By: Joginder Tuteja, IndiaFM
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
RGV may be down with successive flops in the form of My Wife's Murder, James, Mr Ya Miss and most recently Darna Zaroori Hai but he is certainly not out!
While his Nishabd is now in post production and he has confirmed plans for his version of Sholay, his proteges continue to churn films for his production house. This time it's the turn of his D director Vishram Sawant who has finished a film called Risk which is now ready for release. Just like D, Risk too stars Randeep Hooda in the central role though the character he plays this time around is poles apart. While in D he played the role of a don, in Risk he is on the other side of the law as he plays a righteous police officer.
He may not be flamboyant but his resolve his strong.
He may not come across as a powerful man but his confidence speaks for himself.
He may not be one of your on-the-face heroes but when it comes to taking on criminals, he catches them by their collar.
He is the man in 'khaki'.
Isn't that a Risk? But he believes that life is all about taking Risks, albeit calculated ones!
Welcome to the world of RGV where both evil and good co-exist and it's just a matter of choices. The crisp promo of the film introduces the character of cop enacted by Randeep Hooda who looks like any other cop seen in your neighborhood police station with none of the flamboyance or on-your-face style associated with him. As he takes on the criminals, the other major character of the film is introduced!
While not much of him is seen in his earlier shots except for a white Indian outfit, the shocker comes in the form of a face that has entertained Bollywood lovers for decades and makes a comeback of sorts with Risk. With a beard on, he looks like he has never before. As the curiosity builds up, the face is revealed and the man turns out to be none other than Vinod Khanna!
A clash of two powerful personalities in the form of Randeep Hooda and Vinod Khanna, relief comes in the form of Tanushree Dutta who gyrates to the 'desi' beats in ethnic Maharashtrian outfits and dances to 'Beat 1-Beat 2' sort of music. With rest of the shots resembling a true blue FACTORY product as stock actors from the RGV stable are seen on screen, you know that Risk is going to be yet another hard hitting outing from the film maker.
In the end comes a defining shot as a revolver is shown pierced in Randeep's abdomen at a point blank range!
A film that is important for everyone from Randeep Hooda to Vishram Sawant to Ram Gopal Verma, Risk is most awaited for those who have been waiting to witness the return of Vinod Khanna, who was last seen in Bobby Deol starrer Kranti 4 years back.