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4.0 out of 5 stars Give it a go and decide for yourself.
I couldn't help but notice a lot of negativity towards this film so had to step in and write a review of my own. Every story has two sides and it looks like nobody was standing up for the alternative view!
Firstly, I'm not an Indian cinema fan. I gave up years ago frustarted by the repeating storyline and my wife now has to force me to watch.
However, this is...
Published on 26 Sep 2011 by R. Chandarana

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2.0 out of 5 stars Unlikely romance....it has a flatness that is unique...
"The film is about an unlikely romance between two unhappy people who meet when both try to kill themselves by jumping off the same bridge.
Through the course of the film, they give suicide a few more tries. You wish they had succeeded the first time itself because then we would have been spared the anguish of watching this vacuous travelogue masquerading as a...
Published on 29 Nov 2010 by Mr.Style Joe


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4.0 out of 5 stars Give it a go and decide for yourself., 26 Sep 2011
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This review is from: Anjaana Anjaani UK DVD [2010] (DVD)
I couldn't help but notice a lot of negativity towards this film so had to step in and write a review of my own. Every story has two sides and it looks like nobody was standing up for the alternative view!
Firstly, I'm not an Indian cinema fan. I gave up years ago frustarted by the repeating storyline and my wife now has to force me to watch.
However, this is one time that I can honetly say that I am glad I spent 3 hours watching a Bollywood film. Yes, the undertone of the film is the same... boy meets girl, they (eventually) fall in love, etc etc. However, what is distictly different is the way in which it happens. I don't remember seeing a film like this in the past so was glad that invested the time and the soundtrack was worth it too.
Yes, in typical Bollywood style, there are big scenes that are sometimes unbelievable (big dance scene in a nightclub, characters always looking glamorous with an endless designer wardrobe) but if you look at the storyline itself, it offers a different angle. I can't really explain it here in a review so my advice would be for you to watch it yourself and make your own decision.
Why not? afterall, what do you have to lose?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Unlikely romance....it has a flatness that is unique..., 29 Nov 2010
This review is from: Anjaana Anjaani UK DVD [2010] (DVD)
"The film is about an unlikely romance between two unhappy people who meet when both try to kill themselves by jumping off the same bridge.
Through the course of the film, they give suicide a few more tries. You wish they had succeeded the first time itself because then we would have been spared the anguish of watching this vacuous travelogue masquerading as a movie.
Director Siddharth Anand trained at the school of Yash Raj and you will recognize the familiar tropes: stars, styling, foreign locations. There's even a morning-after-drunken-night-did-we-have-sex scene similar to the classic moment in Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jeyenge.
But unlike DDLJ, here the emotions and characters are singularly plastic.
Akash, played by Ranbir Kapoor and Kiara, played by Priyanka Chopra , have no discernable texture or roots. They are supposed to be unemployed, lonely and desperately sad but they always look like they've stepped out of the pages of a fashion magazine.
Which could have been overlooked if there was any depth in their angst but these two seem like spoilt kids playing suicide-suicide.
The premise of two sad people meeting on a bridge and going on a road trip is taken from the French film Girl On The Bridge. The idea of a to-do wish-list before dying echoes The Bucket List. The poster is copied from An Education.
But Anjaana Anjaani has a flatness that is unique. The screenplay, co-written by Siddharth and Advaita Kala from a story by Mamata Anand, goes nowhere fast.
Priyanka, a National Award-winning actress goes for the artificial bubbly vibe. Ranbir tries hard to salvage the film, dropping his shirt several times but even his lovingly shot chest can't save the film".
Anupama Chopra
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Formulaic, frothy film.... It's business as usual. *1/2, 28 Nov 2010
This review is from: Anjaana Anjaani UK DVD [2010] (DVD)
"All the great love stories (sic) are between strangers", promises this picture tagline. In real life, this `love between strangers' business, I suppose, would mean a one-night stand.
It makes for the customary premise for any formulaic, frothy film like this. The lead couple starts out hating each other, or as platonic friends, and eventually slips into eternal love. The picture takes about the same time to finish as the popcorn in your tub. Female audiences suitably develop crush on the male star. Tears are shed; laughs had; paisa vasool, as they say. Fair play.
The climax scene usually takes place at an airport (bus-stop or railway station). This is where you find the hero (or the heroine) rushing, in a moment of epiphany, having found their destiny -- their partner for life -- waiting for them somewhere at the other end.
Between this airport sequence and what's called the `meet-cute' (first time the couple meets on screen), there is supposed to be a plot, possibly sub-plots, strong conflict and a set of characters. This one unfortunately has none.
The director (Siddharth Anand, fine for the genre) has figured out the songs (a dozen of them) and the scenic sweep all right. You travel across the deserts of Nevada on road, into the neon lights of Las Vegas, peer over San Francisco from a perfectly chosen spot, and look down from New York's George Washington Bridge.
The latter is where the hero and the heroine, strangers, meet, attempting at once to commit suicide. The boy's (Ranbir) lost all he had to the Wall Street crash. The girl's (Priyanka) apparently lost her childhood sweetheart to a casual affair. Neither sees any point in carrying on. They try to kill themselves together: wrap their face up with cellophane; light up gas in the kitchen stove.... By the fifth failed effort, you're not sure either is really hell-bent on hara-kiri. Suicide demands strong resolve, not sociable company. There's no such thing as a 'couple exit'.
They set New Year's Eve for their final date with death, again, jumping off the same George Washington. The handsome twosome has time now to check off wishes from a bucket-list: it's adventure sport for the penniless girl; a woman he loves so he can bed, for the virgin guy. Whatever.
You know both will fall for each other. You wait around hopelessly. Ranbir Kapoor, the star, remains the only big idea behind this film then. He bares his torso; walks around in a white `baniyan' (what Americans call the "wife-beater" vest), eager to bring back a forgotten wear; charms women with his look; swigs the tequila shots; almost gets buggered by a hulk; drives under the desert sun... All for a story that doesn't exist.
You know why this film does. Or why rom-coms such as these get repeated ad infinitum on screen. When they work, oh, they take in serious crores. It's business as usual".
Mayank Shekhar
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't Listen to the critics, 23 Dec 2010
This review is from: Anjaana Anjaani UK DVD [2010] (DVD)
In my oppinion I thought the film is the best of Bollywood, if you haven't watched the film because of the critics and the bad reviews it had from other people, I would advise do not listen to them. It's their oppinion and yo should follow your oppinion.

This film got my heart, emotionally great, entertainment brillant and for it's comedy loved it, this is maybe because this film has my favourite actor Ranbir Kapoor and my favourite actress Priyanka Chopra, anyways this is fantastic.

10/10
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