Well..i really like the opening of the film as it opens by featuring all the behind-the-stage people who work day and night so that bollywood remains bollywood. You have the gatekeeper at filmistan studios to the omnipresent chai-wallahs, the set makers, the sound guys et al. The story is about Vikram a "nobody" who becomes a "somebody" in bollywood and along the way breaks a heart, cuts quite a few throats etc etc. Its quite a decent attempt but the storyline is too predictable and the characters a tad too familiar. It does explore themes like do u really need talent in the industry or is luck/looks enough / But I wish it was more incisive with a sharper bite. It is just one more addition to the list of bollywood films on bollywood and ends there. Farhan's acting is not too bad and konkona reminds me of her page 3 role quite a few times. I would rate it as an average flick which is worth a dekho if you have nothing else to do this weekend.
Friday, January 30, 2009