Bodyguard - Notepad

wogma rating: Switch channels if it's on cable (?)
quick review:

For once, a film made me wish it didn't have a story and was the usual Salman Khan "cool". That, at least I'm prepared for. The attempt at putting in sorry, convoluted twists just kill whatever other fun you could have had.



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Plot Summary

Lovely Singh (Salman Khan) is Divya's (Kareena Kapoor). She doesn't want a bodyguard lurking around her all the time. She finds a way out while he is busy saving her life.

What Worked

  • I was surprised at the ultra-simple titles. They worked compared to the inartistic, non-thematic stuff that go with titles these days.
  • Divya's dressing style.
  • The name of the town - Jaysingpur. It's a town 3 hours from Pune where a part of my family stays! Brought a smile.
  • Raj Babbar's voice.

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • Total lack of continuity in terms of clothes, etc. Especially during fight sequences.
  • The last fight sequence when Salman Khan gets hold of Mahesh Manjrekar. A huge jump there in the edit, where positions of the characters change suddenly.
  • The mistaken identity bit when Lovely Singh enters Jaysingpur.
  • The jokes on midgets and obese people were in bad taste
  • Plush rooms reserved for caretakers and bodyguards.
  • The childish pranks Divya plays on Lovely Singh.
  • The weird visuals in the 'desi beat' song. Especially a Black and White Salman Khan running in slo-mo in what looked like rain.