Ashdoc's movie review---Aurangzeb

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Ashdoc's movie review---Aurangzeb

Post by ashdoc on Sun May 19, 2013 8:27 pm

The success of telling a complicated tale on celluloid lies in being
able to successfully bring all the complications to an end whether good
or bad , and being able to tie up all the loose ends of the story at
the climax . The more convoluted the story becomes , the more difficult
is this task---and the ability of the director can be judged by his
capacity to make the viewers understand the movie amidst the
complications .

Aurangzeb is such a film . It does not have a simple plot but unfolds in
a complicated way until it feels overstretched at one point , but the
director does help us make our way through the story .

So what is the connection with Aurangzeb , the controversial Mughal
emperor who still provokes debate among historians as to whether he was
good or bad ?? Is the title , grandiose as it is , justified ??

The Aurangzeb connection lies in the fact that some characters in the
film are ready to kill even their relatives in their greed and lust for
power in a manner in which Alamgir ( as Mughal emperor Aurangzeb liked
to call himself ) would have applauded----for he himself killed all his
brothers in his bid for the throne.....

So whats the story ?? Aahh !! here come the complications.....

To try to make it sound simple , Arjun Kapoor plays the double role of
twins separated in young age . One lives in poverty with his mother and
the other is the arrogant heir to his father's multi crore illegal
empire . But the enemies of his father plot to replace his heir with his
twin who is their agent and will help to bring down the father's
empire .

But as expected , the plot loses its simplicity as the replaced twin
begins to have respect his father ( played by Jackie Shroff ) and
decides to dump his father's enemies for whom he was working earlier .
But those for whom he was working earlier ( Rishi Kapoor and Prithviraj Sukumaran ) are no losers either and they are not going to give up on him so easily.....

Another problem is that the heir's girlfriend played by the delicious
Sashaa Agha ( Salma Agha's daughter ) falls in love with his replacement
and he begins to feel the same for her.....
.......For she is worth it ; all light eyes and pink skin and soft flesh---she has it all....
.....And not only she has it all but she displays it all by going about
half nude in sizzling bikinis and revealing clothes , and kissing Arjun
and dancing with abandon.....

The list of problems grows as the movie progresses , and new twists and
turns are added to the plot.....In the end its time for those who have
conscience to stand up for their ideals to confront those who are
unscrupulous and fight for what is right.....

All we can say is---may the righteous ones win.....Amen to that !!

So do the righteous people win ??

Go and watch the movie for that.....It does throw up some interesting situations along the way.....

Arjun Kapoor does act well in both roles , but Jackie looks tired in the
movie . Rishi Kapoor does a decent job of acting , but what about his
expanding girth....
Prithviraj Sukumaran does play his role of an a forever unsmiling police officer in a gritty manner fit for his character in the film .

What I liked was the fact that the name Aurangzeb has somewhat negative
connotations in the film---a negativity that is being erased in our
history books to appease some ' peaceful ' folk . And coming from Yash
Raj films which is a bastion of appeasement , its a feat unto itself....

Verdict---decent enough .


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