Talaash – receives mixed reviews
Talaash is a 2012 Bollywood flick which stars Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Rani Mukherji. It was released on 30th November and has bagged 51 crore till then.
The 40 crore budgeted flick was directed by Reema Kagti and produced by Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar and Aamir Khan. Music is given by Ram Sampath and it is distributed by Reliance Entertainment.
The 139 minutes flick follows inspector Surjan Singh Shekhawat (starred by Aamir Khan), who is tackling the accidental death of a film star Armaan Kapoor (played by Vivan Bhatena). As Khan unfolds the secret, his marriage life with Roshni (acted by Rani Mukerji) suffers. During the investigation, Khan also meets a sex worker Rosie (played by Kareena Kapoor). The mystery connects these people in a way, which ultimately changes their lives.
The movie received a 7.5 rating from 6,777 users of IMDB. It also received an acceptably rating of 65 out of 100 by the site Metacritic (based on four reviews).
Talaash received a 63 per cent Certified Fresh rating by Rotten Tomatoes, a review aggregator site.
Rachel Saltz of the New York Times gave it a 3.5 out of five score and stated:
“It’s very much a Hindi film, but updated and delivered with conviction and style.”
Top film critic of the Village Voice, Simon Abrams, praised the movie by stating,
“Kapoor naturally exudes a kittenish charm that not even a violet, skintight, leopard-print dress and equally purple dialogue can entirely diminish.”
Roger Moore of the Mclatchy-Tribune News Service had a different opinion. He gave it a 1.5 out of four rating and commented:
“This patchwork script had a certain promise to it, packed with characters and story threads that don’t really lead anywhere. But the film has a decidedly Eastern sense of pace. It’s slower than slow…”
Overall, it’s a great movie to spend time with your friends and family.