Harleen rocks

Love Aajkal - my favorite shot :)

Interesting idea. Refreshing screenplay. Reasonable execution. Wud give it 2.5/5. Even though this is not the first time we see similar stories, with period difference, being juxtaposed, Imtiaz Ali has done a good job executing the idea. The differences are highlighted very well – harleen’s happiness on seeing Viru in Kolkatta and bringing chai with so much fuss.. was poetic :) Similarly Jai & Meera’s ‘break up party’ was refreshing. Is it just me? Deepika has semblances of Hemamalini? She is gorgeous anyway. To me Harleen Kaur was the pick of the movie.

Bit less talk by old Viru paaji and more creativity in visual juxtaposing wud have taken the movie to heights. Mehra had cracked it in Rang De Basanti. Screenplay improvements and more natural comedy wud have made it a blockbuster. Forgive me Saif fans, I too like him, but he is no Aamir. At best, it was reasonable performance by him and Deepika.

Technically the cinematography was not glaring and disturbing – more functional and pleasant. At the same time, chimed with the beats for the songs. And there are couple of good songs – aahun aahun is my personal favorite (thanks partly to Zoom for playing it repeatedly – I had no other option really :) ) Few location choices and costume choices were great. Will be interesting to watch Imtiaz Ali’s tamil remake of ‘jab we met’ – ‘kandein kadhalai’!