CAST & CREW
Plot : Arun ( Aamir Khan) comes to Mumbai and starts living in a run-down flat in older parts of the city. He is an artist by profession and goes to visit an exhibition after which he meets Shai ( Monica Dogra) American Banker and a photographer by hobby, whom he takes to his apartment and have sex with her. The next morning, he refuses to continue a relationship which compels Shai to leave. Shai befriends Munna ( Prateik Babbar), an aspiring actor. He is a laundry boy working at both Arun’s and Shai’s places. Munna reveals Arun’s new address to her which happens to be opposite to her father’s under constructed building. She secretly clicks photos of him. Meanwhile, Arun finds a box of three DVDs in his apartment by Yasmin Noor ( Kriti Malhotra), the previous tenant. The DVDs have videos of her narrating the story of her life. First two are on a happy note, but in the third she discovers that her husband is cheating on her and commits suicide. Also, Munna falls in love with Shai, but his hesitant to reveal his feelings due to the status of his job. Will those DVDs leave a strong impact on Arun? Will Shai finally get Arun or will Munna propose Shai? Watch out the movie to know more.
Analysis: There is no overt plot – just four simple characters that you can relate to. It lacks fantasy and a good story line, but it is relatable to experiences of daily life. There are sudden moments of happiness and pain where you can realize that the struggle to survive and to connect is eternal. It has a poetry and melancholy that stays with you. It also has a haunting background score. The movie can either touch your heart, or it may make you impatient because it's antithetical to expect Bollywood movies. I recommend that you give it a shot.
Star Performances: Don't watch this movie expecting it as another Aamir Khan hit. He plays the role of a simple artist and couldn’t showcase much of his acting skills.
What’s There? A story which relates four lives; an artist, photographer, washerman, housewife, not related in any manner in a beautiful script. It has a small dose of love and drama accompanied.
What’s Not there? The movie has nothing for those looking for a fantasy story with glitters around, a villain, some theme like corruption, religion, etc.
Verdict The movie is a fodder only to those people, who want to see something they could relate to.
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