Directed by Siddharth Raj Anand, Anjaana Anjaani is a romantic comedy, where Priyanka (Kiara) is playing a character based in San Francisco, while Ranbir (Akash) is doing the role of a young man residing in ‘The Big Apple, i.e. New York, who is extremely introvert by nature. Ranbir has portrayed the role of Akash perfectly and I assure you that his total persona will remain with you long after you leave the theatre.
Akash and Kiara meet in NYC under in bizarre situation and travel across cities.
The drive down Route 66 in Texas on their way to Las Vegas happens to be the best with dry tumbleweeds rolling in the hot desert sun and getting blown on the highway itself with the constantly billowing breeze. Reminds me of the paperback “Shadowfires” by Dean Koontz, “Dolan’s Cadillac” by the master of the genre Stephen King and also scattered images of Hollywood hit “Thelma and Louise” (A Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon film), along with the nerve shattering thriller “Death Valley” from the early eighties.
Films are what? Nothing but images that sometimes carves itself right into the brain like a razor sharp scythe.
Coming back to “Anjana Anjaani” - both are trying to find success in their own lives - after several failed attempts to be hit the right chord in their careers and love – life.
Read the complete review by Nilanjann Nandy at Washington Bangla Radio.