Lilting, musical, amusing and packed with mischievous contrivances this breezy fun-filled romantic comedy set in cultural North India looks like its ready to recreate the magical era of the 90s.
The couple worked together in Fida before Jab We Met. The film flopped at the Box Office. However, 36 China Town and Chup Chup Ke did fairly better than Fida and further enhanced their off-screen chemistry.
He then takes it upon himself to find her. He finally tracks her down in a Himalayan town and begins another journey to reach Bhatinda and flow into the colours and conceptions of a loud and happy North Indian family.
How their separate journeys become one, forms the destination of Jab We Met, a beautiful and captivating saga of made-for-each-other love.
The couple's affair gained much publicity when photographs of them kissing were flashed in a newspaper in 2004. The couple had demanded an unconditional apology from the paper.
While Shahid still hasnt given a superhit, Kareena has taken on serious and different roles and excelled in them. Her performances in critically acclaimed films like Dev and Omkara were praised and fetched her two Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress.
Jab We Met, starring real life couple Shahid Kapur and Kareena Kapoor, is a romantic comedy directed by Imtiaz Ali. There are a lot of hopes pinned on the film as Shahid will be seen in a film after a long break.
According to rumours Shahid and Kareena have split due to Kareenas growing closeness to actor Saif Ali Khan. But sources suggest that this could be a publicity stunt by the couple.
Neither Shahid nor Kareena, who have been seeing each other for over three years, have been linked to other co-stars ever since.
In the film Shahid plays the role of Aditya, a defeated industrialist, who is even more broken as the girl he loves is getting married. Unable to muster up the courage to return home, he drifts out of the gathering and aimlessly boards a train, bounding away into the night.
As destiny would have it, on the train he meets Geet (Kareena Kapoor) a beautiful but a very talkative girl who is leaving Mumbai to go her hometown Bhatinda (Punjab). She has plans of eloping with her boyfriend following that.
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.
It is then that the idyllic journey through the exuberant North Indian heartland in which this odd couple will make their way through buses and taxis and camel-carts, crossing Highways and deserts and lakes, meeting all kinds of people, to reach her house in Punjab, begins.
On arrival, Geets family mistakes the two for lovers. Before this misconception can be cleared, Geet escapes to her boyfriend in Manali. Aditya leaves with her, confirming the suspicion that they are lovers. In Manali, Aditya feels empowered to return to Mumbai and resurrect his ailing business.
Life takes a positive turn and Aditya begins to do well. One day Geets family who think that she is with him confronts Aditya. He is shocked to learn that Geet has not returned home.