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updated on 16th nov 2012

discovers a diary storing a ten-year-old romance of a man who cannot die and decides to shoot a movie on him.
The man in question has lost his heart to a flawless beauty while shoveling snow outside a grand cathedral in United Kingdom and now diffuses bombs in the Indianarmy [ Images ].
The concerned pretty woman is inthe habit of trading with God by making small-scale sacrifices (will give up chocolates, fur) in order to realise her wishes. And how this practice costs her (and us) heavy forms the crux of the plot.
Their lives and loves are interconnected through a kiss, two road accidents and a dramatic shift of backdrop from the swish streets of London [ Images ] to the striking landscapes of Ladakh and Kashmir [ Images ], which unfolds an old-fashioned love story plagued by prolonged complications.
Welcome to world of grand romances in Yash Chopra's breezy, signature treatment that distracts us from son and fellow filmmaker Aditya's farfetched story.
Jab Tak Hai Jaan is an elegant, harmless entertainer for most part until the latter's obsession with generating larger-than-life passions by rehashing the Veer-Zaaraesque scenario -- loversforced to stay apart over mandatory misunderstandings or foolish reasons (like in this one) relegate it to a not quite.
But for all its contrived elements and climatic predictability, Chopra Senior's swansong starts out witha spring in its step. Like in any filmof this genre, the viewer is primarily concerned with just three things – how they fall in love, what comes in their way andhow they overcome those obstacles and get back, if they do, together.
Phase one goes about like a dream what with Anil Mehta's soap-washed, sparkling visuals. It's wintertime in London 2002 (although a clumsy detail reveals the recently hosted Olympics [ Images ] event in the city courtesya prominent cut-out in the background) even as Shah Rukh Khan's [ Images ] Samar, a waiter and part-time singer and Katrina Kaif's [ Images ] rich heiress...

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