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Aladin  (2009 - Hindi)

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  • Aladin rating: 4 out of 10(Divya Solgama wrote on 30 Oct 2009)

    I wish for……

    As a kid we all loved the magical stories from Arabian Nights, especially Aladin and his magical lamp. I wanted to see it in moving image form; my first encounter was on Doordarshan where they had a serial named Aladin Ka Chirag {Sabyasachi Chakrabarty}. But that was a modern day Aladin story which was far different than what we had heard and also we were too small to understand the difference. Then there were few Aladin films which were made years ago with some stupid special effects including Shammi Kapoor’s Bundelbaaz which had the Genie. But later Disney got the perfect Aladin in form of animation and quenched our thirst. But watching a Aladin with special effects matching as per international standards was a wish I and maybe every growing kid must have demanded in their life. This week Director Sujoy Gosh brings us another Aladin film in a big way, let’s find out where does it belong to.

    “Aladin” is a story of a boy named Aladin {Ritesh Deshmukh}, who loses his parents who were in search of the Magical Lamp. Aladin grows up only to be a punching bag for his colleges who keeps teasing him for his name. Enters Jasmine [Jacqueline Fernandez] a exchange student in their college and Aladin falls in love with her. But thanks to his enemies [Sahil Khan] he keeps losing her. On the Birthday of Aladin, Jasmine gifts him an Antique Lamp which changes the life of Aladin. Genius {Amitabh Bachchan} appears as a Genie who grants Aladin three wishes. On other side a evil man named Ringmaster {Sanjay Dutt} is out on hunt for Genius and the magical lamp. What happens next in this magical adventure is to be watched and not read.

    Story is simple and modernize version of the original fairytale. Sadly the version misses the magical punches at many places. Screenplay is good but we do miss the Humor and Adventure at many times. Full marks to the Special Effects of this film which are at par with international standards. There are no silly animations or Special effects which we have been watching in our Indian cinema for years and maybe few more to come as after that it won’t be there as this film has raised the standards of special effects in Indian cinema. Wish the same could have been said about the dialogs, story, screenplay and scenes of the film.

    Music by Vishal Shekhar is good especially Make a Wish and Ore Saawariyan. Rests all are ok. The climax song was horrible and made us wish it would had disappear in that scene as it dragged a lot and slowed down the slow pace of the film more.
    Director Sujoy Gosh’s last flick “Home Dilevery” was so bad that all the magic of his debut film “Jhankaar Beats” was lost. Thus the expectations were quite low form this director, still the movie failed to impress in total. Yes some scenes were there and maybe the kids might love them, but as the movie goes ahead the kids too might be confused as the adults. With this budget and Great actors the director could have made a great film, but wasted his and our time in just fooling around in the film.

    On performance basis Ritesh Deshmukh goes well with the character. But fails to charm as Aladin was a charmer who charmed the Genie and Jasmine. Jacqueline Fernandez is strictly average; I still don’t understand what was the need to get her when we could have much better heroines than her. Amitabh bachchan tries to add the added spice in the burnt dish, but does not help much to revive the burnt dish. Also the potential of this brilliant actor is not captured 100% by the struggling director. Sanjay Dutt looks evil and interesting in this small and half baked role. Wished his role was bit more. Rest all were just ok and nothing to mention about.

    So bol meri “Filmi Khopdi” is film mein kitna hai dum ?

    Film mein to kutch khaas dum nahin hain, but as fas as Special Effects as per Indian Standards goes, this film has some good ones which makes this fantasy film at least watchable. Kaash if I had a Magical Lamp who would had granted me three wishes related to Indian films, I would had wished for Soul, Soul and Soul which is missing in today’s time.

    Ratings : 2.5 /5

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