YES! YES!! YES!!!
I loved the movie!
Enjoyed the songs!!
Didnâ€™t mind the OTT thingy!!!
And quite liked the special effects!!!!!
What I didnâ€™t quite like are ABâ€™s locks & the curly portion bitâ€¦. But otherwise his hairstyle looked great at some other places - like in the song â€œMake A Wishâ€, and towards the climax - in the white suit!
Also, somewhat of a let down was the â€˜finishing pointsâ€™ of some of the special effectsâ€¦. Sujoy, or maybe the editor, couldnâ€™t quite achieve what could have been a world-class SFXâ€¦
Case in point are when AB tackles the 4-5 goons of SD for the first timeâ€¦. Scenes finished off quite abruptlyâ€¦. The impact of SFX makes a mark when scenes STAY with youâ€¦. here they ended instantlyâ€¦. Some SloMo could have done wonders.
Also, ABâ€™s entry was a disappointment for meâ€¦. The build-up starts wonderfully, but is not capitalized fullyâ€¦. The smoke thing builds-up the expectation, but ABâ€™s entry is not synchronized with itâ€¦. He should have been â€˜formedâ€™ from the smoke into a Genie at ONE GOâ€¦ but the frame changes and AB materializes as if from somewhere elseâ€¦.
But but butâ€¦. apart from such silly nick-nacks, the movie works for me!
LOVED Aby in the songs MAKE A WISH and YOUâ€™RE THE ONE!!!!!
He is ABsolutely AMAZING in these!!!!!
I feel â€œYouâ€™re the oneâ€ should have been capitalized upon moreâ€¦. AB just flows with the songâ€¦. his mannerisms GEL with the wordingsâ€¦.. He becomes kind of like a conductor of a philharmonic symphonyâ€¦. This should have gone on & on & onâ€¦.. He should have started dancing with Jacqulineâ€¦. and enter a fantasy world of his ownâ€¦. and enter into the realms of I donâ€™t know whatâ€¦. but this song should not have ended!
Make A Wish Rap is SUPERB!!!! In fact, THIS should have been the ABâ€™s intro songâ€¦.
The climax actions are pretty cool & HOT! AB steals the show in his white suit and his get up and with his energy!!!!
I would have given AB a different attire than these embroidered coatsâ€¦. His magician-look from Toofan comes to mind as a suitable thing for a genieâ€¦. Also, his french beard has become very monotonousâ€¦. Sujoy should have given him some kind of a beard-lock of a chinese peasant or somethingâ€¦
Jasmine is pretty and does justice to her part.
SD is good at times, but even boring at places.
Kasim has been given too much screen time.
Riteishâ€¦. well, as the â€˜centralâ€™ character, although he does his best, but I think we lose out on the STAR-POWER with himâ€¦. A Shahid Kapoor could have changed the whole equation of the movieâ€¦!!! IMO, Riteish is the weakest link here.
And I want to criticize the bloody critics!
They have ben VERY VERY VERY unfair with the reviews!
The movie DESERVES at least a one-time-dekko - if not for anything than for ABâ€™s screen presence and for the never-before SFX in Hindi movies! And also for the brilliant sets, especially the Khwaish town & the university..!!!
All in all, definitely one of the better movies to come out in quite some time, and also one of ABâ€™s more entertaining ones!
Sujoy and Nikhil -
It was a painstaking work, and it shows!
It was conceived as a dream, and it is realized!
It may not be a milestone, but it sure as hell will show others the path!
As an AB fan, I am both happy & disappointed.
Happy because the movie is full-on entertainment!
Disappointed because it could have been much better!!!
YES! YES!! YES!!!