11 November 2010 | AvinashPatalay
Kismet Konnection of "Anjaani Anjaana"
The suicide attempt of two strangers gets inter-twined. "I scratch your back, you scratch mine" becomes the mission statement of their collaboration. What ensues next is flashbacks of their reasons to end their lives, discover each other and the beauty of life itself. Did I forget to mention all this in the process of futile suicide attempts?
♫ Priyanka Chopra:: Good writing in certain parts of her character though sometime she appears quite bubbly and sometimes low-down. Priyanka gives her best shot.
♫ Ranbir Kapoor:: Gets to showcase various emotion of the character and the layers to it. Delivers at ease. A black horse to watch out in the Bollywood arena.
♫ Zayed Khan:: He falters regardless of an intense scene, casual scene or melodramatic scene. Nonetheless, no great damage to the fly-in-the- ointment character.
For starters, the movie should have been "Anjaani Anjaana" for the premise of Priyanka Chopra has a greater depth which had the potential to leave lasting impact had the movie started on that thread. Ranbir's starting point is quite weak and ill-written. The plot could have connected well if it was based in India and the journey of the protagonist would have revolved around "Discovery of India". The weakest of the movie are the excessive cinematic liberties in the plot, hence the reference Kismet Konnection stated.
The outline of the plot is clueless whether it was meant to be comedy or love-story under the framework of suicide mission. Owing to which the writing is poor is both fronts.
The song "Aas Paas Hain Khuda" is a standard piece of line which is placed whenever there is Kismet Konnection moment. Having said that music is not as rich as "Hum Tum" or "Bachna Ae Haseeno".
With "Robot" released alongside I got the impression that AA suffered but frankly that wasn't the case. Even the multiplex crowd (read that generation next) could not fancy the meat in the plot. The only takers I suppose must have been Ranbir and Priyanka's fan-base.