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Indian  (2001 - Hindi)

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Indian cumulative rating: 2.4 out of 52.4/5 (26 users)

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  • Indian rating: 4 out of 10(Abhishek Tiwari wrote on 19 Nov 2009)

    Sunny Deol does it again!

    My summary refers to the he-man like characters (usually a cop or a soldier) that Sunny Deol usually plays. This movie wrongly tries to emphasize that being a patriotic Indian means being anti-Pakistan. It is obviously made for the masses who love emotional overflows and quasi-patriotism.

    Sunny Deol is a honest cop Raj Shekhar Azad (a modern-day Chandra Shekhar Azad) idolised by wannabe cops all over India. He daringly and single-handedly apprehends a notorious terrorist Wasim Khan (Mukesh Rishi). But Wasim Khan huffs, puffs and threatens to bring the house down. Even while in jail he causes communal riots in Mumbai. Azad's inquiries point at Shankar Singhania (Danny Denzongpa), a business tycoon who helps the terrorists. Azad's father-in-law DGP Surya Pratap Singh (Raj Babbar) secretly suggests him to go on a sick leave, so that the Government of India can arrange the release of Wasim Khan. On learning of his father-in-law's treachery Raj Shekhar murders him. There are innumerable clashes between Azad and Singhania thereafter. Finally the hero wins the day and the villains get their due.

    The storyline is filled with many subplots and the director just jumps from one subplot to another without warning the viewer beforehand. Wasim Khan plot is prominent in the first half but after Singhania's intro, he just disappears only to re-emerge in the final reels.

    Some scenes are really hard to wash down:

    1. The simplicity of the plan by which Mukesh Rishi sends message to his associates outside the jail makes one think: "Are Indian cops THAT stupid?"
    2. Shilpa Shetty plays Sunny Deol's wife and even her mother Reema Lagoo does not know that she has demanded a divorce until Sunny actually signs the divorce papers - and that too when Shetty is living with Reema !
    3. When Sunny Deol intentionally murders Danny's son (Rajat Bedi) there is no trace of an inquiry and even Danny does not file a police complaint. Worse, he is not even shown lamenting his son's death !
    4. The manner in which Sunny Deol kills Mukesh Rishi in jail and his explanation behind his action makes you feel like committing suicide.

    In acting everyone is usual and nothing above the mark. Music is forgettable and Sunny Deol's dancing is even more so. Action scenes are top-class. Check out Sunny's intro when he chases Mukesh Rishi on the highway and loads of cars are blown up.

    Overall mere A-Timepass and no need to rent it or buy it. Try catching up with it if it comes on telly, otherwise forget it.

    Rating: 2 / 5

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