'Taal - Beat of Passion', says the caption, and so it is. The entire
movie is laced with some wonderful tunes and the movie itself is satisfactory.
Subhash Ghai does not disappoint. Set in the hills of Himachal Pradesh, Taal
has got captivating scenery. Songs like the title one are a delight to watch.
It is impossible not to watch this movie and feel nothing. The hidden passion
in you is bound to come out.
This movie revolves around lovebirds Manasi and Manav, who break up due to
a misunderstanding between their parents. The differences arise due to a difference
in status and hence, Manasi sets out to achieve something. She finally reaches
the top rung of the ladder and proves her point. When the parents come about,
problems arise due to Vikrant's (Anil) love for Manasi.
Aishwarya Rai is good and plays her part well. She brings out the transformation
of a country side girl into a svelte and sexy celebrity with conviction. Her
innocent looks do well for her in the first half, while her power is brought
out in the second. Akshaye's performance of a lover boy, who loves his father
too much to give up his love for him, is not bad. Anil, as we all know, is an
accomplished actor, and he puts up another great show as Vikranth in a role
that has a slight negative edge to it.
The flow of the movie is smooth and appeals to a large section of people without
the barrier of age. The choreography is very well done, and Ash's style of dance
can stir a hornet's nest. Though the story might give you a sense of dejà
vu, it's the treatment that is going to touch your heart. The negative point
of the movie is that some scenes are dragging and seem to run away from the
original idea. But the magic of Taal finally gets you through. Needless to say,
A R Rahman is great, and his music adds meaning to the movie. The songs are
a part of the movie and gel with the story.
If you haven't seen this movie as yet, you must think about doing so soon.