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Aa Dekhen Zara – movie review

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Aa Dekhen Zara, movie review

Ray Acharya (Neil Nitin Mukesh), a struggling photographer has nothing going for him… until he inherits a very ‘special’ camera from his grandfather which changes his life in a way that he could not have ever imagined in his wildest dreams. Aa Dekhen Zara movie review…

The ‘power’ of the camera changes Ray’s destiny overnight. His life becomes one big roller coaster ride that takes him from rags to riches and also helps him meet the love of his life, Simi (Bipasha Basu) who is an exciting sexy DJ with a mind of her own.

Ray doesn’t know that the camera is special until he slowly realizes the pictures he clicks today, develop in future tense. He just checks the camera and clicks a new car parked in his compound. When the photo is developed, it showed the car’s window cracked, and indeed the next day, he witnesses a cricket ball smashing the car’s glass.

In a second instance, Ray clicks the picture of a child, and the photograph shows the kid and his mother falling off a giant wheel. When that happens exactly like in the photograph, Ray wonders what else more he can do with his grandfather’s legacy.

Then he realizes how much money he can make after he buys a lottery ticket, knowing the winning number. The next step is putting money into horseracing; and he is suddenly rolling in wealth. Now he buys a sprawling home and a nice car..

Everything is hunky dory and moving towards ‘happily ever after’.

As they say, with great power comes great responsibility and in Ray’s case, also great danger. He must now face up to the dark side of reality and win not only against the evil forces, but also against fate.

Can Ray change his date with fate? Aa Dekhen Zara…

The film has an interesting thought but the story telling (which is the screenplay) lacks continuity and excitement. It has nice songs, especially the title number Aa Dekhen Zara and the other well choreographed and pasteurized song at a tacky pub in Thailand.

Neil Nitin Mukesh, like in his debut film Johnny Gaddaar, has less to emote, and is required to carry a blank expression, which he does well. Bipasha Basu is apt in her part as the DJ, while the hot girl Sophie Choudhry is included only as the glamour quotient. Rahul Dev is impressive, while the star of yesteryears Biswajeet is there only for a very short time.

Aa Dekhen Zara is a fast-paced, romantic musical thriller with some great edge of the seat action. The film starts off with a lot of energy, but drags in the second half.

Cast of Aa Dekhen Zara :
Ray Acharya – Neil Nitin Mukesh
Simi Chatterjee – Bipasha Basu
Captain – Rahul Dev
Sophia – Sophie Choudhry
Puri – Bobby Vats
Murli – Shrivas Naidu
Arora – Deepak Dhariwal
Dr Animesh Joshi (Nana) – Biswajeet Chatterjee
Baan – Tanapath Si-Ngamrat
Ramesh (Bookie) – Sameer Siddiqui

CREDITS & CREW of Aa Dekhen Zara:
Banner – Eros Entertainment
Director – Jehangir Surti
Producer – Viki Rajani
Original Concept & Screenplay – Shantanu Ray Chhibber & Sheershak Anand
Music – Pritam, Gourav Dasgupta
Cinematography – Jehangir Chaudhary
Lyrics – Sheershak Anand, Irshad Kamil, Syed Gulrez, Prashant Pandey
Screenplay – Sheershak Anand, Shantanu Ray Chhibber
Story – Sheershak Anand, Shantanu Ray Chhibber
Executive Producer – B Chintu Mohapatra
Action Director – Shyam Kaushal
Post Production & VFX Studio – Future Works
Editor – Bunty Nagi
Choreographers- Ahmed Khan, Harshall-Vitthal
Art Direction – Pradeep Jha, Haseena Shaikh
Sound Design – Rakesh Ranjan
Line Producer – Rohan Bajaj
Singers – Neil Nitin Mukesh, Sunaina, Dibyendu Mukherji, Shweta Vijay, Sunidhi Chauhan, Shaan, Akruti Kakkar
Aa Dekhen Zara, movie review