CAST & CREW
Delving into realism and messiness of relationship is not what Yash Chopra's movies provide. They provide the faces of ideal love and swooning. Containing all elements of a Chopra Ji movies Jab Tak Hai Jaan is an unedited version of the last written and directed film of Yash Chopra
Samar (Shahrukh) is seeing in the first scene as diffusing the bomb. The scene shifts to Akira(Anushka) who dives into the ocean for fun and soon realizes that it is freezing. Samar saves him and offers his jacket and unintentionally leaves his jacket behind. The story moves in flashback then.
The story unfolds in the roads of London where Samar is struggling as an immigrant in London. He works as a waiter and sings songs on the street to earn. There he meets Meera (Katrina). Meera is a rich Punjabi girl. The need for a Punjabi song by Meera and learning English by Samar brings them together. Soon, they fall for each other.
Meera has a special barter system with God. On the day when Meera decides on breaking her former engagement and confess her love to her father Samar meets with an accident. Realizing that she will lose him, she wishes her life, in exchange of never meeting him again. Furious by this exchange Samar joins Indian army as a bomb diffuser to challenge his death and prove Meera wrong.
Finishing the diary Akira thinks of making a documentary film on bomb diffusers and successfully finishes it and returns. Samar on demand of Akira shows up in London few days later only to have an accident in fate for him. He loses his memory and gets back to the time where he was with Meera. Meera helps him gain his memory back, and when he gets it and realizes that she is lying, he goes to Kashmir. The climax happens when Meera notices how the death has not yet forgotten him and breaks her promise. They unite, and the story ends.
The movie contains every single element of a Yash Raj banner movie - great shooting places as of UK and Kashmir, mind blogging songs and well-known lead characters who bravely upfront their obligations. The movie has just not delivered a promising plot. A chain of vague stories that in itself twists and turns, the waiter has shown to be a major in the army and that too a bomb expert.
The movie has many tangled parts to reach the inner you. For keeping up your straight back up to almost 180 minutes, it requires huge patience. But it is watch because only Yash Chopra knew how to make heartache so attractive. He shows his stories in such a dignified manner that his characters wear it considering it to be a badge of honor.
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