Give us the name of the reviewer...He belongs in our Critics Hall of Shame. I was amazed not
only by Aamir as a film but also the reaction of the crowd surprised me. There were people
clapping, the so called frontbenchers too seemed to enjoy the movie. Now whenever I
questioned the reviewers of fullhyd I got the reply that you don't give any merit to the
artistic value of the movie rather to the "entertainment" value. Well crowd seemed
entertained....Whats your excuse now ?? Mr Editor come and save your reveiwer again ..... Or watch the movie and fire him/her, unless you reviewed it yourself.
Now about the movie itself. Aamir works on multiple levels. It is not a story of a man being
told to take a bag to blow up something as our esteemed reviewer understood. It was the
fight between ideologies - Heck why should I even bother to explain. Probably the reviewer
is right in a way, The world loves mediocre stuff.
What this review stands for is not just a degradation and decay of our society that a good film or "art" as the reveiwer puts it is reviled and ridiculed. We seem to be heading to the world Ayn Rand described in "Atlas Shrugged", where impotent(creatively,not a comment on physical abilities) critics take pride and achieve fame for criticising and ridiculing
the progress made by others.
I dont say that Aamir is a landmark in itself, it is good cinema, But it will surely inspire
filmmakers of tomorrow. This is obviously not for those who find Dhoom,Race kind of cinema to
be put in their faves list. I would not even ask you to remember you duty towards society
and cinema as that will make me the "uncool fool" that you "dudes" at full hyderabad don't
want to be like.
But I am happy that there are a lot of us "uncool fools" who are posting comments
recommending this "2 star" film rated by a no star reviewer.
PS - If ending had been the interval, and after that Aamir fought back then he would not be
Aamir(The director even tried to explain that to people like you in the last frame). Why did
people die in end of Rang de Basanti....Because Sacrifice was the essence of it ...same
applies here if you understood RDB that is.
Just curious, What do you have to say about directors like Satyajit Ray ...Does he rate even "1" on your scale....But again,Probably you never heard of him.
Pros: Script and Screenplay, Direction,Cinematography, City life that most of us have never seen, Acting
Cons: Not for everyone