While die-hard Shah Rukh Khan fans have been queuing up at the theatres to watch his latest release Jab Tak Hai Jaan, several of our cinephiles wrote to us pointing to some of the obvious loopholes in the storyline. Here’s food for thought then…
>> At the beginning of the film, Anushka Sharma’s perfect ‘dry’ body has been captured jumping off a small island in the middle of a lake. How did she reach the island without getting wet? Also, how did she almost drown when she claims to be a national level swimming champion and even a deep-sea diver later in the film?
>> A young Katrina in the film looked like a firang girl. Did her skin and hair colour change over the years?
>> How did SRK get hired into the Indian Army after the age of 25. That too directly in the elite bomb defusion unit without prior training? What luck!
>> If BBC was interested in doing a documentary on Samar Anand (SRK), wouldn’t the news organisation be required to fly their representatives to Ladakh (where he is stationed) to do a project on him, instead of summoning the Army man all the way to London?
>> While SRK’s character is shown suffering from retrograde amnesia, his doctors reason that if he meets Akira (Anushka Sharma), his memories might spring back. But didn’t he meet her as soon as he opened his eyes post his accident?
>> What a coincidence that when an Indian meets with an accident abroad or falls sick, he is always attended to by a desi doctor.
>> Strange that the London police allow a civil-clothed SRK to jaywalk into the scene of a bomb scare without checking his credentials. And don’t they have bomb specialists of their own?