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Barah Aana Review

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Barah Aana
Banner:Bandra West Pictures
Cast:Naseeruddin Shah - Shukla, Vijay Raaz - Yadav, Arjun Mathur - Aman, Violante Placido - Kate, Tannishtha Chatterjee - Rani,
Direction:Raja Menon
Production:Raj Yerasi, Giulia Achilli, and Raja Menon
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Barah Aana Review - A passable show to watch

IndiaGlitz  [Saturday, March 21, 2009]

On the buttons, final take for 'Barah Aana' is that it's a flick meant strictly for few amongst miniscule groups. Well, there aren't many chances for single screens to fill their sacs with profits. Incisively, Raja Menon can be praised for his most adept efforts of delivering a piece of out-of-box. Picking the characterizations of a driver, a watchman and a waiter, (categories of people who face the hardest things in Maxim City of Mumbai), the filmmaker weaves a tale of drama that's enjoyable in few parts. Certainly, not everyone would love to watch this film for it's the kind of genre that Raja has worked on. Merely not everything is laudable when it comes to screenplay and other narrative vistas.

Take a glimpse on this synopsis and let's get through a clear-cut analysis...

Barah Aana is a comedy of real life set in today's Mumbai. The story revolves around three unlikely friends: a driver (Naseeruddin Shah), a watchman (Vijay Raaz) and a waiter (Arjun Mathur). The driver is an older man, stoic but dependable. The watchman, in his 30's, is a pushover at work but otherwise mischievous. The waiter is a young, swaggering chap, brimming with ambition. Living together, their different attitudes make for an interesting banter.

At some point, misfortune befalls the watchman, and due to a series of chance events, he stumbles into a crime. Striking upon a seemingly low-risk way to make good money, and discovering a new sense of self-confidence, he tries to entice the others to join him in a series of such crimes. Cat and mouse games ensue between the three as personalities change, but events soon spiral out of control, leading them in a direction that none of them had ever wanted to take...

Getting on with these three actors, they've strongly depicted the characterization of most complicated jobs of a chauffeur, night watchman and waiter. Fine, for sure you'll have those residents in apartments and posh colonies getting through such kind toughest encounters faced in reality. The first half goes flimsy very the filmmaker brims it all plainly with establishing characters. But on the pars, things gets-goes in the latter part and to a higher degree, the kidnap mission of the trio is really interesting. 

Indeed, Naseeruddin Shah's pictorial in the past films A Wednesday and this week release in 'Firaaq' have been terrific. Over there, you don't watch him articulating more and more words, but his gestures and actions takes us for a great fascination. Possibly, Arjun Mathur who could've felt bit unconvinced with his 'Luck By Chance' show in minor role has reasons to rejoice. It's a commendable effort rendered by him. Vijay Raaz is extremely decorous in enacting his role.

Apart from cinematography, Director Raja should've tried for getting other technical aspects on the screens with finesse.

Certainly, as the verdict is written right over the top, the film goes close to title that's been named uniquely. But such an unparalleled comedy-drama wouldn't savor to everyone's tastes.

Verdict: Watch it good efforts.

Rating :**½

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