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Anjaana Anjaani Review

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Ratings:1/5 Reviewer:Rajeev Masand Site:IBNLive

Watching “Anjaani Anjaani” is the equivalent to having your foot run over by a speeding car – it’s an unbelievably painful experience.In the name of comedy, the film offers a string of regressive jokes like a suggestive striptease by Akash in a gay club, followed by a scene in which he’s practically kidnapped by a male admirer.The film’s second half in particular is a test of your endurance, packed as it is with a never-ending stream of songs. Almost every few minutes of dialogue is followed up by a musical interlude till you want to tear your hair out in frustration.I’m going with one out of five for director Siddharth Anand’s “Anjaana Anjaani”. Ranbir and Priyanka spend the entire film trying to kill themselves. In the end, as you may have guessed, they decide against it. But there’s a good chance you may want to.

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Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Nikhat Kazmi Site:TimesOfIndia

They meet as strangers in the night…. The possibilities are immense. Is director Siddharth Anand able to leverage this great opportunity and tell an engaging story about two people who find life and love on the threshold of death? Errr, umm, well, he does, but partially so.So where’s the problem yaar? It’s in the script and the narrative. The director chooses to use the format of a road movie to weave his romantic story. Only, the road seems to be a bit long and too straight. There aren’t too many twists and turns in this cross-country cruise; and the ones that are there, are quite-quite predictable So, despite the fire and crackle of the lead characters, Anjaana Anjaani doesn’t actually set the screen on flames. All it promises is some fun moments, a peppy music score by Vishal-Shekhar, alluring performances by Ranbir and Priyanka.Don’t go looking for something new. And you will enjoy it.

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Ratings:4/5 Reviewer:Taran Adarsh Site:BollywoodHungama

 This one’s a love story, but it doesn’t follow the beaten path. It doesn’t follow the rules laid out by the romantics in Bollywood. And that’s where its strength lies. Generally, couples in love commit to die for each other, but in this film, romance blossoms much, much after the two meet at the bridge for the first time, when they are about to commit suicide. From strangers to lovers to strangers again is how the film explores the relationship between this couple. Final word? ANJAANA ANJAANI is worth a watch. If you are a romantic, or even if you are not, ANJAANA ANJAANI is a must-see for its interpretation of modern-day romance. Recommended!

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Ratings:2/5 Reviewer:Anupama Chopra Site:NDTV

Anjaana Anjaani is about an unlikely romance between two unhappy people who meet when both try to kill themselves by jumping off the same bridge.Through the course of the film, they give suicide a few more tries. You wish they had succeeded the first time itself because then we would have been spared the anguish of watching this vacuous travelogue masquerading as a movie.The premise of two sad people meeting on a bridge and going on a road trip is taken from the French film Girl On The Bridge. The idea of a to-do wish-list before dying echoes The Bucket List. The poster is copied from An Education.But Anjaana Anjaani has a flatness that is unique. The screenplay, co-written by Siddharth and Advaita Kala from a story by Mamata Anand, goes nowhere fast.

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Ratings:2/5 Reviewer:Komal Nahta Site:Koimoi

Even the journeys they undertake and the adventures they get into aren’t so enjoyable or entertaining that the audience would love for them to be a part of them. Likewise, while some of the light moments are interesting, the others are too childish to be enjoyed by the audience. Yet another drawback of the drama is that it is too stretched, slow and boring and looks contrived rather than believable. It could probably have something to do with the way in which Akash and Kiara meet – they both have come to the same spot to do the same thing, commit suicide. Are suicides so common that you bump into people wanting to end their life exactly when you want to end you. On the whole, Anjaana Anjaani doesn’t involve the viewer and looks like a forced drama. It will not find much appreciation at the ticket windows, although its business in the first weekend will be good. Average fare.

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Ratings:2/5 Reviewer:Khalid Mohammed Site:Passion4cinema

As improbable as a low-cost airline serving caviar-`n’-champagne, the weakest aspect of Siddharth Anand’s Anjaana Anjaani is that it’s not the kind of romcom you’d recommend to your nana-naani. Or for that matter, to anyone of your acquaintance.Why-o-why? Sigh. Simply because despite a few stray cutely comic moments, it doesn’t make you empathise with either the Aana or Aani. Moreover, right from the first frame to the last, the outcome is ewww-so-predictable that you can foretell the twosome’s titters, tears and tattle-prattle. Oof.Inevitably, the show or whatever there is of it, belongs entirely to Ranbir Kapoor. He’s restrained and believable, often enhancing the material with his eye language and alternately gung-ho and gentle dialogue delivery.But for that performance, you’re likely to forget Anjaana Anjaani as soon as the lights come on in the auditorium. Truly, it’s more anjaana than fiction.

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Ratings:2/5 Reviewer:Sukanya Verma Site:Rediff

I am wary of scripts that introduce themselves as an unlikely romance between so and so.Most Hindi films, specifically love stories, are better off being just what they are instead of brandishing itself as a stupendous dramatic achievement, often as an aftereffect of viewing an absorbing foreign language movie (off late, sitcoms too). It is one thing to be edgy and another to be daft and have attitude about it. I mean how does one relate with such cowardly protagonists and their wobbly, contradictory motives? On one hand, they’re supposed to be feeling low enough to die. On the other, they are intent on celebrating it like there’s no tomorrow.Frankly, why don’t we improvise on the usual before taking on the genre of unusual love stories, what say?

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Ratings:2.5/5 Reviewer:Shubhra Gupta Site:IndianExpress

Two strangers meet on a bridge in the middle of the night, both trying to off themselves. After that it’s all about stayin’ alive till the agreed-upon date: some days down the line, they will meet again, same time, same place, and finish what they had started.Very Hollywood rom com type, huh? Absolutely. Despite its homegrown name, Anjaana Anjaani is quintessentially an NRI film, whose good-looking characters shuttle between New York and San Fran and Vegas, and talk in Hindi but think in English. The screenplay doesn’t bother itself with too many details, resulting in us being treated to Ranbir and Priyanka practically living on the screen:The rest of it is down to the lead pair, who play well together. These are good actors being made to boost a limp story: they needed a better film.

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