Ohhh... the tragedy of kurbaan! Almost like a schizophrenic film. Starts very well and upto ten mins before the interval, quite impressive with the taut treatment.
And then suddenly, around interval, it loses the plot, the sanity and reason, and never recovers. Some simplistic jehad theories that seem so superficial, some pretentious lectures on the muslim identity and 'multiculturalism', some rehashed cliches on the pak-afghan-american triad... Add some americans who speak superb hindi and an fbi that behaves like bollywood cops! Typical KJo - as a friend of mine said - he picks up a complex subject, starts sensibly and with a lot of sensitivity and then oversimplified it with no depth to get mass appeal. It doesn't work. Absolutely, no research, for a story like this! So much potential with some interesting characters like vivek, but sadly they were never really explored and become 2dimensional. Tho, to be fair, vivek holds his scenes well, but felt he was confused abt his accent.
Saif's good but too much botox. Kareena's beautiful and love her del wardrobe. Nice chemistry. All in all, the film started out being different and promising, but landed up being neither here nor there! Wonder if kjo interfered too much?