Thursday, August 02, 2007

Aging - Part 2

Saw "Nishabd" - the Amitabh, RGV movie that neither generated the controversy it should have nor did anything much at the box office!

All the reviews I read about this movie were uniformly negative - panned the story or criticized RGV for chickening out and making the movie as sexual as a children's cartoon

What no one talked about was Amitabh's amazing acting - probably one of his best movies to date. Yes, the story was not really believable, the other actors were lame, Jiah Khan was irritating...but where else can you see Amitabh is a serious role, playing his age and emoting with his eyes more than his baritone voice? RGV used him to great effect in "Sarkar" with extreme closeups of Amitabh's ravaged hands...here it is the bags under his eyes, the lined, weathered face that speaks volumes...Old age is a bitch and the great thespian shows you what it really is like

- Srini Anumolu

1 Comments:

At 1:16 AM, Blogger Vikas said...

Good to see you blogging again!

I feel Bachchan sr is suffering from a problem of over-exposure. For a while now I've felt an aversion to movies that star him. He seems to be overdoing his 60-year old ultra-hip superstar thing.

But surely you aren't complaining of old age already, are you?

 

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