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Jhoom Barabar Jhoom

Another Bollywood movie crossed off my list: Jhoom Barabar Jhoom.

I wanted to see this movie ever since I got my greedy little hands on the soundtrack. Yup, the soundtrack is probably one of the best I’ve heard so far. I’ve had the songs on my MP3 player since 2009, a bit late considering the movie and the soundtrack were released in 2007.

My favorite song is Bol Na Halke Halke (yet Kiss of Love and Jhoom Barabar Jhoom are pretty close behind):

Even to this day, I didn’t get tired listening to them. They have that rare thing that not many songs have these days: quality!

But lets get back to the movie.

The main actors are Abhishek Bachchan and Preity Zinta, but there’s also Bobby Deol and Lara Dutta.

The story is quite simple: Rikki Thukral (played by Abhishek Bachchan), a fun-loving guy meets Alvira Kahn (Preity Zinta), a beautiful woman. Rikki tries to swoon Alvira but she lies and says she’s to be married soon. Upon hearing this, Rikki quickly defends himself and says he has no intentions on flirting with her because he is also engaged.

And so they end up sharing a table in a crowded coffee shop in Waterloo Train Station, telling beautiful lies about how they both met their imaginary partners.

But after spending some time together they come to like each other and both of them regret lying. And here’s where the fun starts. They try to get in touch with each other but at the same time they try to keep up with the lies they had told. And soon Bobby Deol and Lara Dutta come into picture as their fake partners.

And there’s a lot of dancing and singing, and a nice ending.

The thing I like most about this movie is the transition from the normal action to the songs. The best was by far Bol Na Halke Halke. While the main action takes place in London, the love scenes take place in the beautiful India. The gray buildings were replaced by the beautiful landscapes and it’s just dream like. I am an outdoor person and I really do enjoy things like that, even if the fields of green are just on a screen.

And I always had a soft spot for India.

So, this movie has a beautiful cast (and talented I might add), beautiful songs, lovely story and it was captivating. Believe it or not I watched it in a single try with no breaks, OK maybe a break or two when I had to go to the bathroom. But even so it was worth watching.