4 Very Good

Jab We Met

If you felt that the days of Dilwale romance will never come back, u need to get ur facts right in the nearest theatres near you. It might not match upto the plot & passion of a DDLJ; but nevertheless Imtiaz Ali has surely proven that quality romance can be created even without all the gloss of a Yash Chopra film with railway stations in the backdrop!

The plot is familiar; the treatment is new and addictive. While most people wont remember his previous work but with this effort Imtiaz will be a director to look out for. His narrative style is simple yet fresh, based out of ordinary situations yet very appealing. The performances match upto the classy characterization. While Shahid plays his role to the hilt and would be loved for his subtle performance, it’s his chemistry with Kareena which is a treat to watch out. Kareena is a revelation and people who even dislike her(for on/off screen news!) will find it tough not applaud her for this one. The “Sikhni from Bhatinda” will loom over you for long after you come out of the cinema halls. The music from Pritam is of top notch and enhances the script by a level. Cinematography, editing and background all contribute in their own right.

It is a superior product which will reinstigate a fact that even with a modest budget of under 10 crores you can create a wave in the Cinemas shooting on the streets of Punjab with no major star or Swiss locations by your side. SRK would have loved to be apart of it in his younger days with Adi directing it for him! But the Imtiaz-Shahid combo wont disappoint you by any means! Best business will come from North, but a must watch for all who love good cinema!