Talaash (Movie Review)
Rating : * *
Cast : Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukherji, Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
Director : Reema Katgi.
What it is - When you are taken for a treat at a five star restaurant but ended with a ‘Bhelpuri’. . What will you feel is exactly the feel of Talaash. When high amount expectations turned up to the equally high disappointment, you go numb with the feeling of being cheated. A film which is portrayed as a murder mystery ends up with super natural activity leaving many questions in your mind when you leave the cinema hall.
Story - Inspector Suraj Singh Shekhawat (Aamir Khan) is in-charge of murder case of Superstar Armaan Kapoor (Vivan Bhatena) who got killed in a road accident as his car is dumped in the sea. Shekhawat leaves no stone unturned to solve this high profile murder mystery.
Meanwhile Shekhawat and his wife Roshni (Rani Mukerji) are going through a big tragedy after the accidental death of their 8 year old son Karan. They have a neighbor who helps Roshni to interact with Karan's soul through super natural power. Shekhwat don't believes in this and so try to stop Roshni from doing so.
Enter Rosie (Kareena Kapoor), a prostitute who promises Shekhawat for a help to solve the case. But when shekhawat finally discovers the truth, he comes to know that Rosi is dead 3 years back and how her death is related to an accident of Armaan Kapoor.
The climax of the film is attached with a super natural activity that ends with Shekhawat to believe what his wife Roshani doing is not a superstition.
Music - Jee le jara and the opening track are quite touchy songs otherwise the music is nothing great to talk about. It must be Aamir's first movie where no song is one to be remembered.
Star Performance - Aamir's performance especially when he cry in the film looked very touchy, no wonder about his acting skill. Kareena played a perfect high standard prostitute whereas Rani gave full justice as a broken-heart mother and a troubled wife. Nawazuddin Siddiqui's character was also one to be remembered.
Final Verdict - when the film starts, it is fully succeeded to keep you engrossed with suspense and takes your curiosity to the next level. But as film comes to the climax and you see a super natural activity is been served as a result of a murder mystery, you think of the money you paid at the ticket counter.
Director Reema Katgi went on doing some extremely extra-ordinary stuff but she could not execute the story in a well manner. Although the screenplay looked amazing at some part of the film when the 'Mumbai Life' is shown and the classy scene of accident but her script seems handicapped as many questions remain unanswered. The one question you would definitely ask what exactly the film talks about, is it about murder mystery or about the existence of super-natural power. Hopefully at-least the filmmakers must have the answer but they took no trouble to tell it through the film.
Watch it or not - if you are 'Okay' to super-natural things but if you want to see a murder mystery; do give it a miss or better watch long running TV show C. I. D.