Major reason for this is that I had very high hopes from ‘Byomkesh Bakshi’, considering the TV series was and still is, one of my favorite.
And, why I was not at all disappointed by ‘Gabbar’ has more to do with the fact that it was as full of s%#t as I was expecting it to be.
See glass is always full.
Today, I will not talk about ‘Byomkesh Bakshi’ though. You know just because it will pain me to write down what went wrong. So leaving it behind, let’s talk about Mr. Gabbar.
Akshay Kumar is Gabbar, who is supported by Shruti Hassan, Sunil Grover, Suman Talwar and gorgeous Kareena in a cameo. Well, all the stars appears to be in a cameo considering every bit and every frame is focused on Akshay. This is so much happening with all the big stars films now that you no longer even remember the names of other stars.
Story? There is no story as such. To sum it up in one line – Gabbar is modern Bhagat Singh with a twist that he prefers to kill others (many others) before sacrificing himself for good of the nation.
He is a crusader on a mission of anti-corruption, and his screen-name (Sorry too much of online gaming…. but you get the point, right?? ) is Gabbar. To clear the air, why he calls himself Gabbar is not even explained logically. So, in reality, he is a college professor who teaches his students to become honest and idealistic nationals.
This is all in all an Akshay Kumar’s film and every frame of it will remind you of his ‘Khiladi’ time action sequences. It is a treat to watch Akshay back in his Khiladi avatar but this is also the problem with this movie. Now, when all the big stars are doing action movies with high-class 3-d action sequences, Gabbar falls short of technology and that Jaw dropping action moment. All that this movie lacked was actually – Rohit Shetty.
A special mention to Chitrangada Singh for rocking ‘Aao raja’. Babe, you look sensual, but you deserve much more than this.
My husband loved it and I hated it but still it was a good time-pass with popcorn. ‘Bakshi Ji’ if you are listening…. don’t make me write about Gabbar.
- I don’t need to wait for a film’s release to donate for Nepal: Akshay Kumar(ibnlive.in.com)
- Line between right and wrong(thehindu.com)