The movie’s cost was around 50 crores and that will come back in the producer’s hands easily. No doubt in that.
About the movie, Director Rensil D'Silva keeps the audience hooked with several powerful sequences like - Kareena serving coffee to Vivek - Om Puri asking Vivek to gun down the innocent man at the food counter - steamy sex scene between Saif and Kareena - when Kareena discovers her husband is a cold-blooded terrorist - the gruesome bullet which Kareena removes from Saif's chest and the climax, which received a huge applause from the audience.
Debut director Rensil D’Silva’s (who wrote Rang De Basanti) storytelling is immersing and pacy, though evidently Hollywood-hung-over. His original thought or opinion on the subject is sorely missed and the portrayal of terrorism follows exactly what we’ve seen in films so far. Despite its long running time of over 2 hours and 40 minutes his gripping narrative has enough twists n turns and chilling moments. Cutting away from commercial cinema traps and unwanted cinematic liberties, he has made Kurbaan one of the best thrillers to be experienced on the big screen in recent times.
The story written by Rensil D’Silva and Karan Johar is well-defined, unmistakable and not elaborated. Rensil’s approach to screenplay is effective as he enters late in every scene and makes an early exit, penning short and crisp sequences.
Rensil D’Silva has done very nice job. Surely Karan Johar shared his experiences with him that also looks on screen.
Rating: 3 / 5