Just Watched: Kurbaan
Came back to Dehradun late last night and managed to catch this flick a while back. Stuti had written a good review for it to publish in the forthcoming online issue of Off The Record… (OTR). Shruti, too, had said that it was good. After being in awe of the soundtrack (especially the amazaing title track, which you can listen to here), I decided to watch the movie in one of the theaters here (no multiplexes here, you see; and this theatre Payal is horrible!)
For a Hindi movie dealing with terrorism, this one is a great watch that has wonderful performances by the cast especially Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Vivek Oberoi (Yes, Yes. Exactly, Exactly), Om Puri and Kirron Kher. The cinematography and background score (Salim-Sulaiman) are top-notch. While there are quite a few glitches (Karan Johar is the producer, after all), they can be forgiven. The screenplay is superb and this makes the film a gripping watch. The issue of terrorism is dealt with neutrally. Watch out for the brilliant classroom interaction scene. The dialogues too are very well written by Anurag Kashyap (Yes, the same Anurag Kashyap) and Niranjan Iyengar. In this way, it betters Fanaa, which was the last movie with a similar plot. Rensil D’Silva, take a bow!
Personal Rating: 8.3/10