Yes, yes!!! I do know that almost every other Ram, Shyam and Geeta of the blogosphere have reviewed the movie. But what the heck! This is my private space and I shall bloody well write what I want to. And dear Aamir would so feel insulted if he didn’t find mention in my blog. So at least for his sake, here goes—
For starters, lemme say that nobody in their right senses would give this movie a pass. This is by far one of the best Indian movies in a long while. Yessir, even better than your “Black” and “Page 3”.
Now for the story. Don’t worry; there are no plot-spoilers ahead. Me ain’t a sadist. Anyway, as all movie stories go, we start off all fresh and happy with a bunch of bindaas college-going boys. Life’s a merry ride for them until one day a gori kudi walks into their life and spins it all around.
DJ (Aamir), Karan (Siddharth), Sukhi (Sharmaan Joshi), Aslam (Kunal Kapoor) and Ram (Atul Kulkarni) are the five Sue Meckenzie (the gori mem) chooses to act in her documentary on revolutionary freedom fighters.
To say that they play their role to perfection would be an understatement. Perfect casting. Witty dialogues. Mind-blowing songs. Beautiful locales. The Indian feel. You name it and RDB has it. Not to forget Soha Ali Khan and Madhavan. They did complete justice to their roles. As did all the senior artistes appearing in cameos.
Now, in the course of making the documentary, things happen. Things that change their outlook on life. Things that make them realize their responsibility and stand up to them.
The director has handled controversial topics with great panache and sensitivity. This is a must watch for all Indians, patriotic or otherwise. And a must watch for all you teenage gals out there. Watch out for Sharmaan Joshi. He sure will melt your heart. Mine is just a lump of molten liquid right now
So what are you waiting for dearie. Quick, get moving. And do tell me how much you loved it. Till then...