Fans wait all year long for a film starring Aamir Khan to release. The actor is back with another venture; a coming-of-age musical titled Secret Superstar. Though main lead of the film is Zaira Wasim (Dangal), Aamir has a very important role to play like he had in Taare Zameen Par. The movie has been directed by first time director Advait Chandan, who has been Aamir’s manager for past many year. BollywoodLife’s Editor-in-Chief Tushar Joshi is watching the movie at a special screening, and it just reached the interval. Find below, what he has to say about the movie so far.
Secret Superstar is a story of dreams and ambitions and how some of us have to go to extremes to achieve them. Zaira Wasim plays the lead role of a young girl, Insiya, who aspires to be a singer. Her dreams, however, are suppressed by her conservative Muslim father (Raj Arjun) who is not only regressive but also physically abusive toward his wife. Caught between managing the temper tantrums of her dad and keeping her dreams alive, Insiya decides to put up videos of herself singing, clad in a burkha. What seems like an ordinary small decision turns out to be a changing point in her life. Despite the constant fear of her father and if people will like her songs, Insiya decides she will change not just her life but also that of her mother’s. Aamir Khan plays a narcissistic and obnoxious music composer, Shakti Kumar, who brings out the humour element in the film. The first half of Secret Superstar is light, breezy but still manages to cast a spell on you. Music plays a very important in engaging you with the storyline and the songs are melodious and lyrically woven into the script. The film takes a break at a very crucial point where Insiya needs to decide if being a secret superstar is worth the physical abuse her mother has to bear at the hands of her abba. The film takes a break at a crucial point, the second half will now revolve around Insiya trying her best to make her dreams come true.
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