Passionate, poignant, powerful.
Simply put, a gritty, short-and-bittersweet film with excellent performances from both Farhan Akhtar and Amitabh Bachchan. These two are good together and should appear in another film someday.
I have read a string of reviews - some maintain that the film was carried by Bachchan, others that it was Farhan's show. Neither, really - a crisp script from Vidhu Vinod Chopra and taut direction by Bejoy Nambiar ensured that the pace never flagged and you were almost disappointed when you realised that you had reached the last five minutes of the movie.
Great music, interesting cameos, stark cinematography and Aditi Rao Hydari's wide, wounded eyes.... this is an unusual film. If only Mr Bachchan's makeup had been a little less Bhootnath and a little more Black.