KANK

Let me start out by clarifying that I am no great lover of the Johar Chopra melo-melodrama’s that are churned out with great frequency and almost invariably end up as super-hits. I didn’t like Veer Zaara and Main Hoon Naa is on my list of ‘Most hated movies ever’.

So you can imagine that it was with some trepedition that I shelled out money to watch KANK. Again, this was not preplanned but I was stuck with a friend in fort and wanted to see the ‘new’ Metro and this was the only movie playing at that time.

I think I can venture to say that a hundred and twenty bucks did not completely go down the drain. The desire to write to write something clever like ‘Kank stank’ was overwhelming but I will admit that I enjoyed the movie. Not a National award winner by any means but certainly not as bad as the ‘thinking man’ has been making it out to be.  Yes, the movie has it’s fair share of problems, but I expect that from a Mr. Johar film anyways.

Pet peeves with the movie? Here:

SOME SPOILERS AHEAD

a) The movie was way to weepy. Certainly a few bottle’s of glycerine could have easily been saved. I’m no psychologist but constant crying does not thrill too many people. Especially when your payng 150 bucks for it and after your bum is paining from sitting for over 3 hours. And on that topic, I know I’e read this somewhere before too- why does Rani Mukherji keep crying only from her right eye? The defining image of Ms. Mukherji in my eyes is now with a single teardrop rolling down out of her right eye. Sigh. And she’s such a pretty lady.

 b) Mr. Johar for all his “this is a movie made by a man, not a boy” talk can’t seem to end without a happy, soppy, conventional ending. I’d have liked the movie much better if the two weepers had just gone their separate ways. the whole 3 years later part was unnecessary. Life doesn’t always have a happy ending does it ?

c) Lots of areas where the plot line is a bit too farfetched. Like the two opposite spouses readily discussing their marriages with each other. WTF? does that really happen in life? Lots of other instances like this, which I won’t get into.

 But everyone watches a movie like this for the celeb-quotient right? Shah Rukh Khan has hammed like never before. His overacting is soo irritating that everybody else looks like Oscar nominees in front of him. Abhishek Bachhan and his dad totally steal the show. Some funny moments come from them. 

 But I am a bit surprised at why the movie is being so widely criticized. OK, my first movie review-ish post is done. Ciao.

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6 thoughts on “KANK

  1. Raghav January 4, 2007 / 6:20 pm

    main hoon na wasnt by karan johar..although it seemed like it was (karan johar the baby, not the boy, not the man)
    if it was by the BOY, then = shah rukh khan would end up falling in gay love with sushmita sen and cry a lot of glycerine induced lacrymal secretions (yeah i’m making it longer, otherwise the movie seems purposeless) it would involve a couple of divorces, deaths and miscarriages and ‘heaven forbid guns’ *karan johar voice*

    by the MAN karan johar, = by some weirdly complex family tree, zayed’s mother would be his grandmother too..and shahrukh was the father. :S after five divorces, a lot of alcohol and smoke, shah rukh khan marries an emotionless tree and swears to wipe the moss off it every morning, and avoid the GK questions while he is at it.. 😉

  2. sukanya January 7, 2007 / 8:36 pm

    It takes patience to sit through a movie where you want to laugh and everyone else is surreptitiously wiping tears. The school people refuse to take me along for a senti movie cause i make them laugh and then they can’t sob.

    Main Hoon Na was too bloody hilarious to be a movie. The only reason i’d sit through it is cause my bro’s expressions of glee are worth it.

  3. Ameya January 8, 2007 / 7:48 pm

    Nice work there Raghav, but it’s not too much of a stretch to actually see that happen.

  4. raghav January 10, 2007 / 7:02 pm

    we tend to make all movies funny..but then again we hardly go for hindi ones *not coz we are snobbish, just coz we rarely go for movies and stuff*

    on the other hand, english movies like ‘superman returns’ can be made vaguely funny by making oblique references to viagra and laughing about superman struggling with his underpants in kapurthala 😀

  5. vineha January 12, 2007 / 4:34 pm

    ok
    main hooo na was not by karan johar n it wasnt all that bad anywasy
    in fact it falls in my list of the more berable ones
    KKHH S.U.C.K.E.D.
    n i don even need to mention KANK
    i have some reserved but blah comments bout it too on my blog
    but dude seriously great readin ur blog
    keep at it
    waitn 4 more

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