Feature Name: Aladdin
Directed By: Guy Ritchie
Cast: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad, Billy Magnussen
Run Time: 128 minutes
Did you grow up hearing the tales of the Arabian Nights? Did you love them?? Well, Disney’s adaptation of Aladdin – the story of magic and love – is sure to be something you will love.
This adaptation of the much-loved fairy tale – though it doesn’t have a fairy – will make you feel like a kid again. The musical film promises to put a smile on your face with its screenplay, music, dialogues and more. The direction is spot on and will make you feel nostalgic from the very start.
Talking about the music – the film deserves brownie points for its beautiful songs. Infused with Arabic and Indian flavors, the songs will make you feel alive. They will absorb you to the extent you will feel like a part of the film.
The actors do a fabulous job especially Will Smith. The chemistry between Aladdin and Jasmine is on spot. The character background adds more meaning to the film.
While I spoke about the music and acting, the costume, dance and sets cannot be forgotten. The screen is brought alive with the rich and vibrant costumes and nicely choreographed dance sequences. The set design will take you back to the time it prince and princess in the desert land.
While I totally loved the film, there are a few minuses – not major but still. Like, having the presence of Jafar’s snake make a better appearance. Another thing that would have worked wonders would have been leaving scope for a sequel.
All done and said, I still love the movie for taking me back to my childhood and give it 4 stars.