Aamir Khan is back but this time sadly not with a bang. The film promises you a suspense thriller and it lives up to it’s promise but somewhere the makers forgot that audience ha not yet forgotten old Hindi Movies. They made an attempt to make an olden type of film in a brand new way for a new generation audience and they succeeded partially.
The films starts with nice song Muskaanein Jhoothi Hai with the opening credits rolling with it. It starts band on by showing an accident. Then inspector Shekhawat (Aamir Khan) starts investing the case. It is superstar Armaan Kapoor who met with an accident. Then Rosie(Kareena Kapoor) a call girl comes to help the inspector in this case. Meanwhile inspector and his wife Roshni (Rani Mukerji) are sad about their son’s death, they live like strangers under one roof. Mr. Shekhawat is busy with the case and spends night with Rosie so that he can come to a conclusion in the case. Roshni at night goes to her neighbour’s house so that she can talk to her son which is made possible by her neighbour Frenny (Shernaz Patel). Meanwhile Themur(Nawazuddin Siddhique) who has little idea what exacly is happening with Armaan Kapoor’s case and he also being selfish takes the full advantage of this situation and plans to blackmail Armaan’s friend and earn money. Will inspector Shekhawat succeeded in his mission? Will he and his wife live happily ever after?? Why was Rosie helping the inspector?? how was she connected to this case? Find out in TALAASH.
Aamir back on big screen after Dhobi Ghat and 3 idiots. His performance was usual, ordinary. There was nothing exceptional he did as a police inspector. He did it in his very own style. Both the ladies Rani Mukerji and Kareena Kapoor were outstanding in the film. Even though Aamir was dominating and with comparatively less screen time both the ladies proved that they are goddess of acting. Rani played housewife in many films but in this one she is just outstanding. Kareena also played callgirl in her earlier film but in this one she is very different. Very calm,no abuses, very sophisticated. She has also looked very good in the film. Her scenes with Aamir were just brilliant. There she prves her acting capabilities. Rest all the characters Raj Kumar Yadav, Nawazuddin Siddhique, Shernaz Patel were perfect in their respective roles.
Reema Kagti back on directors seat after HONEYMOON TRAVELS PVT. LTD. has managed to keep her audiences glued to their seats till the end of the film. She has managed to keep the suspense quite well, but sadly the suspense is old style and bit difficult to believe in today’s cinema, but since it’s a film one can believe this fact. The story and screenplay of the film is good and gripping,good work by Reema Kagti and Zoya Akhtar. Cinematography is very good. Many scenes in the film start by showing some unwanted but good visuals. The dialogues of the film are to the point and quite nicely connected with the story of the film. The editing could have been better, the film drops it’s pace many times.
Music of the film is by Ram Sampath after some good films Ram has done a good job in this one also. All the songs are being played in the background. In fact if there would have been no songs in the film it would have not affected the film at all. All the songs Muskanein Jhoothi Hai, Jeele Zara, Jiya Lage Na, Hona Hai Kya are good to hear but when they are playing in the background in the film it hardly matters. My personal favourites are Mukanein Jhoothi Hai and Jiya Lage Na. The album is good but it does not matter or affect the film in anyways.
The film’s tagline is Answer Lies Within but the film leaves you with question like What had the kid’s death to do with the actor’s murder case. Why was that part of the film being given so much importance. If Rosie is aware of everything then why is she waiting for the climax to come to unveil the mystery. In spite of these questions being unanswered TALAASH deserves to be watched once just for the brilliant performance by Kareena Kapoor, and amazing direction of Reema Kagti. This one is recommended.
My Verdict: 3.5/5