Aladin is a 2009 Hindi movie that blends the classic tale of Aladdin and the magic lamp with a modern setting and a dash of humor. The movie stars Amitabh Bachchan as Genius, the rock-star genie who grants three wishes to Aladin Chatterjee (Riteish Deshmukh), a college student who has been bullied for his fairytale name since childhood. Aladin falls in love with Jasmine (Jacqueline Fernandez), an exchange student who is also the target of the evil Ringmaster (Sanjay Dutt), a former genie who wants to get his hands on the magic lamp.
The movie is directed by Sujoy Ghosh, who is known for his thriller films like Kahaani and Badla. Aladin is a departure from his usual genre, as he tries to create a fun and entertaining family film with spectacular visual effects and catchy songs. The movie also features Boman Irani as the narrator and Sahil Khan as Kasim, Aladin's nemesis.
Aladin was released on October 30, 2009, coinciding with the festival of Diwali. The movie received mixed reviews from critics and audiences, who praised the performances of Bachchan and Deshmukh, but criticized the weak script and the lack of originality. The movie also performed poorly at the box office, failing to recover its budget of â500 million.
Despite its flaws, Aladin is a movie that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike, who are looking for a light-hearted and magical adventure. The movie showcases the talent and charisma of Bachchan, who steals the show as the quirky and lovable genie. The movie also marks the debut of Fernandez, who went on to become one of the leading actresses in Bollywood.
One of the highlights of Aladin is the music composed by Vishal-Shekhar, who have created some catchy and melodious tunes for the movie. The movie features six songs, sung by various artists like Amitabh Bachchan, Anushka Manchanda, Shankar Mahadevan, Shaan, Sunidhi Chauhan and Vishal Dadlani. The songs range from romantic ballads like \"You May Be\" and \"O Re Saawariya\" to upbeat numbers like \"Genie Rap\" and \"Bachke O Bachke\". The lyrics are written by Vishal Dadlani and Anvita Dutt Guptan.
The movie also boasts of impressive visual effects and action sequences, which add to the fantasy and adventure elements of the story. The movie showcases the magic lamp, the genie, the flying carpet, the circus animals and the Ringmaster's powers in a stunning and realistic manner. The movie also has some thrilling scenes like the chase sequence on the streets of Khwaish, the fight between Aladin and Kasim, and the final showdown between Genius and Ringmaster.
Aladin is a movie that tries to recreate the magic and wonder of the Arabian Nights in a contemporary and Bollywood style. The movie has its flaws, but it also has its moments of fun and entertainment. The movie is a tribute to the legend of Aladdin and his genie, who have inspired generations of storytellers and dreamers.