Jab We Met

Jab We Met

Infobox_Film
name = Jab We Met


writer = Imtiaz Ali
starring = Shahid Kapoor
Kareena Kapoor
director = Imtiaz Ali
producer = Dhillin Mehta
distributor = Shree Ashtavinayak Cinevision Ltd
editing = Aarti Bajaj (Aarti Kashyap)
cinematography = S Natarajan Subramaniam
music = Pritam
Sanjoy Chowdhury small|(background)
Irshad Kamil small|(lyrics)
released = United Kingdom
October 25, 2007
Worldwide
October 26, 2007
language = Hindi/Punjabi
runtime = 142 min
gross = Rs. 55 crores [cite news|title=IFC to invest Rs 150 cr for movie distribution right|url=http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/rssarticleshow/msid-2697758,prtpage-1.cms|publisher=Economic Times|last=Verma|first=Meenakshi|date=2008-01-14|accessdate=2008-08-30]
website = http://www.jabwemetthefilm.com
imdb_id = 1093370

"Jab We Met" ( _hi. जब वी मेट, English: "When We Met") is a 2007 Hindi romantic comedy film. Directed and written by Imtiaz Ali, the film, produced by Dhillin Mehta under Shree Ashtavinayak Cinevision Ltd, stars Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor in their fourth film together. Dara Singh and Saumya Tandon, prominent actors from the north Indian film industry, feature in supporting roles.

The film tells the story of a feisty Punjabi girl who is sent off track when she bumps into a depressed Mumbai businessman on an overnight sleeper to Delhi. While attempting to get him back on board when he alights at a station stop, both are left stranded in the middle of nowhere. Having walked out of his pressurised corporate job, the man has no destination in mind, until the girl forces him to accompany her back home and then on to elope with her secret boyfriend.

Releasing in the U.K., a day before its worldwide release of October 26, 2007, the film went on to become a major hit at the Indian box office as well as doing good business overseas. Owing to its success, the distributors of the film, Shree Ashtavinayak Cinevision Ltd, announced that "Jab We Met" would be remade by corporate entity Moser Baer in four South Indian languages -- Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam. [cite web|author=Adarsh, Taran|title=Now 'Jab We Met' in South languages|url=http://www.indiafm.com/news/2008/01/08/10701/index.html|publisher=Indiafm.com|accessdate=2008-01-08]

Synopsis

Aditya Kashyap (Shahid Kapoor), a demoralized industrialist, gets even more depressed after attending the marriage of the girl he loves to another. Feeling ashamed to face the world, he walks out of the marriage gathering and boards a train in the night. While on board, he meets Geet Dhillon (Kareena Kapoor), a beautiful, talkative girl who is leaving Mumbai to go to her hometown - Bhatinda (Punjab).

Initially, Aditya finds Geet to be very irritating and every meeting becomes mental torture for him. She discloses big plans to him of eloping with her boyfriend Anshuman (Tarun Arora) as she fears resentment from her parents. Geet irritates Aditya to the point of getting him to leave the train. As she tries to get him back on the train, she ends up missing it and the two find themselves stranded on a desolate station with no luggage or money. Geet confronts Aditya and tells him that he is now responsible for getting her safely to her house in Punjab. Both of them begin an idyllic journey through the exuberant North Indian heartland, and make their way through buses, taxis and camel-carts to reach her house. Aditya, through spending so much time with Geet, begins to feel good about life again.

On arrival, Geet's family (Pawan Malhotra, Dara Singh and Kiran Juneja) mistakes the two for lovers, but the two quickly assure Geet's family that there is nothing of the sort going on between them. Aditya tells her family he is a musician to avoid being recognized as the famous industrialist, and her family accepts this. A few days later, Geet's family find a suitor for her that will be arriving to ask for her hand in marriage. While he is there, Geet leads the suitor to believe he witnesses an intimate moment between Aditya and Geet, making Geet achieve what she wishes (her suitor to leave). Later that night, she sneaks into Aditya's room and discloses to him that she plans to run away from home that night to meet her boyfriend and get married. Aditya decides to leave with her because he doesn't know what he would do there alone, but they are seen. They hurriedly make their escape, but this confirms the suspicion in Geet's family that they are lovers. The two escape to Manali and then part their separate ways.

Upon returning to Mumbai with a new conviction and positive outlook on life because of Geet's influence, Aditya guides his company to extreme success. Around nine months after his arrival, he launches a new product, a calling card by the name of "Geet". Days later, Geet's family is at his doorstep, having seen his launch on TV and realizing he is not a musician but in fact a famous person. They inform him that Geet has not been home for nine months and demand he bring her back, thinking he has her. He is shocked to learn that Geet has not returned home, and then takes it upon himself to find her.

Aditya returns to Manali where he expects her to be with her new husband but finds that the day that she came to her boyfriend Anshuman in the hopes of him accepting her, Anshuman had turned her out to the streets and refused to marry her. Aditya, after saying a few spiteful words to Anshuman for what he did, leaves to find Geet. He finally tracks her down in Shimla, a Himalayan town and is traumatized to see what she has become: a quiet, reserved and miserable girl who teaches at a school. Convincing her to face her circumstances, he manages to bring her back to Mumbai and things start to look up for her again. However, Anshuman arrives and exclaims that he has realized he was a jerk and tries to patch up their relationship. Geet does not think she will accept his apology but Aditya pushes her to accept it and be with him, thinking that the two love each other deeply and telling her they shouldn't be apart, even though it hurts him inside as he loves her too. All three then travel back to Bhatinda to bring Geet back and to announce that Geet and Anshuman are involved. Back in Bhatinda, the family again assumes that Geet and Aditya are together and in all the confusion there is no chance to right the family's misconceptions. While trying to clear the misconception, situations make Geet realize that she is in fact in love with Aditya, not Anshuman, and they are married with a happy ending.

Cast

* Shahid Kapoor as Aditya Kashyap - Burdened by the thought of having to live up to the formidable reputation of his late father, Aditya, a young industrialist is full of angst and despair. He is so busy fighting his own insecurities that he refuses to enjoy life. Till a hurricane named Geet enters his dreary, grey world and shows him how colorful life can be.
* Kareena Kapoor as Geet Dhillon - A Sikhni from Bhatinda, Geet is the incessant chatterbox who views the world through rose coloured spectacles. Everything looks pink and beautiful in her life. For her, life is fun and a game – to be enjoyed to the fullest. Nothing can ever go wrong in Geet’s world because she just won’t let it.
* Pawan Malhotra as Geet's uncle
* Dara Singh as Geet's grandfather
* Kiran Juneja as Geet's mother
* Saumya Tandon as Roop
* Tarun Arora as Anshuman
* Divya Seth as Aditya's mother

Production

Pre-production work on the film began in early 2007 when Shree Ashtavinayak Cinevision Ltd announced that director Imtiaz Ali would be directing the then real life couple Shahid and Kareena Kapoor in their first "full-fledged romantic drama". [cite web|author=Kumar, Nikhil|title=Full-fledged onscreen romance for Kareena and Shahid
url=http://www.apunkachoice.com/scoop/bollywood/20070221-4.html|publisher=ApunKaChoice.com|accessdate=2008-04-21
] When Ali began casting for the film, Kareena Kapoor was the director's first choice to portray the role of Geet Dhillon whilst Shahid Kapoor was cast to play the role of Aditya Kashyap, after Ali met him and discovered the actor was more than a poster boy. On the two lead actors, Ali commented, "I wanted a girl who could look natural in scenes where she misses the train. She had to be without make-up, someone who could be hyper, talkative and interesting but not irritating. I was never a fan of her [Kareena] and hadn't seen too many of her flicks, but I just knew Kareena was perfect as Geet [...] [On the other hand] , When I met him [Shahid] , I realised he wasn't the forgettable actor that he comes across in several of his movies. He has gone through a lot in life and that maturity had never been brought out. He was perfect for the role of a young, mature, quiet guy." [cite web|author=Khanna, Parul|title=Shahid-Kareena split scared me: Imtiaz Ali|url=http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/StoryPage.aspx?id=cb7a9d27-9188-4607-89a5-0e8a2505badd&ParentID=b40e7420-f639-483a-81b0-5905b950a0cd&&Headline=Shahid-Kareena+split+scared+me%3a+Imtiaz+Ali|publisher=Hindustan Times|accessdate=2008-04-21]

The cast commenced shooting from March 20, 2007 onwards in Chandigarh, Punjab and later headed to film in places like Shimla [cite web|author=Indo-Asian News Service (IANS)|title=Kareena and Shahid start shooting in Shimla|url=http://www.nowrunning.com/news/news.asp?it=10561|publisher=NowRunning.com|accessdate=2007-05-21] and Manali, Himachal Pradesh, [cite web|author=IndiaGlitz|title=Shree Ashtavinayak Cinevision signs Shahid-Kareena Kapoor Starrer!|url=http://www.indiaglitz.com/channels/hindi/article/29358.html|publisher=Indiaglitz.com|accessdate=2007-02-22] where the crew filmed a song on the Himalayas [cite web|author=IndiaFM News Bureau|title=Saroj Khan trains Kareena in Himalayas|url=http://www.indiafm.com/features/2007/10/16/3134/index.html|publisher=Indiafm.com|accessdate=2008-04-21] and the Rohtang Pass. [cite web|author=Dalal, Sandipan|title=Shahid and Kareena breathless|url=http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Nagpur_Times/Shahid_and_Kareena_breathless_/articleshow/2223497.cms|publisher=The Times of India|accessdate=2007-07-22] While shooting the last schedule of the film in Mumbai, sources had indicated that the lead pair had broken up. Though the media projected it as a publicity stunt for the film, it was later confirmed that the couple had indeed broken up. [cite web|author=Adarsh, Taran|title=Will they work together?|url=http://www.indiafm.com/news/2007/10/16/10247/index.html|publisher=Indiafm.com|accessdate=2008-04-21] The title of the film was decided by a popular vote; moviegoers had a choice between "Punjab Mail", "Ishq Via Bhatinda" and "Jab We Met". [cite web|author=Times News Network (TNN)|title=Kareena-Shahid starrer has a title|url=http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India_Buzz/Kareena-Shahid_starrer_has_a_title_/articleshow/2292639.cms|publisher=The Times of India|accessdate=2007-08-20] [cite web|author=Businessofcinema.com Team|title=Ali throws open title of Shahid-Kareena film|url=http://www.businessofcinema.com/boc/?file=story&id=4765|publisher=Businessofcinema.com|accessdate=2007-08-13]

To promote the film, the actors appeared separately on different television shows. Kareena Kapoor appeared as guest judge on the singing talent contest "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007" whilst Shahid Kapoor appeared on "Amul STAR Voice of India" and "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa" respectively;cite web|author=Barnali|title='Disco Fever' on Friday; High Voltage Fun with Kareena Kapoor,Saturday|url=http://india-forums.com/tellybuzz/article.asp?id=997|publisher=India-forums.com|accessdate=2007-09-21] [cite web|author=Businessofcinema.com Team|title=Shahid Kapur on Star Voice of India|url=http://www.businessofcinema.com/news.php?newsid=5496|publisher=Indiafm.com|accessdate=2008-04-21] they later appeared together on the television show "Nach Baliye". [cite web|title=Shahid and Kareena get together again|url=http://www.ibnlive.com/news/shahid-and-kareena-get-together-again---pics/50472-8.html|publisher=IBNLive|accessdate=2008-04-21] Apart from this, the producers also painted two full local trains in Mumbai from the Western and Central lines with "Jab We Met" imagery, where Shahid Kapoor chatted up with fellow passengers and informed them about the movie. [cite web|author=IndiaFM News Bureau|title=Shahid Kapoor travels by Mumbai's Local Train|url=http://www.indiafm.com/features/2007/10/23/3168/index.html|publisher=Indiafm.com|accessdate=2008-04-21] On the night of October 23, 2007, a special preview of the film was organized at Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai for those associated with the film and their families. [cite web|author=Bollywood Trade News Network|title=Bollywood bigwigs appreciate JAB WE MET|url=http://www.glamsham.com/movies/scoops/07/oct/25_jab_we_met_shahid_kareena_kumar_taurani_ravi_chopra_100701.asp|publisher=Glamsham.com|accessdate=2007-10-25]

Release

Reception

The film opened to positive reviews on October 26, 2007 with a fairly good opening of 70% all over India and later increased to 90% during the weekend. [cite web|author=Tuteja, Joginder (Bollywood Trade News Network)|title=JAB WE made a box office success|url=http://www.glamsham.com/movies/scoops/07/oct/27_jab_we_met_shahid_kareena_imtiaz_ali_100712.asp|publisher=Glamsham.com|accessdate=2007-10-27] Making a total first week net business of 11.75 crores from 350 cinemas, [cite web|author=Tuteja, Joginder (IndiaGlitz)|title=Box office analysis|url=http://www.indiaglitz.com/channels/hindi/article/34563.html|publisher=Indiaglitz.com|accessdate=2007-11-08] the film went into the second week with very strong collections [cite web|author=Tuteja, Joginder (Bollywood Trade News Network)|title=JAB WE MET enters strongly into second week|url=http://www.glamsham.com/movies/scoops/07/nov/01_jab_we_met_shahid_kareena_110702.asp|publisher=Glamsham.com|accessdate=2007-11-01] and saw a massive increase with 40%-50% increment in shows worldwide. [cite web|author=Tuteja, Joginder|title="Worldwide JWM shows have increased by 50%" - Imtiaz Ali|url=http://www.indiafm.com/features/2007/11/05/3229/index.html|publisher=Indiafm.com|accessdate=2007-11-05]

Continuing its strong march in week two with collections of over 9 crores and a two-week total of 21 crores, [cite web|author=Tuteja, Joginder (IndiaGlitz)|title=Box office analysis|url=http://www.indiafm.com/features/2007/11/05/3229/index.html|publisher=Indiaglitz.com|accessdate=2007-11-16] the film was declared a "hit". [cite web|author=IndiaGlitz|title=JWM joins DDLJ and HAHK league|url=http://www.indiaglitz.com/channels/hindi/article/34539.html|publisher=Indiaglitz.com|accessdate=2007-11-07] During its third week, "Jab We Met" managed to add another 2 crores to its collections [cite web|author=Abid (Bollywood Trade News Network)|title=Bollywood box-office report of the week|url=http://glamsham.com/movies/scoops/07/nov/21-box-office-dhan-dhana-dhan-goal-om-shanti-om-bipasha-john-110704.asp|publisher=Glamsham.com|accessdate=2007-11-23] but suffered a setback due to the arrival of Farah Khan's "Om Shanti Om" and Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Saawariya", which resulted in the number of shows for the film being reduced. [cite web|author=IndiaGlitz|title=JAB WE MET to benefit?|url=http://www.indiaglitz.com/channels/hindi/article/34592.html|publisher=Indiaglitz.com|accessdate=2007-11-10] Due to popular demand and the poor performance of the latter, the following week saw an increase in the number of prints for the film across the country, [cite web|author=Tuteja, Joginder|title="I was willing to chop off Manoj Kumar scene" - Farah Khan|url=http://www.indiafm.com/features/2007/11/17/3264/|publisher=Indiafm.com|accessdate=2007-11-17] [cite web|author=P. Paal, Jaahnavi|title=Jab We Met back with a vengeance|url=http://www.indiantelevision.com/aac/y2k7/aac81.php|publisher=Indiantelevision.com|accessdate=2007-11-13] and resulted in a 50% increase of the film's collections. [cite web|author=Tuteja, Joginder (Bollywood Trade News Network)|title=JAB WE MET back in circulation in a big way|url=http://www.glamsham.com/movies/scoops/07/nov/24-jab-we-met-om-shanti-om-saawariya-110709.asp|publisher=Glamsham.com|accessdate=2007-11-24] Completing fifty successful days at the box office on December 14, 2007, [cite web|author=IndiaFM News Bureau|title=Jab We Met completes 50 days
url=http://www.indiafm.com/news/2007/12/14/10596/index.html|publisher=Indiafm.com|accessdate=2007-12-14
] the film received a "super-hit" status by "BoxOffice India"cite web|title=Box Office 2007|url=http://www.boxofficeindia.com/showProd.php?itemCat=214&catName=MjAwNw=|publisher=BoxOfficeIndia.com|accessdate=2008-01-09] and continued running successfully in cinemas with greater number of shows than the much later-released, "Om Shanti Om". [cite web|author=Tuteja, Joginder (Bollywood Trade News Network)|title=JWM at more number of shows than OSO|url=http://www.glamsham.com/movies/scoops/07/dec/15-jab-we-met-dhan-dhana-dhan-goal-saawariyaa-120704.asp|publisher=Glamsham.com|accessdate=2007-12-15]

As of February 2008, "Jab We Met" has made a net business of over 30 crores, [cite web|author=Suri, Deepak|title=Jab We Met Celebrates 100 Days|url=http://www.boxofficeindia.com/npages.php?page=shownews&articleid=83&nCat=news|publisher=BoxOfficeIndia.com|accessdate=2008-02-01] and has emerged as one of the biggest hits of the year. [cite web|author=N, Patcy|title=The top grossers of 2007|url=http://specials.rediff.com/movies/2007/dec/24sld6.htm|publisher=Rediff.com|accessdate=2007-12-24] On January 30, 2008, it was announced that to celebrate the success of its 100 days run at the box office, PVR Cinemas in Delhi would have a special screening of the film on Valentine's Day. [cite web|author=Tuteja, Joginder (Bollywood Trade News Network)|title=JAB WE MET - Now a Valentine special|url=http://www.glamsham.com/movies/scoops/08/jan/30-jab-we-met-now-a-valentine-special-010802.asp|publisher=Glamsham.com|accessdate=2008-01-30]

Meanwhile, "Jab We Met" also opened well overseas especially in the U.K., where it was released a day before its worldwide release of October 26. Debuting at number 10 in the U.K., the film grossed £ 11,488 on its advance previews night and £ 144,525 on its opening weekend, collecting a total of £ 156,013 from 31 screens. [cite web|author=Adarsh, Taran|title=Overseas: Shahid's biggest opener in U.K.|url=http://www.indiafm.com/trade/overseas_boxoffice/182.html|publisher=Indiafm.com|accessdate=2007-10-31] The film continued to do strong business and garnered excellent collections during its second week, making a two-week total of £ 325,996 [approx. Rs. 2.67 crores] ; the film was declared a "super-hit". [cite web|author=Adarsh, Taran|title=Overseas: 'J.W.M.' is super-strong!|url=http://www.indiafm.com/trade/overseas_boxoffice/183.html|publisher=Indiafm.com|accessdate=2007-11-07] Over the next five weeks, "Jab We Met" collected a total of £ 43,529 from 54 screens [cite web|author=Adarsh, Taran|title=Overseas: 'O.S.O. has a record start in U.K., U.S.A.|url=http://www.indiafm.com/trade/overseas_boxoffice/184.html|publisher=Indiafm.com|accessdate=2007-11-14] [cite web|author=Adarsh, Taran|title=Overseas: Business hits rock-bottom!|url=http://indiafm.com/trade/overseas_boxoffice/189.html|publisher=Indiafm.com|accessdate=2007-12-19] and made a grand total of £ 424,681 [approx. Rs. 3.30 crores] . [cite web|author=Adarsh, Taran|title=Overseas: 'Welcome' big, 'T.Z.P.' picks up|url=http://www.indiafm.com/trade/overseas_boxoffice/190.html|publisher=Indiafm.com|accessdate=2007-12-27]

Reviews

Upon release, the film opened to positive reviews. Critics praised the film for its simplicity, its romance, saying that it was "one of the finest romantic films to come out of Bollywood in 2007".cite web|author=Adarsh, Taran|title=Movie Review: Jab We Met|url=http://www.indiafm.com/movies/review/13469/index.html|publisher=Indiafm.com|accessdate=2007-10-26] [cite web|author=D'Souza, Martin|title=Jab We Met: Movie Review|url=http://www.glamsham.com/movies/reviews/27_movie_review_jab_we_met_100708.asp|publisher=Glamsham.com|accessdate=2007-10-27] The film's direction and performances were particularly appreciated. Taran Adarsh from "indiaFM" gave the film a 3.5 out of 5 rating saying it is "as refreshing as an ice-cold watermelon juice in scorching heat." Subhash K. Jha wrote, "..."Jab We Met" is the kind of cinematic experience that is hard to come by in this day and age of smoky cynicism and borrowed rage."cite web|author=K. Jha, Subhash|title=Subhash K. Jha speaks about Jab We Met|url=http://www.indiafm.com/features/2007/10/27/3188/index.html|publisher=Indiafm.com|accessdate=2007-10-27] Rajeev Masand from "CNN-IBN", who gave the film 3 stars out of 5, described it as "a film bursting with the kind of lovely little moments that'll bring a smile to your face.cite web|author=Masand, Rajeev|title=Jab We Met an engaging watch|url=http://www.ibnlive.com/news/review-kareena-shahid-set-off-sparks-in-jab-we-met/51230-8.html|publisher=CNN-IBN|accessdate=2007-10-26]

Most critics agreed that the main highlight of the film was the leading pair and Shahid and Kareena's chemistry. Rajeev Masand further explained, "The real magic of this film lies in the performances of its two main leads who seize your attention from the moment they first appear on screen." Taran Adarsh commented, "Shahid delivers his career-best performance in "Jab We Met"... Kareena is in top form as well. "Jab We Met" is a turning point in her career [personally as well as professionally] . Fantabulous -- that's the right word to describe her work this time. The confidence with which she handles the contrasting characterization speaks volumes. This film should do for her what "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai" (1998) did for Kajol." Subhash K. Jha approved the chemistry as well, "...there are sparks...and the ones between Kareena and Shahid are so unselfconsciously genuine that you end up looking at the characters rather than the two actors going through a series of brilliantly conceived and energized incidents...""The Times of India" gave the film 4 out of 5 stars concluding, "The film belongs to Shahid and Kareena who pitch in memorable performances and lend a whole new meaning to the boy-meets-girl story."cite web|author=Kazmi, Nikhat|title=Jab We Met|url=http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/moviereview/2493805.cms|publisher=The Times of India|accessdate=2007-10-27] Joginder Tuteja from "indiaglitz.com" gave the film 3.5 out of 5 stars, described it as "Shahid-Kareena's "DDLJ", and concluded that "...it would be a pain if any of the two actors do not get awarded and rewarded for their performances..."cite web|author=Tuteja, Joginder (IndiaGlitz)|title=Jab We Met - Shahid-Kareena's DDLJ|url=http://www.indiaglitz.com/channels/hindi/review/9391.html|publisher=Indiaglitz.com|accessdate=2007-10-27]

Reviews were favourably directed towards the director, Imtiaz Ali, as well. "Indiatimes" wrote, "After his much appreciated "Socha Na Tha" (2004), Imtiaz goes bigger and better and the result is nothing but flying colours" [cite web|author=Lance Fernandes, Praveen|title=Jab We Met|url=http://movies.indiatimes.com/articleshow/2492185.cms|publisher=Indiatimes|accessdate=2007-10-26] while "Bollyvista.com" noted, "The plot of the film has been done quiet a few times before in India, as well as internationally. What sets it apart is the excellent writing and direction by Imtiaz Ali." [cite web|author=Bollyvista.com|title=Jab We Met Movie Review|url=http://www.bollyvista.com/article/a/29/8242/1/|publisher=Bollyvista.com|accessdate=2007-10-26]

Awards & nominations

Below is an incomplete list showing the awards and nominations "Jab We Met" received:

DVD and soundtrack

Infobox Album | Name = Jab We Met
Type = Soundtrack
Artist = Pritam


Released =

21 September, 2007 (India)
Recorded =
Genre = Feature film soundtrack
Length =
Label =
T-Series
Producer = Dhillin Mehta| Reviews =
Last album = "Bhool Bhulaiyaa"
(2007)
This album = "Jab We Met"
(2007)
Next album = "Dus Kahaniyaan"
(2007)

DVD

On December 7, 2007, the film was officially released on DVD in the U.S., U.K., UAE and other international markets. A single disc collector's item in an enclosed box, the DVD contained English, Portuguese, Arabic & Spanish subtitles. [cite web|author=IndiaGlitz|title=JAB WE MET out on DVDs internationally
url=http://www.indiaglitz.com/channels/hindi/article/35152.html|publisher=Indiaglitz.com|accessdate=2007-12-07
]

In India, "Jab We Met"'s DVD was released on January 29 in a single as well as an exclusive twin DVD pack with a price of under Rs. 50. [cite web|author=Tuteja, Joginder (Bollywood Trade News Network)|title=Imtiaz unable to watch JAB WE MET|url=http://www.glamsham.com/movies/scoops/08/feb/02-imtiaz-unable-to-watch-jab-we-met-020811.asp|publisher=Glamsham.com|accessdate=2008-02-02] While the film's duration is 138 minutes, the additional DVD in a twin pack also has 20 minutes of special features of the film's making. "IndiaFM" gave the DVD 4 out of 5 stars and noted, "Jab We Met" is a must buy; there are absolutely no second thoughts around it. Numerous films came and went after the release of "Jab We Met" and the only ones which managed to make any impression were "Om Shanti Om", "Welcome" and "Taare Zameen Par". Now doesn't this explain the great run of this Imtiaz Ali film...at the box office?" [cite web|author=Tuteja, Joginder|title=DVD Review: Jab We Met
url=http://www.indiafm.com/features/2008/01/29/3523/index.html|publisher=Indiafm.com|accessdate=2008-01-29
]

oundtrack

Composed by music director, Pritam, with lyrics by Irshad Kamil, the film's soundtrack was released on September 21, 2007 by lead actress, Kareena Kapoor on the musical show "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007". Joginder Tuteja from "indiaFM" gave the music 3 ½ out of 5 stars saying, "In 2007, Pritam may have been come up with good music in number of films such as "Bhool Bhulaiyaa", "Awarapan", "Hattrick", "Kya Love Story Hai" and "Just Married". But if there is one album that impresses most after "Life...In A Metro" and turns out to be most satisfying experience, it is "Jab We Met". The album is a perfect example of how to get a quality soundtrack which mixes songs for different segments of audience." [cite web|author=Tuteja, Joginder|title=Music Review: Jab We Met|url=http://www.indiafm.com/movies/musicreview/13469/index.html|publisher=Indiafm.com|accessdate=2007-09-24]

The film's soundtrack debuted at number 8 [cite web|author=Tuteja, Joginder|title=Top Ten albums of the week|url=http://www.indiafm.com/features/2007/10/01/3082/index.html|publisher=Indiafm.com|accessdate=2007-10-01] and later jumped up to number 5 during its second week. [cite web|author=IndiaFM News Bureau|title=Top Ten albums of the week|url=http://www.indiafm.com/features/2007/10/01/3082/index.html|publisher=Indiafm.com|accessdate=2007-10-08] Over the next several weeks, the album steadily began climbing up the music charts, [cite web|author=Tuteja, Joginder|title=Top Ten albums of the week|url=http://www.indiafm.com/features/2007/10/22/3161/index.html|publisher=Indiafm.com|accessdate=2007-10-22] and saw the album sales soar in an exponential manner after the film's release. [cite web|author=Tuteja, Joginder|title=Top Ten albums of the week|url=http://www.indiafm.com/features/2007/10/29/3196/index.html|publisher=Indiafm.com|accessdate=2007-10-29] [cite web|author=Tuteja, Joginder|title=Top Ten albums of the week|url=http://www.indiafm.com/features/2007/11/05/3224/index.html|publisher=Indiafm.com|accessdate=2007-11-05] During the week of Nov 19, the album finally managed to replace the soundtrack of "Om Shanti Om" and moved up to number 1, [cite web|author=Tuteja, Joginder|title=Top Ten albums of the week|url=http://www.indiafm.com/features/2007/11/20/3273/index.html|publisher=Indiafm.com|accessdate=2007-11-20] but fell back to number 2 the following week. [cite web|author=Tuteja, Joginder|title=Top Ten albums of the week|url=http://www.indiafm.com/features/2007/11/26/3293/index.html|publisher=Indiafm.com|accessdate=2007-11-26] Despite competition from the release of newer soundtracks, the album has stayed at the top for over nine weeks, [cite web|author=Tuteja, Joginder|title=Top Ten albums of the week|url=http://www.indiafm.com/features/2007/12/03/3313/index.html|publisher=Indiafm.com|accessdate=2007-12-03] [cite web|author=Tuteja, Joginder|title=Top Ten albums of the week|url=http://www.indiafm.com/features/2008/02/04/3540/index.html|publisher=Indiafm.com|accessdate=2008-02-04] and has become one of the most successful albums of 2007. [cite web|title=Music Hits 2000-2009 (Figures in Units)|url=http://www.boxofficeindia.com/showProd.php?itemCat=286&catName=MjAwMC0yMDA5|publisher=BoxOfficeIndia.com|accessdate=2008-01-09]

"Jab We Met"'s soundtrack was featured on Rediff's and IndiaFM's year-end list of "2007's Top 10 Music Albums". [cite web|author=Verma, Sukanya|title=The Best Music of 2007|url=http://specials.rediff.com/movies/2007/dec/18sld1.htm|publisher=Rediff.com|accessdate=2007-12-18] [cite web|author=Tuteja, Joginder|title=Top-10 soundtracks of 2007|url=http://www.indiafm.com/features/2007/12/31/3417/index.html|publisher=Indiafm.com|accessdate=2007-12-31]

References

External links

* [http://www.jabwemetthefilm.com Official Website: "Jab We Met"]
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