In today’s world writing a review about a movie which was released more than a week back would be labelled as laid back approach. But the fact is this is a movie which had such a bi-polar reaction that it amazed me and many a times I was almost about to question my reaction to the movie. Many of you might wonder what’s the big deal in having such kind of reactions from the crowd. Isn’t that true with most of the movies? May be yes. But till date, if I assume that I have asked 100 people about the movie, exactly 50 percent said it is the best they ever saw of SRK and another half said it was the worst that they ever witnessed. So you see there was a huge wedge between the two kind of reactions. And yes one more thing, I hardly found a reaction which was neutral. It can mean either two thing, either the TV serials have made us more melodramatic than ever before or it is really a movie which has a either or effect on the audience.
Whatever be the reaction, but it would be purely unjust to negate the fact that SRK did a splendid job. I myself is an Aam Janta, but I can say with conviction that SRK’s performance was of top notch.
It is very difficult to portray something which is so intangible a thing. I am talking about the Aperger’s Syndrome. It is disease in which makes you bereft of emotions. Which leaves you with unexplained fears. Which leaves you with unexplained talent, sometimes. But all of this is pretty much intangible and you appear to be a normal person from outside. So to put that into a performance was immensely challenging I must say and I think Khan has really done a commendable job. Apart from that I feel the other actors did justice to their assigned roles. Kajol, I thought could have done better in her display of emotion at the scene of death of her son. And somehow I felt that scene deserved a better treatment as it was one of the most important scene in the context of the movie. The kid did well in his role.
Some of the scenes were brilliant, like the one where the kid SRK pumps water out of the building block of his tutor. The scene where SRK left the money with the fat lady who refused to allow entry ticket to him because he was a non Christan. But the best scene I must admit is the one where SRK proposed to Kajol after finding a place in the city which was unknown to her. That was very very romantic, I thought!!
Music is good I felt. Although I won’t rate it as out of the world. But it was very well synchronized with the theme of the movie and was at no point appearing as a disjoint set as is the case in many movies.
I personally felt, it was an awesome movie. But then when I met with people who seem to have hated watching the movie for the entire 2 plus hours, I started to ponder. I started to think why people had such wide reactions for this movie. I don’t know whether I got the reason or not. But I felt people who liked the movie looked more into the main message of the movie and the pain associated with it. I mean it was funny to many people when SRK uttered endlessly ” My Name is Khan. And I am not a terrorist”. But if you just be a bit more reasonable and think through, mind you think through and not live through the pain and embarrassment that many like the protagonist in the movie go through. Then I bet you will find the movie to be very touching.
I felt people who disliked or rather hated the movie, must have been more engrossed about the realities and practicalities than the exact message of the movie. For them the dummy Obama was more important than the dedication and achievement shown by the president to reach the president of USA. So they derided that, may be. Or may be the impractical events shown in the hurricane hit village were more ridiculous than the human side of things shown through it.
Please don’t get me wrong, every individual is an individual in their own right and everyone have their own right to think whatever they want to think about a movie. I just tried to figure out the reason behind such wide difference in the reaction of people about this movie.
If you ask me to rate it… Well I will give it 4.5 out of 5 anyday!!