23 June, 2021

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

Watch it; then decide if it

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Kajol
Director: Karan Johar
Rating: **

K3G marks a thumping return to the easy comfort of The Formula—one that is about traditions, relations, generations and also the nation; one that doesn't test your intellect or imagination. But, stretching over three hours, it does test your patience.

Pa and Ma Raichand (the Bachchans) love their adopted son Rahul (SRK) more than their biological son Rohan (Hrithik). Pa Raichand wants Rahul to marry Rani (the Mukherjee). However, Rahul's heart beats for the loud and boisterous Punjabi kudi Anjali (Kajol), the daughter of a Chandni Chowk halwai. Pa rejects the bahu, so beta storms out, heads straight for London and builds a bharatiya nest in Hampstead where youngsters dance at proms but also sing Jana Gana Mana. Finally, Rohan brings the two together and so effortlessly that you wonder what the whole fuss was all about.

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