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Bodyguard  (2011 - Hindi)

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  • Get 'Ready' For This 'Dabangg' Bodyguard

    Bodyguard rating: 7 out of 10(Somak Basu wrote on 30 Aug 2011)

    From the last 2 years Salman Khan, the 'jaaneman' of mass-pullers has been giving blockbuster hits like Wanted[2009], Dabangg[2010] and that has not been a failure a single time. Wanted, Dabangg, Bbuddah, Singham - Bollywood has got into form of welcoming spectacular action flicks, so Bodyguard is nothing new for it but a Salman touch. But Bodyguard is not a Action flick like the above ones. It's main stream carries Romance but we can see a situation also where action is necessary, just like Ready[2011]. Like Ready[2011], this one is also an adaption of south hit 'Bodyguard'. But the question arrives is Bodyguard better or Ready? Ready was a comic-con movie where there was no serious matter, but Bodyguard doesn't lack of that at all. Bbuddah, even being a spectacular film stood a 'so-so' in the box-office, Singham dissapointed very much in both fields, so can Bodyguard be the most successful Action movie of this year? The Answer's 'Yes'.

    Festive occasions like Eid-UL-Fitar & Ganesh Chaturthi - all we need is a bolly flick to enjoy this festive moment. Bodyguard promises to give us the most of it & will surely be kept to everyone, because Bodyguard is that good. Salman Khan has a huge amount of his crazy fans and this one's an irresistible treat for them. The hugely telecasted trailers, rocking dialogues, Salman Khan & the title track - what do you want more to attract audiences? Bodyguard has probability to achieve the highest advance booking records [also get a fat collection throughout] as people's expectations has reached higher limits after watching 'Dabngg', 'Wanted' & 'Ready'.

    When it comes to being punctual and doing his duties perfectly, Lovely Singh is unmatchable. Taking great pride in what he does, he spares no effort in giving his everything to his profession.

    Summoned for an assignment of guarding Divya, the daughter of Sartaj Rana, a business tycoon. Lovely Singh accompanies her to her campus, but ends up rubbing her the wrong way with his over-protective nature ...and paranoia about security. She finds him to be a major obstacle in leading a regular campus life. To throw him off-track and get him out of the way, she comes up with a 'master-plan'- that of trapping him in a fake love affair. 'Once he's smitten by the girl of his dreams and is reveling in his new-found romance, he will leave us alone, and we shall be free to do our own thing unhindered', says Divya to her friends.

    She becomes an anonymous admirer of his and starts hounding him, expressing her 'feelings' in no uncertain terms. Lovely Singh however proves to be a tough nut to crack, and it takes quite a bit of doing from her side to penetrate his fort-like exterior. But once she succeeds in doing so, he transforms into a completely different person. Divya is triumphant and is all set to relish her regained freedom.

    But things take an unexpected turn when she learns a few things about Lovely Singh. Things that she could've never even imagined! And she soon finds herself trapped in a dilemma that she's unable to resolve! And with her, soon enough, Lovely Singh finds himself ensnared in a web of lies, trickery and deceit!

    On the whole, Bodyguard is a successful tale of Love, Faith & Betrayal. Even the film is not an action movie fully, the action scenes are sure to rain whistles and claps and shouts. When you see Salman's entry with the title track, be sure that there will be no mercy for applause throughout the hall.

    Siddique's simple but effective story and screenplay has every essential present in it that can bring a rock-hard mood in the hero. Lovely Singh is the symbol of silence, toughness and roughness and the script helps enough to glorify it. The twist-in-the-tale in the climax, which is one of the most surprising ones appeared in recent times was a stunner that makes you forget everything but to concentrate on the movie. How Sallu was tricked by nearly every man he trusted even the person he was protecting throughout, Kareena's sudden change in emotion, the unique storyline and some few but awesomely stylish action sequences and moves makes Bodyguard a dream debut for any director. Just like Abhinav Singh Kashyap, Siddique just got himself a master-blaster at his first try.

    The first half of the movie was just going by the story to come to the main plot but the second half was furious in parts and it totally abolished the flaws of the first part. The second part works in a respective manner and transcends conceptually to an unbelievable climax. There are some comic moments by Rajat Rawail & some tough moments by the hero himself which are joy to watch.

    Music of this movie is a bit disappointing. The title track is perfect, no doubt. But other tracks are not so special. 'Teri Meri' is beautifully visualized and it can be a good pick.

    This one should be counted in one of the best performances by Salman Khan. The always 'no-bakwaas', silent, sweet & tough in times Lovely Singh showed some guts and attitudes which are like the very first time in Bollywood. Lovely Singh overlaps Radhe & Chulpul Pandey this time. Bloody Good! Kareena Kapoor was pretty and stole some actually good moments. As this movie is mainly man-centric, Kareena's character can look a bit unimportant but as she's a good performer, she tried to not let us feel she was unimportant at all. Mahesh Manjrekar was disappointing. Aditya Pancholi in a cameo having a fistfight with Lovely was commendable. Rajat Rawail gives some laughs. Raj Babbar had nothing much to do. Others like Hazel[extremely beautiful girl], Asrani, Mohan Kapoor etc. were okay.

    Vijayan's action will yet again steal the awards this year, only if Ra. One & Don 2 doesn't compete such well. BGM by Sandeep Shirodhkar were perfectly situational. Art direction by Shailesh Mahadik & Monica Angelica Bhowmick doesn't catch eye. Editing by Sanjay Sankla is appropriate.

    Allover, "Ekbar Sallu ne jo commitment kar di uske baad to woh khud ki bhi nahi sunta". So, his intentions directly indicated that Bodyguard will shake the box-office for a big time and I'm sure he will pass with flying colors. Bodyguard is a must-watch for the die-hard Salman fans and those who are masala movie lovers, this one's a certain dish that they would lick fingers after finishing. Final verdict 'Khud Pe Ek Ehsaan Karna Ke Bodyguard Ko Miss Nahi Karna'.

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