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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Am I Getting Older?

Am I the only person in these and other parts who did not like Love Aaj Kal?
I cannot pinpoint why. The story line was a tried and tested one. The execution idea was nice-the email connect, long distance relationship... the way Rishi Kapoor's (he is a dear) life & Saif's life were juxtaposed. Then why did I not like it? And not that I have very high standards. remember I am the girl who loves chicklit/flick.
It was not a patch on jab we met for instance which I can watch any number of times. Maybe I did not like Deepika's jabbering. Or maybe I was not in a receptive mood.
I also watched Fashion & Dasvidaniya - finally and ahem, liked them.

14 comments:

Raaga said...

Most people I met who watched the movie thought it was awful.

I stay away from these flicks in most cases... :-)

artnavy said...

i did not like it either...despite its having saif and rishi

Phoenixritu said...

I did not like it either, the chemistry between Saif and Deepika was thanda .... plus Saif's monologues were painful

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

Hated it!! Came away feeling very irritated for some reason.

Monika,Ansh said...

Hmmm lots of people did not like it, so you are in good company. I for one likes it & feel like the odd one out!

Sri said...

Even i didnt like the movie..felt it was overhyped..i thought i was the only one who felt so since even my hubby enjoyed it a lot!

GentleLavender said...

I totally agree with you and let me explain why I hated LAK:

1. I hated the plasticky smiles of Saif and Dipika which felt so artificial and put-on.

2. Glamor, style and brands were promoted more than the plot itself.

3. Its totally disconnected from reality. Did you see that scene where the day after her wedding, she talks like a total idiot and tells her husband it was all a big mistake? The scene, when it played, had three rows of people howling and booing! I wanted to join them too.

4. It had no real characterization, plot or message. It was just a style-glamor statement. I can't believe its an Imtiaz Ali movie.

What do you, gals, say? Ami wrong?

Sri said...

Totally agree with Gentle Lavender...esp Point 3..

Deepika "suddenly" realises she loves Saif during her honeymoon..the worst dialogue in that scene was "I will apologise to you later!!"

IBH said...

i liked it and feel like an odd one..now u are in good company :) am i the only peson in this world who think Kaminey is notthat earth shattering? then so be it :)

itchingtowrite said...

yoo hoo bitch fest going on here...
IBH- U outnumbered!!
Lets hav a round of mocktails & continue bitching.
I also hated the car scene- the one in which Saif starts & deepika imitates.. uggh
songs were off course horrible

Monika said...

i didnt like it too much either just average

dipali said...

I enjoyed it Itchy,
JWM was so totally different, this is a totally different entity altogether.

The Print Lover said...

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itchingtowrite said...

Print Lover- thanks!