Starring Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Viveik Oberoi, Om Puri, Kirron Kher, Diya Mirza
This film is well made but is so violent and gory that its review can only be written in BULLETS…
- The film– Very intense, technically superb, well directed…but too depressing and bloody for a main-stream release.
- The story– Unique in many ways and innovative but, again, very dark and defeatist in its approach.
- The acting– Par excellence, with Khan, Oberoi, Puri and Kher being outstanding. Kapoor also does a good job.
- Saif Ali Khan– Looks a bit older, but underplays his role to perfection. Is highly convincing as the good-bad guy who is passionate and cold blooded at the same time.
- Kareena Kapoor– Looks pretty in the first 20 minutes, and extremely scared in the remaining parts. Has an emaciated look that can only be classified as size minus-1! Has improved her acting skills appreciably.
- Viveik Oberoi- Impresses in a difficult role but lacks the screen presence to make an everlasting impression. Plays the role of a journalist whose life is turned upside down by events with some finesse.
- Om Puri and Kirron Kher- Veterans who only get better with every film, they look as if they’ve been playing senior-terrorists all their lives…
- The violence- Realistic and repulsive. The sight of brains being blown out or of a sewing needle being used to stitch up an injured hero is not everyone’s cup-of-tea. How one longs for the tomato-ketchup days, when the blood did not seem real at all!