April 5, 2009

8 X 10 Tasveer : Movie Review

Written and Directed by
Nagesh Kukunoor

Produced by
Percept Picture Company

Akshay Kumar, Ayesha Takia, Sharmila Tagore..

8 X 10 Tasveer, written and Directed by Nagesh Kukunoor is another Sci-Fi-Suspense-Thriller releasing this week. After the disastrous blow with Bombay to Bangkok, Nagesh Kukunoor tries his hand at thriller this time and succeeds to some extent. 8 X 10 Tasveer is entertaining and dumb too. Its a fairly new concept executed in a convincing way but doesn't really impress you much.

8 X 10 Tasveer's protagonist Jai Puri(Akshay Kumar) an officer with the Environmental Protection Society is gifted with a stupendous power of going back in time through photographs and watch the last few minutes of a person's life moments after the photograph is clicked replayed in his mind. But he can stay inside the photograph upto a maximum of 1 min after which he finds himself fighting for life. He's seen helping out people find their loved ones using this power of his. His dad's untimely death which is suspected as a murder by the funny detective Happi(Javed Jafri) is when Jai actually feels the necessity to find the events that lead to his dad's death through the photograph clicked moments before his death. The quest of Jai along with his fiance Sheela(Ayesha Takia) to find the actual reason behind his dad's murder is something that cannot be revealed and is left to you to watch out for yourself.

8 X 10 Tasveer is engaging and keeps you guessing almost till the end. The climax is where you feel you were let down and let down big time. I guess Nagesh Kukunoor totally forgot what he was making when he scripted the climax of 8 X 10 Tasveer. Its yet another movie that spoils the fun right at the end. But its definitely a good watch. Akshay Kumar is finally seen in something that's far from his usual slapstick comedy. He looks convincing after a long time. Ayesha Takia, Sharmila Tagore, Girish Karnad and the others are ordinary. 8 X 10 Tasveer's script could have better had it been looked into more seriously. CC2C proved that only Akshay Kumar cannot run a movie with his charm and its holds good with 8 X 10 Tasveer as well. The marketing factor could also hit Nagesh Kukunoor's ambitions with 8 X 10 Tasveer. Had Nagesh done the climax well, it could have done the trick for him.

The music by Salim Sulaiman is ordinary. Remix version of "Nazaara Hai" being the most catchy one. The background music is impressive and goes well with the suspense part of the movie.

I will go with 7 out of 10 for Nagesh Kukunoor's 8 X 10 Tasveer.

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  1. i disagree... i liked the end but not the way the whole movie was made !! every dialogue... starting from the first scene was poorly scripted :( ! akshay looks so dumb at places !!

  2. u liked d end??????????????
    that was too much of a 90's kinda climax!!!!

  3. I hated the movie... I thought Raaz was by far the worst movie I'd ever sat through.. but this once clearly is the winner!

    What a waste of time, money, and energy!

  4. what ever ppl, nagesh is a gud movie maker, so might watch it , if de dvd is ever released, btw the worst one is phoonk, considering that, this is worth a watch, atleast in comparison, ;)

  5. I could watch this movie.....
    Watched fast and the furious and One man army instead....
    Will plan for it this week...

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