Honestly, I didn’t like this movie much. It was a calculated sort of script that knew exactly what buttons it was pushing. Not a problem per se — even a lot of good movies do that. But the good ones also manage to convey something genuine in the midst of all that machinery. This one, at least for me, did not.
For one thing, I just didn’t buy the plot. It seemed like SRK bullied Priety and Saif into hooking up so he could feel noble. And as for the chemistry between the leads, I can only say that I side with Kantabai in this matter.
Then there’s the small matter of spending 90 minutes waiting for SRK to pop off. And after all the melodrama of the scenes preceding it, the one with him on his deathbed was almost a blessed relief. Most parts of it didn’t work for me, not least the exchange between SRK and Priety. However, there’s this little throwaway moment that has stayed with me. I am not entirely sure why.
Essentially, the entire scene consisted of the cast of characters saying goodbye to Aman (SRK). Most of it was cliched and overdone. But when Lilette Dubey blew him a kiss and said, “Good night, sweetheart”, I was surprisingly moved.