Krishan Kumar, Freeway Pictures, T-series
be a promising movie when its trailer was released. It hasn’t received very
good reviews from different corners. The main challenge with the movie is that
its pace is hyper-slow. There are lot of pauses in between dialogues. Also,
first few frames are not introduced with lot of clarity. Still I felt that the
director has experimented a new style of storytelling through this movie. You
may not like this movie, if your parameter to define a movie is on the basis of
its entertainment quotient or laughter quotient. You may like this movie, if
you want to watch a movie with a different presentation style.
plays the role of Casanova film-maker as Kabir Grewal. He is in news for his
films as well as girls (had 22 break ups). His two movies Guns Part -1 and Part
-2 on Roy (Ranbir Kapoor)- a thief’s story were very successful and now he is
on his mission to write the sequel to these and complete the trilogy on the
same. According to Kabir, the film is the dream of the filmmaker which is there
in his mind and has to put it in words properly. In search of a story, he goes
to Malaysia, where another filmmaker Ayesha Aamir (played by Jacqueline
Fernandez) is also there for her film Malacca Diaries. He finds a story in
Ayesha, and starts shooting for his movie. You may get confused with the
initial frames wondering and struggling to understand whether Kabir is
shooting, narrating his story of Roy or he himself has become part of his own
story. One needs to make out who is Ayesha and who is Tia- the double roles of
Ayesha’s story moves parallelly with Roy and Tia’s story. Further frames of the
movie talk about how a rude, obnoxious (as defined by the world) Kabir falls in
love with Ayesha, how a thief Roy falls in love with Tia. What happens to their
love? Do they manage to get their love?
story of a filmmaker who makes extravagant movies, full of colours, is actually
why Kabir has still to use his typewriter in this hi-tech world. Why so much of
gravity to introduce such a beautiful concept of love? Light moments are not
there in the movie. Kabir makes his protagonists also appear very serious.
Malaysian FM channels are full of bollywood grapewine, which seemed a bit
are simply beautiful with its vintage feeling. Certain minute details are
covered very nicely. Hoarding projecting the image of a successful filmmaker,
and with passage of time, another filmmaker takes his place. Yes, it is
difficult to retain success, unless and until, we consistently and continually
strive to excel. Father (Anupam Kher) & his son- Kabir’s informal friendly
relationship are projected nicely, though I wish, Anupam played a bigger role.
are less, certain dialogues have very much deeper meaning. Khamoshiyon me bhi
shor hota hai (There is noise in silences as well). It is difficult to bear the
noise of silences. Ayesha’s ballet on the beach is classy and has impeccable
styling. There is a scene, where Kabir, sitting in a restaurant, finds lot of
happy people around him enjoying, and he is wondering why all these people are
happy, what actually is making them happy and are they actually happy at all?
Another situation where Roy expresses to Kabir that if Kabir has lot of
questions, then the answers are also with Kabir himself. Yes, we have answers
within us for the questions which we have in our lives. Another special mention
by Roy: Sawal vahi hote hain, lekin waqt ke sath jawab badal jate hain
(Questions remain the same, but answers change). Kabir is amused with the noise
in silences of his life and shares with his colleague that he is confused
whether he left people or people actually left him.
that the movie was paced at a better level, I could see a different aspect in
this movie – the struggle of an artist, a creative person to tell his story to
the world. And it also happens that, trying to get over the writer’s block and
in search of a story, he / she becomes part of the story knowingly or
unknowingly. I could also feel the lonely journey of a successful person, who
just wants to retire to his own shell away from the glamour of fame, and
success. One needs to feel secure in love and also wants to have a ‘wanted’
feel by the other. One expects to be asked for, and another feels that what if,
the other person said no. How wonderful it would be to atleast try to one’s own
satisfaction to get back the love before actually bidding good byes or
vanishing into oblivion.
very beautiful, where two halves of a picture is combined to give the complete
scenic beauty. It is important to combine the broken pieces together.
to rate this movie, some of you may not like it, but I am sure, some of you may
like certain shots of the movie. A treat to music lovers.
day’s eve, Roy conveys to us to complete the portrait of our love life. Seek
the answers within for the questions as well.