With the much-awaited film Wanted all set for release tomorrow (18th September), Salman Khan"s heart must be beating like never before. It"s a sort of 'do or die" film for him, as his last hit was Partner, and that was two years ago in 2007.
The highlight of Wanted is no doubt Salman. He is leaving no stone unturned to make sure that it makes a good opening. The way he aggressively promotes it reveals the seriousness in him. This time around, he has taken up a complete action thriller instead of the regular com-rom he has been doing of late.
Wanted is a remake of Telugu film Pokiri, which was also remade in Tamil with the same title. In the Hindi version, Salman acts with Ayesha Takia Azmi, who is also trying to find her foothold after taking a long break following her marriage.
Salman plays a hard-core gangster and Ayesha plays a simple girl who has the notion that everything in the world is good. However, her life takes a U-turn after meeting Salman. How Salman gets away with other gangsters one by one forms the rest of the story.
This film is vital for Salman on more ways than one. After Partner, he did many mediocre films that didn"t click at the box-office and thus hampered his reputation. This time around, he is trying all he could to revive the past glory. He said that his fans would love this great entertainer. He added that his dad Salim feels it is his best performance so far.
Salman confessed that he made mistake by doing many films for his friends, which eventually failed at the box-office. He added that he forgot his responsibility to his fans. He is determined to make the fans his priority from now on.
For the lead heroine Ayesha Takia Azmi, it is a sort of a comeback film. She has abandoned films after she got married. Is there life after marriage for Bollywood actresses? We will come to know the answer when Wanted hits the theatres the morrow.
In fact, the fate of the film will very much determine the future of both Salman and Ayesha. Wanted is produced by Boney Kapoor and directed by choreographer turned actor turned director Prabhu Deva.
Let"s wait and watch if the audience will love Wanted!