Friday, September 19, 2008

The Last Lear

The Last Lear has been a movie leaps ahead of its time, in terms of contemporary Indian Cinema. I was awestruck by the finesse in the movie in terms of the performance of actors and almost everybody has managed to deliver a power-packed performance. Beginning with the entry of shabnam, a model turned actress, played by preity Zinta, to the director, played by Arjun Rampal, everybody was living their role. The central character of the story, Harish a theatre actor, portrayed by the actor of the millennium ( Amitabh Bachchan)is what the story rests on. The character of Harish has been beautifully sketched, which helps the mega star deliver his best performance in terms of intellectual cinema till date. The negative part of the story is the blurred character sketches of Arjun Rampal and Preity Zinta. Their characters are defined to a large extent but overall there is blur which can be seen in their character sketches.The movie also looses pace in between. Overall, The Lat Lear is a brilliant movie, a movie that makes you laugh, cry and think, something, which is a rarity these days.