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Movie Review: Anjaana Anjaani

by admin on October 4, 2010

Star Cast of Anjaaana Anjaani:  Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Zayed Khan, Anupam Kher

It is very difficult and risky to make a film like Anjaana Anjaani, which only revolves around two central characters for full three hours. But the makers of the film have not stopped right there but gone a step further in taking the risk by choosing a story of two strangers, who meet for the first time when they go to commit suicide. This is strange because, not many producers and directors in Bollywood would start their film in such a manner.   

Ever since this film got ready for release and its promos started on Television channels, the rumors has been that Anjaana Anjaani is either a copy of some Hollywood or South Indian movie or is a mixture of many movies, which we have already seen before. But luckily, when you see the film, you enjoy it because it is an original script that does not carry the tag of copy or adaptation.

As mentioned above, being a film about two strangers, who meet for the first time when they go to commit suicide, Anjaana Anjaani does not follow the usual path and rules that a Bollywood film otherwise does. But, rather than being a drawback, this becomes the main strength of the film as Anjaana Anjaani explore strange and complex relation between two people who from strangers turn into friends and then into stranger all over again.

The story of the film revolves round two people, who meet at a bridge when they both decide to commit suicide. One of them is Kiran (Priyanka Chopra), who has failed in a relationship and the other is Akash (Ranbir Kapoor), who has lost almost all he has in his business.

Interestingly, both decide to postpone their suicide plans by 20 days and live their life to the fullest and fulfill some of their unfulfilled dreams in this time.

The director of the film Siddharth Anand has put in a lot of effort to attract the viewers with the way he present the story and the lead characters of the film. But despite these effort on the director’s part, the film moves really slow in the first hour, making the film a little boring. There are only few scenes in the first hour including the scene at the bride and the various attempts by the two lead characters of the film to commit suicide, which seem to be a little interesting.

The story by Mamta Anand takes a new turn after the interval when the two lead stars travel through various parts of New York, Las Vegas and San Francisco, shearing various experiences and emotions. But unfortunately after an interesting and a compelling second half, the film again becomes very predictable and boring at the climax.

Director Siddharth Anand has handled the subject, which is rich on substance and appealing in the most stylish manner. The film showcases the most beautiful locations and costumes, which feature as a highlight of the film. The music by Vishal-Shekhar, background score by Salim-Sulaiman and the dialogues of the film are also good.

Like his previous films, Ranbir Kapoor has once again proved with Anjaana Anjaani that with his talent, he is way ahead of other actors of his time. Priyanka Chopra also fits into her role in a superb manner. Apart from the two, another actor who has given a wonderful performance and leaves an impact in the film is Tanvi Azami. Zyad Khan has also done justice to his role,

Anjaana Anjaani is a modest film to show the enthusiasm of two strangers, who fall in love. Though the film is slow at points, it can be watched for its good performances.

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