Perhaps a first flop of this year for Akshay. I am yet to figure out the theme of the movie. The story never reaches ground reality, instead runs at 30000 ft above the ground. Literally, go watch it if you don’t believe me but don’t blame me that I have not warned you guys before. Movie seemed cost effective on footwear, as most of the actors do not touch their feet to the ground.
The movie starts with vegetable cutter (Akshay) tries to find short cuts to become big man in his life. Apparently two strange Chinese men find Akshay to be a reincarnation of their old warrior. His rebirth is for a reason to save people of one of the Chinese village from the hands of a villain. I know you guys are thinking it on the lines of Sholay right? Absolutely. Eventually he ends up in China with the help of his cunning guru (Ranvir Shorey), who plans to use Akshay as an instrument to earn money on the pretext of warrior, to save those villagers. There is another parallel story where Deepika Padukone trying to find her sister that got separated in their childhood in China. Amidst lot of emotion from Mithu Chakraborty’s death, Akshay’s uncle, and after some drama Akshay learns Kung Fu and ends the story by killing the villain. There is an utter nuisance bit shown in the movie – Akshay sees died Mithun as Lord Krishna giving him instructions on how to wage war against vice. Of course you need lot of patience to tolerate all this drama though.
If movies like this where Hollywood production companies are involved continue to flop, soon they will not see Bollywood movies any lucrative. You may recall the other flop movie was Saawariya which was co produced by Columbia pictures. And this time it was Warner Brothers’ turn.
Conclusion: A weak story line, unrealistic stunts, unbelievable story linking and on top of it you would be lucky enough to learn some Chinese in the end. It appeared although it’s a “khichdi” (hodgepodge) movie made up of Crouching Tigers Hidden Dragon, Seeta aur Geeta, Sholay and to make it much worst we have some James Bond type fundu equipment used by Deepika Padukone in the movie. Like its not enough, you have lot of emotional trauma in the movie. But one saving grace for the whole movie is Akshay’s comedy bits. His comedy has been serving as saviour for most of his movies of late although they are unrealistic. I would recommend you guys to sit back and relax until this movie is aired on any of the channel instead of wasting energy to go to a movie hall to watch it.
For now the tune running in my mind is “Chandini Chowk to China, Why did I watch this Cinema”.