TALAASH Is Unoriginal Boring Film


Aamir Khan delivers fantastic performance as always, direction is tight and background score is super, Kareena Kapoor at her best and so is Rani, Nawazuddin and Rajkumar are good in supporting roles


3rd rate copied script from Hollywood classics, bad screenplay and even worse lighting, songs does not add anything to the film

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Watch it for only and only for super performance for all 3 lead stars

Detail Analysis:

First of all tomake things clear, I just read couple of reviewsby some leading critic saying that it is not a copy of “KahaanI” or it is not based on the book and this is best suspense thriller made in India. Sorry, it is shamelessly copied from Hollywood, not from one but few of them.

Aamir’s character can not sleep and he is a cop, so does Al Pacino in “Insomnia” directed by master Christopher Nolan. Aamir talks to someone and sees someone whom no one else can see, so does Bruce Wills in highly acclaimed blockbuster “The Sixth Sense” directed by M. Night Shyamlan. And undercurrent of the films including lighting and background score are lifted from Leonardo starrer “Shutter Island” directed by great Martin Scorsese. Plus you can see clear influence of earlier Farhan starrer “Karthik Calling Karthik”, an accident with a child and its haunting memory.

So this was about the originality of the film. 2nd film does not offer any entertainment. It does not mean that film should had the item number or cheap jokes but film lacks any effort to offer anything new in a rather rosy style. Story is all all about a murder of one bollywood hero Armaan Kapoor and our Inspector Shekawat (played by Aamir) trying to solve the puzzle.

In terms of performance, Aamir Khan is top notch as always and he gets into the skin of the character like anything. Actually he is the one who makes you sit for two hours. He lights up every shot with his genuine effort and intensity. Rani plays the character of Roshni perfectly in de-glam look. She tells us again that no one can act like her in a role which demands only performance. Kareena Kapoor as Rosy looks dreamy and fits the bill.

Supporting cast is here awesome. Rajkumar Yadav as Aamir’s assistant and Nawazudding as Taimur lift every scene they are in. Nawazuddin deserves special mention for being consistent throughout his career until now. Background score is super but has clear impression of Hollywood inspiration and lighting irritates you not once but several times.

Music is complete unnecessary and songs do not add anything to the film. But the real blame goes to writers, Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti who make a bad copy cat product which can’t be saved by even exceptional performances or good direction. Story never rises above the average and in the end you keep gasping for more.

Director Reema Kagti shows her command over the medium but the script is so uninspiring that it does not matter beyond a point. She gives some amazing scenes to Kareena and Aamir but beyond a point it gives you good sleeping time in cinema.

Overall film is saved by Aamir, Kareena and Rani but will find it tough at box office. Multiplexes might do favor to the film for few days but masses will reject it out rightly. It is not sad but bad film though that is also a sad fact!

Go for this one if you do not watch Hollywood films often or an Aamir Khan fan!



  1. joker8546
    November 30, 2012 at 2:41 PM

    Sorry, it is shamelessly copied from Hollywood, not from one but few of them……

    IF dis is true,,,,Shame On aamir and Reema
    aamir is a perfectionist???….may be since movie has Perfectly copied scenes frm hollywood movies….
    cut copy paste ,,,,JOb done….

  2. iitianWay
    November 30, 2012 at 3:52 PM

    if it is shamelessly copied from HW movies..then its success is guaranteed..
    jisne ki sharam uske fute… :)

  3. ank_16n
    November 30, 2012 at 4:13 PM

    iitianWay—wah wah kya badiya kaha……

    last ka word bhi add kar do…..
    Fute Karam….

  4. fazal
    November 30, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    is there some one exist in this world who expect orignality from bollywood?i dont think so.

    1. ank_16n
      November 30, 2012 at 7:39 PM

      yes i personally know atleast 100’s of people who Expect originality from bollywood….

  5. fazal
    November 30, 2012 at 8:18 PM

    and still they are akshay fans.shame on those peopel who expect orignality from bollywood and still they are fans of akshay .salman.srk.ajay in recent times.and amir.its shame.

  6. naya khiladi
    naya khiladi
    December 1, 2012 at 1:51 AM

    Songs dont add anything to the film?? go home and listen to all the songs again. and this time ponder over the lyrics a bit.they tell you the hidden meanings.
    and what do you mean by entertainment, it keeps you engrossed in the happenings and gives the right jolts at right time without compromising on the serious nature of subject.
    As far as originality is concerned, no blockbuster this year is truly original. there are some points or themes or whole storylines taken from here n there. case in point, ETT, Barfi.etc
    give figures only, not everybody can write reviews

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