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Salman's Bodyguard receives mixed reviews from critics

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Much-awaited Bollywood movie Bodyguard, which has been directed by Siddique, has hit the screens on Wendesday, August 31. Salman Khan-Kareena Kapoor starrer is very high on entertainer masala and has got warm welcome from the movie buffs. But the film has received mixed reviews from the film critics. Many critics have questioned about its logic and intelligence.

The following are the extracts of the Bodyguard movie reviews published on different portals.

Bollywood Hungama Review - Rating: 4.50

A section of the industry feels that Salman is limiting himself to hardcore masala films that defy logic. That he's slowly getting typecast in similar genre movies. Perhaps, you may assume that Bodyguard is no exception. You may also assume that Bodyguard is an extension of what we've witnessed in Dabangg and Ready. But it is not so. Let me say, Bodyguard is atypical Salman entertainer, yet there are moments [in its second hour specifically] that make it stand apart from all Salman starrers we have witnessed in the recent past, which includes Wanted, Dabangg and Ready.

Oneindia Review - Rating: 4.00

After Wanted and Dabangg, Salman Khan is back with yet another release this Eid festive season. His latest movie Bodyguard is his usual masala entertainer film, but director Siddique seems to have grown beyond Salman's limits. The film is sure to rock the family audience with its simple and captivating story.

Daily Bhaskar Review – Rating: 3.00

Salman, Kareena and Siddique serve a good Eid biryani for the audience, by blending romance, action and comedy. After watching movies like Murder2 and Not a Love Story, Bodyguard is a treat for those, who prefer to watch movies with their families. And, if you are a Salman fan, you surely won"t be disappointed.

Guardian Review - Rating: 3.00

A fun Bollywood romance with Salman Khan protecting a rich man's daughter, all pulled off with a high degree of technical polish.

Mid Day Review - Rating: 2.50

The film is obviously not expected to be intellectually stimulating. But to give it due credit, it provides loads of entertainment, the kind you may have come to expect of a Salman Khan film.

DNA India Review - Rating: 2.00

It"s amazing that writer-director Siddique has made a success of the same story twice before (He remade it in Tamil as Kavalan, starring Vijay), and the Hindi Bodyguard seems set to strike big too. But unquestioning Salman fans — who turn out in hordes to watch his films, ensuring producers laugh all the way to the banks in the process — deserve better. But sadly for them, even Salman Khan isn"t reason enough to endure Bodyguard. Pity.

Deccan Chronicle Review - Rating: 2.00

Now, the effort may be once again in the tradition of Wanted, Dabangg and Ready. Snag is that it"s majorly unsteady. Result, it"s the least likeable of the lot. Of niceties like plausibility it doesn"t have a jot. At most, the Khan is presented as a mix of Rajni sir, Superman (sans vulnerable Clark Kent moments) and Lara Croft. Uh-oh.

NDTV Review - Rating: 2.00

The Hindi-language film Bodyguard has nothing to do with the Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner love story from 1992, though it does concern an attractive woman and a man hired to protect her, and is a towering geyser of sentiment. But it"s a bit closer to Jason Statham"s Transporter movies, with plenty of over-the-top fight choreography. Except that the male lead isn"t tearing across the countryside in a black Audi. And there"s frustrated ardor. And music-video-style production numbers.

Hindustan Times Review - Rating: 1.50

Until rich girl falls for poor boy. And you suddenly figure, in the ingredients of the masala, this is much less of an action flick. For more parts, it's sappy romantic pap. I haven't seen either the movie in Tamil (Vijay's Kaavalan, 2011) or Malayalam (Rajkiran's Bodyguard, 2010) that this is a remake of. They couldn't have been too different. You can tell. At least the aesthetics would've been absolutely the same. The director is.

Yahoo Review - Rating: 0.25

The beauty of a Salman Khan film is that it doesn't claim to be anything but just that. But when you pack in sappy melodrama, cliched characterisation, a pathetic love story and action scenes choreographed in outer space, not even a Katrina Kaif item number can save the day.

Times of India Review

While it's no guarded secret that Salman Khan's Bodyguard is remake of a South film, what many might not know is that it also liberally borrows its love story from Aamir Khan's Ghajini and climax from Shah Rukh Khan's Kuch Kuch Hota Hain.

Topics: bodyguard, siddique, salman khan, kareena kapoor

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