Thursday, February 3

Ijaazat - Review

The song - 'mera kuch saman' is enigmatic and i could not stop listening to it. Driven by the soulful music and ultra realistic yet dreamy lyrics, i played this song many times over on my i-pod. As i dug deeper, i found that the song belongs to Gulzar's movie called 'Ijaazat'. Once i checked the star cast, it took me no time to purchase the VCD and watch the movie.

Naseeruddin Shah, Rekha and Anuradha Patel are in the lead roles. Naseer and Rekha are impressive as always. Anuradha Patel has carried off sensuality and innocence with panache. I will get back to characters in detail but let me take a detour and address the plot.

The plot is very simple yet complex - Paradox -- but then its Gulzar :). The story is all about circumstances and misconceptions. Circumstances take toll of Naseer's love life and misconceptions kill his marriage. I won't reveal the plot else you might loose interest. All i can say is that Gulzar has nicely woven the tale and actors have beautifully exhibited the emotional turbulence felt by the characters.

I wanted to kick Naseer's character for not taking a firm stand and in the next 15 minutes i would be cursing his circumstances for spoiling his life. In the end all i could feel for the hero was 'Sympathy'. Rekha's character too is confusing and she has done justice to it. The pick of the actors was Anuradha Patel -- she has looked gorgeous. At times you feel she needs a psychiatrist and then you feel she needs love. And when you look at the bigger picture you curse her circumstances.

RD Burman's music is melodious and Gulzar has penned one of his best works. 'mera kuch saman', 'katra katra', 'khali hath sham ayi', 'chhoti si kahani'' -- every song is a master piece and is even more engaging in the context of story.

Ijaazat will bring out the philosopher in you and will create a feeling of discomfort. It's a kind of movie that you will want to watch again but would like to forget the plot before watching again..it's a kind of movie that would be hard to explain to others..but you will for sure recommend it to others... In nutshell, go for it...you won't regret...

7 comments:

Mukaam said...

I downloaded the movie a day before I read you blog post about it. Saw it on Doordarshan a long time back but partially. I happened to see completely last weekend. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Especially Rekha! "Jo sach hai aur sahi hai wahi karo"

KT said...

its a very good movie :) ... after tuck WL did u get any other admit??

Mukaam said...

Yes I got an admit from Rochester!

KT said...

congrats :) ... you must be feeling good !! so planning to attend Roch or will you give another shot to other schools??

sachin said...

Interested in other gems from Gulzar on the lines of seemingly ordinary characters with out-of-ordinary circumstances, script and story of high literary standards, soulful lyrics interwoven with more soulful music?! If yes, then try Libaas, Khushboo, Namkeen, Achanak, Parichaya...

Mukaam said...

None of them actually. I will be joining Teach for India!!

KT said...

@Sachin -- those movies are on my radar :)

@Mukaam - all da best for ur future endeavour..read ur journey on ur blog...seems interesting :) ..