Talaash (2012) Movie Review – Details

Movie Title – Talaash

Cast –   Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukherjee.

Director – Reema Katgi.

Producers – Farhan Akhtar, Rittesh Sidhwani, Aamir Khan.

Story by – Reema Katgi,  Zoya Akhtar.

Banner –   Excel Entertainment.

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

A deliciously scripted film, but the thrill of the film, isn’t spine chilling.
Aamir is as usual in a stellar performance, Rani stole the show in the little scenes she was apart of, Kareena looks good and is more than just good in the film. Nawazuddin Siddique is the next big star, mark my words.

But while the beautiful performances lacing the film took it to a hiatus, the gibberish climax including the entire suspense ridiculed most ardent Aamir fans. Reema Kagti, your direction is superb, no doubt! But the plot which was masterpiece in the first two hours gets hackneyed towards the last 15 minutes.

Deserved a 4.5, but will settle for a 4 because of the somewhat ‘unexpected’ yet a little less engrossing climax.

Nayandeep Rakshit


Talaash Details

Talaash will be Aamir Khan’s next big commercial project after 3 Idiots. Although Dhobighat, directed by his wife Kiran Rao where he had a small role and Delhi Belly both were his home productions, we would see a full fledged Aamir  Khan act in the film Talaash. He is playing the role of a cop and shares screen space with two of the most talented Bollywood actrsees, Rani Mukherji and Kareena Kapoor. However being the secretive person that Aamir Khan is, and since he is one of the producers of the film, it is pretty evident that nothing about the story has yet been released in the media.

But this hush hush trade secret has an effect of its own. According to all the trade gurus of the industry, Talaash is indeed the most awaited film of the year 2012 till now, even soaring above the likes of Hrithik Roshan’s Agneepath and Salman Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger. It is indeed the most anticipated film of the time. Talaash is Reema Katgi’s second take as a director. Her first film Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Limited didn’t do very well, neither at the box office and nor with the critics. However this time it is being expected that things will turn around for her, and the film will be a blockbuster hit. Moreover the Dil Chahta Hain team comprising Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani and Aamir Khan are also a part of the movie, which is  an added incentive both from the buyer’s and the seller’s point of view.

The film has been written by Rema Katgi and Zoya akhtar jointly, and is being made within  a budget of 4o crores . However one would be rather surprised to know that the satellite rights of the movie have already been sold at a whooping amount of 40 crore, six months before the releasing date of the movie, without even a single poster coming out.

As far as the promos are concerned three different production houses were assigned the job of making the promos for the film. However sources reveal that the promos were not ready by the scheduled time. Initially, it was planned that the promos of Talaash would be realsed along with the release of Shah Rukh Khan’s Don2. However, there were some problems such as the promos were not completely ready ,and that is why Aamir Khan, Reema Katgi and Ritesh Sidhwani did not mind to delay the release of the promos rather than releasing some poor quality material. Considering the perfectionist that Aamir Khan is, this is pretty normal. However Ritesh Sidhwani denies the involvement of Aamir Khan in the decision, and sights absolutely technical reasons for the delay in the release of the promos.  The promos are now slated to be released with the release of Agneepath.

All in all, we can just keep our fingers crossed and hope that film succeeds in meeting the expectations of the people.


  1. Alone Damber says:

    what u thin talaaksh will be like this;;

    first day collection will be 22 to 25 core…

    first weekend collection will be 120 core

    iff good it will be good it cross over 250 core 

    if average it will be it cross 90

    if flop it will be cross 50

    1. Alone Damber says:

      what u think talaash will be like this;;first day collection will be 22 to 25 core…first weekend collection will be 120 coreiff good it will be good it cross over 250 core if average it will be it cross 90if flop it will be cross 50


  2. Kala_damber says:

     Box Office Prediction
    IF GOOD (very positive word-of-mouth

    Extended Weekend –70  –120  crores Friday to Tuesday 

    Weekdays – 30 crores

    Week 1 Total100 –  – 150 crores

    Final – 270 crores+

    iF AVERAGE (mixed word-of-mouth)Weekend – 90crores (Friday to Tuesday )Weekdays – 18 croresWeek 1 Total – 100 croresFinal – 208 croresIF BAD (negative word-of-mouth)
    Weekend – 70 crores  (friday to tuesday )Weekdays – 30 croresWeek 1 Total – 80 croresFinal – 150  – 190 crores
    What do you think? Will talaash  be a all time blockbuster, hit,above average,below average or   Flop with the audience? How much do you think the film will make during its weekend and what will the final collections be? Post your own predictions, below in the comments section. 

  3. Bhatti says:

    I think talaash is flop movie in future. Remember my words.

  4. bhakti says:

    Who seen dis movie ?? Plsssssssss tell me how is it ?????

    1. pratik says:

      its not tat gud not even one time watch very slow muvi

      1. bhakti says:

        Ohh……Ok.. Thanks …

      2. Stevechang64 says:

        What is tut dug? I wouldn’t take advice from someone who writes like that

  5. Rahul Batra says:

    very very very very slow story line ….,,, Dimnished screenplay throughout….,,,suspense is really really weak… .. it can not be flop coz of aamir but will not cross 100 crore

    1. Stevechang64 says:

      Slow but the suspense is there. I guess you don’t have the brain to follow smart movies

    1. Stevechang64 says:

      You must be a product of public education

  6. Trade Reader says:

    I am Always see Amir Khan Movie and Amir All movie are Different each other I like TALASH Movie

  7. P.K. says:

    it is a horrible and waste less movie never i expected from Aamir he disappointed me totally

    1. Stevechang64 says:

      I guess you were expecting nice dancing in Switzerland and stupid comedy from Johnny Lever.

  8. P.K. says:

    disjointed scenes horrible editing and display

    1. Stevechang64 says:

      Who watches movies for editing. What about the story that was superb? Did you miss that?

  9. Stevechang64 says:

    One of the best bollywood movies. Stupid dumb people don’t like it since it is too intelligent or them.

  10. Muhammad Ali says: