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Clearly Shah Rukh Khan has still got it.
And by it, I mean the superhuman power of on-screen romancing, the ability to leap tall mountains of disbelief with a single smile, the ability to moisten eyes at will, the ability to buckle a female knee just by spreading his arms.
He has, as Huey Lewis -- or for that matter Scott Pilgrim -- may succinctly put it, The Power Of Love.
So much of it, in fact, that even the movie-title poetry that seemed pedestrian in print sounds good in his voice, all perfect inflections and hints of feeling.
The first theatrical trailer for Jab Tak Hai Jaan shows Khan looking quite dashing in army fatigues, while both the striking Katrina Kaif and the effervescent Anushka Sharma appear to be melting in the pool of charm the leading man leaves in his wake.
Every shot in the montagey trailer -- Khan freaking Anushka with a puffer fish, Khan twirling Katrina in a minidress -- indicates one of two things: either that this will be a film with constant montages and we've just gotten to see the best shot portions of the songs, or that this will be a truly, truly long film.
The former is likelier, but don't discount the latter -- 'epic'-ness seems to pervade this Yash Chopra romance. It does look like signature Yashji, the pirouetting prettiness, the dimpled smiles, the embraces and the teary heartbreak, but there's more this time: Action, with Khan saving girls with graceful jumps with things going boom in the background; and Sex, which promises to be, at first glance, racier than we expect from the Yash Raj stable.
Is the father of the modern Bollywood romance getting with it? Are we to see the cliches evolve into, well, newer cliches? We'll have to wait till November, but for now Jab Tak Hai Jaan looks good.
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