Naqaab - a refreshing suspense

Saw Naqaab this afternoon. Starring Akshaye Khanna, Bobby Deol, and Urvashi Sharma, Naqaab was really quite good and one of the better films from the suspense genre. Well made and well thought out, and accompanied by some powerful performances that take the movie well beyond where average performances would have. Add to that a solid soundtrack, and you know that Naqaab is a refreshing addition to the Bollywood portfolio this year. Remember composing this post in July, looking forward to the song Ek Din Teri Yaadon Mein. It lives up! (See below)

The film is based in Dubai (one of the United Arab Emirates, my favorite vacationing spot outside of the U.S. and India), and it was interesting to note that Burger King is featured several times in the film, for Urvashi Sharma works there. The only reason I note that is that Burger King Corporation was founded right here in Miami in the 1950s, and it is cool to see the name come up several times in the film. Bobby Deol is in his usual charming gentlemanly type role (he has definitely specialized in it), and Akshaye Khanna is, well, the usual top performer we come to expect of him.

Suffice it to say that the quality of the production is top notch. Abbas-Mustan have this one right. Just when you think the movie is getting predictable, you are forced to think again, for things change dramatically and rapidly.

My Movie rating: ***1/2 (VERY GOOD)
This one belongs to the three actors -- Akshaye, Urvashi and Bobby. Excellent work by them adds a lot more value to an already powerful script. Urvashi Sharma is gorgeous and can act. And while might not be as popular right about now as Sonam Kapoor or Deepika Padukone, she too is a heck of a find for Bollywood in 2007!

My Classification: PG-13 (for some language/content -- clean for the most part)

Official Website: http://www.naqaab.com


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