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Old December 3rd, 2012, 01:46 PM
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Talaash

Movie: Talaash



Cast: Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji, Kareena Kapoor, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Direction: Reema Kagti

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Whoooo.... a street dog ominously howls on a deserted road by the dark sea and you know something ghastly is about to happen right away. A celebrity death follows, even as the opening titles end. Ghastly leads to ghostly soon enough. By the first hour, as the sinister quietly soaks the frames, you are sure there is a ghost lurking amidst the cast.

Like most character cliches in our films, Bollywood ghosts can be good or bad depending on who is playing them. If it is a leading star essaying the role of a ghost, he/she is on the prowl strictly to settle scores baddies and has no negative intention otherwise. Invariably, the starry ghost will have a heart of gold.

If you overlook the fact that the most intriguing character of Talaash suffers that snag, Aamir Khan's new film is one hell of a ride. Suspense thrillers in Bollywood are rare commodity, films within the genre that create scope to delve deep into the minds of its protagonists are even rarer. Talaash creates its chills primarily tapping into the dark side of the mind, which makes it an unusual Bollywood film. Any resemblance to Joseph Payne Brennan and Donald M. Grant's 1979 novella, Act Of Providence, is purely coincidental.

Writer-director Reema Kagti and her script associate Zoya Akhtar have created an enigmatic screen cop for Aamir Khan- in command at work, yet out of control in personal life. Aamir's uniformed avatar, Inspector Surjan Singh Shekhawat, is a bundle of bottled angst. He is summoned to probe the bizarre death of a Bollywood superstar. In the dead of the night, eyewitnesses recall, the superstar skidded off an empty road and swung his car right into the sea. Primary tests reveal no trace of alcohol or drugs in the victim's body and most in the force feel the case cannot be solved.

Kagti adds to the puzzle with each new character that enters the tale, as Shekhawat goes about scouting for clues with his sidekick (Rajkumar Yadav). We get to know his wife Roshni (Rani Mukerji) is still coming to terms with the drowning of their only son. The over-friendly Parsi woman next door (Shernaz Patel) talks of communicating with the dead. Shekhawat meets a sex worker, Rosie (Kareena Kapoor), who could possibly provide some leads. The red-light underbelly where Rosie lives is home to an interesting mix too, chief among them being Tehmur (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), slimeball with a limp who obviously knows more than he pretends to.

The parallel subplots of Shekhawat's trauma as a bereaved father and a cop obsessed about cracking his case set up the backbone of the story. Aamir strikes a balance between the two tracks with trademark subtlety, the way only he can. Kareena Kapoor's Rosie is underplayed till a point. Although she seems ill at ease with the mannerism of a sex worker, Kareena adds the essential glam quotient.

Say, can ghosts smell flowers? One scene in Talaash sure seems to suggest as much.

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/t.../1/235443.html
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Old December 3rd, 2012, 08:47 PM
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Re: Talaash

Has anyone seen it? Do not trust any online/TV reviewer.
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Re: Talaash

I have. Go watch it! I enjoyed. Even if you guess the suspense/mystery, its fun to see how things addup in the end.

Paisa vasool movie.
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Has anyone seen it? Do not trust any online/TV reviewer.
I have seen it too.It is okay types - you won't regret it.
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I have seen it too.It is okay types - you won't regret it.
ditto.. totally agree..

I saw it from torrents.. fokat mein.. I wouldn't waste money on it in cinema hall.. i would rate it 2.5/5 .. watchable.. but only once.
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Re: Talaash

Last scene is complete copy of hollywood movie "what lies beneath"

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Re: Talaash

and dont you fucking tell me again that Rani Mukherji was the killer.

I m sick of reading it again n again ( on fakebook, @Litter ...everywhere )

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Re: Talaash

lives upto its hype.nice story,well directed.Seeing Amir in most of the frames can give a pain in the ass of your eyes.But a good movie in quite some time now.
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I have. Go watch it! I enjoyed. Even if you guess the suspense/mystery, its fun to see how things addup in the end.

Paisa vasool movie.
Want to watch it... I like amir , rani and kareena.
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Re: Talaash

Also want to watch Student of the year , songs toh kafi ache hain.
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and dont you fucking tell me again that ****************** was the killer.

I m sick of reading it again n again ( on fakebook, @Litter ...everywhere )

******************* was nahi, IS the killer

Actually the ghost angle is not too public.

I started watching a movie on YouTube title talaash 2012 DVD rip (DVD should have told me abhi iska DVD nahi nikla hai.) Started watching what turned out to be an old frig of an Akshay Kumar movie....

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Also want to watch Student of the year , songs toh kafi ache hain.
Let us also talk about all other movies except talaash now.... did you watch jab take hai jaan?
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has anyone watched jab tak hai jan ? My cousins liked it and songs ki bhi tareef kar rahe the
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Actually the ghost angle is not too public.

I started watching a movie on YouTube title talaash 2012 DVD rip (DVD should have told me abhi iska DVD nahi nikla hai.) Started watching what turned out to be an old frig of an Akshay Kumar movie....
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and dont you fucking tell me again that ************ was the killer.

I m sick of reading it again n again ( on fakebook, @Litter ...everywhere )

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*************** was nahi, IS the killer

Actually the ********* angle is not too public.

I started watching a movie on YouTube title talaash 2012 DVD rip (DVD should have told me abhi iska DVD nahi nikla hai.) Started watching what turned out to be an old frig of an Akshay Kumar movie....
-ve reps to both of you for the spoiler WTF

Request to mods to edit out the spoiler in the rest of this thread, for the benefit of those who havent read yet.
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