Sunday, March 3, 2013

Why Talaash wasn't convincing enough ;-)


It is true that with the kind of technology we have, it has become challenging to make reasonably believable movies. Like for instance the scripts of the yesteryear in which the hero gets lost in the jungle when he goes in search of the abducted heroine. It cant happen today, as he has google maps. Also, today there are no jungles but that’s a totally different story. Again, we have movies whose climax shows the heroine waiting endlessly at the railway station for the hero but he doesn't turn up.  And then she meets her destiny on that railway track, after which the hero appears because he got delayed in traffic. But it is too late. The era before mobile phone will justify this movie. So now that almost everything is possible by that smartfone in my pocket, it has become more tedious to actually make the viewer believe the story in the first place.  

I am assuming anybody who is reading this watched Talaash already. If not, there are spoilers ahead. Oh who am I kidding? The crux of Talaash was a slogan on twitter ever since the movie was released.

So Talaash revolves around the mysterious accident of a movie star. The car loses control on a perfectly empty road and somersaults its way, breaking barricades in between, and dips into the sea nearby. This is the very first scene of Talaash. The case was investigated by Aamir Khan the cop, and finally the same accident happens to him after his vain attempts to unravel the case. Thus the maze of unending questions behind the actor’s accident unravels itself and everyone goes home.

We could not watch this movie at a theatre, because such intense, edge-of-the-seat thrillers are best watched without a baby around. So last weekend we downloaded this and hubby and me watched at home, when the toddler chose to sleep after a long day of activities.

The next day, I asked him “How did you like Talaash? Nice no?”

He: “When was this movie shot? Long back? Was it shelved?”

“No why?”

He: “First scene … that movie star’s accident…”

“What about that ?”

He: “ I cant believe an actor of today’s times driving a car which doesn't have ABS on it”

K

20 comments:

  1. LOLmax. For me, no logic in movies - only entertainment and guess who taught me that? MY hubby! :D

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    1. Hahaha actually that is the point. Here my hubby can find such technicality in Bollywood movies.. but the amazing spiderman is totally logical and believable !

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  2. wah wah !! that is the man ! kodha kai ! :D

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  3. I wonder how you can write "downloaded" so casually in today's world where everyone downloads films but rarely acknowledge the same. Be careful when you reveal some truths like this.

    I get the drift though.

    Joy always,
    Susan

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    1. Is that the first time you read that on a blog? I mean I read about it all the time :-) Thanks for the warning though. I guess you dint get the joke. Anyway thanks for the comment !

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  4. i didn't like the movie for 1 reason, it was way too predictable !

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    1. Oh was it? Hmm then you must be intelligent. Had I not known the horror twist to it through twitter earlier, I'd never guess it.

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  5. Ghahahahahaha and that is what he noticed from the movie..hahaha I loved reading about u and ur husbands conversations!!

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  6. OMG! Now, that is called "attention to detail" :)
    Seena

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  7. I seriously didnt see that coming Anita! I thought this post will be more about how a guy cannot digest the fact that in today's day and age, a story which should have worked wonders 1-2 decades ago (with the ghost killing her killers).. Awesome! :)

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    1. Even I dint see that coming. We never know what some people think :D

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  8. Legendary!!!! Movie makers should be warned!! :D

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  9. Erm I'm going to look like a fool here but what exactly is ABS...I tried fitting all kinds of words to it but it didnt quite click.
    we don't have a car u knw so my knowledge is very less in tht dept tho I know what a GPS is but ABS*scratches head*???

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    1. ABS is that brake system which helps the vehicle remain stable even when an emergency sudden brake is applied. Without it it goes here and there like it did in Talaash.

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  10. Kidilan!.. Aettan van matter of fact kakshiaanallae.. :)
    I love your blog Anita.

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