The Last Lear - Notepad

wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?)
quick review:

Is it a play? Is it a movie? Whatever it is, it's a collage of brilliant performances. If only story had some clear direction!



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Plot Summary

Harish Mishra (Amitabh Bachchan), who likes to be called Harry by people he likes, is a stage artist. Siddharth (Arjun Rampal) convinces him to take up a role in a movie he's directing.

What Worked

  • The way Harry treats the media - almost as if Amitabh is venting his anger against the media in real life.
  • The fireworks symbolizing the internal chaos of the characters in their quiet environments.
  • The fact that Harry is so particular about Shakespeare but couldn't care less about Akbar and Jehangir! I thought it was cute and added to his passion for Shakespeare.
  • Harry switching to Bangla accent when he's drunk.

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • During a shoot while a shot is being set up Harry shushes someone he's talking to, to hear a bird. And somehow the carpenters working behind him stop making the sawing noises though they are still working!
  • People wiping tears while coming out of the door. What were they doing waiting to do that till they come out of the door for?!