KANK's got a mixed response

The people connected to Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (KANK) have loved being a part of the film and feel that it is Karan's best work till date. They all feel that Karan has grown up with the film. "I was deeply touched by KANK," says Abhishek Bachchan.

By N Anandhi (Contributor)

Published: Fri 18 Aug 2006, 12:38 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 4:26 PM

kankBut KANK has received a mixed response from the rest of the film industry. Actors have loved the film. The movie which has a thumbs up from critics for being different is also an actor's delight. Karan does know the kind of importance to give to his characters.

For long it was being rumoured that the film was a remake of Silsila. Well, yes and no. Silsila had two people who were in love before and that gave reason for them to come together after marriage as well when fate brings them together.

Karan Johar has his own reasons, "The alarming statistics of failing marriages in recent times often made me wonder about the relevance of the institution to our society today, I made KANK after my father's death. I was shattered when my father died. I asked my close friend to come over and take my father's place in the company. I was shattered. I was in a different mood and had made candyfloss films earlier. I felt more mature when I was making KANK," says Johar.

Incidentally whenever Yash Chopra attempted different cinema with films like Silsila or Lamhe, the films were rejected.

Maybe times have changed and the stardom of actors also help a lot in getting the audiences in for filmmakers like Karan Johar and Yash Chopra.

Yet, the numbers aren't too exciting as compared to other films.

The one big scene that Karan Johar has lifted in the film is the scene where Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukerji meet at the railway station. The 1945 David Lean classic Brief Encounter also had a similar scene where a man and woman both married to different people meet at the railway station leading to stirring of emotions.

Not many people from the film industry have still seen the movie.

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