5 Excellent


This is by far the best movie I have seen come out of the Hindi film industry. Absolutely everything is perfect about the movie: the photography by Rajiv Menon is no less than that of a Hollywood movie; the music is world-class by A.R. Rahman and so is the lyrics by Gulzar; the acting by Abhishek Bachchan truly deserves all the possible awards for his acting; and finally, Mani Ratnam has equaled his directorial effort of Nayakan, which I regard as his absolute best.