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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Race 2 - Exclusive Movie Review

Race 2 - Exclusive Movie Review

Directed by Abbas Mustan
                                  Produced by UTV / Tips Films
                                  Story by Shiraz Ahmed
                                 Starring Saif Ali Khan, John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Deepika Padukone & Jacqueline

                                          Race 2 - Movie Review by Sree Prasad Nair

                                              Theater – Grand Al Mariah, UAE
                                                        24/12/2013 – 11.45 am
                                                            Occupancy - 40%
Director Duo Abbas and Mustan are well known for directing films in the thriller - suspense genres in Bollywood. Be it Khiladi, Baazigar or Aitraaz & Naqaab, Suspense is the main usp of director duo’s films. However their last film (also the first biggie of 2012) Players sank without a trace. It was an epic disaster. So the question is what will be the verdict of director-duo’s new film and the first biggie of 2013 Race 2? Will it work? Or follow the same Players way???
Race 2 stars Saif Ali Khan, John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Jacqueline Fernandez & Ameesha Patel. Race 2 is the sequel to the 2008 musical-super hit film, Race! It’s a combined production of UTV Films & Tips Films.

Race 2 is the story of Ranvir played by Saif Ali Khan who treads through the world of the Indian mafia in Turkey as he looks to avenge the death of his lover-partner in crime. Will he find his lover’s murderer? If yes who is the killer and for what reason she was murdered?
Let’s go straight to the Positives!
The first half of the Race 2 is truly entertaining with great twists & turns. Entry scene of every lead stars filmed brilliantly. It’s a Sailf Ali Khan show all the way. Saif Ali Khan is in terrific form and essayed the role of revenge chasing lover superbly. His dialogues followed by his entry scene, his sword-fighting scenes, and his acting especially in the first half is really good.  John Abraham acting is another plus point. His fighting sequences will be a treat to watch (good but long) STRICTLY for all his fans. Deepika Padukone looks drop-dead-gorgeous. Infact her sexy avatar can be easily considered as one of the sexiest avatar in recent years. Stylish & Sexy , yet Not Vulgar! Also she is really convincing as John Abraham’s sister role. Jacqueline Fernandez is strictly OK! Not good not bad either. Rajesh Khattar is good in a limited role. Another positive of the film is Ravi Yadav’s beautiful choreography (Turkey & Cyprus) Music is a mixed bag with couple of good songs by Atif Aslam. Choreography is good. Script by Shiraz Ahmed is good with some twists and turns. And of course director duo Abbas-Mustan’s direction is first-rate.       

Now to the negatives :
Film’s second half is boring, infact a complete let down. And for that a big thanks should be given to Anil Kapoor and Ameesha Patel ‘s irritating acting and poor jokes & vulgar dialogues by of course the writer Shiraz Ahmed himself. UNWANTED Anil Kapoor & Ameesha Patel 's Desperate Sex Joke-Scene SPOILED Race2 momentum! "You are solid, You are salad, come let's make Liquid Salaad?!?!?! Men are many… but Money is money! Are we watching an Abbas Mustaan film or Indra Kumar film? Poor Ameesha patel intentionally showined her assets for no reason! Sorry Ameesha not looking sexy!!! And John Abraham’s wrestling in the ring (treat for his fans) was good but bored with a long 6-7 minute time! Bipasha Basu was hardly there in the film for 20-30secs! Was it needed? If yes, then why the makers didn’t filmed her old story ? Because of her personal problems??? Climax is a total letdown with some horrible blunder stunts. Saif Ali Khan tried to do 1 Salman Khan Ek Tha Tiger style stunt… But Dear Saif, Salman Khan is Salman Khan! Final 10 mins is a copy-paste of Race 1! The lesser I say, the better it would be! Another negative of the film is , the film’s music is not yet launched officially, don’t forget it’s a TIPS Film!

Overall Race 2 is just about an average film. The film is sure to meet with mixed reactions. At the box office, film is all set to open big (thanks to the tag of Race sequal) Another good news for the makers is that 26th January Saturday is a national holiday followed by Sunday. Huge weekend is on the cards for the film! Don’t think film will cross 100cr club, if it does, then makers are lucky!

Overall Race will be Safe!  

VERDICT – Race2 failed to win the race
Rating – 2.5/5
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1 comment :

Anonymous said...

Racing to 100 CrZ...
LoL again!!

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