This post is dedicated to my darling … Nisha Ji !!
The sitar begins to play in the background as he unlocks her hair. They fall down gracefully over her pink gown. She looks gorgeous as ever.
Have seen this scene for over thousand times while watching HAHK. Was missing the magic on the screen until yesterday when I saw Aaja Nach Le. There she was again dancing into the hearts of millions of her fans.
I was quite skeptical of how she would be able to carry a whole movie on her shoulders, given that only heroes tend to do that in Indian movies. But the movie was not disappointing. Thanks to some well sort out screenplay writing by Jaideep Sahni. He has proved that Chak de was not a fluke. In fact I was comparing this with Chak De as I was watching the movie. The baseline is pretty similar. A person making a comeback proving everyone wrong and winning at the end in a thing he/she is passionate about.
But again, only Madhuri could have carried the movie through on her own. Even though everyone else played their part to perfection, they were hardly noticed. Except for probably Akhaye Khanna, who plays a cameo. Although the story is quite predictable it is the screenplay that holds the movie together. The scenes between Akshaye and Madhuri, the auditions and the ones featuring konkana and Kunal Kapoor all have a spice in them. And needless to say Ranvir and Vinay are the essential parts of any “different” movies that come these days. And they do their job to perfection.
Rediff quoted “Madhuri shines in a nice, boring movie”. The boring part comes at the end I guess, when they tried a ballet of sorts as a grand finale. But honestly, it is the best they could have done for a climax. Not sure how well people would receive it though. For one the music, atleast for the ballet, could have been better. You need good music to stir your emotions in a ballet. And this ballet surely lacked that. Watch out for Madhuri in a yellow and red dress dancing in the ballet. OH MY GOD!!!!
On a whole my money was definitely worth. Just to see madhuri on the screen, I can pay a fortune. I sincerely hope the hindi movie industry does make movies which can give substantial role for the queen. If they can make 10 movies keeping Big B in mind, they sure can make atleast 2 keeping madhuri in mind. And I hope all the nonsense about banning the movie does not hamper a good comeback. And I hope she keeps dancing all her life with the same charm.