Monday, April 28, 2008


Rating : 3/10
Running Time : 160 Minutes
Release Date : 25th April ‘08
Director & Story : Vijay Krishna Acharya ; Music : Vishal - Shekhar
Starring : Saif Ali Khan, Akshay Kumar, Anil Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor

This is a film about cheap thrills. A flat-stomached Kareena in a bikini and other skimpy little nothings, who’s hour glass figure had even the women raving, was undoubtedly the highlight of the movie. Everything else didn’t really measure up, pun intended.

Its more Cash than Dhoom2 (or even Race). It’s a movie that tries very hard to be cool, which is why it fails. Its more about hype / style than strong intrinsics or substance. The plot is laughable, thinner than a Pringles. The characters are all caricatures with Anil Kapoor’s one-joke, ultra-hammy ‘Bhaiyya ji’ probably being the worst. The twists / turns would have been better off in another movie. The ending is farcical, the fight / action sequences are so over the top, they make Everest seem like a mole-hill. And there are several pathetic sub-plots, with the whole ‘gudiya’ angle however, easily taking the cake and all other party foods in its sheer terrible-ness. The songs are all forced and mostly tasteless. Kareena looks gorgeous, overdoes the pout a bit, but no complaints overall. The rest were terrible.

This is nothing but a three hour extension of the two-minute Akshay action sequence that was shown in Om Shanti Om. Its likely to be his first film in quite a while which is not a major hit. As one of my friends remarked, this just proves that Yash Raj films has officially lost it. I, however, understand why they were having yet another battle with the multiplexes about the share of spoils in the initial weeks – they knew that its highly unlikely to be running after that !


Karan said...

Certainly better than cash....and the music of the movie is awesome....i think everytime we should not look at all the negative aspects and instead should also look at the positive aspects of a movie and also how the movie appeals to a certain audience....My parents obviously didn't like the movie but me and my friends went to enjoy and we certainly did!!! It is watchable!!! 5/10 was what i expected and certainly not 3 which u me and hum and krazzy 4 deserved.....

Anonymous said...

Unlike karan I feel 3 is overrating for the movie.. I felt i was watching a video game..I didn't know ehere it started and how it ended.. in between Gudiya came in and then fights and then happy ending.. Wow!! I can make a movie too.. Bee

Anonymous said...

u guys are generous. 5!!! no way.
this is the most trashy script ever and the water scooter from dhoom set landed straight here looks like. in fact that turned out to the most believeale jump the film took.

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