9 December 2009 | AvinashPatalay
The greatest joy in nature is the absence of man
I have huge admiration for ad-film makers for they pay great attention to small details and more importantly they dare to be different. "Sarfarosh" was a "cult" movie in its own right. When "Shikar" was announced, the audience were expecting nothing short of another "Sarfarosh". John M Mathen should be lauded for the venturing into a path-breaking territory and make a full-blown movie addressing the environmental issue. Sadly, was well-ahead of its time and hence the audience failed to connect. With the "green" talks gaining momentum and Copenhagen hogging the lime-light, perhaps today the audience can realise the importance of Mother Nature.
Ajay Devgan:: It was the stage in his career where he was full-on experimenting roles of grey shades and this was one of them. As usual, he is dependable.
Shahid Kapur:: Had the movie got its due recognition, he would have been greatly benefited.
Bipasha Basu:: She hardly any scope or requirement in the story.
Amrita Rao:: Just about OK.
Javed Sheikh:: Played the role of good Samaritan quite well.
Well, John M Mathen needs to bounce back and surely will.