Stupid time change has me too groggy to write it up at 9:30 on a work night, but I can't go to sleep without saying how much I loved this, every single part of it, the performances, the dialogs, the style, the characters, the music, all of it. Rough first impression: this is what would happen if Wes Anderson (and Mark Mothersbaugh) took a crack at Bunty aur Babli, this sweet, cheerful, fame-loving thief and his friends, foes, and victims treated gently and allowed to think and to smile.
Plus Archana Puran Singh, who makes anything better!
(And okay, yeah, fine, technically I've only seen seven other films that came out in 2008, but it's pretty hard to imagine any of them could top this. Though I'm still looking forward to Dostana, Fashion, Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, Welcome to Sajjanpur, and Dasvidanya.)