The Last Lear, directed by Rituparno Ghosh is one of the best movies made under the Planman motion pictures. The film starring Amitabh Bachchan,Preity Zinta,Arjun Rampal,Divya Dutta,Shefali Shah and Jisshu Sengupta. Amitabh Bachchan has given a lifetime performance in the movie. The movie is based on Utpal Dutt's play Aajker Shahjahan. The story revolves around Harish Mishra (Amitabh Bachchan), a retired Shakespearean theater actor who spent thirty years and nine months on stage and then suddenly quit. Amitabh's character is immensely passionate about Shakespeare,who believes that nothing even comparable can ever be written, knows all his plays by heart, lives in those stories, condemns modern cinema and considers theater as a much higher platform for directors and actors to convey their message to the audience. It is a collective effort by all the cast where each stands out and one movie that should not be missed at any cost. After his relatively ineffective foray into mainstream cinema with Raincoat, Rituparna succeeded in telling a story in the conversational style that he is a master of. A film that I will remember for the multidimensional characters and their stories replete with dilemmas, brilliant performances and memorable moments. A must watch movie which shows the brilliance of Amitabh Bachchan and Rituparno Ghosh's combination.
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