Bang Bang! - Bollywood Movie Review
Director: Siddharth Anand
Starring: Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif and Pavan Malhotra
Length: 2hr 33min
Short summary: Hrithik Roshan stars as mysterious jewel thief Rajveer Nanda who happens to get mixed up in a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an even more mysterious villain Omar Zafar (played by Danny Dengzopa). But of course no thief can take on an all powerful villain without the help of a painfully sexy, if not dimwitted, woman.
Katrina Kaif plays Harleen, a stunningly beautiful bank teller that, for some odd reason, can’t get a date/man to save her life. She decides to rectify this problem by utilizing the most common form of matchmaking our generation currently has at its disposal…online dating sites. This of course leads to her chance encounter with Rajveer. Sparks fly between them, as well as a few bullets, during dinner. The two separate but this is only the beginning of their adventure. Numerous car chases and gunfire scenes ensue. It all leads up to the climax of the Rajveer, Harleen and Omar on a private airplane.
This movie is adequately titled. It is chock full of suspense and fighting scenes.
There are many notable scenes, including Rajveer catapulting out of the water wearing water jetpack boots, guns blazing and bad guys in hot pursuit. Towards the end of the movie he literally sky dives into the bad guys hide out even though there was no actual plane that dropped him off. He just free falls in from the heavens. He then proceeds to rappel up a building as casually as he’s taking a stroll to buy groceries. The guards are all taken out single handedly, of course, and he finds himself in a chamber with Omar Zafar and at least 20 goons. This then cuts to a high speed chase with a random construction ramp set up on the highway which they use for a well timed jump and flip. The two get knocked off their dirt bike and are surrounded by goons (again). Rajveer takes them all out and goes off after Harleen. He can’t do this without some help, of course, but, oh look! over there! it just so happens that there is a formula one race car show going on right down the block. He easily highjacks a car and chases Omar and Harleen to a sea plane waiting at the dock. He arrives just in time to shoot a harpoon into the plane's pontoon before it takes off.
These were just a few, and I stress few, of the action scenes. So if you are looking for non-stop action (most of which doesn’t make sense) then this is a great movie.
Not the best songs but Hrithik Roshan is a great dancer so he always puts on a good show. I was surprised there weren’t more than three. The movie was long enough to have at least five but it was a little refreshing to have so few. The two upbeat songs were super catchy and not traditional Bollywood songs at all. They were more along the lines of today’s pop club music but they were both enjoyable.
I think we all get that Hrithik Roshan is beyond jacked. He’s so muscular that his muscles have muscles. However this movie showcases them way too much. His shirts are almost never buttoned or zipped up. Even if he ever wears a pull over or suit, he manages to get them ripped open just enough to showcase his chest.
Katrina Kaif also spends a good amount of time in very revealing clothes but, that’s expected, because she’s the eye candy. However, I must say, that whoever her stylist was for this film, they need to be paid more. All her outfits were amazing! Every Last One. I need her stylist/costume team in my life.
This gets one of the lowest ratings ever. The only reason I gave it 1 star was because the story was pretty good. It started with the death of one brother who vows, with his last breath, that someone will avenge his death and it comes full circle when his brother Rajveer keeps that promise.
Other than that, the rest of the movie is highly unbelievable. The last time I checked the following things are impossible:
- Guns firing out of water
- One man single handedly defeating a hundred
- Driving a formula racecar without a helmet
- Waterskiing without water skis
If you’ve got some time to kill and you want a good laugh and lots of loud noises then check out Bang Bang!