Naseeruddin Shah is a treat. With very few dialogues, Khalujaan has to emote more through his eyes and mannerisms and Shah gets it just right. You can’t think of anyone else in his place for the role.
Vidya is in a completely opposite role to her recently released Paa pleasantly shocks with her range and uninhibited act. As a Krishna, is smoking hot as the village belle, and thanks to her stylist and the director comes across as a very desirable woman even when she’s covered from head to toe. Her smoldering looks scorch the screen even as her eyes hint at tragedy. She proves that she is miles ahead of the cookie cutter Barbie dolls that clutter Bollywood and that sensuality has very little to do with showing skin.
Arshad Warsi is in fine form. He is playing completely to the gallery is in top form after a long time. Getting the meatier dialogues, he does full justice to them. His interactions with the village lad, Nandu, are hilarious.
The trio of Naseeruddin, Arshad Warsi and Vidya Balan are eminently watchable as they unleash the various shades of the human psyche.
Mushtaqbhai is played by Salman Shahid, the Pakistani actor who enacted the role of the Talib in Kabul Express. He shines and impressive in the few scenes.
The actors playing Varma and KK are apt for their roles.
3.5 / 5