Aladin : [a quick] Movie Review

This is such a movie Indian cinema has never seen. A Clear winner of Aladin, is its SFX. Blood and sweat has been put over it and it really shows. Not at any point it looks overdone. What complements the movie more is its perfect casting and characterisation. Each and every actor is cast so well that you can never imagine anyone else playing any character. Riteish is so perfect as a loser Aladin. While Jaquline is endearing as Jasmine. Amitabh Bachchan is extremely likeable and does not make you remind his similar role of Bhootnaath.

Sanju baba is clearly show stopper. As a bad guy, Ringmaster he is oh so perfect. Cinematography is the thing to watch out for. Huge sets and excellent use of the fort city - Jaisalmer is eye pleasing. Sujoy's direction is good, but at some points movie loses a little bit. Screenplay becomes less engaging. But given the novelty value, and at short running time of 132 minutes, the movie is full on joyride.

It takes out child from within you. Child who want to dance to peppy tunes of Vishal Shekhar. Music sounds better while watching it on screen. Cause all are situational songs.

All in all, its a must watch movie for some serious and honest effort of putting up age old fable on to the screen. 3.5 stars for Aladin !!! Don't Miss it!!


  1. really????????/
    other critics like taran aadarsh has given it only 1 out of 5...

  2. I'm going to have to waits for its DVD, but anything with Aladin and Jasmine, and Amitabh and Sanju, I'm down to see! Thanks for your post!

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  4. @thebollywoodfan I enjoyed it, too! I think you will like this one - Aladin is definitely a unique kind of hero. :) And Jacqueline did a good job, too.

  5. I wanted to see this over London Dreams, but my cinema had London dreams instead, i was disappointed with it, i'll definitely be checking this out on dvd

  6. Enjoyed Aladin :-) But the screenplay leaves a lot to be desired.

  7. smart_it
    Well, critics have their own opinion. But if you still wanna read a nice review, read Rajeev Masand's. He has written perfect words.

    Aladin and Jass, we and everyone around has grown up on the story. so definitely, its immortal :) Sanju is surprisingly good here. So is Mr.Bachchan.

    I liked London Dreams too. Strange it may sound, but I really did enjoyed the masala it has. Sallu made it perfect. As far as Aladin concerns, its the performances and dedication of all, makes it really watchable.

    Yeah, somewhere it loses hold over screenplay., but the ride does not stops, it only slow down.

  8. I'll come back to this review once I am done with watching it. I hv so many bad things to talk abt so many movies of this year - Wake Up Sid, Dil Bole Horrible..i mean Hadippa, Wanted, London Dreams and of course Whats Your Rashee..

    Just can't compose myself at the moment..And thanks Joshi for ur sweet words at my interview post :)

    Cheerio bro!

  9. :-) Sujoy, you are always welcome. Do come back now to the post. Cause I know that you liked the movie. LoL to Dil Bole Horrible...:D thank god, I even haven't its full soundtrack.

  10. I think I'd like to see it just for the special effects! Still, Riteish is a huge draw too. I'm glad you liked it, Darshit!

  11. When are you going to watch Ajab Prem ki Ghajab Kahani? I eagerly wait for its review.

  12. ajnabi
    I was eager to see special effects too. also Riteish who matched my expectations here. I hope DVD will release soon.

    Shantanu Paul
    Oh well, right now life is extremely busy. Just a coincidence, I was going to watch the movie tonight itself, but somehow plan got shelved. :( Have you watched it yet??

  13. I am watching it right now

  14. I am a big fan of Big B. and Sanjoy Dotto also. I am waiting for what will happen between Aladin and Jasmine. Thanks for your nice short reviews.
    have a nice time

  15. Right this is. Big B is always great. I am waiting to see the movie in original DVD quality. and also waiting to see what is between Aladin and Jasmine
    Thanks for the review.
    Best of luck to you.

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  16. Free Movies and Nasim,
    Thanks and welcome to my blog. Glad you liked my short review. Would be looking forward to your views after watching the movie.


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