Major Samar Anand (Shah Rukh Khan) is ‘The Man Who Cannot Die’, an intrepid Army officer attached to the Bomb Disposal Squad, who tempts fate with every operation in Jammu and Kashmir and seems to go out of his way to challenge Death. Akira (Anushka Sharma) is a young and chirpy documentary film-maker, who runs into Samar while on an assignment and gets drawn to his stoicism and mysterious aura.
As Akira delves deeper into his past, she discovers a different Samar- a happy-go-lucky youth staying in London, who fell in love with Meera (Katrina Kaif) before losing her in a strange twist of fate. Things get complicated when Samar has to go to London to help Akira with her assignment and his past life intrudes in his life with a painful jolt-quite literally.How things unfold and whether Samar gets re-united with the love of his life is something that watching the movie will help you discover…
JAB TAK HAI JAAN is not your typical love story. It has the old-world charm written all over it, with twists and turns plenty. It would be a disservice if one were to reveal the journey of the three principal characters — Samar, Meera and Akira — since the plot changes from conventional to unconventional in its second hour. JAB TAK HAI JAAN is attention-grabbing from inception till conclusion. The drama only soars higher and the complex love story gets more and more gripping as the conflict between the characters come to the fore. Mind you, JAB TAK HAI JAAN is not the usual ‘love triangle’, with two women fighting for the same guy. Nor can you compare it with any Yash Chopra film of yore either.
Since, its a Yash Chopra product, so you know what to expect. The man knew his love stories and the associated emotions and his master craft is on full display in his last flick. Every scene and frame has a beauty of its own, whether it be the pastoral locales of Kashmir or the cobbled streets of London. The late Chopra effectively manages to weave a larger than life love story that shall be remembered- Jab Tak Hai Jaan.
It had been reported many times in the past that Jab Tak Hai Jaan is Shah Rukh Khan’s comeback to romance and the King Khan proves that he is still at the top of the game. As Samar, Khan plays the romantic lover-boy and the stoic soldier with equal ease. His charming and dimpled smile is as impressive as his intense scowl, not to mention his undeniable screen presence. As far as the leading ladies go, Katrina Kaif looks like a million bucks – as always and the actress, who is often accused of being weak in the emoting department, might manage to surprise you with efforts that she has put in the role. Katrina’s character has that ‘tragic beauty’ aura to her, which is simply attractive. On her part, Anushka Sharma as Akira too is good enough and her brash, flirty and bratty ways are like a breath of fresh air after all that ‘heavy duty romance’.
On the whole, JAB TAK HAI JAAN resonates an oft-repeated fact: Love stories will come and go. But no one will make them like Yash Chopra. Just don’t miss this heartwarming love story!