Madhuri has 'still got it', says New York Times
Madhuri Dixit's comeback film "Aaja Nachle" proves the actor has retained her considerable sex appeal and dancing skills despite being away from Bollywood for five years, The New York Times says.
"Ms. Dixit reminds us that whatever 'it' is, she's still got it. Now stories will have to be found that can show it off," the Times said Saturday in its review of "Aaja Nachle".
The Times reviewer writes that Anil Mehta, the director of "Aaja Nachle", doesn't quite know what to do with Dixit, who plays Dia, a choreographer living in New York who returns to her hometown in India and tries to save a theater that developers want to replace with a shopping mall.
The reviewer says that for "Aaja..." to be a true comeback vehicle for the 40-year-old Dixit, Hindi cinema will have to figure out what kind of heroine a middle-aged woman can be.
The reviewer disapproves the film's story denying Dia, who is divorced with a daughter, a love life.
"All her passion goes into the show she's staging and into playing cheerleader to a budding romance between its leads (played by Konkona Sen and Kunal Kapoor)."