Bang Bang - Preview

wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

Expectations met. Action-packed, lots of Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif, passable stunt and close to no story.



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Action-packed, barely acceptable CGI for this scale of a film, Bang Banglooks like it is going to be yet another film that wants to be cool but will fall short at many levels. The trailer doesn't even attempt telling us the story. It is clear we are being asked to come to the theaters purely for the action.

I don't mind an action film at all, thought I won't say I'd have a problem if it had a reasonably interesting story attached to it. But, the least I'd ask for is decent action - at least some of it that I haven't seen before. Something that feels like it is more than just a lift-off from some or the other hollywood high-octane action drama. Some element of creativity. Doesn't help that director, Siddharth Anand doesn't have the greatest track record.

The first two beats of the theme music refer to the Mission Impossible series' theme music. So, we can see what Bang Bangis aspiring towards and we also know originality is going to be hard to find here. The focus is clearly on style and oomph. And just in case, you thought Hrithik Roshan doesn't have oomph enough, Katrina Kaif has been added to the mix, just to make sure.

As you can tell, I don't expect to be awestruck by Bang Bang. I'm just hoping to be at least be taken by surprise every once in a while. That's not too much to ask, is it?

Music Reviews:
Bollyspice - "3.5/5"
koimoi - "2.5/5"
Milliblog - "Vishal Shekhar more than make up for Happy New Year’s tedium in Bang Bang!"
Bollywood Life - "3/5"