Aamir's Thrilling, Tragic Tale
By MovieTalkies.com, 30 November 2012
Talaash Movie Review-In Short
A cop's search for the truth in an investigation leads him to confront his own past and personal tragedy...
Talaash Movie Review-Verdict
Though Reema Kagti
has come up with a great suspense thriller, one might feel at times that the plot should have been more taut and fast-paced...
Talaash Movie Review-Story Plot
Surjan Shekhawat (Aamir Khan
) is a stoic cop, trying to deal with the death of his son in a boating accident, even as his wife Roshni (Rani Mukerji
) tries to figure out how to save their marriage, which seems doomed due to the accident and its after-shocks, which has drawn the couple apart.
Meanwhile, there is a mysterious car accident in which actor Arman Kapoor (Vivan Bhatena
) has died and no one can figure out what exactly was Kapoor doing on a deserted road late in the night and what caused the accident. As Surjan tries to unravel the mystery, he gets drawn to Rosie (Kareena kapoor
), a street-smart and mysterious hooker, who seems to know more than she is telling. Thrown in the mix is Taimur (Nawazuddin Siddiqui
), a hustler with plans to earn a big score.
How Surjan solves the case and also comes to terms with his son's death is something that watching the movie will disclose...
Talaash Movie Review- Performances
Aamir Khan might have played a cop in earlier movies like Baazi
, but with Talaash
, he comes up with an entirely different character than what he has played before. Aamir's Surjan is stoic, humour-less and guilt-ridden and yet, your heart will immediately go out to him, when he allows his sorrow to overwhelm him. Rani Mukerji as Roshni is completely believable as the loving wife, who has not only lost her son, but also seems in a danger of losing her husband, who behaves like a stranger with each passing day. Kareena Kapoor too dazzles as the mysterious Rosie, though she looks too glamorous to play a street-walker (maybe playing a 'high-class escort' would have been more convincing). Last but not the least, watch out for Nawazuddin, who plays the scheming Taimur and simply impresses you with his performance. His mannerisms, body language and diction is as believable as can be and offers a glimpse in the grim underbelly of Mumbai.
Talaash Movie Review- Direction
Without a doubt, Reema has come up with a winner in Talaash. The film has been shot well and the story is quite gripping. However, it is when Reema tries to juggle the two plots (the investigation and Khan's personal tragedy) that she fumbles slightly. For at times, the story veers towards and focuses on Aamir's tragedy for so long that one longs to return back to the investigation, which is surely more interesting and thrilling. No doubt that the director has effectively linked the two plots in the climax (which we don't want to reveal, for obvious reasons), but the part where she explores Khan's tragedy moves at a sluggish pace somewhat, specially if you go in with expectations of a taut, fast-paced thriller...There is a delicious twist at the climax, but an observant viewer might just be able to predict it.
Talaash Movie Review- Music
With songs like the dark Muskaanein jhoothi hai, jee le zara and the brooding hona hai kya, the music of Talaash is quite decent.
Talaash Movie Review-Final Word
The movie is definitely worth a watch for the suspense and the performances. However, the sluggish way the plot moves at times, might disappoint you somewhat.