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Kabhi Kabhie is a romantic story about a young poet named Amit and a young and beautiful girl named Pooja, who both deeply love each other and decide to get married but destiny has other plans, as Pooja bows to the wishes of her parents and marries Vijay. However Amit drifts away from his poetry in a futile and unsuccessful attempt to leave behind his memories of Pooja by getting married to Anjali. Spanning over to the next generation, Pooja & Vijay's son Vicky and Shobha and R.P's daughter Pinky who love each other but things unravel as Pinky's parents tell her that she is not their daughter. So Pinky goes after her mother and we see she is Anjali's daughter. Sometimes later Anjali & Amit's daughter Sweetie comes in the picture and Sweetie feels jealous as her mother shows love more to Pinky as to her. Later Vicky comes and meets both the sisters, forming a love triangle between them, and a chain of events bring together old lovers as friends, some 20 years later is what forms the ... Written by
The last time I watched 'Kabhi Kabhie' I was perhaps five years old and, to be honest, I didn't remember anything about it. So after a rewatch yesterday, I feel that it's a film that hasn't particularly 'aged' well. It's entertaining nonetheless but not among Chopra's best works. There are a few overly sentimental scenes and some overacting.
There are several unintentionally funny moments such as the death sequence of Anju's ex. Most of the songs, especially those visualized on Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh should have been left out, in my opinion. Those were bad songs with poor lyrics. Characterization is also faulty. An example being the character Sweety who's more of a one-dimensional caricature. The dialogues didn't live up to standard either like the sexist speech that Amitabh delivers towards the end to Waheeda's character highlighting how strong men are and how weak women are.
The execution is nothing remarkable. Camera-work and sound design appear completely flat. The action sequences although few in number are unnecessarily stretched out. Heavy editing was required. However there are some notable sequences that stand out. For example, Amit and Pooja's reunion and Anju showing affection for the daughter she had abandoned.
Performances are a mixed baggage. Waheeda Rehman is terrific. Shashi Kapoor is quite charming. Amitabh Bachchan and Rakhee are competent. I liked her chemistry with Kapoor and Bachchan. Neetu Singh tends to overact. Rishi Kapoor is quite irritating. Overall, flawed and dated it might be but it can be entertaining when watched with the family (the aforementioned songs and action sequences can be fastforwarded).
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