I was very skeptical when my friend “O” suggested this movie. I was not sure I wanted to watch a Kareena starrer, that too a show on the first day. But we decided to take the risk the moment he said Imtiaz Ali was the director and also because I wanted some break from the crazy schedule at work … and I must say we made the right choice.
There are so many positives that make it a good movie to watch – the performance by the star cast (yes … I was surprised someone could make Kareena act so well, that too in a bubbly, cheerful, too-much-talkative role), the dialogs, the direction and the smooth flow, just to cite a few. There were some shots that brought out the situations so well, even though there were no dialogs in the background. Take for example the one where Shahid leaves his cellphone/car keys on top of his car or the one where he drops his tie on the ground. Another shot which will stay in my mind for a long time to come is the one that introduces Dara Singh
There were some obvious loopholes, but they all get overshadowed by the way the movie has been made. The music has been made using cutting-edge technology i.e, cut from many places and pasted together. Some songs have been forcefully fit and introduce unwanted breaks in the story.
Overall a very good experience and a must watch, if you love romantic movies.