Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Akaash Vani (2013) - Drama
I never wanted to see this one and had almost written it off but right then wifey suggested that we should check it once as she kindda liked a couple of songs. I almost wrote it off right in the first 20 minutes as another campus based disaster heading nowhere and she too walked out on it, finding it the extended run of the same Director’s last movie “Pyar Ka Panchnama” which was at least entertaining, if nothing else. Fortunately I kept watching and I must say “Oh My God” what a turn it takes after the initial introduction is finished and what a perfect message it passes to its audience. It became one of those movies of the year which is made totally with heart and gives a very sound opinion and not just someone’s perspective on something which is very sensitive in our part of the world. Superb handling – although it could have been a little better but still I will applaud the effort and will totally recommend it – this one again impresses big time as a movie with a message yet it failed to make any mark on the box office. The very important question it raises is “What if your kid gets into a love marriage and it fails? And what if it’s an arranged marriage and yet it fails?” who is to be blamed and whose side should the parents take? It is actually as real as it could be in today’s time, I am sure a lot of young married couple will agree with the situation thrown in but I am not sure how many will agree with the solution given but as they say “to each of his own”. Still it makes up as a perfectly made subjective movie and stuns the audience with its seriousness and the way they take it up. Initially I was cursing Luv Ranjan (Director) for what he had made but by the time it ends – I am all praise for the guy – totally awesome take on a damn important subject. I will highly recommend it to every one as it’s a must watch. Good movies with a great subject are hardly to come by because this is what happens to them when they are made. I will definitely give it a good 3/5 with a two thumbs up recommendation.