CRITICS VERDICT: Aamir Khan's Talaash is a must watch!


By Hindustan Times
Reema Kagti has hit the bull's eye with crime-thriller Talaash, featuring Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Rani Mukerji in the lead. Film critics have unanimously called it a must watch.
Genre: Crime/Thriller
Director: Reema
Cast: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukerji
Writers: Reema Kagti, Zoya Akhtar
Music Director: Ram Sampat
Reviewer: Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama
Rating: ****1/2 stands on its feet for the reason that it merges conspiracy, tension and tragedy with dexterousness. Add to it the turn of events, the razor sharp dialogue and of course, the suspense... Talaash takes the suspense angle to a new altitude altogether, emerging into an exceptionally constructed mystery.
On the whole, TALAASH is an outstanding film. A taut psychological thriller that keeps you guessing till the end, it leaves you spellbound, leaves you mesmerized, leaves you with an exclamation, 'Wow!'. An absolute must watch for all movie buffs. You just can't afford to miss this one!
Reviewer: Kanika Sikka, DNA
Rating: ***1/2
Aamir Khan is back and yes, with a bang. Even though this reviewer is not a die-hard fan of Aamir Khan, the truth is that you can love him or hate him, but there's no escaping his films. Talaash, which was originally slated to release last year, proves once again this actor's films are not to be skipped and completely worth the wait.
In all, Talaash successfully whets the appetite of all the Aamir Khan fans. As for the story, you can always trust Zoya Akhtar to give her best. Talaash is not a flawless film, but it is a fascinating tale that compels one to look beyond that which is evident. You can't miss this one.
Reviewer: Shomini Sen, Zee News
Rating: ****
Writing and making thrillers is never easy. It has to be gripping, should engage the viewers and has to steer away from predictability. And Reema Kagti's 'Talaash' scores in all these aspects.
Written by Reema and Zoya Akhtar, Talaash grips you from the very first shot and keeps you hooked through the two and half hours of its runtime. A tale of loss, betrayal and revenge, the film explores the many versions of truth and questions the obvious, leaving the viewer thinking of things unexplained.
Watch it for the story. That is the actual hero of the film. The brilliant actors are just an icing on the cake.
Reviewer: Sukanya Verma, Rediff
Rating: ***1/2
Analysis is the birthright of murder mysteries. And there are three sub-genres to it -- one which deliberates on the technique and scheme of an execution, the other which relies on the shock and surprise of who did it and finally and perhaps most underestimated is the one that deals with the motive fuelling the thrill of investigation. And it is this very psychological post-mortem of why over who that dictates the immensely fascinating and absorbing developments of Reema Kagti's Talaash.
Talaash is a riveting combination of sentiment and suspense. And it's certainly raised my bar for Reema Kagti as a filmmaker.
Reviewer: Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV
Rating: ***1/2
By no means is Talaash the end of your search for the perfect whodunit. But there is so much going for this compelling, slow-burning, well-acted tale set in the dark, grimy underbelly of Mumbai that you can barely take your eye off the screen.
Aamir Khan sinks his teeth into the cop act with effortless ease but underplays his hand to accentuate the introspective nature of the troubled man. A deglamorised Rani Mukherji plays her role with finesse and a great sense of empathy, while Kareena Kapoor is at her seductive best. Not to be missed.