There appears to be some confusion about this film, as shown by an earlier review. The reason for this is that there are two films with the same title 'Talaash' at the beginning. This one is the 2012 version of the film, starring Aamir Khan. The full title of the film is 'Talaash: The Answer Lies Within'. The other film, starring Akshay Kumar, was made in 2003. The full title of that one is 'Talaash: The Hunt Begins'. The earlier reviewer thought that they were reviewing the 2003 film.
Although some reviewers on other sites have described the 2012 film as being rather 'dark' (in contrast with some of the more light hearted films that predominate), in my opinion this is one of the best films to have come out of Bollywood in recent years. From the inspired performances of Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji, Kareena Kapoor and other actors to the superb filming, lighting and soundtrack, this is a film that stands well above all other offerings from 2012. The excellent production of the film is also what we have come to expect from any film involving Farhan Akhtar (who also directed 'Dil Chahta Hal' and produced 'Rock On'). Essentially the film is a thriller, involving an investigation into the death of a famous Bollywood actor shown at the start of the film. The case gradually draws us into the world of prostitutes and crime in Mumbai, giving a view of the city that is rarely glimpsed in Bollywood films. One parallel plot concerns the investigating police officer (Aamir Khan)and his wife (Rani Mukerji) whose marriage is under strain due to a recent tragedy suffered by the family. Another involves the relationship between a pimp and his mistress. All the different strands are seamlessly woven together throughout the film right through to the well conceived and unexpected finale. While I rarely go to the cinema, I actually went on 3 different occasions to see this film, it was such a pleasure to watch. Each time I went I noticed different things that I hadn't picked up on before. Hence I am looking forward to watching all of the extras on the DVDs.