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The Last Act

In theaters : December 14, 2012

The Last Act
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The Last Act
2.8
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2.8/ 50 - 302 Ratings 11

Critic rating:

3.5/5 - 1 Ratings

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Verdict: While some segments are powerful, the film is stretched and loses steam. The Last Act is a one time watch.

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Plot: It started with a simple idea. Anurag Kashyap, Sudhir Mishra and Chakri Toleti will choose 12 directors from across India to make 10 minute short films. Each film will be part of a larger story. Not a collection of short stories but an integral part of a larger story. The main plot was written by Anurag Kashyap. Then the madness started. The 12 directors were chosen from 600 entries. They were given the plot and they came back with their section. Set in 12 different cities.

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Rony D'costa
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The Last Act Review - 6/12Dec 18, 2012News In today's times Give a person a digital camera and he can become a filmmaker. In India there are so many short films floating around on the internet that it would take an exhausting curative exercise to select the best from the lot.Amongst all this Anurag Kashyap, Sudhir Mishra and Chakri Toleti embark on an adventure of discovering new filmmakers through this experimental film called The Last Act.Though it claims to be India's first collaborative feature I think last year's Project 11 was the first one to attempt something like this.The film takes off from a plot written by Anurag Kashyap which is about a mutilated dead body found with 12 clues on it. 12 directors from across India were chosen to make 12 short films that would connect the dots and make sense of it as a full length feature film.Starting off with Mumbai the film travels to Ghazibad,Kolkata, Delhi, Kalyan, Pune, Chandigarh, Bengaluru, Hisar, Lucknow,Chennai and Gwalior.Out of the 12 short stories the ones set in Ghaziabad, Kolkata, Kalyan and Pune are quirky and interesting. The Pune and Kolkata act stands out amongst them and the actor in the Pune act leaves a strong impact. The Pune act also has the best humour in the film.The film derails in the 2nd half. The Chandigarh act is the worst amongst the entire lot in the 2nd half. It felt that either the director is highly inspired or was giving his personal tribute to Anurag's No Smoking. Post that every act starts crumbling under the impressive acts put up in the 1st half.By the end the film became loaded with too much information and stories to handle and retain. With 4 acts less it could have been a tighter and better film.Even though it doesn't work as a whole there is a lot going for it in parts.Most of the directors show talent within the limited means but I would like to see more of the ones who directed the Kolkata and Pune act.Word of mouth - The Last Act is an interesting experiment that needs to be seen. It should be aired on T.V. as a miniseriesRating - *** (above average)Ticket Meter - worth 150 bucksRony D'costa The Last Act Review - 6/12 Dec 18, 2012
3.0/5

In today's times Give a person a digital camera and he can become a filmmaker. In India there are so many short films floating around on the internet that it would take an exhausting curative exercise to select the best from the lot.

Amongst all this Anurag Kashyap, Sudhir Mishra and Chakri Toleti embark on an adventure of discovering new filmmakers through this experimental film called The Last Act.

Though it claims to be India's first collaborative feature I think last year's Project 11 was the first one to attempt something like this.

The film takes off from a plot written by Anurag Kashyap which is about a mutilated dead body found with 12 clues on it. 12 directors from across India were chosen to make 12 short films that would connect the dots and make sense of it as a full length feature film.

Starting off with Mumbai the film travels to Ghazibad,Kolkata, Delhi, Kalyan, Pune, Chandigarh, Bengaluru, Hisar, Lucknow,Chennai and Gwalior.

Out of the 12 short stories the ones set in Ghaziabad, Kolkata, Kalyan and Pune are quirky and interesting. The Pune and Kolkata act stands out amongst them and the actor in the Pune act leaves a strong impact. The Pune act also has the best humour in the film.

The film derails in the 2nd half. The Chandigarh act is the worst amongst the entire lot in the 2nd half. It felt that either the director is highly inspired or was giving his personal tribute to Anurag's No Smoking. Post that every act starts crumbling under the impressive acts put up in the 1st half.

By the end the film became loaded with too much information and stories to handle and retain. With 4 acts less it could have been a tighter and better film.

Even though it doesn't work as a whole there is a lot going for it in parts.

Most of the directors show talent within the limited means but I would like to see more of the ones who directed the Kolkata and Pune act.

Word of mouth - The Last Act is an interesting experiment that needs to be seen. It should be aired on T.V. as a miniseries

Rating - *** (above average)

Ticket Meter - worth 150 bucks

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Inspector VIjay
Inspector VIjay Movie Jockey
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3.0/5
I have always mentioned in earlier reviews about how Anurag Kashyap is the torchbearer of new-age cinema in India & one of the few who does it... read more
Smita Vyas Kumar
Smita Vyas Kumar Movie Jockey
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A decent actDec 17, 2012
3.0/5
The Last Act is an experimental movie concept that Anurag Kashyap has tried out with . The story starts with the discovery of a brutally mutilated ... read more
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