Bang Bang (2014)

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Bang Bang: Directed by Siddharth Anand. With Hrithik Roshan, Alex Upadhyay, Katrina Kaif, Pawan Malhotra. A young bank receptionist gets mixed up with Rajveer Nanda, a man who has a mysterious background.

“Bang Bang is an official remake of Tom Cruise starrer Hollywood film Knight and Day. Some facts about Knight and Day: Estimated Budget: $117 Mn Estimated Gross Collections: $76.5 Mn It was a commercial entertainer with popular stars like Tom and Cameron which was supposed to make huge money but instead turned out to be a loss making venture. So when its production house Fox Studios decided to produce its Bollywood remake at a whopping cost of 140 Cr (~$22 Mn) you might question their business sense. But considering the recent big bollywood hits like Kick, Dhoom 3, Krrish 3 it was a good decision timed with a 5 days long festive weekend.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eMovie has all the right ingredients to set the cash registers ringing; Good looking lead pair, Fancy Locales, Breathtaking stunts (3-4), Peppy music but still the director has been able to turn this into a boring and yawning experience. Mind you this requires some talent.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eFilm has a similar plot to the original one where Rajveer Nanda (Hrithik Roshan) is a stylish and immensely talented thief who has stolen Kohinoor diamond from London based on an open public challenge, to all concerned thieves, by an International terrorist Omar (Danny Denzongpa). For some reason (revealed in climax) Rajveer decides to not handover the diamond to Omar and this triggers a chase to get Kohinoor. Entire story revolves around this chase and ends with a long, tacky and glaringly clichéd climax.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eKatrina is weaved into the plot as she encounters Rajveer by accident in a café where she is waiting for her blind date from some Dating website. She does what she has been doing for the last 7-8 yrs i.e. to look dumb (quite natural in that), look beautiful and dance well. It will be a crime to expect anything more out of her as she chooses her movies based on her areas of strength.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eOther supporting actors donu0026#39;t have much to do as majority screen space is reserved for the lead pair. Still its refreshing to see actors like Kanwaljeet Singh and Deepti Nawal on screen after a long time.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eFilms dialogs and climax will take you back to the 80s action cinema. Climax is the same u0026#39;we will take the heroine, get the diamond to save heru0026#39; kind of which we have experience with Pran and Ranjeet. Only difference is that Kali Pahadi has been replaced by Picturesque Prague.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eBased on the trailer and hype surrounding the film, you might want to believe that it can be a decent watch but the long running time of 2 hrs 35 min makes you cry Stop the pain.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIt has to be seen how much profitable it turns out for the makers but with such a massive budget even a 200 Cr collection will not result in good profits.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eFor the viewers only one thing. Mediocrity Alert!!! Watch it at your own boring risk!!”

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