I might be a bit late at finding this out, but Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham has 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which is a job well done by the critics.
(Or as Poo would tell them: Hallelujah).
Because you see, for 100% rating, a movie needs to be 3 things: Good hook, good hook and good hook.
And K3G is. It hooks you like anything.
It has everything.
Romance, heartbreak, dancing, patriotism, body transformation, face transformation, delusion – you name it.
And thanks to Shah Rukh’s charm, Amitabh Bachchan’s acting and Hrithik’s existence – you buy everything.
I mean, now we are all grown ups so we question how can a sprawling bungalow, spread over 500 acres, be at a walking distance from Chandni Chowk?
But the first time we saw it, we were like yeah okay, who cares? We just wanted to see SRK-Kajol running.
And dude, they ran.
K3G is cult for a reason. It transcends boundaries
Don’t take my word, look at our guy Dennis Schwartz’s opinion.
And Derek Elley’s.
Crosscuts between the Western-influenced party and Anjali’s more traditional, middle-class milieu.
I haven’t read Derek’s reviews but anyone who uses the word ‘milieu’ casually, has my trust.