Movie – Anjaana Anjaani (2010)
Cast – Priyanka Chopra, Ranbir Kapoor and Zaid Khan.
Director – Siddharth Anand.
Here is my review of the movie “Anjaana Anjaani”. Produced by Nadiadwala Sons and directed Sidharth Anand, AA is about strangers, as the name suggests. One more addition to long list of love stories which has basically “Ek ladka aur ek ladki milte hain and after all twists and turns, they live happily ever after”. Anjaana Anjaani is no different! Where it can be different is the twists itself.
Aakash (Ranbir Kapoor) is a wall-street freak. He takes his own chances or rather gamble in order to rise to the top. He has his own firm run by himself along with his friends cum partners. A market crash makes them all vulnerable to external debts. His partners blaming Aakash for downfall of their firm, he decides to commit suicide. Just when Aakash is about to suicide he meets with another saddist i.e., Kiara (PriyankaChopra) and she too wants to suicide. Her problem is, her boy friend Kunal (Zaid Khan) betrayed her.
Here are the various sequences which starts after these two Anjanes (strangers) meet. Whenever these two try to commit suicide, some or the other problem occurs and every time they fail. Finally they realize that something still to be done in their life before they end it. And both decide to “extend” their break for committing suicide till new years eve, which is good 21 days later. Between these 21 days there are many instances where both come close to each and there are moments where they try to console each other and in process coming close to each other.
The movie as a whole is good romantic experience. It actually gives a new lease of life for two strangers in each other to live. Movie has genuine humor scenes and genuine romantic as well. The cinematography is top-notch along with the flow of story of the movie, though with some clichés. Siddharth Anand has done a good job in terms of over consolidation and presentation of the movie. Music is decent, with some songs like “Anjaana Anjaani”, “Tumse” and “Hairat” being decent numbers. The best amongst the lot being “Aas paas khuda”. The only problem though in the music department being, there are lot of songs in the movie, 9 to be precise.
If we talk of performance than Priyanka Chopra as “Kiara” clearly overshadows “Aakash” i.e., Ranbir Kapoor. Priyanka gives yet another brilliant performance. She is definitely beauty with talent. Though the screen space given to both the lead is almost same, but Priyankas performance is more than convincing. Ranbir Kapoor gives a decent performance, though you would feel repetition of performance viz a viz, his previous outings. Zaid Khan does a good job for his cameo in the movie.
Overall, the movie is a good experience not only for teenagers or couples, but for all. It has quite a good amount of humor along with some good songs. The romantic scenes between the leads are no less. The movie never loses its pace, though in the 2nd half it drags little bit. One would not feel lost, as the story has spontaneity. Siddharth Anand gives us a movie which has all the ingredients of 21st century rom-com.
Verdict- 3 stars out of 5, for brilliant to good performance of the leading stars, along with genuine humorous and romantic sequences in the movie. Recommended.