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So what's the deal about Aetbaar?
Gaurav Sharma | January 22, 2004 13:08 IST
Aetbaar is the latest in the Vikram Bhatt Film Festival. (He comes up with a film every few months!)
With a corporate producer and Amitabh Bachchan as the major attraction, one expected a good show or at least a sensible flick.
But this one is a major disappointment. Given the last few films of Bhatt (Inteha, Footpath, Awara Paagal Deewana, Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage), this one is no exception.
The rest of the plot is for the father to convince his daughter about Aryan's reality and to get even with him. Unfortunately, by then, the audience is pretty unsettled.
Let us see where things went wrong. First, one expects a remake to be at least half as good as the original (Fear) with a margin for Indianisation and adaption.
But Aetbaar performs miserably on that front. The characters are not convincing, the plot is not fast-paced or
All of a sudden, Aryan comes into her life and has an effect on her that is anything but believable. He is mad, never smiles, hits her, clutches her neck, yet she loves him. She goes to Aryan's house in their second meeting. And actresses make it a point to mention in their interviews that their characters think and are important to the movie!
Slow and not at all gripping, not even when the father decides to go after Aryan. The romantic scenes are torturous. Especially when John meets Bipasha at the disco and, hold your breath, enters her small classroom in the middle of an economics lecture, sits next to her and they talk! Guess the director needs to restrict the number of ventures at a time. He should concentrate on one or two movies a time and at least work on the script.
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