Blue! Arguably India’s most expensive Bollywood movie to date, is just another Kambhakt Ishq with action thrown in. Tons of flamboyance, all the dude dom in the world, white-goatee sporting Akshay Kumar, obese Sanjay Dutt, stuttering Zayed Khan, sleazy super-bimbo Lara Dutta, hyper-squeaking Rahul Dev and absolutely mediocre movie quality.
As far as the story is concerned its a treasure hunt and the reasons & mysteries behind it.
Most of the more expensive action sequences, adventure scenes are in no way related to the story line.
The first half dwells too much on the build up. For instance, Aarav aka Sarkar (Akshay Kumar) ‘s lavish, flamboyant life style and his playboy image ( this trait of AK has been drained dry in almost all of his recent movies). Or Zayed Khan trying to do a fast and furious in his introduction.He does a decent job but compared to the originals like Vin Diesel, he comes across as a a little, pansy, nipple-sucking infant! Then there’s a face-off inspired scene between Akshay Kumar and Sanjay Dutt where they are in a ‘friendly’ boxing match.
Lara Dutta is wasted in a role which just calls for her to wear a bikini and show off her figure. Of course, going by the popular perception of her acting prowess, she wouldn’t be able to do anything else anyway.
Zayed Khan, Rahul Dev (who sounds like a super mutated squirrel in the movie), Katrina Kaif are just there ! I mean just there to create a false feeling that the director is adding value to a useless story line.
The faux pas
Hmm…talking of Sanjay Dutt, that brings the author to be a little cruel …
- He looks like Lara Dutta’s grandfather. Had to prevent myself from puking when the supposedly titillating duet between Lara Dutta and Sanjay Dutt came up.
- Fine ! There are older actors like Salman Khan too who prance around with pretty young things. But at least, the likes of Salman Khan look like actions heroes with all those muscles et al. Sanjay Dutt looks like an old boob-job with a paunch too evident not to notice 😦 . Totally out of place for this movie.
- Look at the poster below … need someone explicitly explain why Sanjay Dutt is turning the other way?? To hide his paunch of course
Of course Sanjay Dutt’s acting is good any day. But an action pop-corn fare that relies more on the action sequences, with little scope for showing acting skills …. doesn’t exactly call for an old man (who looks too tired to even talk) do super man stuff!
Faux pas …geographic
According to the initial plot, the treasure was supposed to be shipped from UK to India.Thanks to a storm it gets lost in the Bahamas (the Carri bean) . Now ..now! How the heck did it get washed away to the other side of the world.
The shipping route from UK to India is across the Mediterranean which is thousands of miles away from the carribean, Well ! Just because the Bahamas make for a cool tourist location for film shooting ? Idiots!
All in all, go watch it if its being screened in an IMAX screen thats not too far away from home. And only if you just want a partial-kick experience at times of absolute fursat (boredom). But if you miss it, you wouldn’t really be missing something worthwhile.