Karan Johar creates his finest, and the most fun film in the form Kabhi Alvidaa Naa Kehna. The starcast alone deserves the brownie points: the performances by Rani Mukherjee and Abhishek Bachchan as an unhappy couple with no sex and romance in their life, Shahrukh Khan and Preity Zinta as a proper family couple with no time for each other, Kirron Kher as a Punjabi mother-in-law and Amitabh Bachchan as a pervert are some characters from the bouquet of Indian cinema that'll stay with you. But the biggest strength of the film is that it tackles a story involving bold aspects of an intimate relationship, and infidelity with conviction. Karan Johar still has beautiful songs amidst so many shades which celebrate the heroines draped in chiffon sarees who dance and a Shahrukh Khan with his arms wide open, always ready to embrace his love. The kind of portrayal of relationships as in the film is very new to Hindi cinema, so we can say that this is the meatiest film this year, which is actually a layered saga of love and heartbreak. It's 4 stars out of 5 for the layered and inventive KANK. It is a carefully styled love story woth many facets.
before seeing this film , i had great fears about what could Karan Johar do this time( hated k3g). I was pleasantly surprised actually, i was pretty shocked how this is a total different director from the days of kkhh
this film is bold( in terms of social norms in India), it says that the institution of marriage shouldn't be a rigid structure where people feel trapped by it. The thing I like about this film , is that you can't hate anybody in this film, everyone of the 4 main characters has moments when you love them and sympathize with them, and other moments where you want to smack them for their idiocy. i loved the comedy in the first half, and loved the drama in the 2nd half. the film has also high production values, the music is superb,the locations are amazing and Anil Mehta cinematography is top notch as usual.
the film is little lengthy( which I didn't care about), and it could use some editing...otherwise, this was a very entertaining , thought provoking film that i didn't expect from Karan Johar and Shahrukh khan did in this movie because its simply happen to me! and if i have right i will give Shahrukh khan prize as a BEST Actor EVER on this role
Karen Joher made a very good movie with great acting