It is a 3.5 hour experience in the hall, so choose wisely where you sit. That is if you get a ticket.
If you think violent scenes don’t make you happy, skip it.
If you want to appreciate good lighting and smart shots with precision, you should really keep the violence as second priority.
And once you watch it, please come back and tell me why in almost 2009 we need a story on ugly looking villain (thick gold chains and gold tooth) with uglier men by his side killing the hero’s heroine and the hero taking up revenge as his sole motive in life? Did we not get enough of those through the ’90s? Or is it that my assumption that Aamir Khan tries to make intelligent movies is incorrect? No doubt he acted very well, especially in the second last scene where he does complete justice to the expression of ‘revenge’. But what happened? A police officer just walks into the criminal’s home alone, hits him with a baseball bat, ties him up and starts reading his personal diary? A medical student can really be as stupid as they showed? Actually yes, I watched the last episode of Roadies on MTV. There was a dumb BDS student there too.
One of the main problems I had with the movie is that it does not have a good flow. Things have been done just to keep it going. The inter-linkaging between past and present is bad.
A lot of people will not agree with me because most of the audience today applauded in the end. I’m guessing they liked it. Yes, it’s not as crude and gross as the ’90s movies that I referred to, and it’s not as if you feel that you wasted your money on it, but I expected better stuff.
PS – I thought we were done with bloopers like different handwritings of the same person in two scenes. The funny thing was that it was not even two different bad handwritings. One was pretty and the other a mess. :O