Reema Katgi’s Talaash (2012) Movie Review
Cast : Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji, Kareena Kapoor, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Raj Kumar Yadav, Shernaz Patel..
Director: Reema Katgi.
Dialogues by Farhan Akhtar.
Additional Dialogues by Anurag Kashyap.
Story by Reema Katgi, Zoya Akhtar.
Censor Certificate: U/A
Watched at Sapthagiri 70mm, Hyderabad.
Aamir Khan plays a police officer, Inspector Shekhawat, who is informed about the accident and subsequent death of a superstar. The case turns into a life-altering chase for Inspector Shekhawat when he is forced to reel under the repercussions of a disturbed married life [Rani Mukherji]. Being on his investigative quest, he meets a sex worker [Kareena Kapoor], who further adds shades of mystery to the puzzle. What looks like a simple car accident investigation turns into a haunting mystery, as further investigations show many twists and turns.
Coming to performances, Aamir Khan is fine as Inspector Shekawat. Rani Mukherjee is effective in her role. Kareena Kapoor steals the show shapes herself into the character of a prostitute and even manages to speak through expressions. Nawazuddin Siddiqui is good in his role. Raj Kumar Yadav is wasted. Shernaz Patil and Vivek Madan were also convincing.
Even with a storyline which evidently look promising, Reema takes the story ahead with a decent pace that may not prompt you to think much in between. The nice visuals by KU Mohanan and some good tunes by music director Ram Sampath have definitely helped things in a great way.
Even with big names like Zoya Akhtar (Writer), Farhan Akhtar (Dialogues) and Anurag Kashyap (Additional Dialgoues) you feel the film does make only a limited impact on the minds, even when the spooky final twist is out.
Director Reema Katgi has come up with a suspense thriller. The way in which the missing links find a meaning makes suspense thrillers interesting, but here too many sub-plots and thus it loses the focus on the main story-line & gets back with a final twist. One gets the feeling that a tighter script could have helped in making the film more appealing.
In all fairness, there are some moments that look fine but even then, the film manages to make only a limited impact in the end.
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