Friday, April 25, 2008

Tashan : Movie review

Title: Tashan

Director: Vijay Krishna Acharya

Production: Yash Raj Films

Music: Vishal - Shekhar

Cast: Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor

Synopsis: Jimmy (Saif Ali Khan) is a call center executive who gets the opportunity to teach English to a gangster named, Bhaiyyaji (Anil Kapoor). Bhaiyyaji’s beautiful secretary, Pooja (Kareena Kapoor) uses Jimmy to steal Rs. 25 crore from Bhaiyyaji. Now, Bhaiyyaji wants his money back and their lives. Enter, hit man Bachchan Pandey (Akshay Kumar). Now what happens to Pooja and Jimmy? Will they return the money. The answer is, ‘I do not know.’ For that you have to watch the movie. If you are still confused whether you should watch the movie or not, here is a collection of various reviews about the movie. Go through it and decide.
Glamsham fan review dubbed Tashan “all style and no substance.” If further says:

The script lacks punch, and the direction lacks... well, direction. The fabulous four are doing their best, but they have little to do it with. A striking example of this is the lengthy speech in Hinglish that Anil Kapoor's character is saddled with. It adds nothing to proceedings, at an early stage in the film, and triggers the first in a series of lame references to Hindi film titles, songs and heroes. If I told you that Akshay Kumar's character in the film is called Bachchan, and that he ends up involved in a misunderstanding on a film set, I might have spoiled the most elaborate of these gags.

I love India praised the movie. It says that the movie is an all-in-all entertainer. The twisted plots will keep you engaged except few loop holes here and there.

Coming down to performances, Anil Kapoor is at his very best. His character as the don, who is dangerous, yet manages to tickle your funny bone, is flawless. Akshay Kumar again manages to take most of your applause. He plays his part to perfection and totally gets into the character. Kareena Kapoor is doing what she was supposed to do, look sexy. Nevertheless, she manages to deliver a good performance. After Omkara and Race, much more was expected from Saif. However, the role failed to do justice to him. All in all, if you are in for some entertainment, Tashan is a movie worth spending those bucks!

Bollywood Hungama review says that Tashan is one of the weakest movies to come out of Yash Raj films. It is just the disastrous repetition of history like Jhoom Barabar Jhoom,LAAGA CHUNARI MEIN DAAG,AAJA NACHLE. The main problem with the movie is that it tries to pull the crowd with its star cast. Movie goers taste has changed a lot. Big stars does not mean that people will run to the theatres. More over, the music was not very good quality. Vishal-Shekhar did injustice to their names and reputation. However, location, cinematography and script was good. The first half of the movie was really good but in the second half, the director lost his focus. In terms of performance, Akshay Kumar is the best. He is the USP of the movie. Karina’s role was FIDA type and she carried out well with skimpy outfits. However, Anil and Saif’s characters does not have much weight.

Feel the difference gives a positive review. Like Bollywood Hungama, it also praised Akshay Kumar and Anil Kapoor’s performance.

The script was tight and though there were some flaws, the brilliant screenplay kind of made up for the drawbacks. Music was excellent in terms of the background score and two numbers but nothing worthwhile to take home. The editing desk could have been a bit more crisp, full marks to the camera and the costume departments which have come up with a master's job and skillful capturing of the moment. Coming to the cast, Kareena Kapoor was more of a glam doll and did her bit while Saif Ali Khan could not come out with his usual charms and presence.

Saturday Movie Show dubbed Tashan as a light entertainer. The movie is just a time pass. There is nothing very serious. Director, Vijay Krishna Acharya, lacks perfection but one good thing he knows is how to keep the audience engaged in the movie. The performance of the actors were average. It further says:

The movie can be labeled as a cartoon style film as well at times. Akshay Kumar Magic during the fighting, which overtakes spiderman, superman and all other cartoon characters. This Khilladi fights 100s at a time - Throw down at least 15 with his one push – Climb big walls and fight from middle when 50 people fire with machine guns - kill 100s and come out as unhurt. He can run like a cheetah and escape thousands of gun shots. It is hilarious as it intended that way. When the Killadi was doing all these, Saif tried a boat flight as well where he simply fly from the sea with a boat and fire just turning down the boat. The cartoon style was a matter of good laugh.

Though I have not watched the movie, I watched Jhoom Barabar Jhoom and in a way I feel that Tashan is a repetition of JBJ; very glamorous, very glossy but do not have a good story or good song. Still, I will go to watch the movie. Why? JUST FOR FUN!!


Anonymous said...

it was not a bad movie.
the editing could have been beter.
it was fun