Aamir Khan must have shook hands with every single desi in Chicago while shooting for Dhoom 3.
Nothing else explains the insanely long line that turned up for Talaash at the Regal Cantera last tonight. Never have I seen such a long line for an Indian movie at a mainstream American theater.
Thanks to the Indian affinity for the front rows, I got seats in the last row. Those standing last were guaranteed bad seats in the 500+ seat theater. Some were even sitting on the steps!
Aamir Khan returns to playing the main lead after 3 years in Talaash: The Answer Lies Within. His last full length role was in 3 Idiots.
Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukherjee and Nawazuddin Siddiqui co-star in this Reema Kagti directed movie. Story and Screenplay are by Reema Kagti and Zoya Akhtar.
Set in Mumbai, Talaash is a suspense drama about the investigation into the death of a movie star. What seems like a freakish late night road accident at the outset turns out to be a grave and sinister affair.
Suri Shekhawat (Aamir Khan), the investigating police office, is married to Roshni (Rani Mukherjee). Their only son Karan is dead by accidentally drowning in a lake. This strains their relationship and gives Suri sleepless nights.
Suri’s investigation takes him into the dark world of Mumbai’s red light area where he meets a prostitute named Rosie (Kareena Kapoor). Suri is mysteriously drawn to Rosie who time and again seductively offers to help.
Meanwhile, Roshni finds comfort in her neighboring Frenny who claims to be a medium to the world of spirits. Frenny claims to communicate with Karan’s spirit.
The trail unravels blackmail, treachery and more. To divulge more would ruin the suspense.
Is Rosie what she seems to be? Is Roshni the only one in need of therapy?
Will Suri’s succeed in his struggle with his inner demons? What happened to the movie star?
Watch the movie if you wish to know the answers!
Rest assured the answers are told well even if not everyone will be satisfied with the answers themselves.
Kudos! Element of Surprise
The biggest win for Talaash is its success in keeping the suspense under wraps for the major part. It is not easy to fool today’s audience due to their exposure to a variety of detective stories in books and movies.
Credit to Reema Kagti and Zoya Akhtar’s for not making it too easy to guess the ending. Continue reading »