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The songs and background score are beautiful. I loved hearing the violin and the eastern flute play in the background. Shantanu Moitra's soundtrack is one to keep. I particularly love the song 'Naam Adaa Likhna'.
Jimmy Shergill leads 'Yahaan'. Finally he has a lead role in a substantial film and he does a superb job. Minisha Lamba has a strong screen presence. For a newcomer she does quite well in bringing out Ada's enigma, vulnerability, courage and strength. Both actors share a warm chemistry. The supporting cast is okay but Yashpal Sharma is a bit irritating at times.
Furthermore, another thing I liked about 'Yahaan' is that Sircar is sincere in his story. There's no hidden agenda, no Hindu v/s Muslim hatred. Nor is it overly preachy. It's about two people in Kashmir who fall in love and about the people of Kashmir. Recommended.
A Fine Debut for Minisha Lamba, i would rate her 10/10 for her role in this Venture.
The Direction is Great Shoojit Sircar!! A Standing Ovation.
Though the Film was Low Budget it Still Touched People Hearts! The Movie was Really Inspiring, A Beautiful Story about a KASHMIRI GIRL and an Indian SOLDIER.
I just can't Tell it here You Have to watch the Film
My Stats on the Film is
Direction: I would say 9/10 Editing: I did find some mistakes but rather good say 6/10 Cinematography: 7/10 Acting: 10/10 Music: Great Composition 8/10 The Movie Rating: On the Whole 10/10
Those of you who haven't Watched it and those of you who are Light Hearted Go See this Movie!!!
I should really tell about Jimmy Shergill ( The most underrated actor in Bollywood), he is a wonderful actor, and he proves that again , the role seems to suit him well, he has played it superbly. Minissha has done a nice job , she is uncomfortable in few scenes though . but overall performance is good. on screen chemistry between Jimmy and Minissha is wonderful , and you have to see it to believe me. I am definitely counting myself among jimmy's fans after watching this movie . Gulzar rocks again with wonderful songs .i just love his songs , one will feel listening to them again and again . Sherya is awesome, she has got a beautiful voice and i guess she is the next big thing in Bollywood.
Storyline is good screenplay is good editing is good direction is good
Songs are really impressive and really outstanding and entertaining
Jimmy shergill is superb as always minnisha did a amazing debut performance Other cast is excellent
When the movie came out ( 2005 ) I was in 10th standard and that time I was not matured enough to understand the deep root of Kashmir issue and when I saw this movie on TV due to commercial breaks I didn't watch the movie completely but I vividly remember the SONG - " Nam ada likhna".. after so many years I find this movie in IMDb list of top 100 Indian cinema and surprised to see that the the Director is : Shoojit Sircar, who gave us Vicky Donor, PIKU and also Madras Cafe.. so I closed my eyes and downloaded the movie..
And at the end I just thanked myself that I choose to watch this movie.. One of the realistic movies made on Kashmir issue and at the end the massage given to the Kashmir's.. The background score is the silver inning on the movie and the acting of Minisha Lamba ( debutante) is commendable .
If you LOVE GOOD SENSIBLE MOVIES and SKIP THIS ONE then you bound to regret at some point...
The scenes of bombing and attacks in the valley look as real as they can get and the entire credit for this goes to the cinematographer. Kudos to him for a job well executed. Coming to the other aspects of the film which I like, included the supporting cast as without them the portrayal of such a jittery situation would be impossible. A special mention to "YASHPAL SHARMA" who shines as Ada's brother Shakil Ahmed and delivers a performance worth remembering. What more can be asked for when above all this the lyrics are penned by non-other-than "GULZAR". All songs have tremendous potential but my personal favourite is "Naam Ada Likhna". Mentioning all the merits of the film will sound like an exaggeration to many and may spoil its beauty. However, I would recommend all of you to watch "YAHAAN" if you haven't already seen it. It feels more relatable taking into account today's frame of reference as just the times have changed but the gloom of Kashmiris being the same.
I would give 10/10 to "YAHAAN" as such movies come once in a while and have a great impact over the coming generations as well.
Direction is good Music is good, Naam Ada Likhna became very famous and other songs too are good
The film is shot in blue tint which was quite popular those days and gives it extra sheen
Jimmy Shergill is effective as the soldier, Minisha Lambha is a bit awkward in her debut but does leave a mark. Yashpal Sharma is effective, Mukesh Tiwari is fab too in his role rest are good
Yahaan is a social movie focusing mainly on terrorism in Kashmir and love in the midst of the war torn land. A army commander arrives in Kashmir to battle militants,and happens to fall in love with a lady whose brother is the head of a militant outfit.
The good of the film - the locales of Kashmir, the concept of trying to bring in love in war,and the background music. The best actor is Yashpal Raj.
The bad - the action is very weakly coordinated, the acting is only average on most actors' part. The film is kind of dull and draggy...with a bluesy atmosphere throughout.This film is somewhat like Sanjay Dutt's "Lamhaa", though better.
You can watch this film, but definitely not more than once.