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Aamir  (2008 - Hindi)

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Aamir cumulative rating: 3.9 out of 53.9/5 (80 users)

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  • Aamir rating: 7 out of 10(Divya Solgama wrote on 08 Jun 2008)

    “Reality Bites” In 80’s era we had witnessed the evolution of realistic cinema. New directors, New actors, New Theme, Realistic setups, etc. slowly as the era ended these types of movies started to fade out. They were made but in small quantity. Last few years we started witnessing the growth in such type of movies with touch of today’s era. These movies are now termed as multiplex cinemas. Movies made for, made by and viewed by intelligent and matured cinema lovers. “Aamir” add to these type of cinema but with its own and different mark. ‘Aamir’ is story of Dr.Aamir Ali [Rajeev Khandelwal] who returns to his home ground Mumbai after working in London, due to bad times. But little did he know that landing in Mumbai would be his life’s biggest mistake. The moment he comes out from airport he gets a cell phone and calls start coming. The unidentified caller has a trap ready for Aamir. He has kidnapped Aamirs family and directs him to follow the instructions on phone and will leave him and his family once the work done. Aamir has no choice but to follow him. He goes trough the dingy areas of Mumbai. From one place to another, it goes on and on. At last when the final order comes, Aamir understand what was the real motive behind this and how does he react is what to be watched out. Background Music is superb in the movie. It keeps up with the pace of the movie. Also when the background songs are used it adds the beauty of the scene. Let it be the start western song or pre climax song, all excellent. Editing is the best part of the movie. It’s so swift and crisp. Hardly leaving any loose ends. Story is simple one liner but had loads to offer in the execution. Screenplay is great. From start to end it’s full of charge. At pre climax it looses a bit [just for few minutes] and it makes you feel but repetitive but thanks to the length of the film and climax you forget these small details. Cinematography and locals of this movie are worth mentioning. The camera moves and captures the location of Mumbai, where it’s hard even to walk. Raj Kumar Gupta’s first debut directorial venture shows the potential of this director. He has taken all the best elements from his original mentors. The way he has treated the film is something different and will start a new genre of movies. The use of dingy areas of Mumbai, the close ups of people witnessing the act, etc are of top notch. This movie revels the terrorism nexus , their operations and also shows how a simple man can be caught in their web in the name of religion and reality. On the performance side…Rajeev Khandelwal give a confident and natural performance. He suited the character perfect. The confusion in his mind was clearly shown on his face. Whatever he thought in his mind was visible on his face. All the expressions were perfect. So….”bol meri ‘Filmi Khopdi’ is film mein kitna hain dum???” Dum hain.. kafi dum hai , kutch alag hi kisam ka dum hain. The movie shines in itself and is recommended a mandatory watch for people loving different and good cinema. [Warning: Strictly not recommended for popcorn movie type lovers as this movie hardly has anything for them.]

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