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wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?)
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There are thrills for sure but they don't last for too long. Also, the peak of suspense comes a bit too late.

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NOT A REVIEW - wondering what must have made Nagesh Kukunoor take the "star" route...


It has been a roller coaster ride - first thing that scandalizes me is that there's an Akshay Kumar movie in the offing and I come to know about it only a week in advance. Whatever happened to glamorized promos for "stars"? What's this world coming to?

But then, it’s a Nagesh Kukunoor film, it can only be good that it doesn't have a full-blown marketing plan to over-hype the film. Soon enough, I come across this promotional song -

Ouch! The regular generic rap-crap. As I thank sanity while shaking off visions of Ayesha Takia and Gul Panag doing an item number to promote Dor, I look for the trailers and find this -

So, if it was Ray who could tell the future with his camera last week, this week it is Jai who can look into the past through his supernatural capabilities. Again, interesting concept and this time in a competent director's hand - we will choose to forget follies like Bombay to Bangkok. The man is trying different genres and romance doesn't seem to be his thing, maybe action thriller is. The only issue that bothers me though is the gloss in the trailer. The raw feel of his earlier films like Iqbal or Teen Deewarein or Dor is sorely missing. I must say though that I love the official site just for its synopsis. It actually is a synopsis and not a long-wound description of the story. Gels perfectly with the "without giving the movie away" waali! So, turns out that the story is dark and Akshay has worked hard on research because it is not his regular run-of-the-mill slapstick, talk loud and get it done with kind of a movie. As always, I'm all set to watch anyone try anything different. And then there's also Sharmila Tagore to look forward to. Meanwhile, the music seems to be going down well: Review 1 and 2.