''Bored, Na ??''
In last few days, Junior B had been seen shouting in his interviews that contrary to the popular opinion, Drona is not a superhero film.
And Boy, Wasn’t he Right! Drona is not a superhero film alone. It’s a superhero-meet-fantasy-meet-fairy tale-meet mythological film that however does not have the required punch or grip over any of its sub-genre. Drona fails big time.
In a way, Drona is first of its kind in Hindi films. The kind of canvas and scale Goldie Behl chooses for his second venture is something never seen before. But then, It needs a lot of finesse to carry it off with aplomb. Drona has everything what such a film requires – Huge star-cast, SFX, Great set-up. But yet, the film sadly never attains that level of grandiloquence that it easily could and should have.
Blame it on its Weak script. Conceptually, the film resembles one of those big Hollywood flicks where Its all fantasy, to the extreme end of surrealism.
Here, the director establishes our Antagonist in La La land no. 1 where He plays with Puppets and talks to his ‘haseen aks’. After establishing our Protagonist in a secretive foreign locale, we are sent straight to La La land no. 2 where our sad mommy is waiting for her son. They meet, get senti and then we are sent to La La land no. 3 where It gets too superficial to be digested.
As our Superhero-heroine jodi travels from one La La land to another, The audience is left yawning, not knowing what else to do.
The special effects and Action sequences are just mind-blowing. In fact, some scenes truly leave you spellbound. But then, the film tries too hard to drive on these two factors alone, forgetting to make any efforts on its writing part. The Writing is plain shoddy, and fails to entertain an ordinary cine-goer what-so-ever, even those who dig on Harry Potter flicks.
Junior Bachchan tries his level best to look like a Super-hero, but fails. His physique as well as his stiff dialogue delivery lets him down. Priyanka Chopra looks bewitching, and does the action scenes amazingly well, even better than our Hero at times. But then, she doesn’t have any scope whatever to display her histrionics. Kay Kay Menon does his best to attract gazes with his OTT act, but his character is too weird to make any impact actually. About the rest, less said the better.
Final verdict -
Drona deserves some applause for exploring the road less travelled, but it doesn’t boast of anything that’d make it watchable. Huge disappointment!
Rating – 2/5