The expectations of the movie goers about director Prashant Chadha's latest movie Aazaan suddenly went up after Bollywood Superstar Shahrukh Khan introduced actor Sachiin Joshi and his movie in IIFA 2011 in Toronto. The movie surely lives upto their expectations and it offers something extra-ordinary in the action genre.
Aazaan is an espionage thriller and the action sequences, which lack flamboyance, are the major highlight of the movie. It is the best action movie shot ever in India. Sachiin Joshi's performance, Salim-Suleman's music, Axel Fischer's stunning camera work and Shubra Swaroop's screenplay are other attractions of the film.
The movie is all about a tormented-Muslim secret agent Aazaan, who sets out on to save his country and his brother. The movie is in par with Hollywood standards in many aspects like action, screenplay. In the beginning, Aazaan appears like a beautiful journey, but it soon turns more foggy. Prashant Chadha has a very gripping narration and he goes beyond the predictions of viewers in every scene. Although different characters speak various languages like Hebrew and French, the director has managed that these languages do not divert the attention of the audience.
Aazaan Khan is an Indian army officer, who has Afghan origin. He is trained at the NDA and is working as a secret agent for RAW (Research and Analysis Wing). He goes undercover to find out information to save the country, when India faces the threat of lethal virus attack. Meanwhile, he is also on mission to find his missing brother, who is now involved in terrorists' biological warfare. How Aazaan saves the country and his brother will form the interesting portion of the film.
The director could have selected dynamic actor like Hrithik Roshan for the hero role. But this does not mean that Sachiin Joshi has not performed well. He done a wonderful job in all kinds of sequences. Candice Boucher is also good in her role and she is a feast to the eyes of pranksters. Prashanth Chadha does not seem to have used the actors like Sarita Choudhary, Dalip Tahil and Ravi Kissen in proper way.
In the technical front, Salim-Suleman's background music is the major attraction. Their composition of songs is also good and the placement of songs is also okay. Axel Fischer's cinematography is a visual treat. The action of film moves from Morocco to Germany to Hong Kong and Poland and he has captured this movement in a brilliant way. Dialogues are also commendable and they evokes the sense of patriotism.
Overall, Prashant Chadha has set a Hollywood trend in Indian action thriller with his latest movie Aazaan, which is a treat for action lovers.
Producer: MR Shahjahan
Director: Prashant Chadha
Cast: Sachiin Joshi, Candice Boucher, Sarita Choudhary, Aly Khan, Ravi Kissen and Aarya Babbar
Music: Salim and Sulaiman Merchant