Watch movie The last lear ( Review)
Director: Rituparno Ghosh
Producer: Arindam Chaudhuri
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Preity Zinta, Arjun Rampal, Divya Dutta, Shefali Shah and Jisshu Sengupta
Cinematography: Abhik Mukhopadhyay
Editor: Arghya Kamal Mitra
Distributor: Planman Motion Pictures
Written by: Rituparno Ghosh, Utpal Dutt
The film “The Last Lear” has superb performance of Amitabh Bachchan who tries to play a man who worked long in Shakespearian Theater and he starts living in the Shakespearian stories. His skills in theatre is exploited by a movie director as he is called to perform a role in modern cinema .The actor is left with fatal injuries after the shoot. The film tries to say that cinema as a medium is less powerful and unrealistic, when compared to stage.
The film script has been taken from a play by Bengali actor ,Utpal Dutt and the realistic performance of Amitabh Bachchan makes the audience to stay glued to the screens. Indian cinema generally has less of Shakespearian stuffs but in Hollywood you have many actors who did Shakespearian roles. Bachchan looks very powerful in the movie, as if everything has been made for him to perform that way. It’s amazing to watch him perfect confident in the film.
The story of the film is about an actor Harish who is bedridden and Shabnam, his co-star comes to meet him. A movie director Siddarth refuses to give interviews and Vandana and a nurse named Ivy, is taking care of Harish.Vandana do not want anybody to meet Harish because she thinks that people are responsible for Harish’s troubles.
The story is about a theatre artist who dreams of performing the “King Lear” and he is made to meet a director by a journalist Gautam. The director convinces Harish to work in his film and Harish agrees to play a joker in his film .Harish teaches his co-star Shabnam about acting and helps her improve her professional and personal life .In the last shoot of the film, Harish gets hurt. There are many ambiguities in the script because its unclear why Harish does the stunt himself and gets hurt, when it was not compulsory.
The performances of Shefali Shah and Preity Zinta are wonderful as they talk of Harish ,their love .Shefali playing the woman who is living with her love and he doesn’t recognize her, is amazing. The director role played by Arjun is effective.
The film is a must watch for furious performance of actors. Most of the shooting has been done in Himalayan location of Uttaranchal and the film has already got praises and awards in various festivals all round the world.