Monday, January 26, 2009

AAMIR (2008)

One more sincere effort to make a meaningful cinema in the lineage of last years some of the finest films- A Wednesday, Mumbai Meri Jaan & Shaurya. Aamir is a story of an NRI Muslim doctor returning to India & right from the airport in Mumbai stuck in a fix of anti social organization network- a set up fixed for him beyond expectation. This is the other objective way of looking at concerning problem of terrorism.
The movie portrayed the ugly reality for an educated, self reliant, secular Muslim who wanted to write his own destiny. It’s not just situation fixation, rather seeing it more closely- it’s question of challenging morality of what’s good & what’s bad for humanity than religion.
Aamir means a leader & the Muslim protagonist (wonderfully projected by Rajeev Khandelwal) showed the hopeful face of true leader of Islam with his dilemma & his end deed in the film.
2008 is the year of many promising debut directors in Bollywood & I would like to add Writer- Director Raj Kumar Gupta’s name in it for his sincere effort of making a thoughtful cinema for today’s thinking multiplex audience. Hope that 2009 will continue the same trend & uplift Indian cinema further.



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