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Siddhant Dheer lives a wealthy lifestyle with his brother, Shashank, and sister, Anu. Both Siddhant and Shashank work for India's Anti-Terrorist Cell (ATC), along with Aditya and Aditi. After interrogating a suspect named Altaf, they get information that terrorists are planning a major strike in Canada that may endanger 25000 lives during the month of May. Altaf tells them the mastermind behind this attack is a terrorist named Jambhal, who has a contact named Himmat Mehndi. Shashank, and Aditya fly to Canada, meet with ATC Agent Neha, and then abduct Himmat, who denies that profusely. The duo team up with Canadian Police Officer Danish "Dan", and together attempt to piece together whatever information they have gathered from Himmat, only to find out that no one is who they claim they are, and the duo find themselves entrapped in a web of deceit and lies, with no clues as to who is behind the threat - the countdown for which has already begun. Written by
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Where were you going yesterday with so much hurry?
Listen to me, Sir.
Will you listen?
[Slaps him again]
Why won't you listen?
[Slaps him 3rd time]
Your face says you are going to lie!
Why are you beating him? Tell us what you want to know, and we will.
Okay. Where were you running yesterday, breaking all kinds of traffic laws!
[Slaps them both]
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Writing a review of this movie, my mind rushes way back to the year 2005, when I had first watched the movie. I was spellbound, and I had told my Dad (who had taken me to watch the movie) exactly 17 times, after the movie was over, in the day, "If this movie doesn't become a blockbuster, then no other will." Cut back to 2009. Last week, I was roaming around in my favorite music store, when I had found the DVD to this movie. And, against my stoid judgment, I bought the DVD, as I felt that it was now, or never. I watched the movie again, back home, and I surprisingly liked it. So, I started this ritual of making myself watched the movie again, and again, and again, till I would tell myself, "Okay, I hate the movie now!" That didn't happen. In fact, I liked it even more, and, upon scrutiny, decided that the director had worked extra hard to make the script what it turned out to be.
Since I'm giving such a late review of this movie, I do not need to emphasize on it's synopsis. So let me give a critical view of the movie.
STORY: A fantastic storyline, considering Bollywood action flicks don't have the base that's supposed to click with the audience.
SCREENPLAY: Tight, and seamless. It's like turning the pages of a book by Robert Ludlum or Dan Brown (read Deception Point).
DIRECTION: Mindblowing. Many scenes look realistic, though the supposed "walk" post the blasts looks clichéd. But those "walks" don't look bad either. They only add up to the overall style the movie exudes.
STYLE: Immense, yet subtle. The tints used in many places add to the grit value of the movie. Compositing and animation done to quite a few frames in the movie give the movie a Hollywood action thriller feel.
ACTING: Abhishek Bachchan, Shilpa Shetty, and Sanjay Dutt give some of their finest performances here. Shilpa Shetty's over-hyped "kick" at the start of the movie only adds up to the thrill, but sadly she doesn't kick much butt in the rest of the movie. Suneil Shetty is okay. His emotional outbursts looked unrealistic, but he was quite good in the action sequences though. Zayed khan shows a lot of promise in this movie, but his later movies show that his "promises" remain unfulfilled. Esha Deol is a turn-off - seriously. Her feelingless dialog delivery, coupled with the worst make-up she's ever donned in her life, makes her the only damp squib in an otherwise stupendous action thriller. But the best actor of all should be Pankaj Kapur, with two strikingly different looks in the movie. Gulshan Grover plays what looks like an unnecessary cameo at first, but which gains momentum in the pre-climax revelation scenes.
PRODUCTION VALUES: Anubhav Sinha, take a bow for the hard work you have given to this movie. Production values are great.
MUSIC: There are only three songs in the movie, but they fit in seamlessly. Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani make top-notch, world-class, foot tapping tracks. The theme (Alternate Trance) will be remembered by me for life.
So why did I give the movie lesser than 10? That's mainly because of the open ending, which couldn't be digested by quite a lot of people. Though I understood the ending pretty well and have no qualms with it, there were people who hated the ending.
But overall, an action thriller that has grace, finesse, style, and more importantly, substance, which many viewers of today will lap up. For those people who didn't like the movie because of it's few ignorable flaws, let me tell you that even the biggest Hollywood blockbusters can have flaws.
I rest my case here.
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