Many amongst us love Karan and his movies for the happy-feeling that leaves behind and the positive energy it radiates from within. Most of his movies, be it his direction or under his production are tad higher in terms of emotion and compassion. It can leave you dripping with overflowing emotions and zeal. Be it the highly posh locations, professional & realistic looking sets, glamour dolls, hunks, their side-kicks and songs that highly over-flow with love and passion; his movies wave a wand and leave us feeling good in the end.
Listed below are some of the traits weaved in with ‘Karan’s magic’, that makes most of his movies a success.
1. LOADED WITH LOVE-TRIANGLES.
Most of Karan Johar’s movies are loaded with love-triangles. He has made it a norm of settling down on scripts that revolves around three characters and not just two, like every other love story. Be it, The Student of the Year, Hasee Toh Phasee, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Humpty Sharama Ki Dulhania all his movies revolve around love triangles.
Not just that, his movies are also loaded with chauvinism where the protagonist/ hunk is left with the option of choosing between two gorgeous and scantily clad females.
Karan is highly partial to Alia Bhatt, because he puts her in the spot of being left to choose between two gorgeous and oh-so-very handsome hunks like Siddharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan. And most of his movies portray Rani Mukherji’s suffering, she spends the minimal of time with the hero for she is either killed, sent-off or left out. So sad.
2) PARTY HARD, NO MATTER WHAT.
Most of Karan’s movies will have a party jazz or a disco song no matter what. Be it ‘Disco Deewane’, ‘Shake it like a Shammi’, ‘Where’s the party Tonight?’, ‘Rock N Roll Soniye’, Kehdo Na Kehdo Na’ etc. Not to talk about the personal and hybrid dance moves, the actors employ at the end of the song to impress the public and co-characters.
3) MONEY IS NEVER AN ISSUE.
Money is never an issue in most of Karan’s movies. All his characters have ample amount of money, literally enought to carve roads with. There never comes up an issue of ‘Money problem’ except in ‘Kal Ho Na Ho’. However how they manage to live in UK, pay tuition fees for three kids and live luxuriously in a posh apartment without money is totally off-hook.
4) HE’S THE SO-CALLED KING? TIME TO SCREW HIM UP.
Shah Rukh Khan is the scape goat for all of K-factor movies.Though that gives him ample space on screen to perform and prove himself, still he’s the one who earns out sympathy and tears on all of Karan’s movies. In ‘Kuch Kuch Hota hein’ he loses his wife and is left alone with a daughter to take care of, In ‘Kal Ho Na Ho’ he dies of heart issues , Tsk Tsk chapter close.
All of Karan Johar’s movies center around King Khan, he has to either deal with a love triangle , relationship issues or a terminal disease or all of them. Sob Sob for the King.
5. OBSESSED WITH DEATH.
Karan Johar is obsessed with death. Almost all of his movies, center around death. Death marks a turning point in the movie. More like,as in ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hain’, Rani Mukherji dies and he starts hunting for Kajol i.e Wife died? Wow time to hunt for the Wanna-be. Lol 😀
His flicks are predominant with sacharine loaded and sugar coated deaths.
Eg: Death of Kajol’s father in ‘Kabhi Kushi Kabhi Gham, Death of Siddharth Malhotra’s grandmother in ‘The Student of the Year’, Rani Mukherji’s death in ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ etc.
6) OVERWORKING TEAR DUCTS.
His movies center around making the heroine or the hero or the heroine’s mother/ or any other element of the story cry, cry and cry some more. Apparently it seems that Karan loves crying for he has no void in making his male leads, cry too. Be it King Khan or Abhishek Bachchan or Jaya Bachchan or Preity Zinta he made them all shed tears enough to make a swimming pool with.
7) ALWAYS HOCUS FOCUS ON ‘HOMOS’
Most of his recent movies, talk about Homosexuality to a large extent. Maybe he’s trying to set a trend or norm in terms of Homosexuality. Eg: ‘Student of the Year’, ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Bum’, ‘Baal Ho Na No’, etc.
8) MUSIC, MUSIC AND MUSIC ALL THE WAY.
A three-hours movie will be bashed up with an hour of songs to the max. Be it introduction, fight, proposal, change, plot twist, climax, betrayal everything is accompanied with a song in his movies. Take ‘Student of the Year’, separate introduction songs for Varun and Siddharth, One for Alia, One for all of them, One for gelling together, one about party, One on values of live, one’s a duet and other a mash-up. Not to talk about, occasional BG echoes all through the movie.
9) THE ‘K’ MANTRA.
All his movies are in majority named from the syllable ‘K’. Be it a sentimental or a sensual trait, this works for him however :D.
10) COPE WITH ILLEGAL AFFAIRS PLEASE.
Karan’s movies are loaded and over-loaded with illicit and illegal affairs all the time, be it dating somebody’s wife or girlfriend, falling for another women’s husband, he has it all. Name it; he has it. In ‘Student of the year’, Siddharth falls for Varun’s girlfriend but not just that, he ends up smooching her too, In ‘Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna’, You have SRK sleeping with Rani behind her husband’s back.
Personally we feel this is all very gory, for movies is a mass-medium that reaches out to a large number of people, thereby anything and everything you portray on screen can influence the audience and initiate cum trigger such reactions too; which is why you should be careful of what you depict in the large screen.
11) FICTION , BUT WE CALL IT REALITY.
All of his movies, are promoted stating that they offer a window to reality but just stand forth as epitome of fiction. He portrays everybody to be filthy rich and good-looking, par in reality one among hundred has these qualities. While he portray men to be all hunks and sincere, in reality they turn out to be jerks and play-boys. Most of his stories talk about characters finding the love of their life, and settling down forever. He never attempts to show the Post-Marriage scenario. Lol. If and if only we lived in a world like that, things would be all easy-queasy to deal with, unfortunately we don’t.
So it’s better to gear up and face the truth rather than building false hopes. Eg : In ‘Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna’, Abhishek lets Rani leave without as much as a fight or a divorce and she leaves without seeking in alimony too, while in reality it might be quite different. In ‘2 States’ Krish’s mother denies dowry, Which mother-in-law says ‘NO’ to more money in India? and the funniest of all, in ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’ Parineeti, runs away with the dowry of the elder sister and ends up getting hooked to the beau of the next one. Lol. Poor sisters. 😀 😀
In short, We love Karan’s movies too, but there’s always scope & room for improvement and variety.