Shabd (2005) - Drama

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A story of Shaukat, a gifted writer who's reeling from the failure of his last novel. Antara, his reserved and sensitive wife supports him indisputably. To regain his command on writing, ...

IMDB: 5.2
Director: Leena Yadav
Stars: Sanjay Dutt, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Length: 140 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 3 out of 29 found boring (10.34%)

One-line Reviews (19)

Ultimately, Shaukat can't face the fact that he's a loser, professionally as a writer and personally as a bored husband.

The proceedings get so repetitive and soporific after a while that you feel tempted to doze off.

Cinematography was mind blowing especially when letters were falling from top to bottom and it had blue & white background during the scenes of Sanjay's imagination.

Debutante writer-director Leena Yadav(she's even edited this tedious fare) must've thought during the filming that she was making something novel and riveting.

He ends up a reclusive failed writer living in seclusion and falling into a life of marital boredom.

The film is full with passages that appear to be poetic but are actually drab monologues packaged in the baritone voice of Sanju baba.

Abstract notions aside, I think Shaukat was also bored with his marriage and his life.

" He sees the temptress Tamanna dancing seductively to the music surrounded by men rather than his boring, docile wife Antara, who only manages to submissively slow-dance with him.

On paper, the idea of a frustrated husband seeking a story in his wife's uneventful life by prodding her to get closer to a younger colleague sounds more than fascinating.

The humor was confusing (yash humor especially) and not funny.

Sadia Siddiqui is engaging as the housemaid and brings some life to the events.

visually stunning artwork.

ashwarya with her amazing beauty is stunning in this movie!

On screen, however, the transition of this concept is vague and confusing.

He wants to make her into something she's not because he's bored with the real Antara, so he sets out to spice up his marriage through his work by throwing this character based on what he WANTS his wife to be into an affair with Yash.

Aishwarya looks stunning.

I personally think that in every three months, only one Indian movie turns out that is worth watching, and I think this is the movie of these three months!

The best asset of the film is Sanjay Dutt, Often known for his Bhai roles, it's nice to see him dare to do out of the box roles In this film though he gets a confusing role, he does a great job as usual and plays the character superbly.

Antara and Shaukat's dance at the end in the asylum is his submission to these facts and willingness to try to accept the ordinary life he has rather than the exciting life he covets.