The few million dollars converted into several crores of rupees is the only thing that is noticeable in this hugely hyped, strongly marketed movie which tries to ride on the AK charisma, which sailed the not so good Singh is King through. But this time the makers have goofed up big time. There r a hell lot of indigestible cinematic liberties taken, the kind we had last seen in the masala movies of yore.
(i) Mithun suddenly, out of nowhere, appears from behind the goons before he gets killed. Remember, he was supposed to be in India.
(ii) If Akshay, as a young school going boy is shown as reading a book, then why the hell is he working as a small time bawarchi in a local dhaba and keeps behaving like a angootha chhaap gaaothi, carrying the potato, in the entire movie.
(iii) The villain is chasing Akshay and Deepika in a high drama scene and Deepika helps him jump from the top of the building with the help of the one-in-all umbrella and suddenly they break into a romantic number mid air. Utterly ridiculous.
(iv) Please explain to me why, how, when Deeepika, a small time model, falls in love with this ganwaar, badly dressed, good for nothing chap???
(v) It looked like the Chinese Government had leased out the lower part of the The Great Wall to Deepika’s mad father and the top portion to the Gora Saand. Bloody, any given time they r seen there doing their own job.
(vi) Picture this, Deepika doing aarti and throwing floer petals from the Great Wall and the petals faLLING on her father. Akshay being thrown by the Gora Saand from the Wall and being caught by Deepika’s father. Then the father and the two daughters at the Wall, yet no one sees the other. Was Nikhil Advani watching too many Manmohan Desai films while shooting these scenes??
(vii) Why does Hojo not use his ace weapon, the hat, even after being beaten up to pulp by Akshay?? Was he suffering from short term memory loss??
(viii) The last scene in which Mithun repeats thrice his philosophy about hatheli and mutthi and Deepika’s father yells about that one move(Trainig ke waqt time nahin mila tha kya?) and then Akshay asking himself about that one move was like the last nail in the coffin of my patience. All this while, The villain had taken a drink’s break!!!!
Akshay hams outrageously and goes over the top in almost every scene and imagine he’s present in almost every frame of the film. Even in the deepika-father milaap scene, he pokeS his nose in between them. So, self-obsessed!!! TSCH TSCH. His loud antics r jarring to the ears.
He keeps doing his poor comedy throughout the film. I thought Mithun’s death will BRING some respite to us. But Akshay seemed to be in an unforgiving mood till the end. He still kept up his slapstick on. Seeing his antics, u feel for once, is this fellow actually serious about avenging Mithun’s death.
Poor dialogues: Akshay says about Mithun that Mujhe gale lagaane ke liye aaye the. Kya pata that ki unka gala hi kat jaayega. Akshay’s dialogues referring to his kachha and then to his balls as akhrot, ande all the time, were in poor taste.
Poor music, Poor direction. After seeing the camera work in the actionby Peter Hein in Ghajini, Sivaji, Aparichit, Tashan, the action here, except for some scenes, looked like an amateurish effort. Had expected a lot from Gordon Liu.
Nikhil Advani, mujhe agar mil gaya toh, I HAVE ALREADY THOUGHT ABOUT MY ONE MOVE.