August 1, 2009

LAK Review

Whoever says that a wounded knee is better than a broken heart? I really wanna meet that loser! You can at least walk without a limp with a broken heart!I've still not learnt walking without tripping, but I pride myself by never really falling. But, today I fell twice and tripped once in a span of 3 hours and hurt my right knee in the same place both the times!And God, that hurts! And there wasn't even an Edward Cullen to prevent me from falling! Fact sucks....Fiction rocks!!! I'll take a broken heart any day, at least the pain ain't evident to others! (Jokes apart, I'll take wounded knees and even broken elbows in exchange for a normal, unbroken heart!!)
 
I saw Love Aaj Kal, second day, first show! And it's strictly okay. I didn't like it much. In the first 15 minutes of the movie, I was whispering to Aanchal if it's the same Imitiaz Ali who's made Socha Na Tha and Jab We Met making this excuse for a movie! The only reason I saw LAK was Imitiaz Ali ( I HATE Saif and Deepika, BTW) and my undying love for the two movies he had made earlier. But this one will disappoint people. Especially the ones who've been on a staple diet of SNT and JWM. (Read me!)
 
Firstly, Saif doesn't look cool trying to do a Geet here. Guys who blabber unnecessarily aren't cute! Deepika can't act. Well, she was awesome in that Close-Up's Kya-aap-close-up-karte-haiiynn ad, but her awesomeness ended with that 30 sec ad! The problem with the movie was that the love story between Saif and Deepika didn't get time to develop.... maybe that's why the movie wasn't that great. The songs too, interrupt with the movie, not flowing effortlessly like they did in SNT and JWM. And Rahul Khanna is WASTED.... I mean he'd have been better than Saif playing Saif.
 
If you've seen all the three Ali movies, you can figure out that the basic story lines of all the three movies have been same... guy meets girl, they meet knowing they'd never meet again, have a gala time in that time because it ain't coming back, go their ways, get sad and sing amazingly woebegone songs, realise their love for the other when one of them is getting married! This seemed so aaawwww-sssoooo-cuutteee in SNT and JWM, but here, it's constipated!
Gosh! Seems like I've done a PhD in Imitiaz Ali movies! That's what happens to you if you're a compulsive JWM and SNT watcher and watch it everytime it comes on TV.
 
The only moments I enjoyed in the movie were the song Dooriyan, the sometimes-present-sometimes-past storyline (reminds me of the story I'm writing!!), the line Saif says when he's dropping a drunk Deepika home and when Deepika cries to herself in the climax when Saif finally comes to express his feelings. God, this scene was the best scene in the entire movie! And also when Neetu Kapoor appears in the end as Harleen Kaur.... as Rishi Kapoor's wife.... just an after thought....couldn't they have shown Ranbir as their son too, arey puri family picture ban jati....with bahu and bhatiji's boyfriend and all!!!

Go, watch it, only if you've got nothing else to do, but if you're a die hard Imitiaz Ali fan, DON'T GO!
 
P.S: Harini, I'll do the tag soon!

6 comments:

Vijay said...

Nice review....

ani_aset said...

thanku so much for saving some bucks for me :D..i was actually planning to go and watch it today

Monty said...

would give 2 and half star for the movie... an average kinda movie but nt a magical one like JWM and SNT...

and for broken heart or a wounded knee, i can suggest u to go thru the link below.. coz i had post on the same..n i was reminded abt it :)

http://intangibleabhisek.blogspot.com/2006/09/scars-on-body.html

Adisha said...

Have yet to watch it but looking foward to it lesser now :)

ankit said...

hey i like deepika........her actin was better den bachna......u cant compare her wit a top actress......a model will atleast take 3 films 2 start actin n aftr 5 films cn gv a blockbuster performance.........

even i didnt like da movie.....felt luck was much better.....

comfortably numb said...

it was just about ok!!!