• Shashwat Sisodia
    Shashwat Sisodia
    299 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    6

    'Jab Tak Hai Jaan' suffers from a melodramatic script take. It doesn't quiet tackle its narrative strands as effectively as it should have had. But it still soars, even if through a limited high. The best thing about the film is that it doesn't fall off the cliff. It is a great love letter by late Sir Yash Chopra to his previous greats, and it delves deeply into the swan-song. Shahrukh and Anushka deliver constantly. Overall, a lazy byt charmingly executed Yash Raj romance which reaches, with its elements, straight to the heart. Watch it. It's sweetly effective.

    November 07, 19
  • Saheb Abdullah
    Saheb Abdullah
    82 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    6

    great performance by srk in a flawed n over played script..

    December 02, 16
  • Midhun Ben Thomas (Dilseben)
    Midhun Ben Thomas (Dilseben)
    160 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    5

    It's almost a month since Yash Chopra, the "King of Romance" has left for his heavenly abode leaving Bollywood a much poorer place. So vast has his contribution to the Hindi film industry been that's its impossible to mention about Bollywood without a reference to his legacy. After having reached the ripe old age of 80 a month back, Yashji had announced that "Jab Tak Hai Jaan" will be his last directorial venture & with SRK back in the romantic avatar, the hype surrounding the film had gone through the roof. So will it be a befitting swansong???

    Major Samar Anand (Shahrukh) is the daredevil of the bomb defusing squad of the Indian Army having disarmed scores of bombs, 98 to be precise with as much insouciant attitude as licking a lollypop earning him the nickname "the man who cannot die". His sobre demeanour attracts the attention of Akira (Anoushka Sharma), an aspiring documentary film maker of the Discovery Channel. Having obtained the permission of the authorities she joins Samar & his team to film them for her project. In due time, she stumbles across Samar's diary which lays bare the person behind the Aviators. So who was actually Major Samar & what made him treat death with disdain???
    Yash Chopra has given us scores of memorable films through the decades be it "Deewaar", "Silsila" or "Darr" to name a few. His latest venture "Jab Tak Hai Jaan" was meant to be the perfect swansong to draw curtains on a glittering career. However, the film has come short of expectations mainly owing to a inconsistent script revolving around the character of Meera (Katrina Kaif). Her role seemed so immature & illogical that it failed to create any sense of emotional chord with the audience.The romantic sequences between SRK & Katrna seemed quite a drag at many places which could have been edited to impart a more telling effect.

    SRK was fantastic as Major Samar but seemed quite a misfit in many of the sequences as the younger lover boy. He uses his charm to good effect to convey his romantic side but his age kept showing thanks to a botchy make up pretty much like Aamir's lover boy image in "Ghajini". Anushka was equally impressive while Katrina Kaif's role lacked sense & she lacked the capability to enact the emotional scenes with conviction. Another surprising aspect is that the collaboration of Yashji, Gulzar & Rahman turned out to be a damp squid. The music album as such was commendable with impressive tracks like Jiya Re, Challa & Ishq Shava but it failed to gel with the picturisation except for Jiya Re & stuck out like a sore thumb throughout the whole film which is quite unlike Rahman's music.

    Verdict: The film will be a blockbuster in the overseas market while in the domestic circuit it will do well in Multiplexes but not so in single screens owing to an inconsistent romantic track. I believe it will earn a lifetime collection of 200 crores but wont threaten the records of "3 Idiots" or "Ek Tha Tiger". In short, there are individual brilliances but the film fails as a cohesive unit!!!

    Rating: 2.5/5

    Regards...Ben

    September 18, 16
  • Sandeep Gupta
    Sandeep Gupta
    94 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    7

    Jab Tak Hai Jaan. It's not good because it's last indulgent attempt of Yash Chopra. It is good because Yash Chopra had the ability to adapt his love stories to changing times. His hero has still the old soul of undying love but one of his heroine is straight from the generation from 21st century. Every love story has a villain who does not like lovers to be close to each other, here he is God himself. The story has three acts, first riding on confident performance of Shahrukh Khan, second act riding on soulful energy of Anushka Sharma but third act is where writer and directors find themselves in confused state and let the story fill with few silly twists. Movie works because it has soul, neat characterization, uncluttered screenplay and nice background score but it is let down by average work by A.R.Rahman and Gulzar in songs by their standards, the average performance by Katrina Kaif. Nevertheless, it is a nice love story to enjoy once for sure.

    February 16, 14
  • Neonika
    Neonika
    27 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    5

    I have much respect for Yash Chopra's body of work because in Bollywood's world full of copycats, he was an original. I cherish many of his heart tugging classics but sadly this one doesn't make that list. First, the chief premise of the lovers' separation is completely unconvincing and out of line with the mini-skirted, British bred punjabi kudi's characterization. She doesn't even have a 'Bauji' from DDLJ for a dad, so why would she be so foolisly superstitious and timid is beyond me. Second, there are plenty of younger actresses with whom SRK had convincing screen chemistry, but Katrina as Meera is not one of them. So the age defying, era defying love story doesn't work at all. Anoushka is trying too hard to top everyone in the camera's frame which makes her an annoying third wheel. Some of the better moments in the film were Neetu Singh's cameo as Meera's estranged mother and a few interactions between Shahrukh and Anoushka. But overall, the film lacked imagination and the Yash Chopra quality of an epic love story. I refuse to call this his swan song because this is not how he would've chosen to bow out.

    August 15, 13
  • King who
    King who
    13 reviews
    Senior Reviewer
    10

    Directed by the late Yash Chopra, the film doesn't cease to impress the romantic movie lovers and of course SRK fans. People go in with some expectations of a 'Yash Chopra' type of romance and are not disappointed at all.
    It begins with a fearless army officer Samar moving all along Kashmir diffusing bombs without tinge of fear in his mind. The story flies in flashback after the audience is well settled for the movie. Shah Rukh Khan handles the role of a strict army officer and jolly youngster so well that it seems hard to believe that both roles are played by the same man. Anushka sharma is bubbly and ' happy-go-lucky girl' who lives life to the fullest breathing every moment of her life happily. Katrina Kaif on other hand is exactly opposite to Anushka. She is a God-lover, believes in goodness,reserved, n filled totally with love. Yashji never lost hold of his directorial touch in the movie. The songs do deserve a thumbs up. Especially the romantic Saans and foot-tapping Ishq shava. Challa makes u groove a bit on your seat. Heer likely to trigger some emotion So for all the romance lovers, JTHJ is a perfect and 'go for it' film

    December 03, 16
  • Rahul Dutt
    Rahul Dutt
    13 reviews
    Senior Reviewer
    10

    Who are familiar with Yash Chopra's movies for them this movie in short is 'Love Redefined'. And turning our eye to SRK who knows as a King Of Romance in this movie is at his best.
    Katrina is a shy type lady who believes to much in god. Anushka is a fun loving modern age girl who will turn a more mature and serious one at the end. The movie is a portrayal of love,devotion,emotion,faith,trust complications misunderstandings arise in a love relation and how these are resolved. The actors are their best in their character. As yash chopra movie give the viewers the opportunity to see many beautiful places this movie will show the a great view of London and Kashmir. But there is big error which I find is the portrayal of bomb disposals squad. They don't operate like the way it has been showed in the movie. It is the failure of the research team. But apart from this Jab Tak Hai Jaan is an awesome movie to watch and entertain.

    November 26, 16
  • محمد المطيري
    محمد المطيري
    17 reviews
    Senior Reviewer
    10

    We see Major Samar Anand (Shah Rukh Khan) being the shining star of the Indian Army's bomb disposal unit, clocking almost close to a hundred IED diffusion and doing so in daredevil fashion.
    Some call him the man without fear, while others coin the term the man who cannot die, because his job is high risk, but he doesn't take the necessary precautions. The routine involves going off for a little quiet time for himself after having stared death in the face, but this time round got rudely interrupted by the vivacious Akira Rai (Anushka Sharma), who is adamant to get a stint with Discovery Channel, and chanced upon Samar's diary of sorts which got left behind.
    And this natural flashback provided a look into the Major's past before his army career, being a multiple job holder in London in order to make ends meet, from shoveling of snow to the waiting on tables, to being a fishmonger, and busking in the streets. Fate allows him to meet poor little rich girl Meera (Katrina Kaif), and before you know it, their constant interaction to exchange tips in the learning of languages form the basis of their relationship, even though Meera is engaged to a rich scion. I suppose no girl can resist the charms of a man who can serenade at multiple London landmarks, and dance the way SRK does.
    But here's the catch which I thought was an extremely bold move. Religion comes into play, and this takes on proportions and depth of discussions about how some put religion as priority, having empowerment over their lives, that it could sometimes lead to paralysis of sorts. To save Samar's life, Meera makes a pact with her spiritual father, and I suppose only a bet as big as exchanging one's happiness with the life of another, can bring that prayerful wish to fruition. But this causes bitterness in Samar because how can one do battle with Jesus? It's almost impossible, but if this rivalry of one's heart, toward man and toward god, isn't colossus, then I don't know what is.
    I suppose what Yash Chopra's story was trying to say, is that without love, or keeping the faith, one's life can get really inward and withdrawn, losing that fun element with all things going really serious, and at times, reckless. Samar goes back to India and fulfills his family lineage of military men, but chooses the riskiest of professions, if only to tempt the higher being at taking his life away, and in such fashion to put a dent in his ex lover's faith. Akira enters the picture, and finds this old fashion love of the previous decade a lot more meaningful than the present throwaway ones that centers around physical love. The second half after the intermission sees the relentless pursuit Akira has for Samar, only for her constant advances to be continuously rejected, because in essence, Samar's heart was locked in on another, and left for dead.
    As if that wasn't enough - with how Samar has turned into a Meera even without his knowledge, in shutting people out - Yash Chopra has more up his sleeves when he has to put everyone together, forming tremendous tension especially when throwing in one of the oldest plot elements in the book for a romance, albeit too with one too many hospital stays. It's decision time, and you'll find yourself taking sides as to who Samar should eventually end up with, after having emotionally invested an hour with each heroine. Characterization here is top notch in making everyone of them rich and real, that you'll probably see shades of yourself, or people you may know, in one or more of the leading protagonists.
    Shah Rukh Khan once again shows why he's one of the leading men in Bollywood, with his fine all round performance in being a younger man who is full of zeal, hope and life, with the world ahead of him given his hard work, and yet balancing that out with a more sullen, serious look as the hardened military man with a death wish, nursing a broken heart and resigned to the impossibility of challenging god. Between the two leading ladies, it is difficult to pick who actually had an edge over the other, but if it's a personal choice, I'd give my vote to Anushka Sharma if only for her assured portrayal of a bubbly personality who knows what she wants and is a go getter, being in for a challenge when encountered with emotions she has yet to handle, compared to the more indecisive character that Katrina perfectly portrayed, in what would be a classic Yash Chopra model of the unattainable femme fatale responsible for the total breaking of hearts.
    Cinematography is great, as you would come to expect from a Yash Raj production, with lush costumes, glossy production and art design, sets and locales being nothing but the best to put you in the mood for love, and love lost or broken. Music by none other than A.R. Rahman also lifts the film into epic greatness, befitting a contemporary love story of our time. If anything, Yash Chopra's parting gift through his films, and this one in particular, is a reminder to keep the faith, that love will come in good time, and to remember to live life, not be afraid of it. A definite must watch backed by all the right reasons

    November 25, 16
  • John Pakaat
    John Pakaat
    8 reviews
    Reviewer
    10

    watch this for srk and yash magic

    February 03, 17
  • Raj Khanna
    Raj Khanna
    8 reviews
    Reviewer
    10

    From the very beginning to the end, it was terrific. Three best thing about this movie were its plot, A. R. Rahman's music and SRK. His acting was brilliant.
    Some flaws in the script are pulling this movie from becoming a "perfect" one,but wonderful acting of Shah Rukh & Anushka compensate for the flaws in script.
    JTHJ a kind of film that has an old world story and charm but with today's contemporaries and modern sensibilities, no wonder than words like sex are just thrown around, and it doesn't feel out of place one bit.
    Anupam Kher, Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor, make a very brief appearance in the movie, but yet their characters punch an impact in the story and perhaps that is where the mastery of the story writers – Devika Bhagat and Aditya Chopra, really is at the best. For they have created characters, who, though have a small part in the story, but they make an impact.

    January 27, 17
  • My son
    My son
    7 reviews
    Reviewer
    10

    Directed by the late Yash Chopra, the film doesn't cease to impress the romantic movie lovers and of course SRK fans. People go in with some expectations of a 'Yash Chopra' type of romance and are not disappointed at all.
    It begins with a fearless army officer Samar moving all along Kashmir diffusing bombs without tinge of fear in his mind. The story flies in flashback after the audience is well settled for the movie. Shah Rukh Khan handles the role of a strict army officer and jolly youngster so well that it seems hard to believe that both roles are played by the same man. Anushka sharma is bubbly and ' happy-go-lucky girl' who lives life to the fullest breathing every moment of her life happily. Katrina Kaif on other hand is exactly opposite to Anushka. She is a God-lover, believes in goodness,reserved, n filled totally with love. Yashji never lost hold of his directorial touch in the movie. The songs do deserve a thumbs up. Especially the romantic Saans and foot-tapping Ishq shava. Challa makes u groove a bit on your seat. Heer likely to trigger some emotion So for all the romance lovers, JTHJ is a perfect and 'go for it' film.

    December 13, 16
  • Revenge again
    Revenge again
    8 reviews
    Reviewer
    10

    There are commercial movies, art movies, action movies, horror movies, thriller movies and yes now remakes and then there are Yash Chopra Movies. Movies that entertain you, make you dance, make you laugh, make you cry and above all make you love the life.
    Jab Tak Hai Jaan has it all and beyond. What makes Jab Tak Hain Jaan special from Yash Ji's earlier movies is the narration, characterization. When he shoot portions in Kashmir and Ladakh he never did it for the sake of Natural beauty. Switzerland, lush green mountains a sort of character in all his movies is not there in this one. But nature plays a important role in narration. And that's what Yash Chopra is. The portions shoot in ladakh are not romantic considering its rough mountains, light comic scenes in kashmir valley and some thrills of bomb defuse in street of Kashmir. Kashmir is not there just for scenic beauty.
    There are actors, there are heroes, there are superstars, there are stars and there is Shah Rukh Khan. He needs no special dialogs he makes ordinary ones very special. His eyes speaks thousand words..Jab Tak Hai Jaan makes you believe that here is someone who redefines acting. A classic performance from a legend.
    It's hard to select who is better Katrina or Anushka though few may say Anushka but that's due to her character. What Darr did to Shahrukh's career and his way of acting Jab Tak Hai Jaan will do to Katrina and Anushka...watch their performances post Jab Tak Hai Jaan...now on they can make a ordinary role a talk about.
    There were mix reactions about Music but once you saw the movie you will agree this is the best music. Like all Yash Chopra movies music of Jab Tak Hai Jaan is not for making popular music but it is important part of movie. For Example Challa song or Heer song...you may wonder why out and out Punjabi song? but when you watch the movie you come to know they are in Punjabi for a reason.
    Technically movie is stunning...cinematography is awesome and so is choreography. Few may fill the movie is slow...but then understand love stories are not Action or thrillers where you want a fast paced narration. Love Stories do need their own time to move on.
    To conclude....this is not the last movie of Yash Chopra for me....through the future performances of Shahrukh, Katrina and Anushka Yash Ji will talk to us....and with smile will say Main Yahan Hoon Yahan Hoon Yahan Hoon Yahan
    This movie is special in many ways...DON'T MISS IT

    December 04, 16
  • Now Iam
    Now Iam
    9 reviews
    Reviewer
    10

    Nice story with great srk acting and music

    November 29, 16
  • Last Day
    Last Day
    9 reviews
    Reviewer
    10

    Hello.. I watched Jab Tak Hai Jaan.. And I am not at all disappointed after watching this movie.. Brilliant Movie..
    Acting was good of all the stars.. But SRK was perfect like as usual..
    Unique Love story.. Watch this movie you will fall in love once Again..
    Yashji thanks for this movie..
    The chemistry between SRK and Katrina was really good.
    Twists were good in d movie..
    Music was excellent.. Direction was good.
    Perfect Movie to watch with family..
    Guys Must watch...

    November 28, 16
  • Joker Today
    Joker Today
    8 reviews
    Reviewer
    10

    My uncle has contributed in the editing of the film and is a friend of Shahrukh Khan too.I was able to catch a private screening of Jab Tak Hai Jaan in a theater in Mumbai.
    Frankly speaking, I was stunned by the movie. Simple plot but the twists and turns in the movie were amazing.I will not reveal the plot details because you will loose interest in it.It's slick,stylish and high on acting and romance.
    The Chopras have proved once again that you can always count on them to provide the highest quality cinema. I'd first like to applaud Shahrukh for outdoing himself. His dialog delivery is so amazing, and many times that all there was in a scene, just his voice yet it had me busting out into tears every time. I am still letting this amazing experience sink in but all I can say is, if I ever could say one thing to our King Khan, it would be that, he has truly made me love my life and hope that the love of my life is out there somewhere.The story is so amazing that you want to cry! The climax is so amazing that you want to scream! Yeah,we did scream in the theater hall!What makes this movie so great is if you have no expectation of what is going to happen next. Katrina Kaif did a really good job.She and Samar have a really great chemistry. In the scenes they have together, you totally see how much in love they are with each other. Anushka role is as convincing as the other two leads.She gives a stellar performance! The background score composed by A.R Rehman fits into the scene perfectly and leaves an emotional impact on the viewer.
    Undoubtedly,Jab Tak Hai Jaan will break several records upon released.It is a movie that needs to be watched by everyone.It seems like one of those few bollywood movies that are both critically and financially successful.
    Consequently, you take what you expect from a Yash Raj movie. Scenerio is perfect and the scenes are memorable just like in Veer Zaara. This would be the movie which shows eternal love. Highly Recommended

    November 27, 16