Fox Star Studios’ Bang Bang! (UA) is an action-packed love story. Rajveer Nanda (Hrithik Roshan) steals the Kohinoor diamond from London and returns to India. He makes it amply known to underworld don Omar Zafar (Danny Denzongpa), through his (Zafar’s) men, that he has the expensive Kohinoor diamond, the intention being to meet Omar Zafar. Although Rajveer pretends that he wants to sell the diamond, he doesn’t actually sell it, making Omar Zafar’s men follow him for it. Hot on Rajveer’s trail are Omar Zafar’s men on the one hand and the police on the other.

In trying to meet Omar Zafar, Rajveer has to escape, both, the police and Zafar’s men while securing the Kohinoor diamond. Quite early on, he meets Harleen Sahni (Katrina Kaif) in a chance encounter. Harleen, who works as a receptionist in a bank, is on a blind date and mistakes Rajveer for her date. The two hit it off well and start enjoying each other’s company. Harleen, of course, can’t fathom why so many people are after Rajveer and why he keeps gunning down people. Anyway, she learns part of Rajveer’s reality even as their romance blossoms.

And then, Rajveer gets a chance to meet Omar Zafar. What happens thereafter? Why was it so necessary for Rajveer to meet Omar Zafar? Is there some back story? If so, what is it? What is the whole truth about Rajveer? Is he a thief or a noble soul? Does Rajveer and Harleen’s love culminate in marriage?

The film is an official remake of the Hollywood film, Knight And Day. The screenplay for the adapted story is written by Sujoy Ghosh and Suresh Nair. At the outset, it must be said that the story and screenplay offer hardly anything by way of novelty. But frankly, the other things that the film offers are so, repeat, so overpowering that the audience doesn’t even think about the lack of novelty in the subject. Among these ‘other things’ are the presentation, the action and stunts and the dances but more about them later. The screenplay is very fast-paced and keeps the audience engrossed and involved throughout. Yes, the more discerning viewer may question how Rajveer can do just about anything and that too, so easily, but the masses will not even get time to think on those lines. And when the reality of Rajveer is revealed in the end, the questions do get answered to a large extent.

The romance between Rajveer and Harleen is very cute and heartwarming. Actually, the actors playing these two characters are so good-looking that half the job is done with the casting itself – the audience roots for the two, right from the word ‘go’. There are a number of light moments in the first half and they are truly enjoyable. Action takes over in the post-interval portion and that will more than satisfy the masses. Emotions, of course, could have been far more pronounced. Abbas Tyrewala’s dialogues are very nice.

Hrithik Roshan looks like a Greek God. He has taken off his shirt in a number of scenes and his bare torso is to die for. He acts wonderfully, dances excellently and is unbelievably agile in the action sequences. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that he has surpassed himself in the two song-dances. Katrina Kaif looks very pretty and also delivers an excellent performance. Her sense of timing in comic scenes is lovely. Danny Denzongpa stands out in a role which isn’t too lengthy. Pavan Raj Malhotra is very effective in the role of the secret service agent. Javed Jaffery makes his presence felt in a brief role, in a special appearance. Jimmy Shergill has his moments, also in a brief role, in a special appearance. Kanwaljit Singh, Deepti Naval, Vikram Gokhale and Ankur Vikal provide adequate support in guest appearances. Kamlesh Gill is cute as Harleen’s grandmother. Partha Akerkar (as Robert) and Pradeep Kabra (as Big Man) are effective. Pratik Dixit shines in the role of Karan. Others lend the desired support.

Siddharth Anand’s narrative style caters to all classes of audience. His direction is very good and he has succeeded in keeping the viewers involved, right from the start till the end. He doesn’t let the audience’s thoughts wander anywhere. Vishal-Shekhar’s music is already hit. ‘Tu meri’ and the ‘Bang Bang’ song are very fast-paced numbers. ‘Meherbaan’ has lilt and melody. Lyrics, by Vishal Dadlani, Anvita Dutt and Kumaar, are perfectly in synch with the film’s mood. Choreography of the ‘Tu meri’ and ‘Bang Bang’ songs (both by Bosco-Caesar) is truly mesmerising. Special mention must be made of Hrithik Roshan’s outstanding dance movements in both these songs. Ahmed Khan’s choreography in the ‘Meherbaan’ song is eye-filling. Salim-Sulaiman’s background music is wonderful. Sunil Patel’s cinematography, with additional cinematography by Vikas Sivaraman and Benjamin Jasper, is extraordinary. The film looks like a Hollywood film, thanks to the camerawork, can­vas and action/stunts. The foreign locations are heavenly. Parvez Shaikh’s action and stunts (with action consultant Andrew Armstrong) takes one’s breath away. Action of this kind has not been seen on the Hindi screen. The water action sequence is out of this world. The chase sequences are just too lovely. Dipankar Dasgupta’s production designing is veritably superb. Editing, by Akiv Ali, is sharp.

On the whole, Bang Bang! is a super-hit because it offers entertainment galore and has something for everyone. It will break a lot of box-office records and could end up joining the Rs. 200-crore club.

About komalreviews

Am a film trade analyst, hence my reviews are from the box-office point of view
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

15 Responses to

  1. Pingback: [All Sites] Bang Bang Hindi Movie Review Ratings 2014 | Hack Cheat Tools

  2. Pingback: Top 10 Bang Bang Movie Review By Critics | Top 10 Wala

  3. SRK says:

    Yes I watched it
    Bang Bang Mast movie Hey Yarr Too good! I LOVE it. BIGGEST ACTION, DANCE,ROMANCE, STORY . 5/5* dhoom 2 ki b Bapp hey
    Haider is so Boring movie! 1hour k bad bahar aagaya

  4. nafson3d says:

    well said komal i want to watch it before i return to my base

  5. Vishwan says:

    Good review. For a change this movie is better than Hollywood original. SUPER HIT for sure.

  6. Hi
    A small request, please have a look at the Bang Bang review written by me through the following link. If you like it, do share it & ask people to comment & provide feedback as well. It would help me understand my own work.
    Thanks in advance.

  7. Zak khan says:

    Dude, this guy can’t even write a fucking movie review properly! He spoils almost half of the plot in this shit review! What a douchebag! Taran Adarsh is so much better at writing! Komal nahta should quit his job and become a sales assistant at his local paani puri store! RUBBISH!!

  8. Pingback: Bang Bang Hindi Movie Review | Laughing Colours

  9. Hello Twitter performs well for my situation yet your website is starting steadily which went on approximately
    a minute to load, I am not sure if it’s my very own problem or maybe site issue.
    Nevertheless, Thanks for posting such type of brilliant articles.
    I guess it really has already been useful to lots
    of individuals who arrived on this page. This one is undoubtedly
    brilliant everything that you actually have implemented and want to check out fascinating
    content from you. I already have you book-marked to see blog
    you publish.

  10. Therese says:

    Wow I am not sure if it is me or your website but it’s starting slow to me, I
    had to spend just like a moment to finally load up although google
    works fine for me. Anyway, Thanks for putting up an incredibly
    brilliant blog post. Almost everyone who found this great site
    must have found this content honestly very helpful. I should mention that you really have done amazing work with this and additionally expect to find out more awesome things through you.
    I now have you book marked to check blogs you

  11. Hello! Your site is running lagging , that took just like a minute to reload, I really dont know if it is just simply me or maybe web-site but twitter loaded fine for me.

    However thank you for creating splendid blog post.
    I guess this has already been beneficial to many people .

    I hope I will be able to get more incredible content and I should certainly complement you by stating you have done wonderful job.
    To obtain more understanding through posts which you write-up, I actually have bookmarked this page.

  12. Hey! Your website is running slow for my situation, that went on like a
    minute or so in order to reload, I actually do not know if it is just simply me or maybe
    web site then again twitter loaded fine for me.

    However I appreciate you for publishing fabulous article. Everyone who found this great site must have discovered
    this short article seriously handy. I personally
    must point out that you really have done superb job with this
    and hope to check out much more awesome stuff through you.
    After checking out your article, I’ve book-marked your site.

  13. Hi there! Your webpage is running slow in my situation, this
    kind of went on sort of a minute to load, I actually dont know if it is entirely me
    or perhaps your websites on the other hand facebook loaded
    fine for me. On the other hand I appreciate you for publishing superb
    articles. Everybody who came to this website should have discovered this content
    totally helpful. I personally ought to say that you actually have done wonderful job with this as well as wish
    to find out further wonderful stuff from you. To get additional understanding
    from articles which you write-up, I actually have saved to my bookmarks this

  14. Rosetta says:

    Hi Yahoo operates well yet your website is running steadily which actually had taken about a few
    minutes to be able to load up, I’m not sure whether it’s my personal problem or maybe website problems.
    On the other hand I appreciate you for posting
    fabulous blog post. I suppose this has become useful
    to many individuals who arrived at this point. This one is undoubtedly terrific everything that you have done and want to check out more fascinating articles from your site.
    Right after taking a look at your articles, I’ve book marked the website.

  15. dinesh says:

    Komal sir,

    i want you to request Sanjay leela bansali to make baiju bawre remake by taking Aishwarya rai ,Hirthik roshan and ajay devgan. this will be the marvesous cast waiting.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s