Sunday, June 15, 2008

Aamir - Movir Review

Ever since Aamir is released, reviews havent stopped coming on how good the movie is. Viewers also say that it shows the condition of modern muslims in India and both the actor and director have done amazingly well.

I watched the movie yday with friends. Somehow, I found the movie just above the average (given that average is often taken in the sense of bad and not good as fas as hindi movies are concerned). The good part is that the movie was just 90 minutes long as it shows what happens in the time frame of 6-7 hours in the day. It had pace and was not dragged at all. It had scenes which reinforced the state of mind of the protagonist well. For instance, when Aamir passes through the bazzar, the director repeatedly shows a butcher cutting meat into pieces which aligns well as Aamir is all the time thinking of the impending doomsday his family is heading to.

The scenes are well directed, when Aamir vommits after seeing a toilet in a building which houses countless people is well shot and the fact audience feels giddy tells that the job is well done. The filth of Bombay is shown as the actor vommits in the dirtiest dump.

The movie has an interesting twist when the bag which Aamir thinks has money is smartly exchanged with another which has a bomb. The reason, I dont think this is a movie which shall remain long time in my memory is it has very few scenes which can really surprise the audinece or something which has not been seen in other movies. And, for sure it only shows the condition of muslims in Bombay and not in India...

It does not explain why Aamir was chosen for the act. My friend also said that in a similar hollywood movie, Phone Bhooth, this was explained neither. But, I think this is not a good enough justification as in the entire length of movie, Aamir wonders why only he has been chosen for this such acts..The director would have done lot of justice to the script had he explained..


Honey Khattar said...

Even after reading your posting, I am still wondering whether you like the movie or not? May be Media people write in this fashion i.e. criticize/admire each component w/o offering overall opinion. I agree with you that it is well directed movie (except few instances)

Pessimist Fool said...

Overall opinion, its an average movie..good because I am bored with stupid hindi movies.. Bad because, had it released in other places like hollywood, it must not have got this kind of praise. This only shows the lack of quality hindi cinema...karan