Starring Amitabh Bachhan, Jaya Bachhan, Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor, Farida Jalal Special appearance Rani Mukherjee
Directed by Karan Johar
Music by Jatin Lalit
The Raichand household is mega-rich...and Yash (Amitabh) and Nandini (Jaya) are parents to two sons Rohan (Hrithik) and Rahul (Shahrukh). Rahul however is adopted and though Rahul knows about it, he is still like a family member in the whole thing.
But father Yash (Amitabh) is an adamant and dominating figure and wants everything to go according to the way he plans. So when he fixes Rahul's marriage with the daughter of the family friend Nainaa (Rani Mukherjee) Yash does not expect Rahul to disapprove.
But things go wrong only when Rahul falls for a local gal from Chandni Chowk, the lively and spunky Anjali (Kajol). And soon Rahul is kicked off from the Raichand household for marrying Anjali and so Rahul moves with Anjali and her younger sister Pooja to London.
10 years later, a grown up Rohan (Hrithik) comes to know of all this and sets off to London to get back his brother and family. And here he joins a college, where he bumps into an attitude filled Pooja (kareena Kapoor). Together they plan to get Rahul to change his mind about going back to the Raichand household.
Definitely the movie has three mega superstars all rolled into this one flick. And then another load of female stars to go with. So definitely the movie has a starcast to die for.
But then why
should the Raichand household be portrayed so super rich. and I though
all those David Dhawan farm houses were bad! Here Raichand goes in
helicopters, and the rooms are so big that you need a taxi to get from
one side to another.
Karan Johar experimented with "Raghupati Raghava" in KKHH and he does a decent job here too with "vande Mataram". But Karan Johar should have avoided making Amitabh croon "Aati Kya" and also the national anthem part was not needed. What does Karan expect - the audience to get up and stand. Sorry, man!!!
Still the movie is a well made movie as it maintains the same pace and touch right from the first frame to the last. Unlike most of the movies we see these days, one half does not overshadow the other drastically.
There are some great scenes too...that shows that Karan Johar is an able director and we can expect some good movies, but strictly within the commercial parameters of Bollywood cinema.
Shahrukh's entry with Jaya Bachan waiting, the rain shot where Shahrukh decides to marry Kajol and Shahrukh leaving the house after Amitabh reminds him that he is adopted.
THe second half there are more great fun sequences before we have emotional breakdowns every now and then. And Hrithik comes on tops here.
Great choreography from Farha Khan, sets from Sharmista Roy and costumes from Manish Malhotra & Co. But the real winner here is cinematography from Kiran Deohas. Mindblowing work indeed!
Well, the movie is similar to EK RISHTAA in many ways. But surprisingly, a predictable lifeless movie like that did quite well in the Northern belts. So there is no reason why this movie could not do better in these very parts. Afterall Karan and papa Yash have thrown in loads of cash in making the movie look grand as possible, in addition to the star fees.
Bottom line : K3G is definitely worth a watch. You are never gonna get such a load of talent in one bundle for a long time to come. The movie might be better than MOHABBATEIN but is nowhere close to KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI.
And if you want me to compare it with movies of this year...K3G comes only next to movies like LAGAAN, GADAR and DIL CHAHTA HAI. But the box office will have a different story to tell at the end of the year.
So if you like your meals the same way you have been having it for years, then KABHI KUSHI KABHIE GHUM is for you. But if you are the kind who would like to taste new dishes from time to time, K3G might be not that tasty for you.
ADDITONAL NOTES : Kuch Kuch Hota Hai was a good movie, but it was only that good because Karan could afford to make the movie on a scale that big. Give the same movie to Karan with a real low budget, and you will find Karan struggling.
Ditto for K3G. With a lower budget, I am sure that Karan will only be able to come up with something like EK RISHTAA.
Karan Johar is a good director, no doubt. But if he can prove that he can make a good movie solely on the strength of a script, story and characters...he will make a step towards becoming a "great" director. But if making bucks at the box office is all that matters...sure keep giving these kinda movies and slowly the audiences will deplete away.
WHAT THE CRITICS HAVE TO SAY
The star of the entire film is
director Karan Johar who handles the scenes very well. From emotional
tear jerking sequences to lighter comic scenes, he has handled the
screenplay with great ease and panache read the positive review at Sify
having an extraordinary starcast and more-than-enough funds to make
his second film, Karan Johar disappoints. What he delivers is a bad
remix of Mohabbatein and KKHH. Like
Mohabbatien, K3G might make money, proving yet again
that bad art need not necessarily mean bad business.
Dharma Productions has kept its promise in giving us a lovable film for us to remember in coming times, and despite having to push and shove to get into a packed-like a can of sardines- theatre, K3G is one heck of an entertainer and was worth the wait. read the positive review at PlanetBollywood
in all, a film that is excruciatingly long but has some wonderful
moments. It also makes you laugh and it makes you cry. But Yash Johar
had recently said in an interview that K3G is flawless. We beg to
On the whole, K3G. is a hit, not because of the main story and screenplay but because of the other entertaining values and the huge star value. However due to the flaws in the script, however, a long run is ruled out read the mixed review at Radiosargam
Karan Johar keeps you enthralled with the drama, in your face Indian values, a mommy dearest, great production values, amazing styling, stable cinematography, very well shot songs, consistent character graphs and what have you that you forget that the film is a very small story that of one brother (Hrithik) who goes to London to ask his brother (Shah Rukh Khan) to return home. read the positive review at B4U
The eventual impression however, is that Karan
Johar did play it safe after his huge blockbuster four years ago. He
hasnít attempted to try anything even a little different, but what he
has put his hand into, heís worked on with sincere dedication, pure
hard work and is now exhibiting results that come only from sheer
talent. read the mixed
review at Cinetalkies
should one make of a film like K3G? It is hard not to like it.
For all the gloss and the glitter that stands out on the surface, it's a
film that has a soul. It is a feel-good film that sends everyone home
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