Watched the movie Ekalavya with much interest. It is always a wrong thing to go watch a movie after reading excellent reviews. I think the movie did not meet with my high expectations of it, too much hype does that to films. Mind you, the movie was a refreshing experience considering it came from 'Bollywood'. I was especially glad to note that the movie was only one hour and fifty seven minutes long. And it did feel that long. This inspite of the movie moving briskly forwards and introducing many of its characters and the plot right at the beginning itself. Maybe that's what was wrong because we know about all the characters and the storyline and keep hoping that something will happen and that there will be further twists and turns. But no such thing. The rest of the movie is about executing the story to its obvious end. All the same, the film was a treat to watch. It may not be one of the brilliant films we have ever seen, but it is certainly a path breaker film with a totally new approach. This is how our Indian movies should be, attempting various stories and fables and portraying different emotions and themes. How much of the same boy-meets-girl stories are we going to watch and the other gangster and don movies? They have been done to death! The look of the movie is simply beautiful. Every frame looks like a painting, the film spells grandeur and opulence. The palace is a work of art and the dessert scenes are amazing. The film is nothing but Amitabh Bachchan. He is Ekalavya . The title of the film is very apt and not at all misleading as we see him in almost every scene and every frame. All the other actors have just a part to play, but the movie rests solely on our hero's broad shoulders and he does full justice to it. The background music, one pleasant song and the repeated chantings of Gayatri mantra and a Gita verse set the mood for the film which is more like a Shakespearean drama. I think one should watch this movie just to encourage new efforts by our Indian film makers and to show our support for good film making.