I hate to admit it, but the fact is that I have almost gone crazy over this movie. I had heard of people watching a movie 5-10-15 or more number of times, but had never done that myself. I never understood that kind of behavior. There are movies I have liked, liked a lot and would not mind seeing again. But have never felt this urge to watch a movie again and again.
This is the first time when I have really understood the importance of good direction. Heck, there is no story in the movie, but good direction has done it all. And I don’t even wish that it had a better, more complicated, more subtle story. It’d not have remained what it is in that case.
And this is one of the rare occasions where I feel that acting has made the scenes that could have become mundane, very real. I see the scenes again and again, watch the facial expressions and they look perfect all the time. Of the lead characters at least. The last time I felt like this about acting was one scene in a not so well known movie called Ghulam-e-Mustafa. Ravina Tandon remembers her childhood and her mother and how her mother was a strict dance teacher. The acting had made the scene very real. This has happened through out the movie in Jab We Met, especially with Shahid Kapoor.
And this is one time where dialogues have drawn attention for sounding very spontaneous. They don’t have the perfect language and logic. Rather they precisely are what they would be if someone was actually speaking spontaneously.
And this is one time, when I was forced to pay attention to the lyrics of the songs after watching the movie and have come to like the songs extremely well. “Hum jo chalne lage..”, “Aaoge jab tum o sajna”, “Tumse Hi” and “Nagada” are my favourites. “Nagada” may come as a surprise to those who know my taste with music 🙂
And finally, this is one time, when I have to admit – the hero was damn cute! 😀