Sunday, December 2, 2012

Talaash …… a serious, sensitively made movie, once again bringing home the fact that Life can, and will, throw up things in your way that can stun your senses, and change the course of your Life, as you had charted it for yourself. That there are so many things in this Universe that we don’t know about, that so often there are no clear cut answers, no obvious logic to how or why things happen.

You are doing your job, leading a fairly happy, ‘normal’ life, and there, one harmless holiday can take your only child away. And whoosh……………..Life as you knew it vanishes with that child, as surely dead as the child, never to be retrieved. It changes everything for you.

Trust Aamir to pick up an issue and handle it so sensitively, so lovingly. The movie is not just about the paranormal, though, certainly, that is a huge part of it. It is also about how two people handle the pain, the grief of losing their only baby completely differently. How each tries to find peace in different ways. And how, suddenly, when Life seems bleak and there seems to be no peace, the Universe throws up something at you, something that once again stops you in your tracks, makes you rethink everything that you have believed in, and suddenly give you all the answers that you ever needed to know.

Whether you believe in the paranormal or not, Talaash is a must see, for it handles this issue with a dispassionate view, taking no stand, and leaves it to the audience to decide what it thinks about such happenings.

And so many other things to recommend the movie:
  • Aamir of course, brilliant as usual. He is in his uniform through most of the movie, yet, no fancy fighting scenes at all. No dhishum dhishum, except for one small scene.
  • Rani Mukherjee, sensitive as ever, though her role is almost a cameo.
  • Kareena Kapoor, the surprise package. Am not much of a fan of hers, but she has done a super awesome job!
  • No item song, though the plot had ample opportunity for it. That’s what makes Aamir what he is. It’s a serious topic, a sober movie, and he trusts it with the respect its due!

 A must-watch, for all those who believe in the unpredictability of Life!