Anjaana Anjaani | Short Review

Anjaana Anjaani

Release date: 1st October, 2010
Director: Siddharth Anand
Producers: Sajid Nadiadwala, Krishika Lulla
Cast: Ranbir Kapoor. Priyanka Chopra, Zayed Khan

**1/2

Anjaana Anjaani is a story of two strangers who meet one another at what they think is the end of their lives. In attempting to die, they keep coming across reasons to live and inevitably fall in love.

Ranbir Kapoor plays Aakash (a failed Wall Street guy) and Priyanka Chopra plays Kiara (a damsel in distress). Interestingly, if the film would have released as originally planned on September 24th, it would have been competing with Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, a far superior affair between a Wall Street guy and a journalist girl.

Anjaana Anjaani is a take on modern relationships. That proves to be a limiting factor. The audience that can relate to it is a young urban one that has been in a relationship. Outside of that bracket, it is prone to inciting disapproval.

There is humour in the film but it is inconsistent. The actors deliver good performances, the writing of their characters is confusing. The music is really good and you will be caught humming it. Cinematography, styling and production design is good too but not short of bloopers. Independently, the varied aspects of film-making may have their strengths. Put together, they fail, as is always the dilemma, at the screenplay level.

With the other options in cinema halls to choose from, one would only give Anjaana Anjaani a chance for its lead pair.

- Dhruvi Shah