Nishabd; Nothing to say….

It’s a total Ziah Khan’s story. A girl’s story and everyone else is just a spectator Ziah Khan: Simply unpredictable; that’s what Vijay thought, that’s what Zia wanted to be, love to be, that’s what everyone of us saw, that’s what one loves, when he/ she just above or fed off from the physical attractions/ affections. Same to Vijay and Same to Jia …. That’s what, which created the bond. But who was Ziah?

“I am, what I am; not what you want to see, if I wasn’t as I am, then what would I be? What twist and turns, do you think I make to your eyes, so better get used to it and take light.”

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-: Nishabd :-

Before even watching the movie, I was curious about the same. Why? Your question. Why shouldn’t I? My counter question …. Everyone was sharing the same curiosity about the story line, even those, who might have read and saw the movie version of its predecessor Lolita. Don’t jump over any conclusion, I am not comparing or saying that it’s a remake of Lolita or does have any similarity with that. But the same was in air before its actual release. But I found it different, in fact, very different from that from the very first few scenes. Although the one, I saw was a pirated release means I must be excused, if I am missing something that was having reasons to be mentioned in the review as I got many parts missing in the movie. So, you could wait for my modified review sometime later.

        Title: Nishabd; Nothing to say….

        Star Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Ziah Khan, Aftab Shivdasani
Director: Ram Gopal Verma         Genre: Intense, silent.

For me a movie is not a story, but it’s the traits of different colored characters and so I never wished to write a review with mentioning the whole story and touching moments. I feel my reviews having a rather different feel as it try to touch the part seemed to be not approached. So, the story is simple as you heard, a much elder man and a girl of his daughter’s age admit their affections towards each other and consequently up and down melancholy and finally the silence moves in to end all … asking that what it was and why someone was wrong?

It’s a total Ziah Khan’s story. A girl’s story and everyone else is just a spectator Ziah Khan: Simply unpredictable; that’s what Vijay thought, that’s what Zia wanted to be, love to be, that’s what everyone of us saw, that’s what one loves, when he/ she just above or fed off from the physical attractions/ affections. Same to Vijay and Same to Jia …. That’s what, which created the bond. But who was Ziah?

“I am, what I am; not what you want to see, if I wasn’t as I am, then what would I be? What twist and turns, do you think I make to your eyes, so better get used to it and take light.”

Do these words say everything? A girl grew with a divorcee hearing all the complaints against a man. She feels herself convinced that his father was a person, she should hate but she must obviously be fed of her sure emotional mother too. Probably might have asked few questions from himself, but he kept himself laughing out all the critical rather than being descriptive about the instances in contrast with her mother.

Question to her mind???? There must be some reasons with the man, why would one like to be insane? She feels that somewhere her mother was not right, but …. Somehow she hates to be like her mother, to be like a typical girl. Why a girl wants to dissolves herself with someone to an extent that she couldn’t think about her own identity? She don’t know that she is intelligent or not but wanted to be, wanted to feel like being. Throwing sharp looking catching lines and twisting the words at every next moment, expression to puzzle everyone. She wanted to be a mystery girl dominating over others in thoughts as being unpredictable is her only own trait, otherwise she feels herself so common, and so she wants to keep it.

Who was Jia?? You too have seen her. When she says she likes nothing, when she says to Ritu about Vijay that he is 11400 times better than the SAAS-BAHU serial, you were watching, When she started crying after falling down with the camera, when she says that she writes for herself, when she went angry over Vijay after herself almost causing a road accident, when at the end, she says that she is not “A poor and helpless creature” and knows how to do everything on her own.

A girl, fed up of her boyfriend because of his protecting manhood. She feeling herself being like her mother and she just don’t want to be like that in any way. Who said she is “a helpless creature”, then why she said so at the end? Own inferiority complex. Don’t you think that she was so predictable, if you really try to see through?

It was not Vijay, who impressed her, but there were a few words and promptness with which Vijay was able to catch her ‘mind blowing’ (according to her thought) picks. She always thought that she is able to come out of everything in just a moment, so it was nothing risky/ emotional for her being involved or admitting something such, that she finds her partner is an age old one.

When she says to Vijay that she love him, then it was not the admittance of the fact, but was the curiosity to look for the reaction and things might be having another turn. She says that “I will not go anywhere, I love you” and the silence prompted her to say again that “Didn’t you heard? I love you” and then finally “I didn’t said that I like you, but I said that I love you”. It was not propose, it was not the same as it seemed to look like. It was a trait of ‘Ms. Wishing to be unpredictable’; this was days earlier thought to place some day to say the same. She felt like stumped when didn’t get a matching word even after using her best shot.

I was deeply impressed with her eyes and also Director’s touch in the scene as she succeeded to show the same traits of the plot on the screen. Coming close with all her magnetic attraction and winning again over someone’s spirit in those moments, she was always aware of her charms but this victory given her the domination, she was longing for (Of course, Rishi; the another boy in scene was not able to give her the same feel). She was wishing for her own space and was wishing that someone unique and intelligent in her eyes may find her unpredictable).

I don’t want to take credits of Amitabh Bachchan. He was unbeatable, when two droplets of tears ran out from his eyes and he said “Nahi” two times and then silence. This was Nishabd. The name, the theme, the plot, the story, the reality …. The movie….. A lot to say about Vijay’s character and emotions but it was rather more clear, as he was trying to say the story in his own words, even if not knowing his all emotions, so I am leaving the part. Better to think from your side. Writers and Photographers are two species, who live in their own panorama and age doesn’t matter for them as they live in their own world. He just was a side to receive with surprises

But I would like to rather call it as a Ziah Khan’s show, as she was outstanding and I never felt that she is missing her part. Besides of the warmth beneath of her fresh looks, the glamour of those stunning long legs, what lead the show from her part is her eyes. Eyes; full of curiosity, wishing to search all the unknowns, eyes; having power to take over anyone. Like someone else wrote in her blog, I too wish to say that after Kangana debut with Gangster, now I am deeply impressed with this girl and could say that she is much more capable than Kangana and definitely the whole industry is looking for such a fresh air.

If you need a reason to watch the movie, then only her eyes are sufficient to drag you in. She speaks like short sparkles but her eyes talk even much more loudly with all the silence in air …. NISHABD,,,,,,,,,,,,

Jaaneman: Don’t let the silence ruin your relationship ….

A story which has been told many times earliar but it’s the way, the story has been told that makes this film worth a watch. You will find many instances, scenes, where you will be amazed that how could even most sensitive emotions might be given a humorus touch (it does not pinch even if seemed to be horribally artificial, specially Sohaan’s side). Fundamentalists might be left with saying that somewhere the typical Bollywood Style seems to insulting the true emotions and the treatment is a bit worse to the typical emotional story. But everyone might be agreed upon that it’s really amazing that how could you keep the story moving in funny way, even then touchy and emotional. A typical Indian drama ……

        Jaaneman: Don’t let the silence ruin your relationship …. even if it seems that you lost everything, close your eyes, give a smiling touch to your voice and speak up again to him or to her, the simple words “Let’s Fall In Love Again”.

Probably, I was not able to think anything else beyond the underlined message. The message; that great Gulzar Saheb’s words say in his way:

        Hamako Malum Hai, Ishq Massom Hai, Dil Se Ho jati Hai Galatiyan,

        Sabra Se Ishq Mahroom Hai …

 

        Doesn’t matter, whether the similar stories might have got their ways for the audiences earliar; doesn’t matter, whether there might be a lot of if’s and but’s that could have been better about the presentations, but denying it from getting its part of credit for being stood up as outstanding in its era, is something that will be some kind of insensitivity. A lot of places, where you may find similarities between the story and yours …. A lot of places, where you may find it more close to reality than the pictorial edition. Say thanks to the Director, Gulzaar Saheb and the Amazing Trio; Salmaan Khan, Anupam Kher and Akshay Kumar, who made the treatment very unique and surprizingly lighter than being full of emotions. It will amaze you that how a tough story binds you smiling and laughing with all the stupid-n-filmy things going on the screen (In Salmaan’s typical ways), even then crying from inside. Probably, when tears come out while laughing then you get to know, you have a heart, which still ready loose all the practical things aside.

 

        Sometime people complaint that my reviews start from a distant place-n-Time rather than being to the point, I have reasons to do the same but even then trying to be a bit simple and traditional. Let’s start in formal ways:

 

        Title: Jaaneman; Let’s Fall In Love Again ….

        Star Cast: Salmaan Khan, Preety Zinta, Akshay Khanna, Anupam Kher. (Salmaan&Akshay my all time favourites)

        Director: Shirish Kunder (Interestingly making his debut in impressive ways)

        Lyrics: Gulzaar Saheb (Have not enough words to praise such a big icon)

        Genre: Comedy, Romance (Although it doesn’t make your romantic moments liven up again, but remind your feelings)

 

        Sohaan (Salmaan Khan); An actor, who want to be a star and has confidence to get it, but the same leading to make him a kind of day dreamer. His funny line giving an insight of his feeling, “not a star, I am super star”. The same is so important for him that he missed to feel the things from all other sides. But as a person, he is some kind of hunk with admiring attitude and confident-n-Stylish in using magic spell of charm with personality and words. Agastya (Akshay Kumar) started the introduction with the words that “He was a total freek”.  Agastya, an Astronaught, a kind of book worm in his study days that leaded to make him an achiever in scientific fields but landed on a ground with a low confidence in communication of topics other than technical. The link to bind these two contrast personalities; Priya (Preety Zinta), Agastya was a secret admirer of her from College days and Sohaan; then Boyfriend, later Husband and now Ex-Husband. A common girl falling over Hunks means wishing to have a boyfriend that might be able to impress her circle, give feeling of being secured in all the ways and could give her feel of being proud over him.

 

        Now, the story starts from space, where Agastya in a satelite is telling all the story to a girl (someone not from India) at Sohaan’s birthday. Story goes into flashback, when Salmaan was dreaming about being even greater than Amit Ji, Dharmendra and others, got a call from his Uncle-cum-Friend Bony; Anupam Kher, in later part Anupam Kher is playing another role in the same movie means a double role for him. As he himself said once “Pata Nahin Kya Soch ke Mere Maa-Baap ne mera naam ek dum meri personality to match karta hua rakh diya hai”, yes he is a real Bauna having a height of about 4 feets. He is an advocate for Sohaan. Still unmarried and very sensitive about his being a ‘Bauna’.

 

        So, these are the main characters; not going into the later part of stiry as it is better to see it rather than reading mine. But in short, affections leading to a premature marriage and then misunderstandings leading to a divorce. After getting legal notice to pay the money to Priya, Sohaan has only way, to kick out the burden anyhow, even if it require to make his ex-wife to fall in love with someone so boring and unimpressive. Sohaan tried to make Agastya move into her life, so that he might be saved from giving the money and in that process he was going fine as after giving Agastya same posture like himself, Agastya and Priya were reached to the day of engagement in front of all the family. The money was running fine in making a person too mean, but at the end love wins and after watching his own daughter, Salmaan realizes all the things, feels mature and want to fall in love again, but tried to sacrifice for sake of someone, he realizes now that he always loved. No, no, no … don’t think that the climex will take any other turn in 21st Century, its the same as it was always.

 

        A story which has been told many times earliar but it’s the way, the story has been told that makes this film worth a watch. You will find many instances, scenes, where you will be amazed that how could even most sensitive emotions might be given a humorus touch (it does not pinch even if seemed to be horribally artificial, specially Sohaan’s side). Fundamentalists might be left with saying that somewhere the typical Bollywood Style seems to insulting the true emotions and the treatment is a bit worse to the typical emotional story. But everyone might be agreed upon that it’s really amazing that how could you keep the story moving in funny way, even then touchy and emotional. A typical Indian drama ……

        Shirish tried to make a good mixture of fantasy and reality together in an impressive innovative and specially technical way, using visual images as metaphors. Scenes in which lights, ambience and background sets change in split seconds, without any cut in the shot. Songs in a very new, soft-n-fresh way, that takes the story forward and always in sync with the story and mood. Baground Music to connect different strands of the story. I am not saying its an outstanding Coreography, but it has a fresh look.  Sure, cheers to multi-facet talent of the Director . He is the writer, editor and director of the film. Not just this, he is also credited for the background music. Interesting na …. Despite Kunder’s multi-talent, the movie could not have been the same without commendable performances by Salman Khan-n-Anupam Kher (Taking the light ways, with an outstanding Salmaan), Akshay Kumar (who could forget his innovative he he he …. and consistency in the inner character, well played) and Preity Zinta (Simple girl like she was in KANK, sorry but there was not much on her part).

 

        Why to watch it??? If you are still with questions with your relations remained in your mind that should you take the initiative in your relation to break the ice, then Jaaneman is worth to watch. JAANEMAN is just not a word, we say the same very easily, but we come to know the meaning very later. So, tell me, have you got your meanings?