Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna - The Movie VII

Music of Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna is by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and lyrics are by Javed Akhtar. Sadly, the music is lacklusture. The only passable song is Mitwaa and it has some very good lyrics. However, one striking fact about this song in the movie is that the lyrics of the song do not match with the situation in the film. I don’t know if anybody else felt this way. The other song Rock and Roll Soniye is totally in the Kajra Re mould and tries to capture the chemistry of Amitabh Bachchan-Abhishek Bachchan. Other than that, there is not even one song worth its salt that needs mentioning.

In terms of performances, I thought that this possibly was Shahrukh Khan’s worst performances. For some reason, the way he has acted in this film, reminded me of the way he acted in Ram Jaane. He is trying too hard to live the flawed character but just ends up looking unconvincing. Frankly, he has not done justice to the role. Of course, his presence has ensured stupendous box office collections for Karan Johar. But that’s a different story and I’ve dealt with it. Rani Mukherji was strictly okay and Preity Zinta did not have much to do except wear designer outfits and look good. Amitabh Bachchan as Sexy Sam was okay.

Karan Johar in his promotional interviews had said that had Amitabh Bachchan not said okay to play Sexy Sam, Karan Johar would not have made this film. I don’t know why these guys patronize one another so much. The character of Sexy Sam besides being inconsequential, was not even a part of the so called story of the film.

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