A mockery of love and marriage--KANK review
Contrary to popular claims, I believe, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna was a typical Karan Johar film. It was not bad but was would not be counted in the league of the best movies in the history of Bollywood.
For those of you who haven't caught the film, this is a gist of the plot: Dev Saran (Shah Rukh Khan) and Rhea Saran (Priety Zinta) are married for 5 years. Rishi (Abhishiek Bachchan) and Maya (Rani Mukherjee) are also wed after a comtemplating for three years.
Both marriages turn out to be a failure because Dev and Maya are (I think) fools who do not recognize the love that their partners give them. They find "love" in each other and decide after much deliberation to break up with their respective spouses. In the end, they 'live happily together'.
The film has a few good performances and a few very good ones.
Notably, Junior B (notwithstanding the immense fascination I have for him) has given a fantastic performance. The treatment of a few scenes is also commendable. And since Johar works with big budgets, the locations are also mind blowing. Given a chance, this is the Album I would love to own. It has awesome sound tracks.
But I think the film is all about the concept of marriage and love. It is this that I want to delve into. I would like to point out a few discrepancies and contradictions in the concept the film deals with.
First: The moot question is, why do you love a person? I feel, for his/ her qualities, ethics, attitude, habits and to whatever extent, looks. Then this concept of love-has-no-reasons is ridiculous. Why would anybody who has as good a husband as Rishi, want to...