1)it's a rip off of "Notebook"
2) It has been severely tampered with.
The unnecessary wide angles & cheesy lines add to your discomfort.Sample this : "Men are like mice,always looking for holes" Or d time when 1of d guys asks for 2 minutes & Ajay says "Sirf 2 minute lagte hai tujhe?" For someone as cheesy as me,these lines made me cringe.The unnecessary bickering between Divya Dutta and Sumeet Raghavan gets on your nerves after a point.Also,the supposedly ironic scene wen Ajay meets a patient when he comes to admit Kajol in the hospital.Unnecassary.The music is a disappointment.Vishal Bharadwaj is on a downward slide after Omkara and No Smoking.Ajay Devgan,as a director shows d capabilities of a seasoned director.If u do watch d movie,watch d "lizard" scene,d only few moments dat had me hooked.
The saving grace of d movie r d performances.Of the cast,apart from the permanent hint of cleavage, Divya Dutta shows little of her acting talent.Summet Raghavan is a plesant surprise.Ajay Devgan finally does a role he seems confortable in.The best reason to watch the movie is Kajol.Full of energy,and minus a lot of weight,she is all grace.After her 'flab'-bergasting performance in Fanaa,you feel a lot better watching a slimmer Kajol.She's proof of the fact that form is temporary,class is permanent ! Watch it if u r a die-hard fan of Kajol.or if ur girlfriend is nagging you to.u may as well hold her hand to "comfort" her while she's doing d weeping !!
JANNAT : 2/5
Yet another movie from the Bhatt camp with Emraan Hashmi and a new girl.Thank God this one doesnt have any extra marital affair or songs in the rain.Jannat is the story of a street smart guy ,played by Hashmi.He lives life on his terms.He falls for a girl working in a call centre who's got so much make up on,you'd think she was getting married in the evening.he borrows money from his friend to repay a local don but he blows it away on a ring for the girl.Now,normally,you;d want to slit his throat for being so stupid,but what the heck,its a Hindi movie.But wait,theres more,.apart from the apparent lack of brains,Johnny Boy has got more talents.He can predict,and how ! wickets,runs,bowler,batsman,anything to do with cricket,and he knows it all.So,he decides to devote his life to the noble cause of betting and match-fixing.One thing leads to the other and ,very soon he's playing with the big boys.Shifting base,he's now in South Africa.But he;s got his Miss goody two shoes girlfriend who keeps on telling him "Mujhe tumpe yakeen hai " and all that .What happens after that,you have to watch the movie to find out.Now,the thing that works for Jannat is that the idea is fresh.Kunal Deshmukh doesnt do a bad job as a director.Bhatt camp has found a sure shot formula for success.sign up hashmi,a new heroine,add a few good songs and bingo !! money recovered.What doesnt work for Jannat is that apart from the idea,the execution could have been better.There are too many boring references to his poverty filled childhood days in a chawl and Hashmi's character almost makes it sound like a rags to riches story throughout the movie.Making a movie on betting and match fixing is one thing,but taking it as far as the Bob Woolmer murder ? Not happening,dude.The Pakistani captain even starts every line with "Masha allah..." Beat that .Among the cast,Emraan Hashmi is ok.But then,after doing so many movies you'd expect a guy to be able to carry a film on his shoulders.Its an Emraan hashmi show all the way.
finally,jannat is just about average.if u have 2 hours free,u are better off watchin the finals of roadies.but if u decide to go,dont expect too much,and u wont be disappointed .