ApunKaChoice.com
site  movies  celebs  music  news  showtimes  user  
Hello, Stranger Login | Sign up
ApunKaChoice » Movies » The Last Lear » The Last Lear Movie Review

The Last Lear movie review

(0 fans)
starstarstarstarstarstarstarstarstarstar
Editor
Add to List
Add to Favourite
 
The Last Lear

Cast Amitabh Bachchan, Arjun Rampal, Divya Dutta, Jishu Sengupta, Preity Zinta    more...
Drama
Hindi

Overview
News & Features
Cast & Crew
Fan Club
Photos
Posters
Wallpapers
Reviews
Songs
Trailers & Videos
Message Board
Movie Showtimes
Click on the Like button to get updates about The Last Lear directly on your Facebook page.

The The Last Lear Movie Review

Big B towers
By Aparajita Ghosh
Rating: 2.5/5

When it comes to recommending this movie to someone, 'The Last Lear' leaves you in a Shakespearean dilemma - To see or not to see.

The movie, like any certified Rituparno Ghosh film, is contemplative, subtle, languid, and therefore not to the tastes of those Bollywood buffs who relish on star-studded potboilers. Of course, 'The Last Lear' has stars - and a towering one at that - but it doesn't cast them in larger-than-life roles. Here, they are ordinary humans with their follies and foibles.

'The Last Lear' opens on a Diwali night in Kolkata. A movie titled 'The Mask' is set to premiere at a theatre while its leading man lies paralyzed in his bed at home, attended by a glum-looking nurse ( Divya Dutta ) and an ill-tempered wife ( Shefali Shah ).

Shabnam ( Preity Zinta ), the leading lady of the film, skips the premiere and pays a visit to the bedridden old man, Harish Mishra ( Amitabh Bachchan ) who likes to be called Harry (after all, what's in a name).

As the three ladies (nurse, actress and wife) sit through the night ruminating on their personal lives, the movie keeps going into flashbacks of how Harry, the uncompromising theatre veteran addicted to Shakespeare, came to be this way.

Arjun Rampal plays Siddharth, a movie director who would do anything for a good shot. It was Siddharth who prodded Harry out of self-chosen hibernation by offering him the role of a clown in his movie 'The Mask'. It turns out Harry's last performance.

The best moments of 'The Last Lear' expectedly come from the man with the baritone. There is a moving scene when Harry - usually stern and eccentrically domineering - gets down on his knees and begs Siddharth to let him do the climax stunt himself. Or another one when Harry unravels his Shakespearean oratory to Siddharth. Or the scene in which a rather intrusive Harry compels Shabnam to scream out her pent-up anger.

Arjun Rampal is stunningly handsome and expressive. Shefali Shah is convincing as a peeved housewife with a soft corner deep inside. Preity Zinta shows flashes of brilliance in a few scenes, one of which is when she shakingly lights up a cigarette after an argument with her boyfriend on the phone. Divya Dutta is simply superb in a small role as a young nurse awaiting her boyfriend who never shows up.

Which brings me to the weak link in the film. 'The Last Lear' becomes a drag when it focuses on the sob tales of the three ladies about the suspicious, domineering and imposing men in their lives. Ghosh appears as an over-feminist in trying to highlight the angst of emotionally oppressed women. And this subplot is not merely restricted to a few reels. It runs parallel to the main plot through the course of the film.

Barring this utterly boring subplot, 'The Last Lear' is watchable, particularly for a terrific performance by Mr. Bachchan.


User Reviews for The Last Lear

 (0)
Be the first to review The Last Lear on ApunKaChoice.
Login to Write Review
 




 
Salman Khan does kickass stunts in 'Kick'
Don't miss 'Kick' wallpapers feat Salman and Jacqueline
What's Hot In Movies
Happy New YearBang Bang
KickBombay Samurai
RoyMad About Dance
PKSingh Is Bling
HaiderDaawat-e-ishq
Singham ReturnsKill Dil
Mary KomIts Entertainment
Finding FannyHumpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
KhoobsuratDolly Ki Doli
Raja NatwarlalCreature 3d
NOW TRENDING
Salman KhanShahrukh Khan
Katrina KaifKareena Kapoor
Alia BhattPriyanka Chopra
Aishwarya RaiHrithik Roshan
Surveen ChawlaVarun Dhawan
New Hindi MoviesKatrina Kaif Wallpapers
The Last Lear Reviews 
Movie Review : Big B towers (2.5/5)
When it comes to recommending this movie to someone, 'The Last Lear' leaves you in a Shakespearean dilemma - To see or not to see.The movie, like any certified Rituparno Ghosh film, is contemplative, subtle, languid, and therefore not to the tastes of those Bollywood buffs who r...
Movie Review : Big B towers (2.5/5)
When it comes to recommending this movie to someone, 'The Last Lear' leaves you in a Shakespearean dilemma - To see or not to see.The movie, like any certified Rituparno Ghosh film, is contemplative, subtle, languid, and therefore not to the tastes of those Bollywood buffs who r...
The Last Lear News and Features 
Rituparno Ghosh: A filmmaker, a womanist, an enigma!   - ApunKaChoice   - 558 days ago
Rituparno Ghosh: A critique of human relationships. It’s hard to describe in a few words the perso more...

Filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh dies at 49   - ApunKaChoice   - 559 days ago
Rituparno Ghosh dead. Rituparno Ghosh, who directed Bollywood actors like Aishwarya Rai, Amitabh Bac more...

Amitabh Bachchan admires Preity Zinta's guts, drive   - ApunKaChoice   - 910 days ago
. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is all praises for Preity Zinta's frankness and her guts to survive in a more...

Arjun Rampal keen to do comedy   - ApunKaChoice   - 2076 days ago
After finding critical acclaim and success with his intense performances in Rock On and The Last Lea more...

Amitabh cheers for Preity Zinta's IPL team   - ApunKaChoice   - 2109 days ago
Superstar Amitabh Bachchan went out of his way to cheer Preity Zinta's team Kings XI Punjab ahead of more...

'Videsh' challenged me as an actor: Preity Zinta   - ApunKaChoice   - 2117 days ago
For a woman who's not just feisty and independent but also knows to give back tit for tat, playing a more...

The Last Lear Wallpapers 



The Last Lear Photos 
The Last LearThe Last LearThe Last Lear


Copyright © ApunKaChoice.com
ApunKaChoice.com : Latest Bollywood News, Bollywood Movies Reviews, Bollywood Wallpapers
privacy policy
Partner Sites : Sports - CricketZone - IndiaExpress.com [ Mobiles Festivals Bikes Cars ] - CardWeaver

photo gallery - new movies - celebs - wallpapers - the celeb A-Z - News & Gossip - Music - Video - Hot Topics
Anushka Sharma - Katrina Kaif - Kareena Kapoor - Priyanka Chopra - Deepika Padukone - Sonakshi Sinha - Aishwarya Rai - Poonam Pandey - Sherlyn Chopra
Salman Khan ( Bigg Boss 6 ) - Shahrukh Khan - Shahid Kapoor - Hrithik Roshan - Aamir Khan - Ranbir Kapoor