Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, Danny Denzongpa, Jaaved Jaffrey
Fox Star Studios
Let’s all be real. If you have Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif coming together in what seemed to be a masala entertainer, with some action, some romance, and some drama, one would expect big numbers at the box office. What we are here to discuss is whether this box office success is actually good.
The film starts off with Harleen Sahni, played by Katrina Kaif, who is a receptionist that has no game. In fact, she is set up for some blind dating, and that’s how she comes across the mysterious Rajveer Nanda, played by Hrithik Roshan. He is actually out on a secret mission and when Harleen finds out, she wants to hate him, but she realizes she has already fallen in love with him. The two then embark on some action adventures, which involves some killing, some shooting, and some twists and turns which may lead Harleen to unravel Rajveer’s biggest secret yet.
Director Siddharth Anand has previously made films that have been mediocre – Anjaana Anjaani, Salaam Namaste, Bachna Ae Haseeno…they all had drama and comedy. But this one is an action-packed adventure shot in more than scenic locations. It has a gorgeous lead, gorgeous locations, and amazing action sequences. What this film lacks is a decent story – which is typical of a masala film. The film is slow at times and then picks up pace during action sequences. What is the most frustrating part of this entire film? The waste of talent of Hrithik Roshan.
Don’t get me wrong. Hrithik Roshan is top-notch. He is fabulous. He is the film. But what a waste of his talents on a film that has no storyline. And yet again, Katrina Kaif is shown in an unchallenging role, in which she is given little scope to show us any acting talent. She looks good and that’s about it. Danny Denzongpa is creepy – as usual – so basically, he is effective. Pawan Malhotra, Jimmy Shergill, and Javed Jaffrey do well in the film.
The other saving grace of the film is the music and the songs. The way they are shot helps as well.
Would I watch this again? No. But for all the Hrithik fans, this is, at least, a time-pass.