An aging Shakespearean actor takes on one of the bard's most challenging roles. Based on Utpal Dutt's play "Aajker Shahjahan".



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Credited cast:
Harish 'Harry' Mishra
Siddharth Kumar
Vandana (as Shefali Shah)
Gautam (as JIsshu Sengupta)
Ramesh (as Shahbaz Khan)
Sudip Mukherjee
Rajiv (as Prosenjit Chatterjee)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hu Xin ...
Girl at the Diwali celebration (as Hue Xin)


Film-maker Siddharth Kumar is receiving guests at his premiere 'The Mask' which stars Harish Mishra, Shabnam, amongst others. He finds out that Shabnam is not attending and is not available. The reason why she cannot attend is that she has gone to visit the ailing main actor of this movie, Harish, who was injured while filming. She sits with his mistress, Vandana, and Nurse Ivy, and recount Harish's life; his meeting with Journalist, Gautam, and subsequently Siddharth himself; the installation of a camera to view people walking on the street as well as males who urinate on the walls. As they await to hear the initial reviews of the film both Shabnam and Ivy must also deal with personal issues involving their respective spouses. Written by rAjOo (

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Gautam: The premier of your first film is always special, but not if Diwali is on the same day. People are generally busy with celebrations at home. It is unlikely that all the invitees will turn up - especially if it's an off-beat film.
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Wonderful movie.
27 September 2012 | by (Gurgaon) – See all my reviews

The Last Lear is one of Rituparno's best movie as a director.The movie is produced by the Planman Motion pictures that very often comes out with movies on interesting subjects and the last lear is no different.Amitabh Bachchan is extraordinary and has given of his finest and most difficult performances ever. He is intense, generous, impulsive, and his English line delivery is spectacular. The film belongs to him completely, although the rest of the cast have done a good job as well.Preity Zinta is also noticeably good as she had to come out of herself as the bubbly and cute girl to a much serious role as Shabnam.There are many scenes in the movie that I really enjoyed.I liked the scenes in which Shabnam smoke anxiously, I liked the scene in which Bachchan teaches her how to release tensions by screaming, and she breaks down , and she was particularly impressive in the film's last scene. It is a wonderful movie in which all have given great performance.The last lear is a movie that is definitely worth watching.

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