Nagesh Kukunoor earlier known by his movie Hyderabad Blues and recently by Iqbal. More he opens his bag with different kind of movies, more we expect from himÃ¢â‚¬Â¦and he always delivers the best.
This time also he
brought a very unique theme of the movie liftedÃ‚Â storyÃ‚Â (No idea if he has done legally or not) legally (Thanks to editor of varnachitram.com) from Malyalam movie PerumazhakkalamÃ‚Â (ThanksÃ‚Â Riyaz) and he has proven that to make a great movie, you do not need male actors, all you need is to make people feel the character of the movie. I have not seen any movie lately without any male actors in lead role. But in this movie 2 female characters handled the job of male characters very well.
The movie starts with Aamir leaving Himachal Pradesh for work in Saudi Arabia, his wife Zeenat (Gul Panag) stays back with her parents. On the other hand Shankar too leaves for Saudi Arabia for work, leaving his wife Meera (Ayesha Takia) in Rajasthan. Soon Meera gets the news of death of her husband Shankar and Zeent gets news of her husband being convicted for murder of his room mate Shankar. (Which was an accident)
Zeenat gets to know about the term, where she can save life of her husband Aamir if widow of Shankar forgives him and signs on the document provided by external ministry of India. Zeenat leaves for Rajasthan to find Meera. The only thing she had with her was, a photograph of Shankar. Zeenat reaches Rajasthan and there she meets Behroopia (Shreyas Talpade), who helps her in finding Meera.
Nagesh has handled every scene of the movie with perfection. The movie also has humor and the credit goes to Shreyas for this. Excellent acting, very different role. Acting of Ayesha Takia and Gul Panag is A grade. Some of the best scenes of the movie include where Meera starts dancing on the street when she hears a movie song. The scene where Behroopia meets Zeenat for the first time. One more very good thing in the movie is Cinematography, Sudeep Chatterjee has done his job very well by capturing beautiful locals in Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan.
Time to sum things up now.
Story: A very different story handled very well by 2 lead females. The story also passes message in the end.
Acting: One of the best roles of Ayesha Takia, award winning material. Gul Panag is excellent too and so is Shreyas Talpade, short but effective role.
Music: Very good music gives classical touch. Kesaria Balam and Yeh Honsala are very impressive.
So overall, the movie is must watch and I would give it 4 stars out of 5. This movie might not do very good business as it does not attract masses but I am sure this one will be a loved by movie lovers and critics.
I’ve been waiting for this movie for a long time. But it seems to be an exact copy of a Malayalam movie “Perumazhakkalam” (Rainy Season), directed by Kamal, and for which both actress (Meera Jasmine, Kavya Madhavan) won state award for actress in leading role.
Anyway gonna see this movie in a couple of days.
EXCELLENT FIND!!!! Thanks Riyaz, I am updating the review with link to Original movie.
Apparently Nagesh Kukkunnor bought the story rights from Director Kamal, please see this link: http://www.rediff.com/movies/2006/sep/26nagesh.htm?q=mbp&file=.htm
Very rarely someone buys story rights in India though 🙂
Thanks for the info, I have updated the post.
Yeah, it is rare case this time. I still remember Malamaal Weekly issue….