Friday, December 17, 2010

#6: Anjaana Anjaani


I caught this movie on the basis of a couple of recommendations from friends who said that it wasn't a bad movie. 2 hours, 25 minutes after having sat through Anjaana Anjaani, I must confess it wasn't a bad movie at all. It was atrocious!

The movie's about two characters who wish to commit suicide at the beginning of the movie - Akash and Kiara played respectively by Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra. If the reason for both of them to get to that point itself was a bit of a stretch, what unfolds from there on mercilessly tests the patience of the viewer. So there are no other major characters- just these two lost-in-life souls trying to take the movie forward in what is a completely idiotic story. If Geoffrey Boycott were in Bollywood, you would've surely heard how even his Mum could've written better.

If I do meet Siddharth Anand some day I really want to ask him why did he waste so much money in shooting the movie abroad? When the movie ends how does Akash actually get rid of the $12Mn dollar loan he had taken ? What does Kiara's character actually do in the movie ? All questions that the director assumes the viewer is idoitic enough to overlook. Ranbir is listless as Akash and Priyanka inconsistent though she's done the best she could to salvage the movie - with some spunky acting.

I've barely written anything in this piece and I am at a loss of words as to how to trash the movie. And that is the best thing I could probably say about Anjaana Anjaani.

Rating: 1.5 /10 ( Its actually .5 for the movie and 1 for the songs)

P.S: Ratings have also considered deduction of 1 point for copying the poster for An Education