Monday, March 12, 2007

Nishabd (2007) - Hindi Movie Review

Ranking: 2/5

Cast: Amitabh, Jiah Khan, Revathi, Nazar, Shradha Arya
Director: RGV
Music: Vishal Bharadwaj

The story tries to prove that love can happen at any 18 or at 60 or between and 18 year old person and a 60 year old person. Ya! Sounds like you have seen it before? Yes, Lollita. I have not seen the original one but I know for sure that the plot is brilliant and the story kind of sensitive and needs to be handled well. Unfortunately the director is lost and the screenplay is lacking. The story moves at snails pace. Where there is nothing to stop for there are long pauses and repetitive music again and again. If the story had some momentum then the movie may have been fun.

I cannot understand the character of Jiah (Jiah) in the movie. It is one thing that she is bold and brave but another thing to behave badly when you are guest. Her behavior is beyond my comprehension because she is not the only person from a broken family and she has no special reasons to behave the way she does because she is from a different country. People outside of India are also courteous and polite.

I also cannot understand the character of Revathy, how could she put up with a brat like Jiah? I would have either disciplined her or politely asked her to shut up and stay in her room and dress properly in front of her husband and not sit like a skank. Ya, seriously what kind of a lady will see a girl spread her legs in front of her husband?

The story tries to cash in on Jiah's sex appeal and no story at all. Wonder how Amitabh signed to act in this movie? Maybe the narration was too good and the direction not half as good? Anyway like I said in my previous review of Salaam-E-Ishq...this movie is certainly not one on which you will enjoy to waste your time on.

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