U, Me Aur Hum (2008) copy of – A Moment to Remember
We saw them together last time in Pyaar To Ho Na Tha (1999) & Raju Chacha (2000). Now Ajay and Kajol is back with their home production – U, Me aur Hum. Directed by Ajay Devgan himself the forthcoming movie – U, Me Aur Hum is actually a copy of popular Korean Movie – A Moment to Remember.
The romantic story of a girl, who later suffers from Alzheimer’s disease (short-term memory loss is the most common symptom). The much lighter version (influnced) of the Korean Movie was Hollywood’s – 50 First Dates, starring Drew Barrymore.
According to sources, the bollywood version of the movie is frame to frame copy from the Korean one. By just watching the promo you can say there is nothing new in the story. The way Kajol was crying in Ajay’s arms, the way she was disillusioned and stranded in the midst of traffic on a road, the way she was being treated in a hospital and u could sense Ajay’s pain while the doctors were giving her medication.. The post-it scene..where u see a bunch of post-its on a mirror … They all point towards the fact that Kajol’s character Pia has Alzheimer’s disease and she is forgetting Ajay as time passes by and her disease becomes worse.. Hence, the post-its to remind her who she is, what she is supposed to do while she is alone at house, etc etc…
Promo of: A Moment to Remember
Promo of: U, Me Aur Hum
Synopsis of A Moment To Remember (Source: Wiki)
Divided into four segments, A Moment to Remember follows the theme of discovery in a relationship and the burdens of loss caused by Alzheimer’s disease.The first segment of the film, staged in romantic comedy style, introduces the protagonists, a woman named Su Jin and a man named Chul Soo. The movie highlights their accidental meeting in a convenience store and confusion over a can of soda, followed by their subsequent courting despite the social standings that should have kept them apart.
The second segment follows the couple now settling into married life. Su-Jin learns to be a housewife as her husband cares for her. But as the segment progresses, Su-jin begins to display forgetfulness, including an incident in which a fire breaks out because of a forgotten stove. While Chul Soo caught the fire in time, the seriousness of the incident and others draw them to seek medical help.
The third segment involves the revelation of Alzheimer’s disease and the couple’s consequent response to it. Su Jin is heavily burdened by the knowledge that she will forget her husband and hides it from him at first until he seeks advice from the doctor himself. Despite the disease, they make the commitment to stay together and as the disease progresses, the trials the couple go through increase because of Su Jin’s forgetfulness.
The fourth segment reveals Su-jin in the final stages of the disease and the grief Chul Soo experiences because of it. Yet he remains beside her, despite her lost memory, hiding his eyes behind sunglasses when he visits her so she can’t see his tears.
The end of the movie finishes off with Chul Soo replaying the first time they met in the convenience store with all her friends and family in the store. Chul Soo takes her back to the retirement home as they are driving off he finally tells her he loves her.