Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani: The Film that Made Ranbir Kapoor a Star
The Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani: A Review of the 2009 Romantic Comedy
If you are looking for a fun and quirky movie to watch with your loved ones, you might want to check out Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (transl. An Amazing Story of a Strange Love), a 2009 Hindi-language romantic comedy film written and directed by Rajkumar Santoshi, and starring Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif. The movie is a wacky adventure story of a Hindu free-spirited boy Prem who falls in love with a Christian girl Jenny, but helps her elope with her college sweetheart Rahul, only to realize that he is the one who truly loves her. The movie is full of hilarious situations, witty dialogues, catchy songs, and heartwarming moments that will make you laugh and cry at the same time. In this article, we will review the movie and explore its plot, characters, themes, messages, strengths, weaknesses, comparisons, and social and cultural relevance.
The Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani
What is the movie about?
The movie is about Prem Shankar Sharma (Ranbir Kapoor), a happy-go-lucky guy who runs a club called Happy Club with his friends in a small town. He is not interested in studying or working, but enjoys helping people in love. One day, he meets Jennifer "Jenny" Pinto (Katrina Kaif), a beautiful girl who has come to his town to live with her family. They both share the trait of stammering when they are emotional; in such a moment, the stammering Jenny induces a spontaneous stammer in Prem, but she misinterprets his stammer as a mockery on her. Although this makes her dislike Prem initially, she reconciles with him after realizing that his stammer is real. Prem eventually falls in love with Jenny, although she is oblivious to this and only considers him a friend.
Who are the main actors and director?
The movie features Ranbir Kapoor as Prem Shankar Sharma, Katrina Kaif as Jennifer "Jenny" Pinto, Smita Jaykar as Sharda Sharma (Prem's mother), Darshan Jariwala as Shiv Shankar Sharma (Prem's father), Upen Patel as Rahul Jalan (Jenny's college friend), Govind Namdev as Pitambar Jalan (Rahul's father), Dolly Bindra as Mrs. Pinto (Jenny's mother), Mithilesh Chaturvedi as Mr. Pinto (Jenny's father), Navneet Nishan as Mrs. Jalan (Rahul's mother), Zakir Hussain as Sajid Don (a local gangster), Rana Jung Bahadur as Chacha Ji (Prem's uncle), and Salman Khan in a special appearance as himself.
The movie is written and directed by Rajkumar Santoshi, who is known for his acclaimed movies such as Andaz Apna Apna, Ghayal, Damini, Lajja, The Legend of Bhagat Singh, Khallballi: Fun Unlimited, and Phata Poster b70169992d