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My Views/Take on TALAASH

This Being My Most Awaited
Movie this Year, I am
Dissapointed to an Extent by
TALAASH.

Reema Kagti’s Supposed
‘Suspense’ Turned
‘Supernatural’ Thriller Starts
of Well and Builds it’s Premise Interestingly thru the Marine Drive’s and Kamatipura’s of Mumbai.

Infact, the Entire Prostitution
Track Consisting of Well Cast
Unknown Actors and Nawaaz
is Highly Engaging and Gives a
Certain Raw/Real Feel to the
Movie.

But, the Relatively Slow Pace
and the Unintelligent Ending
[Kareena Saving Aamir inside
the Water/Aamir Digging the Grave/Burning her Remains] Harm the Movie Big Time.

There was No Element of
Double Crossing Or a Surprise
Shock Element[An Abbas-
Mustan Staple] but it Actually
Took the ‘Bhoot/Aatmaien
Bhatakti Hain’ Angle which was a bit Difficult to Digest.

The BG Score was Used
Adequately and Still in Love
with ‘Jee Le Zarra’.

Mumbai has been well
Depicted.

Rani has a Small Role but
Shines in her Showdown
Sequence with Aamir.

All the Scenes Involving the
Kid, Nawaaz and the Red Light
Area were Brilliant at
Different Levels.

Aamir Khan[In Devgn Mode] as always a
Quality Acting Force Rocks
the Movie with his Brooding
Act and his Scenes with
Kareena are A Delight.

But, Surprisingly it’s Kareena
Kapoor who Steals the Show
with her Teasing And
Smirking and has Dialogues.
It’s Good to see Her put a Good
Amnt of Effort in for her Role and Not just Being the Mere
Eye Candy like in
3Idiots,G3,RA.One, Agent
Vinod, BG ETC.

A ‘Shoutout’ to Kagti for her
TIGHT DIRECTION and Handling
the Movie to her level best
inspite of a Flawed Script but
Negative Marking for the
‘Bhatt/RGV’ Like Ending Done with a ‘Excel’ like Treatment.

Expected Much Better from
Talaaash but it’s Not Exactly
Crap Movie Either but Totally
WTF and Superb at Places.

TALAASH also Proves that
Aamir can Make Mistakes too
but is an Actor who can
Emote Better and is Never a
Total Bore Onscreen Unike the
Other 2Khans Offlate who Seem to Sleepwalk/Ham.

RATING – 2.5/5

19 Comments

  1. Aditya007
    Aditya007
    December 2, 2012 at 11:26 PM

    Agree with You , I dont like Its 2nd half ,the climax Could be better. Performance wise Aamir Khan & Kareena was show stealer Specially as You mentioned Kareena. Overall Movie isn’t Upto Mark & there isn’t Any repeat value. Decent watch!
    2.5/5 also from Side.

  2. waleed jawaid
    waleed jawaid
    December 2, 2012 at 11:54 PM

    always thought amir do a different cinema …perfectionist to be more precise…but dissappointed ..2.5 from ma side as well..!!! the ending was way below expectations …amir just did a thriller that every indian thrillers do…a breathtaking first half and then the absurd and equally pathetic climax..!!!
    of all the movies u mentioned SERENZY>>>!!
    prestige is beyond rating..!!! my most fav mystery thriller or suspense movie i have evr seen…
    shutter island was not that good ..!!
    and kaahaani was way better than talaash…
    its just that a thriller means u should say WOW…at the end..!! the talaash lack that WOW>>>but when i watched kahaani i just said WOW

  3. iitianWay
    iitianWay
    December 3, 2012 at 1:01 AM

    yaar ..for me it was good…as i am little liker for these type of twists…Ordinary life is always helped and influenced by something xtraordinary…but we hardly see …i saw one movie run lola run and it gave me really diff aspect of thinking ..(not exactly a butterfly effect)..that why a man mourn or priase some moments in their life more..and i know the meaning and value of those moments…ask someone who misses a train by few seconds to catch an interview for US visa to study in foreign unversity with tution waiver to support his/her family for the loan they have taken for his/her studies…just few seconds…wohi.. us tarah ki kashish and usko phir se chhone ki koshish bahut hi behatreen andaaj mein dikhayi thi is movie mein..and the last accident scene (mumbai police gayi paani mein..some one uttered in cinema hall :) ) was awesome for me..
    i never thought/expected and waited for an year for this to come out bone chilling nail biting thriller…so may be that angle helped me.

  4. FS
    FS
    December 3, 2012 at 4:34 AM

    I never felt for a moment it was slow paced… Didnt liked the last 5-10 mins thats it n for tht i cant blame a movie that made an interval as forced one… Thank god i didnt read a single spoiler b4 i went for the movie (as i went on thursday itself) nor had any great expectations except trust on Aamirs script sensibilities..

  5. Nirjhar
    Nirjhar
    December 3, 2012 at 5:00 AM

    @FS

    Start movies watched in December thread :)

  6. TopShot_Now Its Dabangg2
    TopShot_Now Its Dabangg2
    December 3, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    @serenzy…. quite similar to my views which I will be posting soon…

  7. danish
    danish
    December 3, 2012 at 5:07 PM

    @serenzy – good. yaani salman ke raaaste kaa aakhiri kanata (aamir) bhi nikal gaya.

    1. iitianWay
      iitianWay
      December 3, 2012 at 6:34 PM

      danish when r u publishing ur commentry on munnbai series ..am looking for LRMB..

  8. ank_16n
    ank_16n
    December 3, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    @serenzy— I didn’t liked the 2nd where the plot looses its Direction badly .
    It climax will be liked by many as well as hated by many….

    There were couple of loop holes and Questions which still remain un-Answered …like

    Who killed Sashi…..who was that sniper on roof who killed him…!!

  9. ank_16n
    ank_16n
    December 3, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    *2nd half

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