Jab We Met (2007) is an Indian Hindi language film which premiered in 2007. The film was written and directed by Imtiaz Ali. The film was produced by Dhilan Mehta under the banner of Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Limited. Jab We Met is a romantic comedy. Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor played the lead roles of the film. Pavan Malhothra, Dara Singh and SaumyaTandon are the supporting cast of Jab We Met.
In the opening scene, Aditya Kashyp left his home and business in Delhi. Aditiya was depressed because his girlfriend married someone else. He met a Punjabi girl Geet Dhilon on train. While attempting to get back Aditiya on board, Geet missed her train. Both are stranded on the middle of nowhere. Aditiya was so under depression that he had no destination in mind, Geet forces him to accompany her back home and then elope with him to meet her secret boyfriend Anshuman.
The film received huge appreciation worldwide and did good business on the box office. The Telugu film Kandhan Khadali is a remake of Jab We Met. The film got approval rating on IMDb is 7.9/10 and on Rotten Tomatoes is 90%. The film got many nominations and awards in different award ceremonies. Kareena Kapoor won the award of Best Actress in a Leading Role in Producers Guild Award and Planet Bollywood People’s Choice Award. Pritam Chakrabty won the award of Best Music Director and for song “Mauja Hi Mauja” Pritam won the award of Best Track of the Year. Shreya Goshal won the award of Best Playback Female Singer for the song “Ye Ishq hayee”. Imtiaz Ali won the award for best dialogue and best director of the year.
Production Company: Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Limited
Produced by: Dhilan Mehta
Directed by: Imtiaz Ali
Running Time: 142 minutes
Release Date: October 26, 2007
Amazing facts about Jab We Met (2007)
Kareena Kapoor did the role of Geet Dhilon in the film, she was the director’s first choice according to the role. He knew that she will do justice to the role by being talkative and hyper but not irritating.
The producers first signed Bobby Deol for the role of Aditya Kashyp and they wanted to sign Kareena Kapoor as Geet. But Kareena refused the offer, Bobby asked producers to sign PreityZinta for the role but she was busy in some other shoot. Meanwhile Kareena reach out to producers and was ready to do the film only if they sign Shahid Kapoor instead of Bobby Deol. Producers give the part to Shahid Kapoor without even informing Bobby Deol.
Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor were dating in real life when they signed for the film.
“Leap Year” starring Amy Adams was heavily inspired by “Jab We Met”.
The movie scenes were shot at Himachal Pardesh and Shimla.
The film is available on Netflix.
Cast Members of Jab We Met (2007)
Shahid Kapoor as Aditya Kashyp
Kareena Kapoor as GeetDhilon
Tarun Aorora as Anshuman
Dara Singh as Dada ji
Pavan Malhothra as Geet’sChacaha
Saumya Tandon as RoupDhillon