I like to think of myself as a movie buff, who does not hate any movie. Every movie I watch I have something good to say about it. A movie has to try very hard to bore the hell out of me.
Race 2, the sequel to the superhit and definitely exciting movie Race, has managed to just that to me. The plot, I don’t think one should care about considering the Director duo Abbas-Mastan themselves seem to have lost it, is to get the viewer entangled in a web of trust and mistrust among the characters. Then after the interval try to untangle the same web, which was created for a reason so frivolous that it had the audience in splits of laughter (atleast in the theater I saw).
Now in between this plot, throw in some hot women, who dress up hotter than their bodies allow, a bimbo, an old man who thinks he is young, a good looking protagonist, a beefed up actor and a forgotten actor. Now mind you all these well known actors are not trying to run the movie on the merits of acting but, on style and glamour. So what I ended up watching was a fashion show of well known actors who tried to act a little for our benefit.
Saif Ali Khan, is still stylish and with his blue blood looks is the only good part of the movie and he will manage to sweep the hearts of women through is portrayal as Ranveer. Deepika Padukone tries to look hotter than she actually is and I would like to forget her fast. John Abraham as the negative guy, beefed up as a don cum street fighter cum businessman. Looking at him reminds me of a dialogue from Johnny Lever in the movie Badshah, “Aadmi has ya mutton ki dukaan”. Jacqueline Fernandez needs to settle down fast in life, coz movies are not for her. Anil Kapoor who I used to admire in the days of Tezaab and Ram Lakhan, needs to know that he is an old man and there is a difference between women he can act with and women who might be his daughter’s age. Hollywood seems to have ruined his judgement about choosing roles. Ameesha Patel as the bimbo secretary to Anil Kapoor has tried to get by suggesting sex to her boss through the whole movie. Why was she there, my guess would be as good as yours? And before I forget there is also Aditya Pancholi … did I hear you say “who?” … never mind.
The good part, well if you like to shop for dresses on screen, witness fast cars and watch a travel show instead of a movie, this one is for you. The rest of you can watch TLC on TV.