Off-late, Many film-makers have tried their hand at blending a realistic theme and entertainment value. Apoorva lakhia, The maker of Mission Istanbul himself did that in his last outing Shootout at Lokhandwala. But this time, He falls falt as Mission Istanbul fails to do either of them – make a point on such a universal issue, or entertain.
Mission Istanbul is the story of Vikas (Jayed Khan) who is a journalist and is sent to Istanbul to head a Istanbul-based News channel. Things turn serious over there when Vikas’ life gets in danger due to the terrorism over there, who is threatened for his life by Turkish Commando Rizwan (Viveik Oberoi) if he tries to quit.
Mission Istanbul begins with a nice plot and looks realistic, but then goes completely haywire as it reaches its interval. The writers take too many cinematic liberties to hold the audience’s attention. The film has come really captivating action sequences, but they fail to make amends for a tight script or screenplay loopholes.
Cinematography is captivating. The locales of Istanbul and Turkey are shot effectively. Music is nothing great, although ‘Jo Gumshuda’ song stands out for its melody.
None of the performances really leave an impact, although Shabbir Ahluwalia is very good in a few scenes. Viveik Oberoi and Nikhat dheer are strictly okay, while Zayed Khan is just passable.
So… “Bol meri ‘Filmi Khopdi’ Is film mein Kitna hai Dum ??”
Kuch khaas dum nahi. Bahut pheeki hai. The film could have been made as a serious film, considering it has such a great theme, but its loses its direction somewhere in the middle. It’s a treat for action movie lovers, but otherwise its just a mediocre piece of cinema.
Rating – 1.5