Saturday, November 17, 2012

Jab Tak Hai Jaan


SRK ghatiya filmen karta rahega… jab tak hai jaan, jab tak hai jaan. 

The film successfully highlights the complete absence of logic in film-making. Crap. Don't watch.

Absolutely no character development. The film didn't have to be THAT long given that there really wasn't much of a story to tell or a plot to follow.

I didn't have a choice. I had to watch it (sister is a big fan… yes – same old story). BUT if you do have a choice - don't watch this crap.

In addition to finding this film stupid, illogical, and a complete waste of time – I also found it cheap. Not in terms of production value, but in the way some scenes/dialogues were shot.

I am definitely NOT a prude, but there are ways to depict scenes in a film so that they don't come across as crude/vulgar/cheap. At times film-makers get it right. At times they get it wrong. Then there are some cases where they intentionally get it wrong (shock value).

In my view, there were some scenes / sequences in this film that came across as cheap. It did seem (to me) that this was unnecessary and rather pathetic. 


Samar moves from London. But before that he 'challenges' god. The whole thing is rather stupid, if you think about it. IF Samar really wanted to rubbish Meera's belief (rolls eyes), then all he had to do was snip off one wrong wire while defusing any of those 100 odd bombs that he had been attending to.

Samar would die, Meera-God Deal Making bullshit would be proved wrong. Samar would have made his point and won the argument. Of course, an added advantage would be – the film would have been significantly shorter. 

But, as SRK would put it – Haar kar bhi jeetne waale ko baazigar kehte hain… he doesn't cut off the wrong wire. NOT ONCE!

The idiot doesn't understand that by staying alive he is further validating Meera's pointless argument.

Treating a patient suffering from Retrograde Amnesia – What would be a more 'sensible' option to help trigger the patient's memory?

Option 1 - Telling him the truth and exposing him (in a controlled / supervised manner) to the events/places/people that he seems to have forgotten.

Option 2 - Setting up an elaborate lie and convincing him about - Events that never happened. Life he never lived. Family that doesn't exist.

Had the intention been to 'trigger' Samar's memory – The doctors could have started off with showing him the 'documentary' that was filmed by Akira. Failing which, they could have given Samar the journal he has kept (in his own handwriting).

Surely these would have a better chance of triggering Samar's memory as opposed to the bullshit they ended up doing.

If one does opt for the second option – clearly the recovery of the patient's memory is NOT the priority. The priority (in this film) was possibly to give some more screen time to Katrina Kaif.

If the retarded morons film-makers would just use their brains, there could have been a much better way of accomplishing that (more screen time for Katrina) without using this illogical 'twist'.

4 Opinions:

Happy Kitten said...

At least I hope SRK takes a decision even here.. he said is afraid to take a scientific movie after RA one.. like wise I hope he says he is afraid to ACT :)

L o r d R a j said...

Does he 'act'??

Happy Kitten said...

Not in my opinion but then there are many who thinks so!

L o r d R a j said...

No shortage of idiots in this world.