Rating : 3/10
Release Date : 29th March, 2013
Time : 150 minutes
Director & Writer : Sajid Khan; Music : Sajid-Wajid
Starring : Ajay Devgn, Tamannaah, Mahesh Manjrekar, Zarina Wahab, Paresh Rawal, Leena Jumani, Adhyayan Suman
Shortly into the movie, Zarina Wahab, in her Nirupa Roy like vengeful mother in white avatar says just killing isn’t enough. You must torture, make helpless, remove all hope. Sajid Khan does precisely all that with his audience, turning out a really trashy, silly remake of the ’83 film.
The movie features :
The supposedly villainous landlord, Mahesh Manjrekar, who comes across as a weak caricature and his arrogant daughter, Tamannaah.
The wronged mother (Zarina), driven along with her daughter (Leena, hired only to weep) outside the village
A silly story, out of place in todays times
The hapless villagers
The nasty Munim (Paresh Rawal), who along with his son (Adhyayan) tries to always be on the winning side.
The same old action sequences, only this time with cable
And an over the top, indestructible, tiger fighting, Tamannaah taming, force of nature hero, Ajay Devgn
Some jokes are funny but they are so far and few in between that they hardly provide any relief from the rest of the cacophonous film. There is an attempt at a couple of twists but they fall flat. The villain can get prize fighters from the city to fight with the hero, but hadn’t anyone ever heard of guns ? The movie, which could’ve been over and done with in possibly 45 minutes, meanders on, aimlessly for more than an hour more than that before coming to a merciful end.
Towards the dumb climax scene, in a classic throwback to the films of yore, Zarina turns towards the statue of the goddess and wails “Bas, ab aur zulm nahin, bas karo…”. My sentiments exactly but the movie still took another half hour to finish…