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Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Rajeev Masand Site:IBNLive
Few films encourage you to free your mind and unleash your imagination. Say what you will about the Amitabh Bachchan-Ritesh Deshmukh starrer Aladin, but you cannot complain that you've seen this kind of Hindi film before.Ghosh uses superlative special effects to bring this fable to life, even if the narrative itself is occasionally choppy, leaving you befuddled over important plot-points.'m going with three out of five for director Sujoy Ghosh's Aladin; it's a worthy watch, especially for the kids. It's also a rare reminder that you can have good, clean fun at the movies. Beneath all the special effects however, it's a noble story about standing up for what's right.Visit Site for More
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Sujoy Ghosh's ALADIN promises the moon, but what you get is a mere flicker. This fantasy had the trappings to transport you to fantasyland, but… Seriously, Sujoy could've run his imagination wild and come up with a film that would've made the child in you jump, scream and clap with glee. But 15/20 minutes into the film and you realize that ALADIN is merely a visual spectacle. A film that lacks soul! On the whole, ALADIN is a terrible waste of a terrific opportunity. Hugely disappointing!
Ratings:2/5 Reviewer:Nikhat Kazmi Site:TimesOfIndia
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But truly, we fail to get the point because the film doesn't work at any level. Neither do the genie (Amitabh Bachchan) and the Ring Master (Sanjay Dutt) create magic with their over the top acts, nor does the Riteish-Jacqueline romance strike a chord. In fact, for the two veterans, Amitabh and Sanjay Dutt, this might be one their most bizarre performances. To sum up with the refrain (Aladin, Aladin, kahan hai tera jinn) of the film: Aladin, Aladin, kahan hai tera sheen? Truly, a big let down from director Sujoy Ghosh who lost both his jhankar and his beats after ‘Home Delivery’ and ‘Aladin’, his films following a scintillating debut with ‘Jhankar Beats’.
Ratings:2/5 Reviewer:Sukanya Verma Site:Rediff
If only Sujoy Ghosh's contemporary take of the popular Arabian fantasy was this uncomplicated. Instead a flawed narrative lays out a lot of plots but doesn't present any subtext to convince or justify the same.A subject like this calls in for spectacular imagery laced with wonder and intrigue. And so one expects the battle between two ancient genies in the climax to be much more than standard dishoom-dishoom.What Ghosh dishes out in its place is some half-hearted hocus-pocus, a clumsy mix of old world lore with contemporary indifference, sloppy trips to the flashback and awkward bursts of forced sentimentality.Make a wish, Genius insists. Too late for that, isn't it?Visit Site for More
what could have shaped up as a fantastic fantasy ride from hereon, merely ends up being a formula-driven love story. Ideally the viewer expects Aladin to run his flight of fancy and make magnanimous wishes from the Genie to add a new flamboyant flavour to the revisited fairy tale. Unfortunately all of Aladin’s wishes are expended only in winning his ladylove Jasmine.But soon enough the bound script (that’s Sujoy’s banner name) writing by Sujoy Ghosh, Ritesh Shah and Suresh Nair opens up to an assortment of Bollywood clichés. The basic romance plot reminds of Rakesh Roshan’s Koi Mil Gaya with Riteish playing the underdog and Genie replacing Jadoo who helps him woo the girl. Sadly Sahil Khan can’t even match Rajat Bedi in being the bad bully guyVisit Site for More
Sujoy Ghosh certainly had honest intentions. But couldn’t come up with a coherent plot. When the breezy love story stands out in a fantasy flick, you know something is amiss.Ghosh's setting is neither magical enough for a fantasy nor identifiable enough to be real. It’s too confusing for kids and adults alike. Except for a few laugh early on and Bachchan’s stand out act, Aladin is another addition to Bollywood’s failed attempts at fantasy.Visit Site for More