Talaash Movie Review
Release Date:November 30, 2012
Seeing reflections of Mumbai under the red light, Talaash is a tale of love lost, fatal attraction and above all the quest to solve a perfect crime. Suspense at its core, Talaash explores Mumbai's underbelly like never before.
Aamir Khan plays an investigation officer, Inspector Shekhawat who receives a phone call early in the morning informing him about death and an accident and how everything starts to unfold from there.
The case turns into a life altering chase for Inspector Shekhawat when he is forced to reel under the repercussions of a broken married life with wife Roshni played by Rani Mukherji and come face to face with his suppressed grief.
Being on his investigative quest and fighting it out with personal struggle, Inspector Shekhawat meets a sex worker Rosie played by Kareena Kapoor who further adds shades of mystery to the puzzle.
What looks like a simple car accident investigation turns into a haunting mystery as further investigations show many anomalies were stringed to the death of the victim.
Even if the resolution leaves you underwhelmed, the film is so beautifully made and so atmospheric that several scenes stick in mindRead more
To watch Talaash is to embark on a passionate love affair that ends in frustration because the object of your desire reveals itself to be shallow and depressingly ordinary. In short, a profound anti-climaxRead more
Its shortcomings notwithstanding, it's a good example of an entertaining commercial film that didn't need to be lazy or senselessRead more
Talaash is a riveting combination of sentiment and suspenseRead more
Talaash starts out as a smart, well-written noir-ish thriller, and then slips between the tracks. Pity about the second halfRead more
if you’re going to watch Talaash solely to understand "what’s the suspense about" you’re going to be disappointed. Try and empathize, instead with the characters. Reward then, will look for and find you.Read more
If you are not searching for the finest suspense film ever, Talaash is a good one-time watch!Read more
Talaash creates its chills primarily tapping into the dark side of the mind, which makes it an unusual Bollywood filmRead more
It demands an investment of time and patience, surely, but the pay-off is rewardingRead more
It starts off well, but simmers far too long before it gets to the boilRead more
What it achieves is a rare balanceRead more
The story is real, enacted by extremely able actors, who make the movie thrilling, in just the right measure. Every turn surprises you, shocks you even, and has you completely involved in the story playing out on screenRead more
You may not like Talaash, if mystery and intrigue set at a languid pace is not what you look out for in your matinee outingRead more
In Talaash, Kagti weaves a complex web, and she colours it with the mood and the atmosphere she and her collaborators create. Talaash has the feel of a noir filmRead more
By no means is Talaash the end of your search for the perfect whodunit. But there is so much going for this compelling, slow-burning, well-acted tale set in the dark, grimy underbelly of Mumbai that you can barely take your eye off the screenRead more
Talaash is a deftly woven suspense drama that may either blow your mind or leave you disappointed. In either case, it's the process of the culmination which makes for a delightful definite one time watch.Read more
An outstanding film. A taut psychological thriller that keeps you guessing till the end, it leaves you spellbound, leaves you mesmerized, leaves you with an exclamation, 'Wow'Read more