The story is somewhat similar to that of the film “New York” with a few differences here and there.
Those who have seen New York will be able to make out the difference. But on the whole “Kurbaan” is a well crafted thriller with its brilliant direction and visibly grand production values.
It has its own worth seeing moments along with some superb thought provoking sequences relevant to the current scenario in the western countries. The movie has intensity, is exciting and well executed as a fine thriller with some creditable performances by all the three leading characters. The chemistry between Saif and Kareena is tangible.
Kareena has done a wonderful job as as a helpless girl caught in the wrong place. She looks beautiful throughout and has done justice to her acting. Saif delivers a polished performance and Vivek Oberoi matches them all the way as the reporter. Kiron kher deserves a special mention for her act as the angry muslim lady ready for revenge.
One does wishes that the women could behave differently than the yester year films where the heroin would shout seeing a dead body. Saif plays the role of a much wanted terrorist and is teaching Islamic studies in a prominent university and draws no attention. Such mistakes should be avoided to enhance the film.
On the whole the story is watchable and has some super performances.