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Hi meetu, I haven't watched this (and don't intend to), but your write-up made me think how important execution is compared to the plot. If we described Socha Na Tha, we'd have a similar plot outline to narrate - but that one is such a pleasant film.
Sonam Kapoor calls Aisha a "chick flick" [http://bit.ly/9XYEl9] - that's sent alarm bells ringing in my head. I hope the Aisha team hasn't mutilated my beloved novel Emma!
Hi Meetu, Just saw the Indibloggies 2008 results. Congrats for winning the award for Best Entertainment Indiblog!
Hi Meetu, I'd shared your apprehensions about this being an AB-family-fest. Your review makes me want to give the film a chance. I'm glad actors and film-makers are trying out new and challenging stuff.
The flaws you mention - unnaturally precocious kids and a melodramatic climax - seem to be Balki's trademark. I thought the same about his last outing Cheeni Kum.
Arundhati Nag is a terrific theatre artist; that she plays a role in the movie comes as a pleasant surprise.
Hi Meetu, The Plot Summary looks eerily similar to Amadeus. Does the film take inspiration from there?
I have to pick one to watch, I think I'll go for Aladin.
Re:Asin's make-up and her overall look - I wonder how much of the blame for it goes to the film. She tends to ply on the paint too generously even at social dos (so I gather from photos/TV).
I was quite put off with the fact that a movie that pretends to be about equal opportunities for men and women, has such strong gender bias. In the climax, Rani is completely at Shahid's mercy to play or sit. Even though she takes the team to victory, she does not even win Man of the Match - that goes to the hero. It is he who decides when it's time for her to reveal her identity, not she. So much for women's empowerment.