How can I not watch this movie
First Day First Show and how can I not review it. I have been waiting for this
movie like many others and I grabbed the first chance to book the tickets the
day bookings opened. Now hold on I know you all know I am a big fan of Hrithik
and am absolutely crazy about him, and you do not expect an objective review on
his film from me. But hold on guys that is exactly what I am going to do – give
a brutally honest review for the movie. So read on.
So let’s get to the story first.
ISS or Internal Secret Services of India is after the most wanted criminal Omar Zaffer (Danny Denzongappa) - who
prefers to introduce himself as Zaffer, Omar Zaffer. With help of Hamid Gul (javed Jaffrey) he manages to
escape from MI6 office in London after killing an ISS officer and practically
destroying MI6 HQ. Zaffer feels the
best way to disturb the impending extradition treaty, between the two
countries, is by stealing the Kohinoor diamond and the thief must be
Indian. And as expected it gets stolen
by the mysterious and not-so-secret Rajveer
Nanda (Hrithik Roshan).
Back in Shimla bank receptionist Harleen (Katrina) leads a monotonous
life and lives with her over enthusiastic grandmother. Rajveer encounters Harleen
and instant chemistry fly between the two. Harleen
is unaware of the true identity of Rajveer
and fate makes her tag along with him in this run for life. Who is this Rajveer
Nanda? Why did he steal the diamond? What he does with it? How Harleen feels
for him and helps him is what all Bang Bang is about.
If you follow Hindi films –
potboilers that is you will get the story line in the first few minutes but
hold on – do you watch a movie to analyze story or get an experience?
Now coming to the part that I
like to write about – MY EXPERIENCES. Okay before anything – can I just say
Hrithik – I love you. This movie is a Hrithik Roshan movie and you hardly
require anything else in it to make you fall in love with him over again.
But there is a big BUT. The
director does some grave mistakes which make a worshiper of Hrithik feel bad –
a tad little bit. For a good 20 minutes from the start there is no sign of
Hrithik in the movie! How can you digest that!!! Even in an Imax where girls
are screaming, whistling just for one look of the hero he is kept away from the
screen apart from a 1 second slow mo shot. That Mr. Anand was a heinous crime.
In a Hrithik movie the only thing audience wants to see is Hrithik and not
scores of other characters taking up all the screen space.
|He could kill you with those eyes alone|
The movie starts a little slow
with numerous scenes establishing Harleen, Hamid Gul, Harleen’s bank manager
etc etc. but once Mr. Roshan gets in, he seizes the moment and all our hearts.
He looks dapper, dances like dreams, kills like a terminator and charms
everyone with his effervescent style. There is nothing that you can complain
about once you look in those mesmerizing green eyes. Hrithik completely floors
you with his charm and his performance. The film solely rests on his able
shoulders. I can keep writing about how awesome he looks, how sexy his abs is,
how poetic his dance is, but I’ll do that a little later.
Coming to Katrina, she talks and
talks and talks and yes she looks hot in polka dot bikini tops and dresses.
Apart from that I didn’t quite shift my eye balls from Hrithik throughout the
movie. For her it’s like any other of her characters. The songs were already a
huge hit and the moment Tu Meri starts you hear whistles from across the
theatre. I wish my whistles had some sounds though. But yes Tu Meri, Meherban
and the Bang Bang title tracks are whistle worthy. Meherban shot in picturesque
Greece looks like a dream and it is hotness personified by both. And when you realize that Hithik shot all of
that with his bouts of severe headaches (when he was going through his health
woes before his brain surgery) you feel how great the man is. Even in his worst
times he looks like billion dollars. In the Bang Bang title track which is his tribute for MJ he almost reinvents the moonwalk. This song comes at the end of the movie and not a single person left the theater till the last shot of the song. So you can now imagine how nice it is.
|Hotness Personified - I say|
The second half is what takes
your breath away with stylized action sequences, car chases, a good amount of
hero dosages and a breath taking kissing scene. I am in fact extremely J now to
see HR kiss Katrina the way he did! It is one of the best on screen kisses that
I have seen lately. It’s neither a blink and miss as in Dhoom2 nor any cheesy
cheeky type. It is, as I said, hotness personified.
Fly boarding, jet skiing behind a
sea plane, F1 car, fast bikes, super action sequence it offers an adrenalin
rush. High on gloss, high on glamour Bang Bang is an action packed Bolly flick.
If you start dissecting the movie with story, logic, philosophy blah blah then
you are going the wrong way. It’s the official remake of Knight & Day and
it fares quite nicely for me. I remember watching Knight and Day on a movie
date with my husband – who was not my husband then. But I don’t remember much
about the movie but I will never forget my Bang Bang experience. An experience
of loving the man on screen every second, an experience of watching poetry in
motion, an experience of being starry eyed like a school kid.
If I have to rate the movie I
will do it in several steps. Story – 3 /5, Action 4/5, Direction 3/5, Drama 3/5
Songs 4/5, Dialogue 3/5 and Hrithik – a ten out of 5, his Bang Bang MJ tribute
is timeless. In all I enjoyed my 150 minutes and at the end of it I wanted even
more and asked why did it end? I can have more of Hrithik any day anytime.
BTW coming to my verdict – overall
it is not the finest performance by Hrithik, honestly, but he does great
justice to the role and is a master in this space. He is meant for these larger
than life roles and Im extremely happy watching him. For me his best
performances still remain Jodha Akbar, Kaho na Pyar Hai, Koi Mil Gaya etc. But
Bang Bang scores high only and only because of Hrithik. So it’s a 4 star for
me, including an extra star for my superstar! If you watch this movie you will fall in love with Hrithik - guaranteed.
|And look what i had got a few days back|
Honest review I say and mind you I love him to death.