Sunday, August 14, 2011
Aarakshan - Movie Review
Just back from Aarakshan, cant believe there was controversy on this film..second half looks like a totally different film, the director is so confused.
i feel like telling prakash JHA aur koi achi picture bana..
I wish people would see Aarakshan and instead object to Jha's vision, the execution of his muddled script, which half way through forgets its purpose, and varying degrees of unimpressive performances. Yes, Jha tries to highlight the complicated caste-based reservation system, attempting to look at the situation from all angles. But that is only until the first half of the film.
After intermission, Aarakshan is a completely different film -- essentially an argument against the expensive private tutoring schools, reflected by the very obvious good (represented by Amitabh Bachchan's [ Images ] character Prabhakar Anand) and the equally obvious evil (represented by Manoj Bajpayee's [ Images ] Mithilesh Singh).
Jha -- who takes up social issues and gives a controversial flare to his films, is at his most confused self in presenting Aarakshan to us. Perhaps the issue of caste-based reservation is too complicated and yet has the potential of flaring up (as it has happened before the release of the film) and so he simplifies it in a paint-by-number style until he runs out of ideas.