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Bodyguard  (2011 - Hindi)

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  • Ek Ehsaan Karna- Wanted/Dabanng Phir se Dekhna….

    Bodyguard rating: 5 out of 10(Divya Solgama wrote on 31 Aug 2011)

    Two decades back Kevin Costner & Whitney Houston gave us a romantic action thriller – “Bodyguard”. The film was perfect blend of good action thriller plus the romantic track between the lead pair, not to forget the fantastic song. Out here our own Sunny Paaji came up with “Angrakshak” with Pooja Bhatt where he played our Desi-Bodyguard falling in love with his master’s daughter, but missed to make its mark. Decades later the most lovable super star Salman Khan comes up with his latest offering over the similar subject which again is remake of a south Indian film. After back to back hat-rick of blockbuster hits, south Indian remake, Chartbuster songs and most important the festival release – this latest venture seems to be the flavor of the month and most awaited flick of the year. So let’s find out whether this movie will join the hits wagon of Salman’s star power or might give a break to the dream flow over the box office.

    “Bodyguard” is story of Lovely Singh “Salman Khan”, a bodyguard who is assigned to protect daughter of his master Sartaj Rana {Raj babber}. Lovely Singh joins Divya Rana {Kareena Kapoor} along with her best friend and a house servant tsunami {Rajat Rawail} to her college. Divya is highly irritated with interference of Lovely Singh, thus she decides to play a prank on him. She changes her voice {Karishma Kapoor} and starts flirting with Lovely Singh over the phone in name of Chaya. Lovely falls in love with Chaya and slowly Divya too falls for him. What happens next is what the entire film about.

    Story has shades from Kevin Costner’s Bodyguard and also from Sunny Deol's Angrakshak, but with some latest twist and turns. Screenplay is fine in first half, but drags post interval and slowly keeps falling down towards the climax. The film contains some good scenes like Salman meeting Tsunami, Salman with Kareena at her college and home protecting her, Kareena fooling Salman and chatting with him on phone and few more. Along with these scenes the fights scenes starting with the Docks fight, Fight at Kareena’s house, Fight in the Disco and finale fight with Aditya Pancholi manages to excite the desi fan inside you.
    On the flip side the films slows down miserably after the interval and the emotional, dramatic parts does not go with the feel of the film or Salman Khans latest image. The forced comedy by Rajat Rawail is horrible, cheap and vulgar at times. The scene in the climax reminds you the classic hits of Shah Rukh Khan {Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge & Kutch Kutch Hota Hai}.
    Camera work is fine and nothing great. Action scenes are superb but some scenes like Salman catching train by jumping from one train, the anti climax fights with Chetan Hansraj and others were over the top. Editing is fine but in the second half plenty of scenes were repetitive and boring at times.

    Music by Himesh is good. Desi Beats is highly inspired by Bappi Da’s score from Sharabi. Teri Meri is the best track from the film. The title song is fun to watch, especially Salman and Katrina dancing on the stage. I love you by Pritam is a cool song.

    Siddique had directed the original south Indian hit and had written some brilliant comedies like Hera Pheri, Hungama and more. He did add his humor content in the first half and it works till certain time, but later starts feeling stale and bland. He failed to capture what Salman Khan’s audience wanted. The second half was pretty simple, boring, repetitive and confused at times. Wish he had adapted this film to its Hindi viewer’s choice.

    Salman Khan looks great and does his job perfectly. He is the sweet idiot in the film. But who wants to see Salman in this way, we want him to deliver some juicy dialogs, loads of fight, cool attitude and his screen presence. Out here he has everything but in limited quantity. Kareena Kapoor is fine and does her part well. Raj Babber, Aditya Pancholi, Mahesh Manjrekar, Chetan Hansraj, Sharat Saxena, Vidya Sinha are fine but wasted in small roles. Rajat Rawail is highly irritating and cheap. A similar style of comedy was attempted by Manoj Pawa in Wanted, but he managed to make us laugh and was total entertaining unlike this guy.

    So bol meri ‘Filmi Khopdi’ is film mein kitna hai Dum ?

    Dum hai, first half mein time pass fun hai, but later the dum fizzles out and one is forced to sit throughout the film with total disappointment. As said earlier the movie is not bad and can be watched once. But in comparison to Salmans last films, would say it’s the weakest of all. I wish he would have changed his dialog to “Ek Ehsaan Karna- Wanted/Dabanng Phir se Dekhna….”

    Ratings : 2.5-2.75/5

    P.S – On Box Office the movie will do wonders thanks to Salman’s Star power and festive season.

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