Movie Review: Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012)

Users Rating: [ratings] ★★★☆☆
Box Office: Hit

Major Samar Anand, stationed with the Bomb Defusing Squad of the Indian Army is a man who flirts with death at every step of his life. He has successfully cut short the lives of ninety-seven bombs and is on his ninety-eighth one when the film begins. Wolf-whistle from all corners of the theatre greets the stubbled, sunglasses-clad man in uniform; oh yes, and a lot of claps too.

Akira Rai (Anushka Sharma) is a twenty-one year old intern; a state-level swimmer, national-level tennis player etc. (pardon me if the order is wrong – this girl has a long list of accolades behind her name!), and is dying to get placed with the Discovery Channel. The girl dives headlong into the freezing cold waters of a crystal-blue lake with Major Anand sitting on the banks. She passes out in the water and a nonchalant Samar saves her, makes her wear his jacket and rides off on his Royal Enfield. Once in the room, off falls Samar Anand’s diary from one of the pockets of his jacket; on to Akira’s hands and the girl is transported back in time into the life of a twenty-five year old Samar.

Samar there, loves Meera (Katrina Kaif). A girl who detests ‘brown, boring’ Indians and dreams that someday she’ll be married off to some gora. Fate, however, has other plans for her; and by a complicated turn of events that involves Meera learning music from Samar, both fall in love with each other. Hitch: Meera’s already had her “arrangement” – engagement, in Samar’s words. A series of promises to Jesus; some broken ones, some unbroken ones included; Samar goes off to the Indian Army. A tale of love; and love in its purest, most unadulterated form, ensues.


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Positive Reviews
4.0 ” JAB TAK HAI JAAN resonates an oft-repeated fact: Love stories will come and go. But no one will make them like Yash Chopra. Just don’t miss this heartwarming love story!”
Bollywood Hungama
4.0 “Jab Tak Hai Jaan is a must watch for everyone from Shah Rukh Khan fans to fans of Yash Chopra to fans of larger than life love stories.”
4.0 “You can thank the Kings of Romance once you’re done with the film… nahi bhoolenge hum, jab tak hai jaan!”
Zee News
4.0 “THJ is a must watch, with a lots of ‘luv shuv’ elements and intensity in it. On the whole, you cannot afford to miss out this one.”
One India
3.5 “Watch Jab Tak Hai Jaan not just for the obvious sentimental reason but for the fact that it shows, for one last time, what Bollywood will miss now that the undisputed master of romantic sagas is no more.”
NDTV Movies
3.5 “Jab Tak Hai Jaan is worth a watch.”
3.0 “Jab Tak Hai Jaan turns out to be a one time affair that can be seen but without any expectations of a would-be classic unfolding on screen.”
Average Reviews
2.5 “Jab Tak Hai Jaan is nothing more than lovely fluff that could have been shorter, snappier but is definitely worth watching once for the man whose name appears against the bright blue sky Mr Yash Chopra.”
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