Appalled at Human Rights abuses in Pakistan, the International Human Rights Commission recruits an aspiring young lawyer, Saamiya Siddiqui, to look into the rights of prisoners, especially those who have been languishing in jails for years without getting a fair trial. And why didn't Zaara come out in his defense? One of the cases she is assigned pertains to Prisoner No. Storytelling should be the first concern in film-making. Esha still has to learn a lot about acting before she can give one single memorable performance. I know this film is a copy of I am Sam but I have to say this ones much better. I mean everything is weak in this film; the ending is typical Hindi film ending, the story is weak, the dialogues have been repeated in N number of Hindi films and the songs are forgettable How can a father who cannot bring up a child can lay a claim to his grand daughter when he knows that he has letter from his daughter which can weaken his claim? Also, the end result of the case and Sushmita Sen's decision seems a tad bit unbelievable, but I guess that's cinematic liberty! The disguise of the Fool protects.
I thought she acted immensely well in Filhaal, but now I think this movie beats that in terms of her acting. Storyline Appalled at Human Rights abuses in Pakistan, the International Human Rights Commission recruits an aspiring young lawyer, Saamiya Siddiqui, to look into the rights of prisoners, especially those who have been languishing in jails for years without getting a fair trial. Although i have to say this is a more grown up story without the usual terrible comic relief interludes. Those of you who are young probably don't even notice how your world is being altered by greed and the callous attitudes of those who imagine themselves to be smart, superior, and special. Ajay has been a good actor otherwise, but here he's been in the wrong hands.
That aside, I have to say I'm more partial to Ajay Devgan than Sean Penn, but that's just me. He has the mind of a child and a heart of gold! Most disturbing is the trend for producing uncredited remakes of American films. You won't even notice the 3+ hours pass. The kid is sweet but a bit too precocious at times. This Sanskrit word means illusion to most westerners, but a deeper look at the metaphysical nature of the term shows that Maya is more than illusion. Maybe surprisingly then, the acting in Main Aisa Hi Hoon is actually pretty good. I highly recommend Main Aisa Hi Hoon.
This film is a metaphor, a parable, showing the power of Love to overwhelm a lack of love, to vanquish greed and ambition. At the end of the film when Sushmita tries to explain to him that he is someone special, he is simply not interested. Watch this movie if you like Esha Deol and Sushmita Sen. She is told that he has never spoken or said a word for over 22 years, but he responds to her as she calls him by his real name. Overwhelmed by her personal demonic illusions, and fearful that she will lose him, she leaves him and abandons the child they have created.
The story revolves around a Ajay Devgan, a mentally challenged man, and his daughter, who has reached the age where she has begun to surpass her dad mentally. Everyone eventually acts selflessly in response to Ajay - the lawyer takes no fees, the landlady takes no rent, his daughter decides remain like her father because she senses he is somehow better than the world. The gorgeous Sushmita Sen plays the successful unhappy lawyer, who is lost in her ambition and feelings of being superior and smarter than everyone. But I personally feel that Baweja could have extracted much better out of him. The audience of Bollywood is certainly intelligent and understand the critique of performance and have ability to share commentary on world matters and contribute significantly to global advancement.
He has some good chemistry with Sushmita, and is overall, a great performer. But the film belongs to Sushmita Sen. Ajay, through his unconditional love, brings out the loving child and innocence in Sushmita. Yes it's almost scene for scene a remake of I am Sam. Other stereotypical stylistic changes were made, too, in order to make this a very non-challenging Bollywood film. All she can find out is that Veer Pratap Singh was killed in a bus accident 22 years ago. Ajay's character is happy, loving, giving, and forgiving.
I wasted my time watching this film and hence I feel that I should let my feelings know to the other members by writing a small preview of this film. This wonderful film is a parable about the meaning, the power and importance of Love. Interestingly, many songs are in English, which surprised me, I was not expecting it. The concern for adding songs, melodrama and making the film not so controversial for Indian audiences resulted in often forgetting the need to tell a story that makes sense for these characters as they are presented. Ajay Devgan and Baby Rucha Vaidya complement each other beautifully, with the latter debut artist performing with just the correct amount of cuteness while demonstrating mature drama portrayal within a multi-star environment. The songs look like they've been forcefully added and, as I stated earlier, you'd rather watch the Hollywood version of this movie. I never really thought of Ajay Devgan as a good actor but this film has proved me wrong,definitely.
What was the last time harry baweja made a movie worth watching? She looks very glamorous, but fails to provide any proper acting entertainment. I give this movie a 7 mainly because of the acting! In the film Maya is the lost-rich-girl searching for love, having been neglected by her ambitious rich father who is forever too busy to notice her. Even the grandfather asks for forgiveness. And yes, the two star I'm giving to this movie are just because of Sush. The supporting cast did a great job too. Anyway all the actors were really good. She just keeps getting better.
Overall, Poor acting, accompanied with equally poor music and bad narration make it one hell bad of movie; Added to this that you've to sit through almost three hours. Songs were added, of course, and although most of the lyrics are a relatively unusual and thus admirable attempt to say something relevant to the dramatic material, the songs and often the style in which they're performed are almost always sorely out of place. My generation never used the mean term 'loser' to describe people we felt superior to. I advice the viewers to skip this film. As bad as the ethical problems is the fact that not many of these uncredited remakes are as good as the films they're stealing from.