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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Review - Barah Aana

So..thats an official thing from the movie makers now..Guess what ? That its the common man who again takes a toll over his life. After Wednesday, again a movie which targets the simplest common man and who is making his life worse? Another common man. The harsh truth that rules the world. The dark side of humanity. Reality that only money sells in the market. Raja Menon's opus comes straight from the heart. Here is how it goes..

Vijay Raaz( PK dubey fame) is a simple, meek and typical mandir ka ghanta who gets struck from anyone, be it the society which he vigils or the higher strata of the society who think the common man sitting on the roadside are their punching bags. One harbinger of the above thought messes with Vijay Raaz when he was frustrated after loosing the money in the railway station to a pick- pocket. The money which was for his small kid's typhoid treatment. The money which had been bestowed upon by Shukla Bhaiya( Naseer Bhai) when every body else rejected. Vijay, tired of every frustration, slaps the guy hard on the face which results in immediate unconsciousness of the receiver. This somehow results in placing Vijay in the shoes of a kidnapper when the parents of the slap-taker are ready to give him the ransack money even when Vijay didnt ask for.

Exhilarated by the final outcome, Vijay suggests his roomy, who wanted to make money to marry a foreigner, and shukla bhaiya, to make money through this. Debolicly, he decides that they will target only the common man who is apparently afraid of Police-court procedures and succumbs easily but, sensibly enough, he also suggests that the target money be kept relatively low to keep the guardians of the kidnapped in still better position. This keeps going on until one day Naseer Bhai decides to kidnap his employer's wife after receiving several stigmatic comments from continiously. This lands them into trouble. Finally Vijay and his roomy escape sheepishly after helping police to get Naseer bhai.

The movie in few words is tragically comic. It doesnt happen many times when you want the kidnapper to succeed in his act. Vijay Raaz is in his very best, be it when they have regular drink sessions or when he convinces his roomy for becoming his accomplice to support his dream of marrying the gal he loves. Most of the time you feel sympathetic for him and wish he could do better in kidnapping. The goodness of the script lies in showing Vijay a true in heart character who doesnt think twice for paying his mates their portion of the ransom money even when they didnt know about it. The script is also successful in depicting the point that its only money that creates the difference between a YES and a NO. Finally the movie also captures the point that everybody is on his own. The characters in the movie have all lived upto the expectation. Naseeruddin shah was " interestingly " made a dumb man who only outbursts when the water goes above the head. The title of the movie couldnt have been better than Barah Aana.

All in All, a watchable stuff with a new concept and without any redundancies of the past films.

Hats off to Vijay Raaz..he has done it again after Moonsoon wedding.


Blogger Prafull said...

hmm!The review seems to be apt just like the have covered all the minor and major intricacies which a mature audience in the movie could capture.I guess what you could have also included is the Transition of Vijayraaj as an actor from P.K Dubey(RUN) to his role in BarahAna. This shows his portfolio has grown in leaps and bounds and directors in the industry are taking him more seriously....SACHHI!

1:08 AM

Blogger tulip said...

nice blog.. the conclusion and the afterthoughts has been nicely brought out. Minor improvements can be made in the flow, making the description a bit more connected.

5:21 AM

Blogger abhineet said...

A well written blog. Agreed with tulip that "the conclusion and the afterthoughts has been nicely brought out". Vijay Raj has been doing some real good work in the industry. Given a small role in the movie, he always gives his 100% and we see some 'out of the box' performance. Taking the 'Run' movie as an example, the movie is only remembered due to Vijay Raj's hilarious act.

6:25 AM

Blogger akshat said...

oh come on... the movie lacked the biggest ingredient, entertainment !!

4:16 AM


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