The first thing that will come to your mind after this movie ends is  – Thank God it’s over!

It’s completely bland. There is a stupid storyline which I vaguely remember as it is completely forgettable. The chemistry between the lead pair is conspicuous by it’s absence. The songs are stupid. There is even a romantic song in which Agent Vinod is killing the goons with the lady by his side. It was truly a WTF moment. The background score is ridiculous. Editing is shoddy.

The story(!) is about a RAW agent who is after this device called 242 and he has no idea what it is. So he hops from country to country, following trails. The trails include Ram Kumar who is an Indian who speaks to Russians in Russian accented English. Why can’t he bloody speak to them in Russian or in normal English? Then there is Prem Chopra, who kills his pet camel inside his own house in his introduction scene. As agent Vinod follows various leads, the country hopping starts to get on your nerves after a while. The agent hopped at least ten countries which left a lot of people confused after a while. Soon, no one (villains and audience alike) had any idea which country he was in.

The only interesting part of the movie were those two aunties who get into the wrong autorikshaw and were tossed through half of Delhi. Many good actors were wasted in small, inconsequential roles. The villain is completely made of wood.

The female lead is so implausible that it’s not funny. She goes ahead and spends one whole night with a bald, fat stranger believing that he would not even touch her and he doesn’t! He spends the whole night dancing with a bottle of something! She visits her home after 15 years and is all tears and sobs and the next moment she is dancing in a marriage with another dancer, who was incidentally rescued by Vinod from a huge jute bag some days back. She was so casual about being kidnapped and kept in a jute bag as if she was born in one. Well its a Bollywood movie!

The action sequences are mediocre. The camera seems to be out of control and is shaking violently as if all the action happened during a 9.6 magnitude earthquake. Some stunts were downright preposterous, like the one in the beginning where Vinod skids while holding the door of a moving Jeep and kills some terrorists.

I wish the last three hours hadn’t happened. I would give anything to someone who could erase the memory of watching this abomination.

Rating – 1.5/5

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About the Author:

Amit Sharma is the Author of fiction novel False Ceilings published by Lifi Publications in January 2016.
Amit always keeps a book and a portable reading light in his bag (much to the amusement of his fellow travellers). His other hobbies include watching world cinema, travelling, staring at hills, digging into various cuisines, cooking, listening to music, painting, blogging, making his daughter laugh and helping his wife with her unnecessary and prolonged shopping.
He is currently working on his Second novel which is a thriller.

15 Comments

  1. Jas A. March 24, 2012 at 4:48 am - Reply

    Wow.. I thought they’d come up with something better after all the delays and with Sriram raghavan on board.. but I guess I’m the fool here.. they’re being consistent.. 😛

    • Amit March 24, 2012 at 11:37 am - Reply

      I wasn’t expecting something great but something decent, around 60% watchable. But this one was a complete bore. I almost fell asleep in the first half. 🙂 I think Kahaani was a much superior thriller.

  2. purplechronicle March 24, 2012 at 5:16 am - Reply

    Couldn’t agree more. Just got back from it and have to agree – a totally inane movie…. the drabness and the out of context songs..with the high action drama was a total mess.

    Glad to have found you via indiblogger. Your newest follower and a regular visitor now.
    chers
    Kajal

    • Amit March 24, 2012 at 11:39 am - Reply

      Yes, exactly. A total mess. And they could have done a great job with it.
      And welcome to my blog Kajal. 🙂

  3. Smitha March 24, 2012 at 5:31 am - Reply

    Well, why am I not surprised 🙂

    • Amit March 24, 2012 at 11:40 am - Reply

      Smitha, I was expecting something decent at least. There are so many directors that are making good movies and you start believing that things are changing. Then something like this comes and pushes the whole effort back a bit. It’s a shame.

  4. Indian Homemaker March 24, 2012 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    Sounds horrible… won’t watch! I saw a trailer where he casually asks Kareena if she wanted juice (as his last wish) and I was irritated with Kareena looking like she was Mona-darling to Ajit/Don.

    • Amit March 24, 2012 at 10:48 pm - Reply

      Good! You will do yourself a favour. 🙂
      I could not understand Kareena in the movie. One second she is all determined and clever and the moment Vinod entered she turned into a typical abla nari.

  5. Ashwathy March 26, 2012 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    Why rope in Sriram Raghavan for something like this? 😛
    I still love his Ek Haseena Thi…brilliant it was!

    • Amit March 28, 2012 at 3:35 pm - Reply

      It basically means that even if you rope in Spielberg, a bad script will not work. 🙂
      Yes, Ek Hasina Thi was great. I liked it too.

  6. Reema March 30, 2012 at 5:11 am - Reply

    So instead of a facebook update u wrote a blog post 😛 waise that line in my post wasnt for u only….there are many bloggers who do that and it was directed towards the lack of blogging in the world of facebook and twitter, not towards any person.

    • Amit March 30, 2012 at 1:37 pm - Reply

      Actually, I was so disgusted by the movie that I HAD to warn others.
      I know, a lot of people write one liners on Facebook. A lot of people in my friend list also do that. It’s ok. 🙂

  7. The British Asian Blog April 18, 2012 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    I’ve not watched this movie yet, although the impression I got from the trailers was that this was Bollywood answer to Hollywood’s ‘The Bourne’ Legacy, etc.

    I guess I was utterly wrong. I may have to wait till their air this movie on an Asian Sky channel here in the UK – normally those movies that turn out to be crap are aired minutes after they come off the cinema in India.

    You saved me £8 – I owe you a coffee or tea.

    • Amit April 20, 2012 at 1:19 am - Reply

      Don’t watch this movie on television also. It’s a complete waste of time.

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