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I heard about this Indian movie's release in Amsterdam, and later knew that it was made by Anurag Basu. I like this Director who has made a decent mark with his earlier flicks - Murder and Gangster. Apart from that the cast included Shiny Ahuja, Irfan Khan, Kay Kay and Konkona Sen all of my favorite list of actors and actress.
The movie is about several people's lives in Bombay who are linked with each other in some way or the other. It includes a young couple 1) Kay Kay and Shilpa Shetty passing through a terrible marriage crisis, 2) an old couple Dharmendra and Nafisa Ali who after leading their separate lives meet each other after 30 years, 3) another man and woman Irfan and Konkana who are seeking life partners, 4) ambitious corporate executives boy and girl Sharman Joshi and Kangana Ranaut (Gangster fame) who wants to achieve materialistic success through whatever means they can, and finally 5) there is a lonely guy - Shiny Ahuja who meets Shilpa and they fall in love with each other.
The movies revolve around these peoples' lives - the key binding link among all of them is a rainbow of love, sex, romance and selfishness.
Anurag Basu has himself scripted and written the screenplay of the movie, and because of the tight script each character emerges as real. The whole movie is sprinkled with many moments of emotional range, laughter, smiles and cries. He has handled the characters very well and executed masterly.
All the actors have given brilliant performances, but in my preference of rating - Kay Kay, Irfan, Konkana and Shilpa rate the best. Sadly Shiny's role is not long enough to give him the scope for a great performance (the character did have the depth which the Director failed to exploit). A special mention needs to be made of Dharmendra, who pleases us after a long time with his charm and acting. The most light and best funny moments are given to the pair of Irfan and Konkana. This story line had such a big potential of even making a full length feature film like Chasme Baddoor.
There are about six songs in the movie and all of them are sung by male singers. They are composed in special Pritam styles with Sufi touch. I loved the songs and their placements in the movie.
I like the light and shades, color and tones used by Anurag Basu in all his movies and in this movie too he has used great camera angles to capture some beautiful shots of Bombay.
Overall a good movie experience.
(Stars 7.5 out of 10)
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