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A slice of love, Geet and life Jab we Met

There are some movies, that offer a slice of life and stays in our imagination and hearts forever. Such cinematic gem often serves as an imitation of the real and we end up falling in love with the characters. How we wish to have someone like them as our soul mates!


This week, Imtiaz Ali’s Jab We Met celebrated a decade of falling in love with the boisterous and uninterrupted chatterbox Geet and of course, Aditya Kashyap. A tale of love and the complications of existence which still rings fresh in our mind and the innate desire for a friend or soul mate like Geet to gently remind us to breathe every moment or it’s never too late to pursue our passion in life. She makes a man or women feel complete.

There are so many emotions associated with Jab we Met that makes us realize that we have suddenly become old. Geet is one of the rare and adorable characters that make me fall in love with her at every instant. How I wish to find her in real? There are very few characters like her who chew life and steal your heart at the mere mention. One can never get enough of this film that has hardly a dull moment. I watched this movie again today and it still feels fresh that brought me back to the carefree and rebellious days in Mumbai. The days where you believe in love and the special someone whom you wish to be like her. There are quite a few lucky souls who may have met their Geet, a character immortalized by Kareena  Kapoor and a role that suits her to the hilt. She simply defines love at first sight.

A totally kick-ass woman and she stole the thunder with the one-liners, ‘we are by the way friends, Zindagi mere favorite game or jaala de Sali ko’ that won the hearts. There is not a single flaw that I can recollect in Jab We Met that offered a mirror image of life with the very believable Geet and Aditya which the college goer crowd could relate to in those days.

The film and the characters are timeless that even after 10 years, one can see that nothing has changed in the way we interpret love. Jab we Met is the perfect guide to relationships. I can watch this movie innumerable times that teaches so many things about living every minute, not nurse regrets, and make blunders.

It’s a movie that has redefined urban love and relationships in India that touches the core of the young generation. Imtiaz Ali scored a sixer with this one and it is fair game to call it epic, iconic and a masterpiece in depicting the pulse of the Indian youth. Geet and Aditya were not just film characters but friends we wished to have and nurture for life. You just can’t get enough of Geet. The playfulness, innocence, stupidity, and craze for life make her simply adorable. There is a certain strength about the female protagonist doesn’t give a damn to the world but live life on her own defined terms. She could be an inspiration to clueless people who always seek approval or think too much before doing something. Jump in the water and not think about it, at all.

A decade of Jab we Met and its sheer madness that no die-hard fan can ever recover or stay away from. Geet is the universe and will now be the inspiration to flesh out the female character in the rom-com book that I am working on. I was stuck for a couple of months. But, I have now decided to give shades of Geet to my female protagonist and the bottom line would be, what would Geet do in this particular situation?’ The book will in part be a tribute to JWM and an ode to one of the most adorable female characters on screen that I fell in love with.

There are many guys who secretly hope of having someone like Geet in their lives and I am no exception to her magic. Of course, Kareena nailed it and hard to think of someone else other than her who could inject such freshness and depth into the character. The dialogues, be it, ‘Bhatinda chal milati hoon, aap convince ho gaye ya mein aur bolo and the famous Decent Hotel with this terrific line, train mein mila…item kaisa, ek dum karak.’

Jab We Met was not just a film for our generation but a journey a bit like the travails and adventure of Aditya Kashyap and Geet who are too good to be real in every single frame. It celebrated love and went beyond that to re-affirm our belief and the zest for life.



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Preview: Rockstar strikes on Friday

A.R Rahman music, an innovative director with magnificent story telling coupled with one of the best talent of the industry..well it gives you Rockstar. Hardly a day to go by as the much anticipated movie, Rockstar starring Ranbir Kapoor and newbie Nargis Fakhri hit the theatre. Ranbir has always been one of the most natural actor from Day 1 and this is his first debut of 2011. Hopefully, Imitiaz Ali’s latest offering cannot and should not fail.

Right from Socha Na Tha to Jab We Met and Love Aaj Kal, Imitiaz proved his talent as a film maker and that he knows the pulses of young India by heart. He always connected with today’s youth with his  refreshing story telling method and he can fairly be called the Chetan Bhagat of movies. Love Aaj Kal was very much today’s youth love story. A love story that can be watched a zillion times. Rockstar remais one of the highlights of 2011 and may well emerge as the film of the year and the youth anthem. The music by A.R Rahman is already on the chartbusters. Nothing can get more perfect than that. Personally, I have waited for the movie for more than 3 months and tomorrow shall be the day to go and say wah!wah!wah!

There has been times when movies fall short of the audience expectations but I have a feeling that this one will not fall in that category. Imtiaz is known as someone who has the magic of translating a beautiful concept into celluloid with aplomb. His narrative style is superb. Post Diwali some good movies came and clicked. Tomorrow shall be the day to say Light! Action! Camera! and Rockstar.

There are already the hype of the alleged romance between Ranbir and Nargis and it shall help the film with a dream start. Ranbir popularity as well as the reputation of its director will ensure that the movie opens to packed houses on Friday. Plus the movie hold a surprise as it will be the last movie of the legend, ever loved and flamboyant, late Shammi kapoor who has a scene with his grandson Ranbir Kapoor.

Love Aaj Kal
Saif Ali Khan and Deepika charmed audience with Love Aaj Kal

Rest assured it shall be a beautiful experience on the celluloid. I bet it shall be another feather in the cap of both Ranbir and Imtiaz. What are you waiting for? Go book your ticket and experience another facet of your life. Movie review will come soon.