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Anupam Kher is making his directorial debut with Om Jai Jagdish. The
film stars Anil Kapoor, Fardeen Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Mahima
Chaudhary,Urmila and Tara Sharma. Waheeda Rahman plays a very important
role in this film.
The story is about three brothers Om (Anil Kapoor), Jai (Fardeen Khan) and Jagdish (Abhishek Bachchan).
Om works for a music company. A simple man who can spot talent when he sees it. Om's wife Ayesha is a MTV VJ. Jai is a fast moving guy, has a desire to create the fastest car that could create revolution in the automobile industry. Jai loves Neetu, who is the daughter of NRI parents. Jagdish is the youngest and studying in college. He loves his computer and hacking sites is his favorite pastime. Jagdish loves his fellow classmate Pooja.
Om loans for Jai's education. He hopes that Jai makes it big in his chosen field. Because Jai respects Om, he rejects a big time offer from General Motors and returns to homeland. Om wants the family to be united always.
Things go wrong when Jagdish requests for money with Om for a computer course and Om already being burdened with loans refuses. Jagdish shocks Om saying that he has been partial to him. Along with this Jai announces that he wants to go back to the US. Also Jagdish hacks the college computer and steals the exam paper. This results in Om asking Jagdish to leave the house.
A family that was once knit together and three brothers, who were there for one another, walk in three different directions. It's a story about the family bonding.
The movie promos have been praise worthy. Bollywood has been banking on patriotic and tragic love for revival. Hope this theme of family bonding does wonders.
This movie represents traditional Bollywood themes of family, integrity, perseverance, redemption and above all the power of love. It shows how these values are tested through trials and tribulations of modern society and changing family dynamics. This subject matter has been shown in different variations countless times over so in order to make it work an established cast and strong performances are essential. Anupam Kher has done well to cast Anil Kapoor as the family patriarch supported well by Fardeen Khan and especially Abhishek Bachchan who is maturing into a commanding screen presence in a similar fashion to his father before him. The most fleshed out female character is portrayed by Urmila Matondkar who plays the role well but this movie is about the maturation of the relationship between Om, Jai and Jagdish. The songs are above average at best. By no means is this a great movie but it is entertaining, good hearted and worth seeing.
Mr Kher is widely known all over for his acting - now he has shown us
his directing ability too, and I'm happy to say he has done a very good
He put together a large star cast, all talented, and they have all done well. My favourite would be Waheeda Rehman, she was brilliant in OJJ. There is nice music, an average script, an entertaining story, and super cool direction.
Om Jai Jagdish may not have been commercially successful, but it is certainly decent cinema. It is a very unique film, in the sense that it has combined the style of yesteryear and maturer cinema, with the modern and glamour factor of today. I applaud Mr Kher for this, its very difficult and he has done it well.
A movie that Anupam Kher directed without prejudice and drag. A movie that a family can together sit and watch. A movie that has values of life and touches each one in some way. Good acting performances were given by Anu Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Abhishek Bacchan, Waheeda Rehman in that order. Poor acting performances were given by Urmila Matondkar, Mahima Choudhary, Fardeen Khan in that order. Low profile acting performances given by new face Tara, Anupam Kher. However overall this movie is a Good Movie. If you are a person who values relationships more than self watch it. If you are a person who values good things to happen to good people then watch this movie. If you are a person who would be okay to give less importance to fight scenes, too many songs then watch this movie. If you are a person who likes family drama this movie can be a pick to watch. For a first time directory this movie has come out very well. Jai Hind.
Anupam Kher is an Actor of great repute, and his debut directorial venture is absolutely brilliant. The Indian Media specially the imbeciles who praise Sharukh Khan and his band of morons of course will bad mouth this movie and the director since they have no class or aesthetics and if I go by their reviews I would miss seeing one of the best family movies in the recent times. The narration is heartwarming with some great acting by Anil Kapoor-I would say best of his career. Music by Anu Malik is just superb with his use of the Shehnai in the "Happy Happy" number. This is the best choreography that I have seen in the recent times which is not only classy but innately Indian. Abishek Bachchan has incredible potential if one scene (where he is accused of computer hacking ) is any indication. The problem with this particular shot is that the camera moves very fast-a minor flaw of the Debut director. The Photography is breathtaking ( Picnic). The movie in totality is a gem of a movie but the only problem is it does not appeal to the demented MTV Media reviewing Nerds who wouldn't know what to make of a movie like this.
Anupam Kher is an excellent actor, he debuted at 28 playing a 50 yr old
Now he turns director with OJJ
The film has a good plot but it's regressive
The theme has been done to death and Urmila's character looks too put on while Anil-Mahima and Abhi- Tara tracks are too sudden and then forgotten
The film moves a snail pace and begins to drag but there are several good scenes like the entire conflict between Anil-Fardeen and Abhishek where Fardeen says to sell the house
Abhishek getting caught for a crime and Anil shouting at him
The climax is too much though
Directorally Anupam shows potential, but has some way to go Music is okay
Anil Kapoor excels in his part like always Fardeen tries hard and is okay but needs to improve Abhishek is excellent, this was a turning pt, people realized he can act Urmila is okay Mahima and Tara are wasted Waheeda is good
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