Mumbai: A story about selfless love, passion and living your life to the fullest, Jab We Met mesmerized viewers when the film first released in 2007 to packed theatres. Directed by Imtiaz Ali, the film stormed the box office and emerged as a blockbuster within a couple of days. And it wasn’t long before this Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor starrer achieved cult status. Now, as the film celebrates the 10 year milestone following its release, &pictures, Naye India Ka Blockbuster Movie Channel, gives viewers the opportunity to relive the Jab We Met experience through Geet (Kareena Kapoor Khan) and Aditya’s (Shahid Kapoor) story on 26th October 2017 at 10:30 AM. Along with Kareena Kapoor Khan and Shahid Kapoor, the film also saw memorable characters like Anshuman (Tarun Arora), Roop (Saumya Tandon), Dada ji (Dara Singh), and many more.
Director Imtiaz Ali says, “When making a movie you try to do your best, you write your best, you try to make it as natural and fun. But one thing I have realized is that if you put artificiality in a film and try to make it spicy, for that moment, those things start looking very redundant very soon. Keeping it pure is very essential in order for it to be remembered. The movie is about positivity; it gives you hope, makes you smile, especially that part when Kareena Kapoor, on the terrace of her building, tells Shahid, “Life is a game. Let’s enjoy it. Getting stressed about it doesn’t make it easier”. I think that was the icing on the cake in the film. I feel elated that people love the simplicity of the movie. It is not the usual love story where the boy meets girl and they fall in love. You can relive the magic of Jab We Met on 26th October on &pictures SD at 10:30AM and &pictures HD at 8PM.”
Actor Saumya Tandon who essayed the role of Geet’s sister, Roop, recollects, “Jab We Met was my first film. I remember I was called to the Ashtavinayak office and I met director Imtiaz Ali. I was not sure about doing a small role in Jab We Met. Imtiaz gave me the film script and asked me to read Geet’s dialogues and he read Aditya’s lines. We were reading aloud and, as I read along, I almost got swept into the scenes. The dialogues were so endearing the script was so fresh that I fell in love with it. By the end of the reading session totally charmed by Imtiaz and the script of ‘Jab We Met’. I’d decided in my head I will be a part of this.”
The story of a miserable business tycoon, Aditya, Jab We Met follows his life when he chances upon a chirpy and overly enthusiastic Geet during a train ride. Their paths continue to cross, to the extent that Aditya finds himself in charge of ensuring that Geet reaches her family in Bhatinda safely. Along the way, Geet showcases the happy-go-lucky side to her personality which teaches Aditya many life lessons which help him to build a strong future. But life, for Geet, comes to a stumbling halt when after eloping to Manali to meet the love of her life Anshuman (Tarun Arora), she finds herself lonely and heartbroken.