The Laash

Change is inevitable. Mostly because people dislike to change their boxers often. Its the comfort of watching something you like, or have developed a taste for that prevents people from realizing that however practical the movie industry is, there is a bit of fiction which has to be digested, though its a bit too heavy and unwanted.

One such movie is Talaash. There were some who went to watch aamir, some for kareena, some for the mysterious build up the trailer gave away, and the rest for the heck of it. I, was of the third kind. I choose a movie for what it portrays, not just in its trailers, but posters, and other PR stuff. Yes, its a bit silly of me, but come on, people are entitled to be happy with their own little crazy things.

Talaash is the story of a police officer who is presented with a very mysterious accident to be solved and is also haunted by his son’s death due to a freak accident which derails his whole family life. Casting is top-notch, the music was marvelous, the story was out of the world and the build up is just breath-taking.His wife, Rani Mukherjee is so natural at it, especially in the scene where she defends her belief that the psychic lady does talk to her lost son.

Aamir khan, as a police officer oozes talent everywhere. Right from his introduction till the last scene where he cries his heart out, you know its aamir khan through and through. I loved his performance in that scene where he tries to change the buildup to his son’s death. That was just heart warming and really well portrayed.

Kareena deserves a lot of applause for her role. I would rate it as her best performance ever. She has found some new found respect. Looks like she can pull of the slut role with a lot of grace. Funny, but true looking at her recent past.

My new-found man crush is Nawazuddin Siddiqui. The man knows what to do, where to express and when to deliver. The three most important W’s in the industry which ultimately leads to the fourth of ‘Who’, which I guess he’s already achieved.

Mixed responses are pretty much the spoilers any movie can get. The ending was very well put up. The build up had many clues and tidbits, but covered up really well only to be found at the end of the movie. All of them come in place at the end if you can recollect everything scene by scene. Nowhere did it look wayward or disappointing.

I read it on someone’s blog about Aamir khan trying to teach people not to believe in black magic/ghosts and after life in his famous Satyameva jayate show and him not practicing what he was preaching. Guys, chill, this is a movie. A script which should not influence people considering we are of GenX. The last time I was influenced by a movie/movie star was in my early teens and I still laugh at my foolishness. The next time you see aamir doing something foolish in real life, shoot him down with questions till he’s murdered, until then, enjoy the movies.

Finally, Talaash, a mind-boggler, a chilly ride worth watching it at the theaters. I’m a bit late with the review but it did deserve a standing ovation.


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