Friday, 28 May 2010

Paathshaala Movie Review

This review isn’t going to be very long seen as I’m pretty sleepy. I can see why people didn’t like this film, but that didn’t stop me from liking it, like not love.

As always I’m not going to bother with a plot synopsis because

a) I’m too lazy

b) I’m sure to give too much away

So… I liked the way this film was openly just tying to promote an inherently good message. they were clearly not doing it for commercial reasons and neither were they trying to make an art film, they just wanted to get an important message across and it really is a shame that most people didn’t get this message.

Acting-wise I liked Shahid’s subtlety (obviously) and Nana Patekar’s restraint, you could see he was holding his emotions back why letting them play across his face. Ayesha was sweet but did little more than smile and look sad. The kids were believable and it had Swini Khare whom I adore!

The music was pretty nice and fitted in well, for more check out the music review.

I didn’t like the moments of preaching such as at the end and bits scattered about. Also why was Shahid the only one playing the guitar, the kids weren’t learning anything by jumping around and Shahid didn’t even look like he was playing which was a shame.

Rating: 3.5/5 I’d check it out if you have some time on your hands

PS. I’m not so much of a big fan of Shahid anymore (although this review hardly proves it), I still like him intensely like I like Aamir and may occasionally have my little moments of fangirlyness but overall I’ve forced myself to stop loving him as I don’t like the idea of getting so attached to someone I can’t even have. Sorry if I’ve disappointed anybody but that’s just the way it is, I’ll still talk about him but not with the same regularity and tone and the next film I review will definitely not be one of Shahid’s.

MsBlogger xx


  1. I haven't been in a rush to see this, despite Shahid's presence (I'm a fangirl, but not a fanatic), because he isn't in it much and because the storyline seems tired. I know he did this for a friend, and the fact that it took SO DARNED LONG to come out wasn't promising, either, so... Anyway, I enjoyed your review! (And, it's always a good idea to keep your celeb crushes at a playful level, so good call. ;-])

  2. Shahid's presence is pleasant because we get to see that cutie pie we all love again, all smiles and hugs. It really did annoy me how long it took to come out but I'd been eager to see it seen as I love children. His role was bigger than I expected and although the plot and dialogues are nothing to boast about, it's heartfelt all the same...

    Thanks for your comment, I really appreciate it and yes, I'm pretty glad I took a sensible step (Finally!)

    Looking forward to your review now! That's if you ever watch it :P