Aamir - External Reviews

wogma rating: Buy the DVD already (?)
quick review:

There isn't one single department which can claim that it carried Aamir on its shoulders. Each and everything - make-up, set design/locations, background music, lighting, camera work, dialogue, and of course acting work towards creating the build-up and the final impact. And what's more religious fundamentalism is dealt with subtlety - the lost virtue. It has been maintained almost throughout, except for the abruptness of the background music in parts and the portrayal of the antagonist.

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18 reviewers have given Aamir an average rating of 4.4/5.0 (?)

15 yays
1 nays
2 so-so

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Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, All Bollywood ...apart from Rajeev and his portrayal of the reluctant hero, the real protagonist of "Aamir" is Mumbai.... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ...The movie works primarily because its lead player Rajeev Khandelwal lends credence to the character with his finely nuanced performance... full review

Thumbs up by Shubra Gupta, Express India ...In an on-the-go film like this, you need crispness at all times: there are not enough heart-in-the-mouth moments... full review

Thumbs up by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...It raises many questions in the mind of the viewer and leaves many questions unanswered... full review

So-So by Khalid Mohamed, Hindustan Times ...You haven’t ever seen the underbelly of Mumbai the way you do in Aamir directed by first-timer Rajkumar Gupta... full review

Thumbs up by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Also despite its running time of only 90 minutes, Aamir does, in a few places, tend to get repetitive and loose.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM ...The helplessness of the protagonist has been captured remarkably on celluloid.... full review

So-So by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ... The disturbing camera movements by Alphonse Roy as well as the erratic background score by Amit Trivedi elevate the effect on a subconscious level.... full review

Thumbs up Intermission, The Bookeazy Blog ...he viewer is made to feel just like the protagonist….helpless and clueless as to what is going on... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...The film is however very gripping thanks to on the most part, crisp editing by Aarti Bajaj, containing the film to less than 2 hours.... full review

Thumbs down by Thani, Passion for Cinema ...remakes have successfully rendered Indian filmmaking spineless, un-audacious, & impotent... full review

Thumbs up by Hanumant Bhansali, Radio Sargam ...The shooting locations can be related to the ones that an ordinary man comes across in his daily life... full review

Thumbs up by Raja Sen, Rediff ...it explores the Mumbai underbelly with such grit that we can virtually smell the sweat and the biryani... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...A film that one can blindly recommend after a cascade of disasters the past few months... full review

Thumbs up by Kavita Ogale, Times Now ... In the end, we recommend you go watch Aamir if you have an eye for the experimental Hindi film... full review

Thumbs up by Saakshi Juneja, To Each Its Own ...If there is such a thing as kismet, it’s certainly not written solely by the self...But there is such a thing as human will. Amen to that.... full review

Thumbs up Upper Stall ...After a long time a debutant director leaves a stamp of creativity that is unrivalled by any other single contributor.... full review