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am 4. März 2017
Do not believe any ranking of this film below 5. Yes, the save-the-theater movies have been around since black and white films but this one is unlike and did not remind me of any other I have seen. Great chemistry happens between Kunal Kapoor, Konkona Sen Sharma and Madhuri Dixit. We found ourselves smiling and laughing through much of this film, especially the auditions. Great overall cast and gorgeous dancers.
The Aaja Nachle dance is exquisite, very well performed and driven by ancient and primitive drums that are as modern as tomorrow. The street dance (Show Me Your Jalwa) is a lot of fun and the Ishq Ishq, Yeh Ishq Ishq dance in the play is fiery and magical. In fact, the dancers are flames representing the stoked fire of passion and love. It defies description. What makes the dances in Aaja Nachle better, aside from the music, choreography and skill of the dancers, is the clear focus and extended shots - not a bunch of brief snippets spliced together.
Part ballet, part opera, and part musical, the Majnu and Laila production at the end of the film is a full-on Masterpiece! Majnu and Laila, predates Romeo and Juliet by about 900 years (origin of story) and is much more intense. The dialog in the play is poetry said or sung in strong voices with some note variation, there are strong songs a little like Nagada Nagada in Jab We Met and there are beartifully sung songs. It is very powerful and compelling. Ya gotta see it and hear it to believe it!
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