Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2007)




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Shaad Ali Sahgal's Bollywood musical romance Jhoom Barabar Jhoom begins when Rikki (Abhishek Bachchan) meets Alvira Khan (Preity Zinta) at a train station. Each one tells the other the history of how they met their significant other. The two obviously have an affinity for each other, but nothing comes of it after the train arrives. Surprisingly the two couples end up at the same establishment, leading to some surprising revelations.
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts , Romance
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Abhishek Bachchan
as Rikki Thukral
Bobby Deol
as Steve Singh
Preity Zinta
as Alvira Khan
Lara Dutta
as Anaida

Critic Reviews for Jhoom Barabar Jhoom

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

A giddy romantic comedy with star power, wanderlust, and a charming can-do, why-not-the-kitchen-sink spirit.

Full Review… | June 29, 2007
New York Times
Top Critic

The nonsensical plot that follows somehow culminates, in singular Bollywood fashion, with a climactic dance-off.

Full Review… | June 27, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

Flirtatious repartee between glamorous stars in travel-poster international locations; a gratifyingly simple plot with puzzles and sleight-of-hand surprises; and, at regular intervals, outbursts of gaudy, energetic dancing infectiously exploding.

Full Review… | June 21, 2007
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Only about 10 minutes of this 14-reeler add up to entertainment -- and that is the splashy, kitschy title dance number rambunctiously choreographed by Vaibhavi Merchant.

Full Review… | May 4, 2015
Hindustan Times

The deliriously exhilarating twenty-minute dance climax plays like an open dare to the audience to not jhoom, barabar, jhoom--and only the most severe of grumps won't succumb to the spell of the siren song.

Full Review… | August 18, 2007

Now that's entertainment.

Full Review… | July 9, 2007

Audience Reviews for Jhoom Barabar Jhoom


This film is like a locomotive. It starts slowly, but once it gets moving it doesn't want to stop. Excellent cinematography and fun dance numbers add to the enjoyment of this entertaining romantic comedy.

Christian Lindke
Christian Lindke

yeah so i'm sure most of the mainstream bollywood audience won't like this - but this is probably because it is very different to what is expected and yes it has sooo many flaws - but don't take it too seriously and just appreciate it for its originality.it certainly is original! and it grows on you!

Bhav T
Bhav T

Great movie. Amitabh Bachchan and Preity Zinta are great in this movie. Intriguing story plot that centralizes around a fascinating love story theme, a chance meeting like none other, that one would see a very slight resemblance to "Before Sunrise." Chance Encounters. Abhishek Bachchan guest appears in this comedic/romantic movie. An interesting movie, great music.

Leo L
Leo L

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