My Take – Siddharth Anand (Salaam Namaste, Tara Rum Pum, Bachna hai Haseeno, Anjaana Anjaani) gets out of his comfort zone & delivers what he has promised with the exciting promos! This “official” remake of Knight & Day (2010), is bigger in every way possible; by showcasing some of the best action sequences & having a deeper more character driven plot.
If you can let go of the logic, the action choreography in this movie is beyond anything I’ve seen in Hindi cinema so far. The movie also looks incredible visually. Each frame is picturesque & kudos to The VFX & sound department for a stupendous job, with your eyes being tricked & ears going crazyl! Hrithik pulls of every action sequence with finesse and with his moving expression he engages us.
On the other hand, his gentle and at some time his rib-tickling attitude towards Katrina is phenomenal & of course he shows off his abs to please the females. Katrina as an innocent and troubled lady is great & man she looks incredible in some sequences. Her fear and hesitation is amusingly wonderful. Danny Denzongpa has a small but powerful role. The music is average. The core problem in the film lies in the lazy writing, as 85% of the scenes & dialogues have been blandly copied! Like seriously! Plus the run time of 2 hr 45 minutes doesn’t help.
This film has been made successfully to enthrall masala entertainment to the audience, while people who have seen Knight & Day may be a bit disappointed, but considering the effort; Bang Bang justifies the humongous buzz created & may actually be the best Bollywood remake yet! Go for it as Hrithik and Katrina are in there to amuse you throughout. Worth A Watch!
Director – Siddharth Anand
Rated – PG15
Run Time – 153 minutes