The Last Lear (2008)

Hindi 2 hrs 30 mins Comedy
34 %
Total Reviews: 15
Sahi: 5 Nahi: 10

Review Summary: THE LAST LEAR has something for the Festival circuit but nothing for the cinema-going audience in India.

Average Critic Rating: (2.43)
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Plot: Preity Zinta (left) and Amitabh Bachchan in the film. The story revolves around Harish Mishra ( Amitabh Bachchan ), a retired Shakespearean theatre actor who spent precisely thirty years and nine months on stage and then suddenly quit, and his first and last act as a cinema artist. He is... Read more

The Last Lear - Movie Reviews

In this case, Shakespeare.
So friends, countrymen and Shakespeare, to be honest Bachchan’s shout into a valley is on the embarrassing side though (check out Liza Minnelli’s yell fest in Cabaret). All said and a bit slept through, The Last Lear merits a toss of the coin. Heads you s
Hindustan Times 
Writer-director Rituparno Ghosh returns to his favourite film-within-film format to tell this story.
THE LAST LEAR has something for the Festival circuit but nothing for the cinema-going audience in India.
Bollywood Hungama
Rituparno Ghosh, one of the finest storytellers from Bengal, chooses Utpal Dutt's play Aajker Shahjahan as the premise for his new endeavour The Last Lear.
by is a literary masterpiece and to transform it into words is a tough endeavorA die-hard fan of Shakespeare would love watching the movieRituparna Ghosh is a wonderful storytellerHe usually tells an intense story which is sometimes hard to retellRituparn
Bollywood Mantra
Arjun Rampal shoulders the movie besides Amitabh Bachchan
Smash Hits
Fiesta for miniscule audiences
India Glitz
Movie Review : The Last LearDirector : Music : Lyrics : Starring :Rituparno Ghosh  Raja Narayan Deb, Sanjoy Das   Anjana Basu, Rituparno Ghosh  Amitabh Bachchan, Preity Zinta, Arjun Rampal, Shefali Shah, Divya Dutta, Jisshu Sengupta.The Last Lear Movie Re
Glam Sham
THE LAST LEAR is the story of an aged theatre personality who claims to have set the stages ablaze with his performances. The kind of actor who considers himself too good simply because he just cannot be bad. The kind of thespian who breathes Shakespeare
Planet Bollywood
The problem with The Last Lear is that there''s too much Shakespeare in the movie, which, to put it bluntly, isn''t everyone''s cup of tea. Besides, certain themes may hold some appeal for those into theatre, but don''t work on cinematic level.Yet, there'
There’s thought gone into every scene, even if it’s sometimes a little too much thought
le, the story begins with Harry (Amitabh) who is a total fan of theatre adn loves to play any role as long as it is on stage. His major passion is Shakespeare and loves to do anything for him but then he simply hates the idea of a cinema. At this point co
Bharat Student
As William Shakespeare once said: “All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players…” (As You Like It, Act II, Scene VII, 139-140). Let me tell you Mr. Rituparno Ghosh, you have played your part brilliantly.
Bolly Spice