Yash Raj banner had huge expectations riding on Tashan after not having had a hit for almost a year. But Tashan will join ranks with its cousins Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, Laaga Chunari Mein Daag and Aaja Nachle or may be even outperform them on a negative scale. Chak De India was the last hit from the Yash Raj stable.
The failure of Tashan has once again proved that no amount of glamour and superstar can substitute a good script. The director could not have asked for a better cast with Akshay Kumar coming with four back to back hits, Kareena after Jab We Met, Saif and Anil Kapoor straight out of the success of Race. But alas they could not ensure even an average run by the movie. The script hardly had anything for them to perform on.
Vijay Krishna Acharya who marks his debut as a director with the movie would soon want to forget it. Acharya who came ruled the television with Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin forgot one basic element of cinema, there is no second episode to change the course of the story. Talking about story Tashan hardly had one and the flow of it was simply pathetic. Bikini shots and blond hair are good for promos but to cash on them for the movie's success is too much to ask for.
In the end Tashan is a good benchmark for filmmakers on what not to do. Focus on good storyline rather than stars and item numbers. Yash Raj Films should rather run after good writers and than superstars if they intend not to repeat a Tashan in the future. Hope Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic and Bachna Ae Haseenon will revive the fortune of the industry's biggest banner.