Thursday, 16 October 2014
Film review: Bang Bang!
Expectations! They seem to be directly proportional to the eventual disappointment.
So it is with Bang Bang!
There was so much going for this! And so little have they achieved with it!
The hype was unbelievable. When the promos and songs first arrived on YouTube, record numbers watched them in no time.
Hrithik Roshan and !
What chemistry, they said! Full of action, they said! Remake, but
better than Knight and Day,
they said! If only! If only they had remained faithful to the
original story, script and screenplay, without indulging themselves too
much. In doing so, the story keeps going somewhat off-track; it makes
sense only in parts – or because you have already seen Knight and Day. Katrina Kaif
The action scenes - surprisingly and disappointingly - are not slick. They are not even convincing. They are not a patch on the action scenes seen in Krrish 3 or Dhoom 3. And that is a shame, because they had the towering presence of
Hrithik Roshan going for
them, and yet managed to rake up dud sequences.
Katrina Kaif plays a
Canadian settled in India – how
many times will they justify her accent by making her an NRI?
She lives with her Dadi in an unrealistic setting in the
north. So do Hrithik’s parents – in a large country house, all by
themselves, with no domestic help – in a place that is helpfully named Ghar. Danny plays the predictable
villain, and rather
unpredictably, plays his side-kick who promptly gets bumped off in the
middle. However it was good
to see Deepti Naval on screen again after a long gap, even though in a small
role. Javed Jaffrey,
It was the songs that got us going. And they are the saving grace of the film. Them and
Hrithik Roshan. The songs are tailor-made for him, as
he mesmerises you with effortless moves with his superbly toned
body. He has the
reverse-Madhuri Dixit effect on the audiences. When she used to dance, she easily
overshadowed the leading man; now Hrithik is doing the same to his leading
ladies. You simply cannot
take your eyes off him when he is…well, on a song! He is simply the most
well-rounded actor we have right now.
The producer and director are lucky to have had a hit with this one. And it is barely a hit, considering that at one stage, it was expected to cross 50 crores in the first week itself and over-all 300 crores. It managed only 27.54 crores in the first week and is struggling to reach 180 crores in India as of now (source: bollywoodhungama.com).
Watch it only for Hrithik!