The blogger will keep this comment somewhat short in comparison to comments made on other movies previously on this forum.
KAMINEY is an auteur’s work. The style of the director is very palpable through the sequences and Bharadwaj has taken his caliber to the next level. I have been an admirer of his work ever since MAKDEE (2002): A dark fable. It redefined children's films. The director is a creative, par excellence. His vision, craft, skills with sound is all incomparable.
This movie is very well made, though the first half could be tauter. It’s layered, quick, grey, gritty and gutsy. The assistant director-turned-casting director Honey Trehan, 29, is responsible for pulling off the stunning casting coups in Kaminey- from making Bhardwaj's old tour operator friend based in Mussoorie, Tenzing Nima a.k.a. Momo, play a Nepali gangster, persuading Parinda and 1942: A Love Story writer Shiv Subrahmanyam to play the corrupt narcotics police officer, Lobo, to Amol Gupte, the writer of Taare Zameen Par and the surprise Bhope Bhau.
The male lead has done a brilliant job of the task assigned to him. the sincerity and effort are commendable! BRAVO Shahid!!!
a-n-d Ahmed Khan ROCKS Shahid Kapoor! this is ONE awesome pairing!!!
The music is lovely and in keeping with Bharadwaj’s rooting in reality, takes the story forward. The less that is said about the sheer remarkableness of the flick, the better it is!
One special mention for the man who essayed the role of Shahids’ father! It was a pleasant surprise to see him on screen, after his touching portrayal as Shweta Prasad’s father in Makdee. A-N-D…the guy who played the younger Shahids….MY GOODNESS…WHAT GROWTH?!!!! Like the cliché goes…"bachcha bada ho gaya!” He was, of course, the cute and endearing ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ in Makdee!
PS: For a heart-warming insight into Vishal Bharadwaj, please click on…http://indiatoday.intoday.in/index.php?option=com_content&Itemid=1&task=view&id=57763§ionid=85&issueid=120&page=archieve