Talaash (2012)

Hindi 2 hrs 19 mins Thriller, Musical, Adventure, Crime, Thriller, Suspense, Action, Romance
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Total Reviews: 51
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Review Summary: A thumping good supernatural thriller, Aamir Khan impresses.

Average Critic Rating: (3.15)
Cast: Akshay Kumar , Aamir Khan , Kareena Kapoor Khan , Pooja Batra , Rani Mukerji , Vivaan Bhathena , Raj Babbar , Raj Kumar Yadav , Rakhee , Kabir Bedi , Jineet Rath , Nawazuddin Siddiqui , Gulshan Grover , Sheeba Chaddha , Shakti Kapoor , Upasna Singh , Suhas Ahuja , Aashish Vidyarthi , Shernaz Patel , Vivek Madan , Sharat Saxena , Subrat Dutta , Kunika , Aditi Vasudev , Supriya Karnik , Gajendra Ojha , Rakesh Bedi , Dalip Tahil , Shivani Tanksale , Vrajesh Hirjee , Ashish Nair , Razzak Khan , Prashant Prakash , Pariva Pranati , Dinesh Hingoo , Gulfam , Viju Khote , Maya Alagh , Suresh Oberoi , Rami Reddy , Arbaaz Ali Khan , Ghanshyam , Jeetu Verma , Gurbachan , Anirudh Agarwal , Brij Gopal , Shiva , Anil Nagrath , Dolly Bindra , Shashi Sharma
Director: Suneel Darshan
Release Date: 30 Nov 2012
Est. Budget: 40.0 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 85.6 CR

Plot: Late at night on a deserted road, well-known actor Armaan Kapoor ( Vivan Bhatena ) loses control of his car for no evident reason, apparently trying to avoid something, and drives into the sea. Inspector Surjan Shekhawat ( Aamir Khan ) with his assistant Devrath Kulkarni ( Rajkummar Rao ) Read more

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In the end, I didn't care about the case or the characters: not cop, wife, pimp, kid or hooker -- ah, I might as well pick the dead actor who kicked the whole story off; at least the poor guy had an Eraserhead poster in his room.
Raja Sen, Rediff 
Reema Kagti's 'Talaash' is a suspense thriller that not only boasts of a taut script but has a multi-layered structure that manages to pack in enough surprises to keep the viewer hooked till the very end. The storyteller's craft lies in the fact that the
Rummana Ahmed, Yahoo India
Talaash is a riveting combination of sentiment and suspense. And it's certainly raised my bar for Reema Kagti as a filmmaker.
Sukanya Verma, Rediff 
Before analyzing the movie I just wish to state one thing. You haven't watched a suspense...
Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama
On the whole TALAASH relies too heavily on an oft-repeated theme which will tell on its business
Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama
Not to be missed.
Strangers in the night
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
Cast:Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji, Kareena Kapoor, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Shernaz Patel, Rajkumar Yadav, Sheeba ChadhaDirector:Reema KagtiBathed in a noir-like moodiness, Talaash, directed competently by Reema Kagti, opens with a leisurely paced montage of Mumb
Rajeev Masand, IBN 
We're used to a certain kind of suspense thriller - it has the twists and turns, high-paced music, and a finale that's supposed to stun you.
Sonia Chopra, SIFY
And that's what makes Sampath's efforts truly appreciable.
Sukanya Verma, Rediff 
For once, I also feel the need to explain my rating: I wanted to give four stars to the first half and two stars to the second half, so it averages out to three.
Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times 

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Talaash - All Reviews

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Meena Iyer, Times of India
On the whole, Talaash has a novel suspense angle and is an engaging and entertaining drama with a good emotional undercurrent. It will, therefore, be liked by the public and emerge a paying proposal at the box-office. Business in the big cities and good m
Komals Reviews
Oneindia - 3.5 StarsTalaash is a delight to watch, because of the surprises it throws at you and by the power-packed performances by its cast. Though the first half of Talaash is a bit slow, it''s still enthralling, absorbing and engaging. It is as we use
Smitha, OneIndia
Aamir Khan's fans apart, Talaash has the power to grip all cine - goers.
IANS Team, India Today
ay, can ghosts smell flowers? One scene in Talaash sure seems to suggest as much.
Vinayak Chakravorty, India Today
Slick and groovy!
Suparna Thombare, Bollywood Life
Movie Details Release date: Nov 30, 2012 Language: Hindi Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller Cast & Crew: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukherjee, Shernaz Patel, Rajkumar Yadav Director: Reema Kagti Music: Ram Sampath Length: 2 hrs 22 mins Writer: Zoya Akhtar, Reema Kagti , Anurag Kashyap, Farhan AkhtarBook Tickets | Watch Trailer
Saumya Sharma, BookMyShow
StoryIn Talaash, Reema Kagti has shown the dark side of Mumbai which hides behind its glamour. The movie opens with a car accident in which actor Armaan (Vivan Bhatena) dies and Inspector Surjan Singh Shekhawat (Khan) is the one to investigate the case. B
Puri, OneIndia
An aging Akshay Kumar and a slowly fading Kareena Kapoor make up this unimaginative piece of film-making called Talaash.
Ad-Lib, SIFY
Kaushik Ramesh, Planet Bollywood
Sajid-Wajid have particularly stuck to the basic theme of Dabangg and created this album exactly similar to it. Even the music, situations and singers are same here as well. Fevicol, Dagabazz Re and Pandey Ji Seety, are our picks and will be instant hits
Avad M, Bollywood 3
It might become blockbuster at box office however it is lackluster in terms of its speed.
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An intriguing story intelligently told!
Shweta Parande, Bollywood Life
‘Talaash’ is one of the biggest releases of 2012This is the only release of Aamir Khan this year as the entire year he was busy with his TV commitment, ‘Satyamev Jayate’ and hence the excitement and the thrill is a thing to watchA suspense thriller is alw
Bollywood Mantra
The movie plays upon the mysteries of the mind and the personal vs professional life of a police inspector. Aamir Khan has done his usual outstanding performance with Mukerji being at par with him
Aditya Tibrewala, Rate Movies Here
Director Reema Kagti shows she's come a long way from her previous 'Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd' and to work with the best of the best actors of Bollywood
K N Gupta, Smash Hits
Aamir Khan never ceases to surprise viewers.
Troy Ribeiro, SIFY
Movie thrilling, in just the right measure. Every turn surprises you, shocks you even, and has you completely involved in the story playing out on screen.
Rubina A Khan, First Post
 Intriguing and thought provoking tale, worth watching
Bharat Student
There’s a great scene in Talaash where the laconic Inspector Surjan Singh Shekhawat (Aamir Khan) gets a phone call from a Times of India reporter, probing for details of the high-profile case he’s working on: the death of a Bollywood star in a mysterious
Trisha Gupta, First Post
A thumping good supernatural thriller
Devesh Sharma, FilmFare
A new year has dawned and the somewhat much anticipated Suneel Darshan release has made its foray as the year´s first big release. As promoted, Talaash is a thriller but attempts to stray from the run of the mill stuff. Though Darshan can by far disclude
Abid, Planet Bollywood
It’s been a long wait for an Aamir Khan film.. 35 months after the release of 3 Idiots, Khan returns with Reema Kagti’s Talaash, co-written by the writers of Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (Reema and Zoya Akhtar). The film also features two of the most talented
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Anjum Shabbir, Bolly Spice
The Sanjeev Darshan duo fails once more in giving the right kind of music
Smash Hits
Aamir Khan seems to love the ‘lost someone’ persona his female directors cast him in and the character’s mellow sense looks like a cop version of him from Dhobi Ghat
HaribabuBolineni, Chirtamala
Talaash has a novel suspense angle and is an engaging and entertaining drama with a good emotional undercurrent. It will, therefore, be liked by the public and emerge a paying proposal at the box-office.
Talaash reminded me that these two stars are hungry for good work, and they can deliver, but they need a wise filmmaker like Kagti to bring the best out of them.
Aseem Chhabra, Rediff 
When I landed a job as Entertainment Correspondent, my friends said excitedly, "You'll get to watch all the movies!"
Ronjita Kulkarni, Rediff 
A puzzling murder mystery!
Bollywood Life
The first music review of Talaash by Abhishek Sharma
Director :Reema KagtiMusic :Ram SampathLyrics :Javed AkhtarStarring :Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji, Kareena Kapoor and Nawazuddin SiddiquiNovember 30, 2012 12:58:12 PM ISTBy Martin D'Souza, Glamsham Editorial TALAASH - THE ANSWER LIES WITHIN engages you in eve
Martin D'Souza, Glam Sham
First things first, 'Talaash' is not a film that cannot be watched. In fact it is a film that has quite a few positives going for it (the entire first half and the twist during the preclimax). It is just that all of it doesn't sum up into a perfect film that one was expecting from the makers here, especially considering the fact that the premise was wonderful enough to warrant a fascinating tale.
India Glitz
Worth a watch!
Roshni Devi, Koi Moi
Talaash has no story. Darshan seems undecided whether to focus on the main plot (Akshay Kumar's search for his sister) or the love angle (between Akshay and Kareena Kapoor). The result is that he goofs up on both fronts and you have one confused film
NowRunning, Now Running
'Talaash' is consistent as a thriller. In fact its slow, measured to-the-point story telling is its greatest strength
Janhavi Samant, Mid-Day
Talaash is a deftly woven suspense drama that may either blow your mind or leave you disappointed. In either case it's the process of the culmination which makes for a delightful definite one time watch.
Mansha Rastogi, Now Running
An Aamir Khan film after the blockbuster 3 Idiots, strong leading cast such as Rani Mukerji and Kareena Kapoor, even stronger crew members such as Farhan Akhtar, Zoya Akhtar and Anurag Kashyap, the interesting promos, and much more are enough to expect a
Aakash Barvalia, Movie Zadda