Jab We Met is a Hindi movie released in 2007. It is written and directed by Imtiaz Ali. The story is about coming across of a girl and a boy during train journey. Jab We Met can stands among classic due to its subject, characterization and plot. A coincidental meeting changes the destiny of both. When two strangers meet, transition starts between them while they were ignorant of the fact that this could lead to next level of understanding. This transition at a point makes them realize that their frequencies are same and they are for one another.
The story begins at a railway station where a young desolated guy, a successful businessman Aditya Kashyap (Shahid Kapoor) boards a train without knowing the destination. In fact he is in devastated condition after the death of his father. Another factor of his distress was the hastily marriage of his mother with her boyfriend; biggest cause of his shame among his circle of friends. Aditya’s girlfriend faithlessness added flavor to his condition and he decided to run away from his life There a girl named Geet Kaur Dhillon (Kareena Kapoor) starts talking to him as a compartment mate to avoid boredom. She was a non-stop talking machine and when she observes that the boy is not paying any attention to her as he was not listening to the ticket checker. She pays for his ticket and again starts talking. He feels very irritated and decides to leave the train at an unknown station. Geet who is very concerned about the condition of Aditya, starts looking for him and trying to bring him on board again. While trying to bring him back she misses the train as well.
Geet blames Aditya for missing her train and becomes liability to Aditya and reluctantly he starts journey with her to leave her securely to her parents. As we all know the rule of nature, when two strangers spend some time together they get familiar with each other and some sort of affection develops. Geet shares her plan of elopement after reaching house. Here the important point is that his girl friend betrays him but Geet is ready to do anything for her lover. After sometimes innocence, naturalness, and playful behavior of Geet bring out liveliness of Aditya. He finds in himself a determination, hope for life and plans to change his views towards life. At last they reach Geet’s house where they are welcomed and considered lovers. However situation resolves when Aditya introduces himself as a musician and friend of Geet.
Later on, same night when Aditya is silently leaving the house, Geet comes out and elope with him. Hence after this incident the entire family was sure that they were lover however reality was different. Aditya leaves Geet to Anshuman’s (boyfriend of Geet) and goes back to his business and life. Everyone in office finds a new Aditya in him a transformed personality. He reaches the height of success by keeping Geet as his role model and introduces his calling card in the market with the name of Geet. Geet’s family sees him on TV and rushes towards him to meet with Geet. Both parties were surprised as Geet was disappeared from the scene. Aditya becomes upset and starts finding her. To his utmost surprise, she is in the same condition after betrayal from her boyfriend as once he himself was. He starts her counseling and convinces her to take revenge from Anshuman. She yells at him and feels better but the story shows a twist when ashamed Anshuman asks her to marry him now. Aditya becomes happy and brings them back to the family. The story turns the table upward down and Geet expresses her love to Aditya. He find immense happiness as he admires her a lot and in love with her as well.
No doubt story is so convincing and appealing that I can’t help stop myself to jot down it again. While writing I enjoy it as I am seeing the movie once again. Story is excellent, plot is foolproof and characterization is the most powerful object of this movie. Kareen Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor are in full form and they perform so realistically and naturally that movie becomes a hit. Kareena Kapoor is a talented artist and there are so many movies that make her actress profile very good. “Jab We Met” proves to be her one of the finest works. Noticeably without any intimation scenes and unlike traditional love story this movie provides full amusement.