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Wanted  (2009 - Hindi)

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  • Wanted rating: 8 out of 10(Divya Solgama wrote on 18 Sep 2009)

    Grab it….

    Many generations have grown up on out and out Masala Entertainers when it comes to our Hindi films. Since a decade this has gone down and also the Masala films were not up to the mark. But there were few like Ghajini, Singh is Kind and Others which were loved by the masses. How intellectual our films become or we start watching such films, but in our roots we too want some time a mindless film with loads of Dhishum Dhishum, Dialogs, Songs and Masala. Sadly many of such films are plain bore or same old routine stuff. Boney Kapoor and Prabhudeva bring you an out and out masala film “Wanted” Starring none other than the Style Icon Salman Khan. Let’s find out if this movie will quench out thirst for good Masala entertainer.

    Wanted is story of Radhey {Salman Khan}, a criminal who loves to kill people for money. He falls in love with Jhanvi {Ayesha Takia} who is a happy go lucky type of girl. Jhanvi is being stalk by a frustrated cop Talpade{Mahesh Manjrekar} who wants to make her his mistress. On other side Radhey is caught in between a gang war between two groups of Mumbai. His rivals are always waiting to kill him and his gang people. Radhey confesses everything to Jhanvi and thus decides on her that if she still loves him or not. Jhanvi is confused with so many things happening in her life. Radhey’s Boss gets killed in the gang war and thus their main leader Dhani Bhai {Prashat Raj} comes to the town and decide to play in his way. What happens next is a thrilling action packed round to be watched.

    Story is simple and not that great. In fact this movie relies more on incidents and happenings than the content. Screenplay is good in first half, but drags a bit in second half especially when salman is not on screen. The story gets diverted in many small issues and other characters in the second half , but whenever Salman Khan is back the story takes the grip. Dialogs are fantastic in this film, after long time some good ones where you feel like clapping. Camera work is of top notch and has done perfect justice to the film. Action scenes are simple superb and quite hard hitting at times. Some scene were too brutal and raw compared to the action films we see, but mazaa aata hain.

    Music by Sajid Wajid is good. Check out for Jalwa-Song and Choreography. Love me and Tum jaan jaan kehkar are visual treat. Rest are ok and one song in the second half could have been avoided.

    Prabhudeva has shown that he is an ace dancer and now has shown that he knows what public wants by making this film. He has tried to put in all the ingredients like dance, drama, action, comedy, romance and suspense too. Except for some 10-15 mins in second half rest all is perfect as per a Masala movie. Few scenes were bit cliché like hospital, Don Custody [which was quite funny too] and Station fight between Salman and Ayesha.

    Salman Khan has a new name and that is style, arrogance and screen presence. He looks so young and dashing in this film. You will remember the hero charisma of the 80’s and 90’s films. The moment he is on the screen you don’t feel like watching any thing else. The way he carries himself in this film is fantastic. No overacting or hamming anywhere, total in the character. Ayesha Takia looked cute and sexy as per the demand of the role. Mahesh Manjrekar and Prashant Raj were funny and good. Manoj Pawa was superb. Vinod Khanna and Inder Kumar were wasted in small role. Rest all were ok and looked like they just came out from some B-Grade Hindi movie villains.

    So bol meri “Filmi Khopdi” is film mein kitna hain dum ?

    Dum hain bahut dum hain as an masala time pass entertainer. Please leave your brains and logic at home and sit with popcorn to enjoy some good action, comedy and romance. Some scenes are superb like Salman in Mughal E Azam style, His super hit dialog “Ek baar maine commitment kar li to phir mein apni bhi nahin suntan”, Manoj Pawa’s encounter with Cop and many more. Chodo yeh review panda and if you want to get some entertainment got grab this film….{For intellectuals pls avoid.}

    Ratings : 3.25 / 5

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