Sujoy Ghosh’s Aladin, that will be released on October 30, 2009, is generating a lot of buzz on many counts.Firstly, Aladin will be Amitabh Bachchan’s first release in 2009, without counting his special appearance in Delhi-6. Amitabh’s next 2009 flick is Balki’s Paa where he stars with son Abhishek Bachchan.
Secondly, Aladin is a fantasy movie from Bollywood with what looks like good production values. The last big-budget fantasy movie was Abhishek Bachchan’s superbomb Drona.
And, last but not the least, there is the beauteous Jacqueline Fernandez, ex-Miss Sri Lanka, who makes her acting debut with Aladin.
Aladin is a modern adaptation of the classic Aladin And the Magic Lamp.
The synopsis of Aladin on Eros international’s website describes the movie as the tale of a young orphan Aladin Chatterjee (Riteish Deshmukh), an orphan bullied since childhood by Kasim and his gang.
His life turns upside down when Jasmine (Jacqueline Fernandez) gives him a magic lamp. The genie Genius (Amitabh Bachchan) that comes out of the lamp wants to give him his mandatory three wishes and be done with it. He wants to end his contract with the Magic Lamp.
Adventure ensues when ex-genie Ringmaster (Sanjay Dutt) turns up to wreak havoc on poor Aladin.
The movie stars Ratna Pathak Shah as Marjina and Sahil Khan as Kasim.