Movie Review:Talaash

Director: Reema Kagti

Writers: Reema Kagti, Zoya Akhtar

Music Director: Ram Sampat


Aamir Khan as Inspector Surjan Singh Shekhawat
Rani Mukerji as Roshhni
Kareena Kapoor as Rosie/Simran
Raj Kumar Yadav as Devrath Kulkarni
Shernaz Patel as Frenny
Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Tehmur
Vivan Bhatena as Armaan Kapoor
Pariva Pranati as Soniya Kapoor

Rating: ****


Amir Khan’s most awaited bollywood movies Talaash finally released today.
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.

The plot about a police officer Surjan Singh Shekhawat (Aamir Khan) investigating a high profile case of film star Armaan Kapoor’s accidental death keeps you riveted. Alongside the main plot, one gathers that Shekhawat and his wife Roshni (Rani Mukerji), have lost their eight-year-old son Karan in a freak accident in a lake, for which Shekhawat blames himself and lives in guilt.

While investigating the case, he comes in contact with Tehmur (NawazuddinSiddiqui) a pimp’s right hand man and a prostitute called Rosy (KareenaKapoor) who may have the missing link to the jigsaw puzzle. Meanwhile, Shekhawat, himself is fighting demons of his past which has a direct impact on his marital life. Suffering from insomnia, Shekhawat roams around the empty streets of the city while his wife Roshni(Rani Mukerji) engulfs herself in grief and solitude back home.

The mystery shrouding the case, unravels gradually in a carefully written tight script, with no loopholes. The film is entirely unpredictable, not conforming to the usual approach to thrillers in Bollywood. This one is clearly different and keeps you guessing till the very end.

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This article is written by Vivid Time Staff member.