I wish KJ would just ‘come out’ with it and save us the agony of more ‘Kabhi..’s and ‘Kal…’s.
Now that I have vented some of my bitterness – I must say that the songs are darned catchy! Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy are really a class apart! The Rock’n’Roll really did!!
A lot of movies rant and rave about relationships. Think about it, animals don’t marry because, plain and simple – they are not as evolved. Whether evolution has handed us the short straw or not, we have yet to see, but any relationship is a gamble. All this talk of soul-mates and matches made is heaven, to me, seem futile.
The eternal question still hangs – what is love? – Maybe all we need to do is wait for Mr. Johar to answer that!