Movie Review: Notebook



Within the age of digital media and social messaging apps, the appeal of handwritten letters and be aware is much more particular. At such a time, Salman Khan presents NOTEBOOK. Though it’s based mostly in time interval of the final decade, it’s not precisely a interval movie and talks about a number of the relatable problems with Kashmir, and in addition of the issues of the guts. So does NOTEBOOK handle to entertain and contact a chord among the many viewers? Or does it fail to take action? Let’s analyse.

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NOTEBOOK is the story of the bond that develops between two lonely academics with out even assembly one another. Kabir (Zaheer Iqbal) is predicated in Jammu and has stop the Military following a traumatic incident. He’s referred to as to Srinagar by an acquaintance who recommends him to hitch a college began by his father in Wular. The college’s solely instructor Firdous (Pranutan Bahl) has stop the varsity simply a while again. With no different instructor there, Kabir agrees to hitch. Wular is situated in a distant city and the varsity is in-built a rundown houseboat. There are solely a handful of scholars round and Kabir begins educating them. Within the drawer within the instructor’s desk, he finds a pocket book written by Firdous. She has written her ideas, fears, insecurities, strengths and so forth. whereas she was educating in Wular. It helps encourage Kabir and he additionally falls for her. Additionally, the way during which the scholars communicate extremely of her makes it clear that she’s a kind-hearted individual. Firdous additionally mentions in her diary that she is having an on-off relationship with a person referred to as Junaid. Furthermore, in the future the varsity is hit by a storm throughout which Firdous’s pocket book falls within the water. Kabir tries to put it aside however fails. What occurs subsequent varieties the remainder of the movie.

NOTEBOOK is the official remake of the 2014 Thai movie TEACHER’S DIARY [Directed by Nithiwat Tharatorn; story and screenplay by Nithiwat Tharatorn, Sopana Chowwiwatkul, Thodsapon Thiptinnakorn and Supalerk Ningsanond]. Darab Farooqui’s tailored screenplay comes throughout as inconsistent. The script needed to be watertight on this movie preserving in thoughts the loopholes within the plot. Sharib Hashmi and Payal Ashar’s dialogues are high quality and work nicely throughout the context of the movie.

Nitin Kakkar’s path is poor, which is stunning contemplating how nicely he had executed his earlier movies, FILMISTAAN [2014] and MITRON [2018]. The primary signal is seen within the opening scene itself depicting Kabir affected by the horrors of his previous. Nevertheless, this bit is proven simply as soon as. Ideally, the director ought to have proven it a number of occasions that he’s getting flashes of the horrendous episode he suffered when he was within the armed forces. Secondly, an motion scene is needlessly compelled within the first half and it serves no function. NOTEBOOK is a distinct segment, multiplex-type city movie and the masala struggle sequence appears to be like so misplaced. In truth, this area of interest attraction can also be a difficulty as audiences won’t get precisely the gist of some scenes. Take as an example the scene the place Kabir reaches Delhi Public Faculty to search out Firdous. It isn’t clear at this juncture whether or not he managed to acknowledge Firdous. If he did, it’s bewildering why he didn’t speak to her. If he didn’t, then why didn’t he ask round within the college about her whereabouts. Lastly, it’s laughable to see that Kabir by no means reads Firdous’s e book absolutely. He’s studying simply few pages every time. Observe that he’s in a distant city and he has no different technique of passing time. Additionally, he has fallen crazily for this lady. In such a state of affairs, anyone in his place would have learn the pocket book in a single go. However Kabir doesn’t and it’s only some months later that he realizes that she has additionally written about her marriage! Resulting from such foolish sequences, the impression goes for a toss.

NOTEBOOK is round two hours lengthy however strikes at a snail’s tempo. The introduction half is partaking and the way during which the varsity is depicted initially is intriguing. One can truly really feel that the varsity is situated in the midst of nowhere. Kabir attempting to regulate to his new environment makes for a high quality watch. The sequence of Kabir making pals with the children is okay because the humour appears compelled. The most effective a part of the primary half is nonetheless when Kabir catches his girlfriend Dolly dishonest. Using the music <em>‘Accha Sila Diya’</em> provides to the enjoyable. The intermission level is sort of arresting. Publish-interval nonetheless the movie falls. Kabir may have simply met Firdous by making enquiries however the makers don’t permit that to occur. Therefore, it appears very unconvincing. Additionally, the movie offers with too many matters like terrorism in Kashmir, exodus of Kashmiri pandits, significance of training for Kashmiri kids and so forth. These tracks nonetheless are extra fascinating than the precept plot and that’s not excellent news for a movie that’s primarily a love story. The movie ends on a high quality be aware nevertheless it’s too little, too late.

NOTEBOOK rests on some high quality performances with each the debut actors doing a superb job. Zaheer Iqbal is sort of honest and genuinely does a very good job. Regardless of his powerful look, he performs the susceptible half very nicely and comes throughout as fairly endearing. Pranutan Bahl is beautiful and has a supreme display presence. She delivers a first-rate efficiency and might positively make a mark in Bollywood, supplied she indicators some well-written movies. From the children, Mir Mohammed Mehroos (Imran) has an necessary monitor and is a pure. Soliha Maqbool (Shama) is loveliest. The others – Mir Mohammed Zayan (Tariq), Baba Hatim (Waqar), Adiba Bhat (Dua) and Hafsa Ashraf Katoo (Iqrah) additionally put their finest foot ahead. Mir Sarwar (Iqbal’s father), not too long ago seen in KESARI, is okay. Zahoor Zaidi (Hameed Chacha), Mozim Bhat (Junaid) and Farhana Bhat (Dolly) are first rate.

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Vishal Mishra’s music is melodious. <em>’Nai Lagda'</em> is the most effective music of the lot and can also be picturized nicely. <em>’Bumro'</em> is peppy though it comes up abruptly. <em>’Predominant Taare'</em> comes subsequent although Salman Khan’s voice doesn’t come throughout correctly at a number of locations. <em>’Safar'</em> and <em>’Laila'</em> are forgettable. Vishal Mishra’s background rating is as per the movie’s theme.

Manoj Kumar Khatoi’s cinematography is beautiful and captures the distant Kashmir locales superbly. Urvi Ashar Kakkar and Shipra Rawal’s manufacturing design is wealthy. Your complete school-in-houseboat bit is fascinating. Sanam Ratansi’s costumes are interesting. Shachindra Vats’s enhancing may have been tighter.

On the entire, NOTEBOOK boasts of exemplary performances by the debutants and is superbly shot whereas stressing on the significance of training. On the field workplace, the movie would attraction solely to multiplex viewers.

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