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Jab Tak Hai Jaan

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Jab Tak Hai Jaan

By Joginder Tuteja, 11 Feb 2013

Cast: Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma
Director: Yash Chopra
Producer: Aditya Chopra
Music: A.R. Rahman
Lyrics: Gulzar


You expect nothing but an extraordinary outing when so many talented names come together for the film Jab Tak Hai Jaan. However somewhere in the corner of the heart you are also a little apprehensive if abundance of talent and present of best in the best from the business turns out to be a little too overwhelming from the film's making perspective. After all, this happened in case of the film's music as well which couldn't quite go the whole hog. Unfortunately, this turns out to be the case in this motion picture as well which has its moments but the kind that are spread out far and few in this three hour long affair.

The basic premise of the film, though a little too farfetched, does manage to keep you keep you engaged till the first half. Yes, it does taken an entire one and a half hour to actually come to the point where the film's title is established and the conflict brought to the fore as well. However the journey taken till then follows a leisurely pace and while one wonders whether Shahrukh Khan and Katrina Kaif would indeed meet, the very fact that Yash Chopra has always maintained that a man and a woman have to be united in the end makes one wait to see the route that the second half would take to reach that (expected) point.

Add Anushka Sharma to the drama and though she does have a scene each in the beginning and towards the interval point, it is more or less sure that she would have a peripheral part to play in this love story which is basically centered on Shahrukh and Katrina. So far, so okay, though Katrina's flip-flop ends up bewildering you at various intervals. Frankly, the core conflict is such that it doesn't quite carry the kind of potential to be convincing enough for a universal audience. Some may fall for it, others may wonder if this is stretching things a little too far.

In the middle of this all Anushka gets into a chirpy act and while her breaking into 'Hey Soldier' jig every now and then seems a little too much, even otherwise the entire series of events at the Army stationing are way too extended. This isn't all because once the film moves back to London, the pace only slows down further which makes the second half seem even longer than the first half.

(Spoilers ahead) There are certain sequences that do stay with you though and catch your attention. First interaction between Shahrukh and Katrina where he questions her if she is indeed happy, the one at the underground tube station, the sequence of events leading to the interval point (the highest point in the entire film), the one where Anushka and Shahrukh are hanging under a bridge and then she proposes to him, a couple of points after that where he actually plays an elderly figure to her and then the pre-climax scene where Shahrukh and Katrina meet each other at the church again - these are indeed good.

However, what one waits to experience are some truly emotional sequences that either tug on your heart strings or end up making you all moist eyed. That doesn't happen and it is this lack of emotional upheaval that you expect from a Yashji film that leaves you a tad disappointed.

Yes, the performances from the lead actors are good. While Shahrukh is particularly impressive as an Army man, Katrina shows once again that she is much more than just a pretty face. Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh cameo is okay while Anupam Kher is hardly there. The man playing Shahrukh's friend is stereotypical as a Pakistani.

Technically, every frame of Jab Tak Hai Jaan is captured beautifully while outdoor locations are eye candy. The background score isn't much effective though and the music by AR Rahman only slows the film down (though the grungy dance sequence in the first half is simply brilliant).


The film's duration is 176 minutes


- Making of the Film
- Making of the Songs
- Deleted Scenes
- Shahrukh Khan learns to play the guitar for Challa
- Shahrukh Khan bikes through Ladakh
- Yash Chopra in conversation With Shahrukh Khan
- Jab Tak Hai Jaan Premier At YRF Studio Mumbai

This is indeed a special part of the DVD. With 2 DVDs dedicated just for presenting the Special Features, this package indeed turns out to be a Collector's Edition. Though Shahrukh brings his usual wit into play during the 'making' segment, hence enlivening the proceedings, segments dedicated to his playing guitar or biking through Ladakh only act as fillers. Deleted Scenes aren't anything great to write home about either.

However what makes this DVD special is the inclusion of the much publicized conversation that Yash Chopra and Shahrukh Khan indulged in days before the veteran filmmaker passed away. Informative, lively, engaging and indeed a conversation that you want to own and play it all over again. As for the premier that happened at the YRF studio, it is amazing to see an entire industry turn up at the event and share bytes around what they feel about the film and the filmmaker.


- 16:9 Anamorphic Widescreen Presentation
- Subtitles - English/Arabic/Dutch/French
- Dolby Digital 5.1 and Stereo


Rs. 399/=


Eventually though, the slow pace and absence of truly heartwarming sequences that could otherwise have turned the film into something memorable a la Dil To Paagal Hai results in Jab Tak Hai Jaan to be a onetime affair that can be seen but without any expectations of a would-be classic unfolding on screen.
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