Accomplished and universally appealing, this is the way Bollywood films should be made.
| Original Score: 5/5
| Original Score: 9/10
An ambitious melding of history, politics, romance and patriotism within the parameters of a commercial Hindi movie.
Already a cultural phenomenon in India, this reformist melodrama by Rakesh Omprakash Mehra (Aks) uses razor-sharp technique and an eavesdropper's ear for dialogue to update the patriotic fervor of Bollywood's golden age.
The simple-minded presentation ultimately makes it ring hollow.
| Original Score: 2/4