Tezz - Preview

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

A must miss. Sloppy visual effects, lamest lines of all, a bizarre plot which wishes that I empathize with an anti-hero who threatens to blast trains don't make a couple of good chase sequences worth it. And you meet some of the most unplanned terrorists on the way.



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The trailer of Tezz seems to suggest that the protagonist actually plants a bomb in a train in England - and that is Ajay Devgan. That is a HUGE gray character to set up right in the promo material. But, unfortunately other than that everything else in the promo material made me smirk at the film, especially the lines given to Anil Kapoor and Boman Irani.

For example, the four 'making of...' videos provide great entertainment if you can laugh AT inanities the people involved in the film can say about the film they have worked on - From Kangna Ranaut in awe of the 'nice places' the producers took them out to eat at; not to mention her weird accent in which she calls Anil Kapoor "shiverous?"; to Ajay Devgan calling Anil Kapoor boring. And did Sameera Reddy just call Priyadarshan, Quentin here? And yet Sameera comes across as the most sensible of them all. The point being, if this is the best the film's team has to say about the film in the promotional material, I only dread what the entire film will be like.

Then there is the whole title song/theme music/background score based on misirlou which beyond the basic tune doesn't do anything imaginative. And this is coming from a person who loves listening to any misirlou tune. It might also have to do with the fact that the last I remember the tune used in a Hindi film was in Cash and coincidentally it the cast had Ajay Devgan and Zayed Khan too. And Cash is in my all-time 'worst films' list.

In addition, philosophically, the trailers raise red flags for me. Whenever racism and associate terrorism is talked about in films, I get a little tense about the author's perspective on the subject. Not only does the protagonist here advertise himself as 'not a terrorist' but also there is a direct reference to 'racial profiling'.

The main trailer with the visuals in this song give pretty much the entire plot. And even though nothing much seems to be exciting about Tezz, the question that remains is interesting enough for me to be mildly interested in how Tezz ends - how are they going to justify the main lead setting up a bomb in a train?

Music Reviews:
Milliblog - "Sajid-Wajid seem to have created Tezz’s soundtrack from their sad tune bank – and it shows."
dunkdaft - "Sajid-Wajid's Tezz - has blunt edge when it comes to music part, not surprised I am."
Bollyspice - "1/5"
Bollywood Hungama - "3/5"
Happy Sing - "the album has got a little too many versions"