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      The Last Lear

      2008 2h 3m Drama List
      Reviews 60% Audience Score 250+ Ratings An aging theater actor is lured out of his retirement by an ambitious film director. The truth behind the actor's decision to quit theater reveals itself during the making of the film. Read More Read Less

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      Shubhra Gupta The Indian Express Rituparno Ghosh could have given [Amitabh] Bachchan the role of a lifetime in The Last Lear. But what we get is Bachchan declaiming Shakespeare, buoyed by a soundtrack which toplines thunder, lightning and rain, and spotlit by a bright beam. May 2, 2019 Full Review Namrata Joshi Outlook Worst aspect, perhaps, is the weak voice of the narrator. Who wants to hear a story in such a weedy voice? Rated: 2/4 Jan 30, 2019 Full Review Dan Sallitt Senses of Cinema Unfortunately, The Last Lear takes [director Rituparno] Ghosh further into impersonality and subjugation to star power. Oct 12, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member India needs more movies like this. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Highlight of the film is the touching portrayal of a Shakespeare actor by Amitabh Bachan! Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Put out thy light, and then put out thy light. If I quench thee, thou flaming minister, I can again thy former light restore... - Othello (Sir William Shakespeare) As like as Harry's(Amitabh Bachchan as Harish Mishra) obsession upon Shakespeare, I'm gonna obsessed of Rituporno Ghosh! Its just not a film! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Best performances by everyone, even the boiled potato look alike, Preity Zinta. Rampal surprises. Bachchan is Bachchan.. effortless dialogue delivery, clear diction, total genius. Shefali Shah should stop being stereotypical in her acting. Fab film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member No other guy can recite KING LEAR on his deathbed like that. No other guy can hit a journalist for forgetting A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. AB rocks. Period. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member The most accessible introduction to the work of Rituparno Ghosh for non-Bengali audiences. If you wanna watch a film that actually means something, please watch this one. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis An aging theater actor is lured out of his retirement by an ambitious film director. The truth behind the actor's decision to quit theater reveals itself during the making of the film.
      Director
      Rituparno Ghosh
      Screenwriter
      Rituparno Ghosh
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      2h 3m