Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Akshaye sparkles in Aaja Nachle

I have finally done it, watched Aaja Nachle. It's not as bad as the reviews made it out to be. Madhuri is beautiful and she has picked up that extra something that comes with age to beautiful women. The story was alright and the music was hummable. I did not feel bored at any time.

And Akshaye! It's obvious the movie was done when he put on a lot of weight and grew a humungous beard( the beard's not in the movie). Thankfully he has slimmed down a lot since then. If you put that aside and the slightly Rajesh Khanna-ish gait and mannerisms, which were more conspicuous because his role was short, this is one memorable performance from him.

It's apparent he has grown leaps n bounds as a performer. He has acquired something that elevates the great above the merely good --thespic gravitas. And that was noticeable in so many small things. The scene with Irfan where he was playing golf; he was withering in contempt and smote down Irfan before him without even taking off his glasses! The way he toyed with Madhuri all through the movie. In their first meeting, there were flashes of pure meanness on his face that he made us feel for Madhuri without even trying to rape her! The scene where Madhuri storms off after their confrontation, refusing the pizza, he looked so bemusingly droll, droll even for Akshaye.

In their first movie, they did not click but here Madhuri and he share such a sparkling chemistry that I loved seeing them together. I especially loved the way the movie ended hinting at possible romance between the two. He a rajasaab and she a single mother, it's pure Mills & Boon stuff. In fact, I almost wanted to see a sequel, just to see how their romance would pan out. If only somebody casted him opposite Sridevi!


Anonymous said...

Hey, it would be a good idea to make a sequel of Aaja Nachle with Akshaye Khanna and Madhuri Dixit!!

I also wish that Sridevi makes a comeback film with Akshaye Khanna. They will surely do wonder together onscreen!

And, also with Kajol!!

Anonymous said...

The chemistry of Akshaye Khanna with Madhuri Dixit was fantastic in Mohabbat too. Same for Aaja Nachley.

Anonymous said...

I think Akshaye did his appearance right after the first schedule of Race was done- during March. Madhuri had left India in April. So it was done before.

Anonymous said...

Don't u guys find this fact strange that Akshaye Khanna has not worked with any actresses of his age group like Rani Mukherji and Preity Zinta yet??

Anonymous said...

Race photo gallery is up at Tips Website

Seems like Saif is getting the most promotion based on the pics.

Anonymous said...

Akshaye and Bipasha