Director: Siddharth Anand
Bang Bang! as the name goes for the title so does the stunts and action in the film which goes Bang Bang. The most-awaited flick of the year starring Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif is out in theaters today.
Bang Bang releases in over 4500 theaters and will be a biggest competitor for Haider starring Shahid Kapoor which also releases on October 2. Hrithik Roshan and the makers of the film claim that though it is an official remake of Knight and Day, this is totally different for the Indian audience.
Story Goes Like This…
Hrithik Roshan ( Rajveer Nanda) is on a cat and mouse race with the villain, trying to protect the most valuable stone-the Kohinoor diamond. When he meets the innocent bank receptionist Harleen Sahni ( Katrina Kaif) she falls for his charm and charisma and is also fallen unwillingly into this cat and mouse game that he is playing.
This encounter with Rajveer results in the on-rush of weilding guns, bullets flying, ditched planes, car chases, bombing raids and ends up creating a chaos. But as the chase begins Rajveer convinces Harleen that he's the good guy, can she really trust him. Will she trust him even after the bullets start flying? Will he succeed in protecting the diamond? Will they live happily ever after? forms the crux of the film.
All these questions will be answered for you readers when you all watch it on big screen.
The film releases in three Indian languages Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. First and foremost, when you go to the theater expecting the same story in an indianised version with some masala entertainment after having watched the Hollywood flick Knight and Day, then it will be a big surprise for you all. The reason being, Bang Bang is a total entertainer which is just not the same like Knight and Day although some scenes do look similar. However, I was totally awe struck by the makers of this film in which they have shot.
Siddharth Anand has scored a ten on ten for his direction of this movie even after giving flop films like Ta Ra Rum Pum (2007) and Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008). When the director said that Bang Bang is totally a different film even though it is a remake, nobody believed. He said, “I can throw out a challenge to people to watch Knight and Day and Bang Bang… there is so much change in the story and screenplay that you will never be able to predict what’s going to happen next. I am ready to put my money where my mouth is.”
Today, it is very clear that the director is 100% right when he said that. From the car chases to those full-fledged stunts that Hrithik has tried out in this film, it is simply breath-taking. From the looks of this chiselled actor one can understand the effort and hardwork he has put through to make it happen. Action choreographer Andy Armstrong of ‘The Amazing Spiderman 2’ fame has given the best action coupled with Hrithik’s dedicated effort to perform such stunts.
Cinematography at it’s best, the locations they have chosen to shoot the film is equally awesome. Music by Vishal-Shekhar is already a big hit and are topping at chartbusters. Tu Meri, Meherbaan and Bang Bang are super romantic songs out of all the other.
While Hrithik has replicated his dance icon Michael Jackson’s moves in one song, Katrina Kaif is not to be taken lightly. OMG! this leggy lass has given her jaw-dropping dance moves and has been constantly appreciated about her dance in all her recent movies.
The only negative point in the film would be the weak screenplay. While the Hollywood flick had little glitches, we wanted and expected the story-writers to have improvised. But, unfortunately it has not been taken care of.
It’s very hard to understand Harleen’s intimacy towards Rajveer even after he shoots her boyfriend, undresses her without her knowledge, breaks into her apartment and drugs her too. He also takes her to all picturesque locations in Thailand, Shimla, Manali, Prague and Abu Dhabi within very short time. That leaves the audience highly confused.
Except for this little flaw, Bang Bang is a full-on masti, action-packed total paisa vasool movie.
Don’t miss the action on big screen people. Just watch it for fun, Bang Bang is a total action-packed fun entertainer for this long weekend holiday.