Monday, April 12, 2010

Well Done Abba had been a masterpiece.

Well Done Abba had been a masterpiece.

The film Well Done Abba made by Shyam Benegal had been a masterpiece. Shyam Benegal had always remained an innovative story-teller and the films had moved the inner impulses of the viewers over the period of time. From Ankur to Manthan, from Sooraj Ka Satwaa Ghora to Welcome to Sajjanpur, his story telling had remained unblemish and no other Indian director other than Satyajit Ray could make the roads, trees, nature speak in the way Shyam Benegal had done.

He had written the story of the film himself. In this film, Armaan Ali was a driver working in Mumbai. He took a leave from his employer to find a groom. He went to Hyderabad, and the search for the groom in the native village took more than three months.

Obviously as he could not keep his word, his job was at stake. But his employer listened to the story of the driver and that was the most important turning point in the film.

Shyam Benegal had given the important role of the driver Armaan Ali to Boman Irani. Boman Irani had proved his versatility by performing in notable role in the films Munnabhai MBBS, Lage Raho Munnabhai and The Three Idiots. It was a great selection by Shyam Benegal.

The other leading artists in the film included Minissha Lamba as Muskan Ali, Sammir Dattani, Ila Arun, Sonali Kulkarni, Rajit Kapoor, Yashpal Sharma, and others. The music of the film had been composed by Shantanu Moitra.

The notable songs in the film included “pani ko taraste” by Raja Hassan, “sandesa sandesa” by Shreya Ghoshal and Rupankar, “meri bano hoshiyar” by Ila Arun and Daniel George, to name a few. Shyam Benegal’s films had never depended upon box-office success.

Critics will definitely acknowledge the powerful script and breezy story telling. Viewers should watch the film.

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