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Jhoom Barabar Jhoom

Jhoom Barabar Jhoom

Genre: Comedy


(2007) - Abhishek Bachchan, Preity Zinta, Lara Dutta, Bobby Deol

Jhoom Barabar Jhoom


Super starry cast, extremely catchy title song with three different versions, beautifuuly choregraphed songs, expensive styling of stars, huge sets, good camera work and yet the film fails miserably to make an impact. The credit goes to loose script, poor editing and aimless story moving towards no end.

Although Shaad Ali has tried to explore a very new to Bollywood style of film making, he fails to carry the loose script in manner which can keep the people glued to the screen.

Amitabh (Bulla Man) who plays sutradhar in the film is the first one to appear on screen and keeps appearing throught the film connecting the scenes and narrating the sequence through the title song. This being a realtively new concept, Shaad Ali could've used it beautifully, if the initial part of the film was edited with a little more pain and intelligence.

The whole film moves like a play in the first half, with Abhishek Bachchan (Rikki Thukral) and Preity Zinta (Alvira Khan), who plays an upmarket british Pakistani, narrating their love stories. The two characters have then shown to fall in love with each other and it is revealed that their love stories were actually cooked up by both of them.

The film then moves at a little better pace to show how they chase each other and ultimatley confess their love. In between the sequences, you see Big Bachchan dancing with a crew of dancers narrating the events.

Lara Dutta and Bobby Deol are good as Satvinder aka Steve and Anaida aka Laila. Both of them share the screen space equally well with Small Bachchan and Preity.

Some of the song sequences in the film look too stuffed and give the audiences a break to visit the washroom. Except for all the versions of the title song, none of the songs leave an impact. Vaibhavi Mechant scores full points for choreographing such beautiful sequences. She's good even in yet another stuffed song sequence filmed on Pretiy and Abhishek and shot in Delhi and Agra.

Camera work is also good, Anurag Kashyap has done a good job with dialogues, but story development by him was not somenthing of his standard.

Wonder how Shaad must have felt after watching the first print of the film. The film just moves like a boring fairy tale of cooked up love stories.

Shaad, who has made a brilliant film as Saathiya, could've given a very good film again. But unexpectedly, he fails to repeat his talent and creates a disaster instead.

Jhoom Barabar may prove to be a one time watch for the title song and its different versions and Abhishek, Bobby, Lara and Preity, but surely Shaad can and should come up with soemthing better next time.

Written by Kartika


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Abhishek Bachchan
Preity Zinta
Lara Dutta
Bobby Deol
Robert Galas
Hubertus Geller
Ameet Chana
Amitabh Bachchan
Shahrukh Khan

Writing credits
Habib Faisal

Original music by
Shankar Mahadevan
Loy Mendonsa
Ehsaan Noorani

Cinematography by
Ayananka Bose

Directed by
Shaad Ali

Produced by
Aditya Chopra

Yash Raj Films

Released on
15 June 2007

Songs from Bollywood Movie Jhoom Barabar Jhoom

1. Jhoom
Singer : Shankar Mahadevan
2. Ticket To Hollywood
Singer : Neeraj Shridhar & Alisha Chinai
3. JBJ
Singer : Zubeen, Shankar Mahadevan & Sunidhi Chauhan
4. Bol Na Halke Halke
Singer : Rahat Fateh Ali Khan & Mahalaxmi Iyer
5. Kiss Of Love
Singer : Vishal Dadlani & Vasundhara Das
6. Jhoom Barabar Jhoom
Singer : KK, Sukhvinder Singh, Mahalaxmi Iyer & Shankar Mahadevan
7. Jhoom Jam
Singer : Instrumental

Trailer from the movie



Tip Jhoom Barabar Jhoom

Shooting began in the second half of 2006 in London and included a shooting schedule in Paris, France

Amitabh Bachchan is sporting a brand new look for his role

John Abraham was originally approached for a role in the film, but after he declined, Bobby Deol got the part

Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan will be doing an item number in the film



'Jhoom Barabar Jhoom' - a whimper after the hype
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Jhoom Barabar Jhoom


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