Kal Ho Naa Ho Reviews
I saw this movie in my film class...and it was the general consensus that this movie robbed us of 184 minutes of our lives. We cheered and applauded when the movie ended because the torture of having to watch it was finally over. So what makes this such a horrifically bad movie?
1. Script/storyline: This movie is just one huge bag of cliches. There's the girl with glasses, Naina, who acts bitchy because she doesn't have a boyfriend. A mysterious stranger, Aman (who must have portals over NY--he pops out of farking nowhere and is supposed to be witty and endearing but, to me, he was just one huge asshole and stalker), moves in next door and falls in love with her; it turns out that (*gasp*) Naina's quite attractive without her glasses on! And of course, Naina's best friend, Rohit, has to go and fall in love with her as well in order to make a triangle. Naina truly loves Aman, but (*gasp* again) she finds out he's married. Oh, just kidding. He's not married. His "wife" is his doctor that's treating him because he is (*gasp* once more) suffering from a terminal illness. This movie was just insulting to watch--it seems to say "Hey, you thought this couldn't get any stupider? Well, you were wrong, f*cktard! Here's another goddamn cliche combined with dialogue that a 10 year old probably wrote just to piss you off some more!"
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2. Acting: If over-the-top, thoroughly unconvincing performances equaled good acting, everyone in this movie would have been lauded as some of the finest actors to ever grace the screen.
3. Style: This movie tries to sell itself on the idea that is has a radically different style. And you know what? It does! It's called "bad editing" and "shitty camera work." If abrupt and annoying transitions, constant zooming in and out during the same shot, and ridiculous amounts of time characters spend staring at each other rather than trying to move the plot forward constitute great style, then this movie is beyond successful.
4. Music: Coming from a person who loves musicals, I hated the numbers in this movie. The musical numbers were excruciatingly long and contributed almost nothing to the story. Oh, and the "romantic" theme song that's only four notes that loops throughout the entire damn movie. Oh, and the music suited for Holocaust movies that played whenever someone was suffering from heartbreak. Yep, I hated the music in this movie. All of it.
Screw electric torture. Just force POWs to watch this movie and they'll be suffering hard enough.
but i hated the part when aman died...
it was sad :'( but preity zinta was rly pretty in this movie
But he convinced me to sit down and watch it. And I was deeply impressed. It was a touching story about true love.
The songs were enjoyable, and pretty catchy. Always good for a musical. The story was fairly creative as well. A love triangle forms between the three main characters, but one of them (I apologize...I forgot all the names), loves the girl so much, and is so close to his friend (the other main character) that he is willing to sacrafice any chance with her so that the other two will find love with each other.
My only complaint with the movie is it's major plot twist. The sacraficial main character (the one in red, pictured on the cover) develops an unnamed and uncureable heart disease. Why? It just seemed unnecessary.
Otherwise, it was a great movie, and was certainly and intriguing experience.