While most other denizens of filmdom would rather income tax than their personal
life, it's nice to meet one who won't just tell all but will act it out. With
props, wigs and everything. All his losses, triumphs, both public and private,
are laid bare for you to make what you will of them. And what you will probably
make of it: Anupam Kher, nice guy. If you were a fan, you went home happy, and
if you weren't, you were left feeling a little unsatisfied.
Watching Kucch Bhi Ho Sakta Hai was like viewing a parade of scenes from all
of Kher's movies - you might not be crazy about all his roles, but the ones that
are good redeem most everything. Like his star-struck first meeting with Amitabh
Bachchan, his second movie featuring a horrifying toupee, his account of running
a media corporation (a la ABCL) and more recently, the quiz show (Saawal Dus Crore
Ka) that didn't exactly strike fear in the heart of the competition.
Kher takes you through the history of a boy from small town Himachal Pradesh,
who landed his first film by cursing the director. Who lost a coveted role in
Attenborough's Gandhi to a lift operator. Who battled facial paralysis through
the entire painful shooting of a film. What strikes you at the end of the two-hour
autobiography is the resilience of a spirit that can relive the unhappiest moments
of its life over and over again before a large audience. Perhaps this is Kher's
therapy. His way of making sense of the ups and downs.
Moments of self-doubt as he waited for the celluloid kingdom to usher him in,
his terror at being mediocre and his love affair with castles in the air, are
what endeared the man to his audience. The only real betrayal was the end of the
play, which happened rather abruptly.
Director: Feroz Khan
Cast: Anupam Kher
Duration: 2 hours