Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna (KANK)- Movie Review
This weekend I managed to catch only one movie - Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna. A much hyped movie that super flopped, I had heard lots of awful stuff about it. I sat and watched it when it played on cable to check it out for myself. Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna is directed by Karan Johar and stars Shahrukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Abhishek Bacchan, Rani Mukherjee and Amitabh Bacchan.
Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna a.k.a KANK (Never say Goodbye) - 1/10 - I would have given it a zero but I am too kind. An awful script and no character development. The dialogue seemed copied from different Hollywood films and looked wrong coming out from the mouth of an Indian. Abhishek Bacchan is as wooden as ever and Shahrukh Khan is repetitive. Amitabh Bacchan is wrongly cast as 'Sexy Sam' - maybe he's a good actor but he can't just 'ghusao' in every movie in unsuitable roles. Yeah, Karan Johar - you may have got all the top stars (real close buddies) in on the 'deal' but your product is real lousy !
Overdose of Rona Dhona (crying). Shahrukh Khan looks his age and ugly when his makeup starts running. The music - I got a free CD of Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna with a new Sony Ericcson camera phone that my sister bought. I listened to it once and it reminded me of numbers from old films with a new beat.
Story makes no sense either - Nobody would divorce someone just cause they were depressed with life (accident/no kids). Take a look at the promo pics on the left and right which show the 2 couples happily married. All in all, it is no surprise that 'Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna' flopped in India. Ok, so Karan Johar managed to recover the money through sale of the film in US markets, marketing of merchandise and on in-film ads...for which he has only his business manager to thank !(buy a new car)
All in all, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna is a film I just would not recommend - spoilt my Sunday Afternoon ! KANK really Stank !
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