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Hey Ram Reviews

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August 16, 2007
Always great to see SRK act. Even in a limited role, he is phenomenal and is capable of completely driving a story forward.
January 25, 2012
Best film ever made in world cinema!
½ July 1, 2012
An experiment with truth.
December 27, 2011
Kamal Haasan's body of works can be broadly divided into two categories- Hey Ram and non Hey Ram. They say a picture is worth a 1000 words, and a film is worth a 1000 pictures. I say a movie like Hey Ram is worth a 1000 films. This film depicts the culture of India like no other, which ranges from traditional Iyengar, Bengali and Marathi to conventional British and Gandhian.

Not a single scene, line or character is wasted in this film. Being a period film, art direction becomes critical for description of the story. Right from the old Pears calendar in Birla House to the British cement advertisement in Calcutta, from the Tanjore paintings in Srirangam to the vehicles and instruments in the cities, not one object or concept is out of place! Many films fail here, including Lagaan which had 6 balls bowled per over instead of 9.

With an cast of India's finest actors Like Kamal Haasan, Naseeruddin Shah, Girish Karnad, Om Puri, Hema Malini, Rani Mukherjee, Atul Kulkarni and Shah Rukh Khan, one cannot complain about the performances. Perhaps the biggest asset to the film is its refusal to employ black and white characterization. Not one character in this epic is projected as an all good person and everyone has their own selfish reasons in life!
August 11, 2011
excellent work from kamal
July 9, 2011
One of the best movies i have ever seen !!
April 27, 2011
An amazing and important story destroyed by self obsession, needlessly lengthy duration and strange South Indian fixation with special effects.
½ August 10, 2010
Kamal Hassan is genious. brilliant cast. greatly written.
Super Reviewer
February 15, 2008
An interesting movie that follows one man's grief in losing his wife and embarking on a path set upon anger, revenge, and hatred.
Great cast- Atul Kulkarni, Vasundhara Das, Om Puri, Kamal Hassan, Hema Malini, Naseeruddin Shah, Girish Karnad, Rani Mukherjee, and Shahrukh Khan. Worthy!
October 29, 2009
It's 1946 and Indian independence is at hand when HEY RAM begins and we meet 3 friends, Saket Ram (Kamal Hassan) a Hindu, another Hindu friend Lalwani, and their mutual Muslim friend Amjad played by Shah Rukh Khan. At first it seems as if we're going to see just another Bollywood flick as the 3 launch into a giddy, drunken musical number. But the tone of the film turns on a dime when Saket Ram returns home to Calcutta the very day the violent riots between Hindus and Muslims break out. Tragically his beloved young wife Aparna (Rani Mukherjee) is gang raped and murdered and Saket himself is swept up in the murderous mobs seeking retribution. He finds himself both witnessing and committing unthinkable acts. That night is a kaliedoscope of depravity, and after experiencing a blood soaked old Muslim man mistake him for an angel sent to save him, and the old man's blind grand daughter groping her way toward her own death, he can take no more and staggers back to his apartment and his slaughtered wife. But even at his own doorstep there is one more horror--a sacred white elephant standing, swaying, over its lifeless mahout. Before reaching that point there was one other encounter for Saket Ram, and it was a life changing one. He met a wild eyed rebel Sriram Abhyankar (Atul Kulkarni) It's Sriram who first planted the evil, logical notion in Saket's grief stricken brain that the cause of all this death and chaos was one man, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi--The Mahatma. It was he who betrayed his own country and his own religion, and if things were ever to be right again, he must die. I almost turned this off when I realized that I was watching a film that potentially dealt with the life of the man who had assassinated the Mahatma, but I didn't and I'm glad of it. Although the film is painfully slow, it is well worth watching.
August 16, 2009
Foarte frumos filmul
June 4, 2009
cannot be understood by small brains of earth..a class movie
½ May 13, 2009
hey also same kamalhassan film
January 29, 2009
August 26, 2008
saaf nirbheek
kamal hasan supar
May 1, 2008
kamal came to show the gandhi's real face... but his financial status stoped
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½ March 1, 2008
An experiment with truth.
½ January 24, 2008
nice ciniphotography
December 13, 2007
the best indian film....
½ August 17, 2007
the only reason i give this movie half a star was because rani kissed in this movie. I hated this movie. And why is sharukh on the cover? he was in the movie for 2 minutes. Literally!!!!!
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