12 years of Jab We Met: That's how Kareena & Shahid's classic won a billion hearts with its storytelling
The film Jab We Met which completes its 12 years since its release in 2007, took the fans of Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor by storm with their electrifying chemistry.
The film that changed the game for Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor in film was none other than the blockbuster hit Jab We Met. The Imtiaz Ali directorial which many felt was not promising enough broke several records at box office. The film which saw Kareena Kapoor as Geet and Shahid Kapoor as the smart yet lost in his mind business Aditya was a brilliantly made romantic saga about the two starkly opposite characters. Not just by their temperament but even their life choices and styles were very different. A twist in a story brings Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor's Geet and Aditya meet on a train which Shahid Kapoor's character has no idea where it is headed. Kareena Kapoor's portrayal of this live wired and high-strung character named Geet who is headed home meets this saddened boy, struck by the tragedy of his girlfriend marrying another man and his mother engaging in a legal battle with his company.
The film Jab We Met which completes its 12 years since its release in 2007, took the fans of Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor by storm with their electrifying chemistry. The film audience were surprised at this film helmed by Imtiaz Ali as to how it made the lead pair's chemistry like it was never witnessed before. Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor did play each other's love interest in several film before Jab We Met happened but none of them proved to be as successful and talked about like the Imtiaz Ali directorial did. The lead pair of Jab We Met was a real-life couple back then, but sadly by the end of this film had parted ways, which in no way affected the film. Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor's onscreen bond and their crackling banter brought a smile on million faces. The Indian audience who were used to watching romantic films with song and dance enjoyed this roller coaster ride called Jab We Met to the fullest. One can safely say, there was never a dull moment in the film. Kareena Kapoor as the non-stop chattering girl from Punjab and Shahid Kapoor as Aditya, a smart, diligent and dapper businessman from Mumbai cross paths on an out station bound train. The film Jab We Met has songs like 'Yeh Ishq Haaye' and soul soothing number like 'Aaoge Jab Tum' to win the billion hearts of the film audience across the country. There isn't an element in the film that makes the audience members feel redundant or sloppy.
Good direction, strong story line, foot tapping music and powerful performances by the entire star cast is what makes the film Jab We Met a classic romantic film. On a day which isn't going your way, the one film we would definitely recommend without having to put in too many thoughts into it has to be the Imtiaz Ali venture, with Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor in the lead. The film, Jab We Met is a true source of joy for all those who are looking for a simple yet impactful romantic film.
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