Hijack - Notepad

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)
quick review:

There's absolutely nothing new about this thriller. Besides, the plot details are either missing or incoherent.

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Plot Summary

A group of terrorists want the Government of India to release the head of their organization from prison. To get this done, they hijack a passenger plane.

What Worked

  • The ruggedness of the terrorist training center. Compliments to the art and camera work.

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

  • The bomb blast at the pub. The balls of fire looked too strategically placed to look like a random fallout from a blast.
  • The little girl playing Priya. Her voice is too squeaky and she was made out to be extra sweet.
  • The entire romantic backstory of Capt. Vikram. Very plain, very functional. No emotional content in a romance track?
  • Is it really so easy to plant guns in an airplane?
  • The film informs that there were 917 hijacks between 1948 and 1997. Let's say as many from 1997 to 2008. How many of these were in India? So are they telling us that Capt. Vikram, the ill-fated soul that he is, encountered two of these hijacks in his life?!
  • Why was Capt. Vikram fist-fighting the second terrorist, Altaf, when he had a gun at his disposal?
  • You are in a hijacked plane. The hijackers who almost shoot-at-sight allow one person to leave the plane because he asked to be let go. Are you going to cheer and clap for the person leaving? Ok, are all the people in the plane going to be happy for the guy leaving?
  • How did the plane take off so quickly (towards the end of the movie)? The stairway was still attached to it!
  • Capt. Vikram is shouting orders at the helicopter pilot while hanging from underneath the chopper?! How does the pilot even hear those orders, through the headphones, and all?