Saturday, February 05, 2005

Film Review-Shabd

Zayed Khan, Aishwarya Rai and Sanjay Dutt in Shabd Posted by Hello

StarCast: Sanjay Dutt, Aishwarya Rai, Zayed Khan
Director: Leena Yadav
Rating: *

What in the gaaawwds name is this one!!! This is a pschyo-illogical drama, where neither the director nor the actors know where the movie is heading. Actually i think the director was in her kitchen, cooking and she got bored, so she thought she should rather make a movie but i am sure after making the movie she realized that she was better off preparing the curry, atleast she could throw it if it didn't taste good!!!
The movie revovles around this writer who goes by the name, Shaukat Vashisht (Sanjay Dutt), his higgest achievement in life being his booker's prize award. But life for him hasnt been easy after this, coz its an elevation from where he cannot descent. Now his critics and his publishers are not as happy with him as they were before. His critics tear his work apart saying that his stories have become too fictitious and there is absolutely no reality left in them. The writer is so obsessive and possessive about his work that he just knows one thaing that he has to write a book which will silence his critcs once and for all. His world, his life are just his books. Whenever he creates a character in his novel, he invites them to his world by saying "welcome to Shaukat's world". Now at the same time he has a caring and loving wife Antra (Aishwarya Rai), who is happy being a lecturer in a college and cooking food for him . She has no regrets whatsoever even though they have such a void in their married life which has spanned for seven years now.
Now in writing his new book, which he has to prove to the world is real, he needs the help of his wife and tells her to stray. And guess what even though she knows its wrong, she just goes with the flow, which is what i fail to understand.
Zayed Khan is the new photography lecturer in the college, who makes her realise that she a woman and she's missed out so many things in life. Shaukat tells Antra to be with him and let go coz he's exactly like the character in his book. All said and done you will be shocked to see how the movie ends.
The music is nothing worth to be spoken about, nor is anything else about the movie. Zayed Khan's jokes are so silly that i have no shabd to describe it and the less said about his performance the better it is. Sanjay Dutt delivers the pschyo character with ease. Aishwarya Rai is for whom you can watch the movie, she shells out a sensitive, matured and subtle performance but even she cannot save this disaster called Shabd.
Even if you have nothing better to do, its advisable that you catch a old movie on television instead of seeing this crappy movie and ending up with a migrane.
Give it a miss!
Sanketh Rao.

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