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Thrissur India
Baazigar !
Nov 22, 2014 08:12 AM 29072 Views (via Mobile)
(Updated Nov 22, 2014 08:12 AM)





" Kuch jeetne ke liye kuch haarna padtha hein. Aur haarke haarke jeetne wale ko baazigar kehthe hein."

"Kya jeetna chaahthe thum?"

" Tumhara dil!"

Vicky Malhotra to Priya Chopra.

Shah Rukh Khan's Vicky Malhotra in Abbas Musthan's Baazigar is a vicious villain with love tattooed on one cheek and revenge tattooed on the other.

Very rare have been characters where the sheer presence of the star have exceeded what's written in the script. Shah Rukh's character is flawed but Musthan dusts up the film's premise wonderfully well on the sheer screen presence of the star so much so that every flaw of the movie is being camoflagued.

The problem with the film is that it dehumanizes its victims. Everything is twisted in favor of the antogonist so that we the audience feel empathy towards him but not the victims.

Its a wonderful piece of craftsmanship and Shah Rukh's performance is a riveting example of his imminent star value. Dilwale, Kuch Kuch Hota Hein all came many years later but its Baazigar that made him a star.

In Baazigar Shah Rukh plays Vicky Malhotra, a demented off spring of Vishwanath Sharma the business mogul on whom the film's second antogonist Madan Chopra exacts revenge.

This is a triangular revenge saga. First Madan Chopra takes revenge on his boss Vishwanath Sharma for sending him into jail, usurping his business empire through disguised means and second Sharma's son Ajay comes back years after to avenge his father.

Eventhough we know the movie's outcome right from the first scene, its fascinating to see how he plans and executes his revenge step.

The songs, the situations, the side jokes, the in jokes all have an inner meaning to it that is very much in line with the premise of the film and even when the movie falls into a predictable climax, Shah Rukh& Kajol propels beyond that of an ordinary matonae thriller.

Johny Lever in a small supporting role is bloody hilarious. In a scene where he stumbles to remember the name of the caller of a telephone call, we laugh our tummies out.

Its this combination of wicked humor, relentless action and wonderful songs that gives Baazigar countless repeat value.

Overall I'm giving it 3.5 Stars.

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