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Drona (2008)

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A young man learns he is the latest in line of a dynasty of ancestral warriors dedicated to guarding a mystic source of cosmic energy, and the time has come for him to take the role.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jayshree Arora
Veer Arya ...
Aditya's son
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Aditya 'Adi' / Drona
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Rani Jayati (as Jaya Bachchan)
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Sonia
Tatána Fischerová ...
Sister Anne
Gaurav Gupta ...
Mighty
Vinay Jain
Karan Mehra
Kay Kay Menon ...
Riz Raizada
Akhilendra Mishra
Navneet Nishan ...
Aditya's aunt
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Storyline

Orphaned, lonely and neglected Aditya grows up in Great Britain, living with his abusive aunt and cousin, Rajesh, and the abuse grows worse after the passing of his uncle. Aditya will soon find out that he is not alone in this world - he has a mother, Rani Jayati; a sweetheart in Sonia; he is watched by angels; and he also has a virtually indestructible arch-enemy - Riz Raizada, who had killed his father, the legendary Drona, to secure the secret of the Amrit Manthan - and is now all set to kill the Rani as well as Aditya himself. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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When the survival of mankind hangs in the balance, one man will rise and realize his destiny. See more »


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Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$237,647 (USA) (3 October 2008)

Gross:

$237,647 (USA) (3 October 2008)
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Action coordinator Shyam Kaushal studied traditional Indian martial arts like Gatka (adapted by the Sikhs), Kalaripayat (developed by the Malayalams) and Chhau (originating in West Bengal) for incorporation into the film's skirmishes. See more »

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Jeena Toh Aisey Jeena
Lyrics by Vaibhav Modi
Composed by Dhruv Ghanekar
Music on Eros
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Drona will induce a lot of Rhona...
8 October 2008 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

...because people will be questioning why they had wasted 2+ hours on this snooze-fest. It is the most boring movie to come out this year. Thank God for giving man the brain to invent the fastforward buttons. The film overuses slow-motions to the extent that even in fast forward mode, things move slowly. The action sequences are pathetically executed and the special effects are tacky (to say the least). Goldie Behl is clearly proving to be one of the worst directors. Abhishek Bachchan wears only two expressions: that of looking clueless and that of...well, to quote a friend, think of a child who just had his toy taken away after which his face reddens before throwing a tantrum. Yes, that's the title character. Jaya Bhadhuri looks as though she really dreaded being a part of the movie and only did it for baby Bachchan's (who's trying to look like a man) sake. Priyanka Thopra acts like a zombie. She's supposed to be this action heroine who wears no expression and does the occasional item-number type dance. The only reason why I bothered with 'Drona' was because of Kay Kay Menon who's one of my favourite actors. I did enjoy his over the top villain act but the character is too much of a caricature. But I'm still thankful for the fast forward button and if the slow motions were reduced to normal speed, the movie would have finished in a good 30-45 minutes...and it would still be boring as I have experienced. Plus, the songs deserve to be fast-forwarded too. The ridiculous ending promises a sequel but I hope the film bombs badly enough to avoid any further torture.


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