Director: Siddharth Anand
Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, Danny Denzongpa, Jawed Jafri, Jimmy Shergil, Kanwal Jeet, Deepti Naval
Music composed by: Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani
Rating: 2.5 (0.5 extra for the glamour quotient) / 5
This is the second time I am trying my hands on a movie review. I am a bit lazy when it comes to watching movies and then writing about those, see! Nevertheless, here I go after been inspired by this remake of Knight and Day. Well…I haven’t seen the original, so there isn’t any comparison here; only fairly sensible talks about the ‘silly remake’.
Yup, the movie has too many of those silly/senseless scenes where you start to feel like banging (Well, isn’t that the title of the movie? Almost!) your head, at least, into your seat or your sister’s shoulder. You struggle to understand the Hows of the very beginning of the movie where the entire reign of terrorists break into headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service in London to free their freaky leader Omar Zafar (Danny), who is busy enjoying Pizza with ‘extra’ cheese in his sophisticated cell, and kill the Indian army official Viren Nanda (Jimmy Shergill – he manages to impress in his ten minutes scene). Meanwhile the ‘Intelligent Servants’ keep busy somewhere else – they don’t even get to know about the hooliganism happening in the building!
Then there is this Indian thief Rajveer (Hrithik Roshan) who has the valour to steal nothing else but the Kohinoor from the Crown of Queen Elizabeth at the Tower of London! Where on one hand I feel if this could really be possible (after all, I would love to have our Kohinoor back) on the very other hand I pity British dominion. I bet they might end up into a state of severe recession after being stripped in public twice, not once!
This gorgeous thief dances so amazingly even with a broken leg and manages to battle after being terribly thrashed with an iron rod (I tell you even south Indian heroes may shy away after watching a thing like this). Finally there are a few others such as an equally gorgeous bank receptionist aka Harleen (Katrina Kaif) who is labelled as boring by her thoughtfully thrilling granny and a sidekick Hamid (Jaaved Jaffrey) who has no enough sense and easily gets swayed away by a sensual female.
The movie has everything that a Hindi movie should have. You have the male protagonist who is stylish, intelligent, chivalrous, and funtastic too (he often gets time to take the heroine to exotic locales and sing and dance for her as well as to show off his toned six-pack albs every now and then). Hrithik is the ‘He’ Man – Interesting indeed! You have a stunning female lead that is in the movie only because it’s a Hindi film. She talks Choc-On, dances glamorously, and shoots when been told that she is Exciting! And, you have an antagonist who appears only in the beginning and at the end of the movie.
With quite mawkish dialogues (some even continue endorsing a brand like Mountain Dew) by Abbas Tyrewala and a no sensible screenplay (many of the scenes tend to be classic brain teasers that leave you scratching your head in search of the logic) the movie turns out to be an overstatement. In fact, at many times you are reminded of KNPH, ZNMD, and Ek Tha Tiger.
The only thing that make the movie a one-time-watch is Hrithik, Hrithik, and Hrithik! I mean if Hrithik has ever been your crush (he was mine once 😉 ) you got to watch Bang Bang. He is an impeccable dancer, a gusty stuntman, and a magnanimous jewel thief who has the ability of stealing your hearts too! Katrina too dazzles in her astonishingly attractive gowns by designer Gavin Miguel. She even matches steps with Hrithik. The style quotient of the movie pompously competes with that of the James Bond films. At least, we could offer our own licensed killer in Hrtihik! You might as well like the movie for its decent music by Vishal and Shekhar. Songs like Tu Meri and Bang Bang do compel you to let your hair down and shake that tooh!
However, at the end, the moral of the story seems to be: if you have nothing exciting to do in your life then sign up at a dating site! God only knows, you might end up meeting super hot, charismatic, gallant, almost super human who has all the nerve in the world to challenge and eventually kill kinda unwise terrorist and save even the unwiser leading lady all by himself!!!