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Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna

Having heard a fair amount of negative reviews about Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, I decided to check it out for myself today evening. A mid-term Cost Accounting exam in the afternoon made the movie all the more desirable. Off we went, Vinayak, Darshan, and myself. We were just in time (or perhaps, as a management student I should say JIT) to catch the 18:25 show.

Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna is a movie on an awkward subject – marriages that turn sour and what happens when such a married person falls in love with someone else’s wife. It’s a bold theme and is sure to draw mixed reactions from an audience. The plot is laid out well right up to the end. However, I failed to understand the significance of shooting the movie abroad. Why not shoot in India? That said, the acting is highly commendable. It’s not easy to act convincingly in such a movie where emotions needs to appear genuine. I particularly liked Rani Mukherjee’s performance. You tend to somehow connect with her in the movie. The songs are quite decent as well.

This movie is a MUST see. If you already have, I would love to hear your thoughts.

3 thoughts on “Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna

  1. I saw a TV show where Karan Johar was being interviewed. The question was about a woman who had written to him about her daughter who had divorced her husband after seeing the movie.

    Now its left to the viewer on how much importance he/she attaches to the movie. What can poor KJ answer for this? After all you cannot hold him responsible for every other extra-marital affair that happens. And that guy [really?] hasn’t even married.

    I somehow still can’t prepare myself to watch any SRK movie after Kal ho na ho. He redefines melodrama every time he appears on the screen.

  2. Hi Vinaya

    I beg to differ from ur opinion.It has all the good things except a good theme.I am not really sure what KJ want to convey.I fail to understand why Rani walks out of the marriage with no apparent reason.I think marriage as an institution makes our country different form others and there should be some logical reason to believe otherwise

  3. Hi,
    I thought the movie was pretty decent…what i liked most was that there was no black and white….nobody right and nobody wrong..thats what relationships are about….greys….The thing is while it’s nice to analyze it to death…and have heard a fair number of nasty things about it..one must remember that it is at the end of the day a formula film from a formula director. For that..he’s done a good job…
    As for ranis character..her personal charm aside…i thought she was the most pitiable character…wishy washy….whiny….so..there goes..
    All in all….far far better than the nonsense karan johars subjected us to in the past

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