The Indian Sixth Sense and Fight Club
Bollywood has very few classic mystery movies to its name and Talaash is the latest addition to this class. Apart from being an Amir Khan’s movie Talaash is also a promising thriller film. Talaash has almost all the flavor needed for a thriller film – characters, acting and above all captive plot. Reema Kagti who previously directed comedy movie Honeymoon Travels Ltd. And wrote movies like Rock On! And Zindagi na milegi dobara, once again presented a beautiful and fresh story. I won’t call the plot totally fresh, as it is inspired from some of the most popular Hollywood movies. However, the plot still attracts you and hypnotizes you till the end of the movie.
Aamir Khan plays the role of inspector Surjan S. Sekhawat (Amir Khan) who is married to Roshni (Rani mukherjee) . Prior to the events of film, their son died while boating. Surjan is given the case of a weird car accident of a superstar. While working on the case he meets a pr0stitute Rosie (Kareena Kapoor) who helps him to solve the mysteries of case.
Roshni on the other hand meets a psychic lady who claims that she can talk to their dead son. Surjan does not sleep at nights so he roams in the city with Rosie while Roshni visits the lady to talk to her son. The more Surjan tries to solve the case the more it become complicated. One by one all the leads to the case are killed and Surjan is left alone wondering. It is revealed at the end of the movie that whole case has something to do with Rosie and Surjan must trust his wife and the psychic lady so that their son can rest in peace.
The other beautiful thing that I liked about this movie is that the characters are beautifully woven and are given equal weight. Aamir khan acted beautifully in the role of a tensed insomniac inspector who curses himself for the death of their son. Rani mukherjee’s role wasn’t related to the main plot but still she was able to impress and was taking the sub plot all by herself. Kareena kapoor looked gorgeous in the movie. Her role was important and she played it in a calm, composed and organized way. Other than that, Nawazzuddin siddiqui once again showed the potential of being a great character actor. Kahaani, Gangs of Wasseypur and now Talaash showed the versatility of his acting skills.While there are few loopholes in the movie but still it makes the plot acceptable and impressive.
Music of the movie was good and Ram sampath surely composed the beats that match the pacing plot. It would be too early to say that Talaash will cross the 100 Crore mark, however it surely is a hit. The year 2012 has turned out to be a golden year for Bollywood. Talaash may not be the best movie of year but it surely is a breath taking and thrilling.
I would rate Aamir Khan’s Talaash 3/5.