Race 2

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

quick review:

Race 2 is the Dabangg 2 of thrillers. The action brings more 'laugh out loud's than wows. The twists make your tummy churn instead of making your grey cells work. And yet I have this tingling feeling that the film will do well commercially. Why? Just generally. Like my friend described it, "Watch it. Leave it."

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Director: Abbas , Mustan
Running time: 145 minutes
Genres: Action, Revenge, Thriller
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Didn't they exhaust all the twists and turns in Race? Apparently there is more revenge to be had, more exotic locations to be explored, more races to be begun and finished, more lame dialogue to be delivered and heard. But hey, no new music?

Saif Ali Khan and Anil Kapoor return with John Abraham, Deepika Padukone, Jackquline Fernandes, and Ameesha Patel! Ameesha Patel? She is still around? Oh ofcourse, only as Anil Kapoor aka Karamchand's Kitty. That makes sense, fits in perfectly, in fact. I am hoping to get a couple of genuine laughs because of her.

The rest doesn't intrigue at all. But, we shall still watch in the hope that they go a little deeper in emotions or characterization.

- meeta, a part of the audience

If there is one thing we have learnt from Race it is that you trust no one. No one at all. And that doesn't change in Race 2. Characters make it to Abbas-Mustan's world only if they are conniving. Even the seemingly annoying and trying-to-play-dumb Cherry (Ameesha Patel) is sly in her own way, within her context. This world would have passed of as decent fiction, if only the contrived twists in the tale weren't unending.

Each character getting a chance to smirk, "I knew it. You thought you fooled me?" or "I had planted this ploy to put you off-track." gets tiring. If everyone knows everything, what are we watching the film for? To figure out who knows less? The one-upmanship can keep you intrigued only for so long. Can there be a limit to this when one villain claims everything owned by the other villain to be his, because a profit of 5 billion Euros is not good enough? Even in relative terms, that 5 billion is a 33% profit in 2 days! Fine, I shall control the Chartered Accountant in me.

Hey, each of the lead characters look like a million bucks. Or make that a few billion. While I can rant and rage about how awfully distasteful the objectification of women is here, and it is loathsome to say the least, I have to admit that gender equality is maintained in the objectification. John Abraham and Saif Ali Khan are bare-chested long enough. And while the others have to just look like they have an alternate plan of double-crossing on their mind, John Abraham does manage to create that extra amount of scare, for he makes the character he plays, Armaan Malik, look like he'll stop at nothing.

If only there was some oomph added in terms of good, memorable dialogue or if the characters were given a little more depth, it would have given something for people like me to chew on. Unpredictability which seems like it exists only to increase the run-time of the film, hasn't done its job well.

The chase sequences, the fight (boxing) sequences, the scenic beauty of various exotic locations are all captured very well - right from the close-up of a scorpion to the scorpion shaped party deck to the aqueduct to the mountainous beauty of Europe. But, what's with the shoddy graphics work? From the bullet that leaves a sniper's gun to the airplane in the sky - all one botched up job after another.

Unfortunately, there is no X-factor in the songs either. They just all look the same - not just to each other in the film, but across films of this genre which carry glitter, glamour and gleam with pride. No novelty whatsoever.

Beautiful looking people with twisted minds. Beautiful locations with crime and more crime. Yet, the potentially beautiful duality gets repetitive and tedious. And as if you hadn't guessed it already, the director duo have given themselves scope to fix it at the third go. Yes, I know not why, but I still hope. Maybe because I hope that some day Saif Ali Khan or Anil Kapoor will wake up from their stupor and will want to deliver quality products they are capable of producing.

- meeta, a part of the audience

50 reviewers(?) - 6 yays 19 so-so 25 nays

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Thumbs up, by Rubina A Khan, FirstPost : ...Race 2 is shot beautifully, with a crisp edit and has all the action you’d want and more... full review

Thumbs up, Movie Talkies : ... For a thrilling experience and some eye-candy fix, do go and watch the latest Abbas-Mustan flick. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Aakash Barvalia, MoviezADDA : ...the last shocking scene before the film ends, and many more were impressive, striking and spellbinding.... full review

Thumbs up, by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com : ...The high octane action, glamour and grandeur cover up the flaws of Race 2. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Prasanna D Zore, Rediff : ...That’s definitely a first for a Bollywood film to have such incredible chases and yet make them believable.... full review

Thumbs up, by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com : ... a great film for thrill seekers!... full review

So-So, by Stefan S, A Nutshell Review : ...Heavy reliance on CG is also telling, but here the CG still seemed rather cartoony, which suited the hyper-reality style of the world that the characters in Race exists in. ... full review

So-So, by Anna Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies : ...here’s a bit of mindless fun to be had with Race 2, but for the most part it is such an unimaginative replication of Race 1 that it’s hard not to feel taken for granted as a viewer.... full review

So-So, by Naresh Kumar Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice : ...But semi-clad babes or beefcake hunks seldom a taut thriller make.... full review

So-So, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com : ...both John Abraham and Saif Ali Khan act tough but Saif is a clear winner here getting a better role in the script. They both get full marks for their style, physique and charisma but sadly the unconvincing twists and turns in the script don’t let their characters impress the viewer... full review

So-So, by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama : ...The post-interval portions start with gusto, but the writing isn't foolproof. ... full review

So-So, by Kshitij, Desi Martini : ...The curse of the 2nd half strikes again as you just eyegasm & nothing else. ... full review

So-So, by Smita, Desi Martini : ...Though Anil Kapoor has a charm about him, it doesn’t suit him when he says stuff like “Cherry, I can’t pop your cherry.” All his lines are hugely sexist and vulgar and so not funny.... full review

So-So, by Nikhil Arora, Desi Martini : ...Since I didn’t exactly expect something better than the first film, I was perfectly placed to not have my head exploding by the end of it. No, it doesn’t match up to the first but who cares?!... full review

So-So, by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare : ...eyond its ultra-cheesy goofball humour Race 2 has some kickass action sequences, the highlight of which is a Parkour chase across the city. ... full review

So-So, by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com : ...The styling of John Abraham's character is not upto the mark. And there can only be one reason for it - not to overshadow Saif. ... full review

So-So, by Divya Solgama, Gomolo.in : ...‘Race 2’ does not have great songs like ‘Race’ but still music director Pritam has managed to give some decent scores like ‘Beinteha’ and ‘Party on my mind’. ... full review

So-So, by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live : ...And yet, compared to so many lazy blockbusters recently, Race 2 is skillfully made and sincerely performed.... full review

So-So, by Joginder Tuteja, Indicine : ...What the film still succeeds in doing is keep your attention alive right through it’s narrative and not quite turning into a boring outing, even in the second half.... full review

So-So, by Joginder Tuteja, Indicine : ...after witnessing many a heist thrillers from the West, this one sounds like an unnecessary distraction. ... full review

So-So, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...To be fair, the Allah Duhaiyi song is electrifyingly picturised; one of the film's highlights.... full review

So-So, by Roshmila Bhattacharya, Star Blockbuster : ...The action is hi-voltage and the narrative zips along at a cracking pace but the zing that keeps a good thriller going is missing. ... full review

So-So, by Swati Rohatgi, STARDUST : ...While Saif maintains the thrill in this thriller, Anil Kapoor brings about the much needed light-heartedness with his one-liners.... full review

So-So, by Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India : ...Wish they'd traded in their glitzy stilettos for running shoes and slick suits for a solid story.... full review

So-So, by Ananya Bhattacharya, ZEENEWS.COM : ...The supporting cast of Aditya Pancholi and Rajesh Khattar play along well. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express : ... Elena cheats in card games with the aid of microchip-enhanced sunglasses, though everyone knows that the real reason for the appearance of this accessory is so that Ranveer can inspect it and park it in its rightful place, in the midst of her décolletage.... full review

Thumbs down, by Bodrul Chaudhury, Bolly Spice : ...Both Saif Ali Khan and John Abraham largely carry the weight of this film on their shoulders. They did a very good job in essentially keeping the film alive for everyone. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Suparna Thombare, Bollywood Life : ...even though we are partly satisfied that we finally managed to deduce what Race 2 is all about, there are still a lot of things we just couldn’t digest... full review

Thumbs down, Buzz in Town : ...Drowned in a cacophony of one offkey song after another, wallowing in their one-note wickedness and getting high on their endless bouts of drinking, partying and masquerading , the characters in "Race 2" are a laugh. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah : ...The plot is the usual Abbas Mustan maze of scheming, double crossing, bombastic dialogue maaroing and some steamy stuff, though much less than in Race. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Khalid Mohamed, Deccan Chronicle : ...There we go again. Where there are wheels, there’s a way.... full review

Thumbs down, by Ameetbhuvan, Desi Martini : ...Race 2 is slick, severly glamorous and sufficiently fast paced to prevent yawning... full review

Thumbs down, by Rony D'Costa, Desi Martini : ... don't think you ought to know what the plot is because it doesn't matter. what matters is, are the twists being thrown at you at a frantic speed? and are they good enough?. the answer is NO!... full review

Thumbs down, by Subhash K Jha, DNA : ...It's hard to pinpoint where the leakage in this latest Abbas-Mustan adventure-caper begins to seep septically into the plot. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions : ...It also educates us on the Shroud of Turin, a sacred artefact that, as Aditya Pancholi points out, even Hollywood movies haven’t dared to steal––is he perhaps suggesting that all global thieves use Hollywood heists as their sacred template?... full review

Thumbs down, by Ravina Rawal, FirstPost : ...If you’re still giving the story any benefit of doubt, a fight sequence that takes place mid-air, between broken aircraft windows and open airplane doors will make you wish you’d never admitted to wanting to make sense of things.... full review

Thumbs down, Free Press Journal : ...The fight choreography where Armaan and Typhoon fight to death is shabbily orchestrated. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Ravi Kandala, fullhyd.com : ...Anil Kapoor should stop, seriously, stop. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times : ...I went into Race 2 totally prepared to have a blast, but here's the shocker: The first half is just plain boring. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Swati Deogire, In.com : ...Despite a delicious-looking cast and promising trailers, Abbas Mustan's latest offering falters more than it delivers.... full review

Thumbs down, by Fatema H Kagalwala, India Entertainment : ...However, Saif’s cold and clean industrialist is still worth watching out for. He cuts the correct figure, even though he dances uncomfortably, looking a bit embarrassed doing what he is asked to.... full review

Thumbs down, by Vinayak Chakravorty, india today : ...it would be interesting to play Race and Race 2 side by side on two adjacent screens, to check out if twists are introduced in the story at exactly the same points of the runtime.... full review

Thumbs down, by Shubhra Gupta, indian express : ...'Race 2' looks exactly like 'Race'. Which may have been intentional because plush locations and pretty playthings and buff men are very much Abbas Mustan trademarks. But all it does is cause a dismally same-same feeling.... full review

Thumbs down, by Roshni Devi, koimoi : ...The screenplay, by Shiraz Ahmad, is all fluff. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint : ...Padukone, Patel and Fernandez are accidental and inconsequential flourishes in it.... full review

Thumbs down, by Janhavi Samant, MiD DAY : ...Performances, phew, the film has more close-ups of cars than faces, so the lesser said the better... full review

Thumbs down, by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV : ...The brawny John Abraham (replacing the relatively scrawny Akshaye Khanna of the earlier film) ensures that the sequel has a markedly higher beefcake and testosterone quotient. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters : ...This might have been a stylish film ten years ago, but the world and Bollywood has moved on. Blowing up cars and robbing banks are passe.... full review

Thumbs down, by Sudhish Kamath, The Hindu : ...From this point, we arrive at an indefinite loop in the flowchart that helps us to end the film wherever we want and set it up for the sequel. The loop goes thus: A: I have a plan. We con X (X keeps changing). B: Cool. Shake hands. C: Yummy! *Insert fruit based innuendo*... full review

Thumbs down, by Pratim D Gupta, The Telegraph : ...Saif was not even trying to hide his Kareena tattoo... full review

164 tweeters(?) - 107 yays 13 so-so 44 nays

_JazzSingh: Watched Race 2! Recommend it to everyone who loves bollywood!!

Z_J_14: Just watched race 2 and @deepikapadukone looked beautiful throughout the movie! #greatactor #amazingfilm

Zainnn: Race 2 was good. Not great but good. John Abraham definitely made enjoyable though. Effects sucked. Original Race was tons better.

yashwan72206740: race 2 is very nice .......................

YaaBBoy: Race 2 is a fucking amazing movie

xomayyxo: race 2 is the bestmovieever

xMizzyx: Could watch race 2 agen!!

xitsMudblood: RACE 2 IS PERFECTION OH MY GOD HOW CAN THEY SHOVE TWO SEX GODS INTO ONE MOVIE AND GIVE THEM BADASSES ROLES

was7868: Race 2 #onetowatch

T_z_T: That was a good movie. If y'all watch Bollywood watch Race 2 it was pretty good for the most part lol

tweetfrommukul: Race 2 mast movie h yar.

Timluranjha: Race 2 is an amazing movie to watch. Loved it. Deepika and john were totally outstanding. @FRAZASAD

Thezain777: Race 2 nice movie ;)

Tazninxo: Race 2 was actually quite good, I'm such a freshy but still.

Talha34: Race 2 was nice

syamalar1: Race 2 in inox again

StarRadha: Race 2 a fascinating movie

srkaaby: Omgosh whattay night..! Watched race 2 fun movie...! And after that what shit happened was horrible ya allah!

SimritaKaurrr: You know how the sequels to the first film are never good but just omg man Race 2 omg, fully hyped for race 3 YEAAAAAAH BOYYYYYYY

SimiSekhon123: Watched race 2 was AMAZING !!!!!!

Shubhpreet94: Just watched Race 2 #GoodFilm

shree8083108763: watched race -2 ...nightshow 10;30pm to 1:30... new xperince to my life....it was awesm tym i spent wid my frnds !!!!!!nice movie...!!!!

sharanpanesar: Just watched race 2 ... Just as amazing as the first one :)

shankyrathore07: Race 2--- mjhe to teri lat lag gyi........wat n awsm muvi.:) http://twitter.com/shankyrathore07/status/295598387284299776/photo/1

ShahzebKayani: weekend ka maza puura ogaya with race 2 :P kamaal thiii yarrr kOMAL

SayedaSajan: #FavouriteMovies Student Of The Year. Cocktail. Kuch kuch hota hai. Kal ho na ho. Race 2. Om Shanti Om. Dilwale dulhaniya le jayenge. ❤

Sarahiouslyy: “@Momo118118: Race 2 is the best film I've seen in a long time” @SSafya pap pap

Sarahh700: RACE 2 WAS AMAZING

Saniabiebez: OMG RACE 2 was so perfect

SalmanKhanTimes: Race 2 The stylish direction, asweome music, twist-after-twist, & Saif Ali Khan As Always A RockStar !Go For It

SaleemAsim: OK! So Race 2 was AWEEESOMMMEEEE

SaffRazak: Race 2 amaazinggg filmmmmmmmmm!!! Saiff ali khann aii haiiiiii ♥♥hehehehehheehehehheheehehehhehehehehehe!!!

Sabaaaaaa1: Race 2 was gooooood! xoxo

Rupeshromi: Race 2 is Awesome movie..... must watch....

Rmalhotra02: #Race 2- A treat to watch, Class at its Best..Respect to #Saif n team..

RahulOfficial: Race 2 was an awesome movie. "Revenge is best served cold "

Rahisha_Jinnah: Race 2 was good... loved the cars =D

RaheemHanif: Race 2 is so confusing but a good film never the less. Credit where credit it due.

pramod012: Padukone the sexiest bollywood actress, Race 2.. Worth d money.. ;)

Pawaahhhhh: Race 2 movie last night was superb awesome. Five star for you! Xoxo

pakigarl: Race 2 was amazing! Had Beautifull evening today day to remember thanks to bro :)x

NurRuhainies: I swear RACE 2 was super awesome!!!! :D

NitishSirohi: Have seen race 2, really good. a must watch...

nishughetiya: awesome movie race-2

navyou111: Race 2 was pretty good, but a lacklustre finale kinda ruined it. 3.5/5.

muaax000: Race 2 amazing ...awesome movie...ye race mari ha ur main he is ka purana khilari...

mrugzdesai: Race 2 was amazing!

Momo118118: Race 2 is the best film I've seen in a long time

MoiezSmurfy: Rating Race 2 7/10 #Bollywood

mohnaniraja: Race-2 Review: star rating (3.5/5) i just loved every part of it......! Race is a total masala movie. It has... https://www.facebook.com/rajendra.mohnani/posts/10151372512164674

MizzRaabia: Race 2 was so good.. be inteha <3

MissSannaZahid: Race 2 .. Another top film!

MishTweetit: Race 2! #nice #movie #fun #cool #nice #happy #great #time

MidnightLover22: Race 2 was worth the wait loved it!

mged1: Race 2 movie great movie فلم هندي ريس ٢ طبعا افهم واتكلم هندي http://www.keek.com/!h4ibbab

MeghaaShah: Can I like go watch race 2 again?! Ohh have the dvd already?!

MaryamAli12345: K. You all need toooooo go watch race 2 . It's amazing

Maninder_234: People should watch Race 2 its better than the first one!!

MalaikaWasHere: Okay race 2 was literally the best MOVIE EVER!

Maazb_10: Saif Ali Khan is such a badass in Race 2!!! #amovietowatch

luvneha: Race 2 superb movie

loveeSAK: Race 2 was so good!

LeDANAH: Race 2 was amazing!!!

Kirann09: Race 2 is such a good movie!

Khan_Sara_: I saw race 2 and i loved it! especially Saif and deepika!

KelvinPereira48: Race 2 an awesome action thriller movie .........:)deepika makes movie more hotter to be watched

Karixx98: Race 2<3

karishmaaad: Race 2 is soooo good! Saif and John look so hot ❤

JustBeingMe__: RACE 2 IS AN AMAZING FILM <3

jeelpatel17: Guyz race-2 just owsm moVie....too stylist john/saif boTh r greAt DipiKa nO:worLd® must watch moVie

JavedSafia: Just seen Race 2.. Dragged abit at the end but it was good

jasslail: Two must see brown movie of the year race 2 and tu mera 22 main Tera 22 #brownlife #Bollywood #Fob

jasilasyed: Race 2 was okay I would rate 7/10 for that movie. John Abraham was epicly hawt and Anil Kapoor with his best sarcasm. Good movie tho.

irfuuuuuu: Race 2 was good

INDaaaTweet: “Mau [email protected]: ✌ thumbs up for Hindi movie... #RACE 2 Kereeen abisss!!!!”

imrankhan180294: Watched race 2 today. Was pretty good and hilarious lol :)

hushna95: RACE 2 ★★★★☆ #amazingfilm

humziii: Race 2 was one amazing movie!!

hira_asim: RACE 2. Amazing movie.

heena_bali: today's plan: finish all my hmwk then watch Race 2 again

haseeb6220: Race 2 was good :)

harleendhadli: Race 2 was soo good! #lovee

Furqhan94: Race 2 is a great movie #saifalikhan #wouldwatchitagain

FjFawaz: RACE 2 <3

FathimaChocpie: I enjoyed race 2 quite nice

evensingh: osm movie race 2 Srs Cinema Omaxe Mall Patiala

dm882: Nice moovi deepika ji race 2

Dj_Ashan: Race 2 rockz. Awesome movie.

dhanno_13: Race 2 is soooooo good plus John's sexy body is just a bonus!(; http://twitter.com/dhanno_13/status/295724503613444096/photo/1

Deeha_04: Race 2 is actually amazing.

BipashaPriyanka: Race 2 was actually good! The fact that it was all about Bipasha made it that way ;)

belani_gaurav: Race 2 is nice movies johan was rocks good movie must watch

Azainusman: Watched Race 2 and loving it. :D

asam_786: Race 2 was wicked enjoyed it

ArslanDelawalla: Race 2 is probably the best sequel to an Indian movie so far.

ArshiLoverNo1: watched race 2 and it was confusing but a good movie. lot of deceiving but i would say watch it xx... john luks soo fit

ariezriez: ✌ thumbs up for Hindi movie... #RACE 2 Kereeen abisss!!!!

arabfaizan: If you can't speak hindi i sitll advice you to watch RACE 2.

ankit_rapchik: Race 2: * * * *

Ankitaa69: OK RACE 2 WAS AMAZING

angelnafs: Race 2 was sooo good and Saif was just amazing!!!!

aman_8558: Race 2 is the best movie ever

AliZaibAhmad: Race 2 is a good acton good movie.... But plaza cinema is not good enough....

AlishaaM_: Race 2 was actually the best indian movie i've seen in aaages!

AkshayBhagia: Race 2...amazing movie luved it ♥

4everbiebslove: Race 2 ❤ best movie ever

29Future: Race 2 was amazing :) need to watch it back :D

vikranthum: Race hamesha se meri thi..... QKI Mai is Race ka Sabse Purana kheladi [email protected] ONE TIME WATCH!!!!!!!

Smiley_Bhayee: Race 2 was okayyy, kinda expected more from it tho D:

shravannamburi: Race 2 not bad

sayansurroy: Watched RACE 2... very average movie..

ninja_talli: RACE 2 - Utter crap filled movie yet enjoyable! Now that is a first!

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melvinray99: Race 2 storyline was gud , action all was fucking Cartoon , but the girls was Sexyy .......

Lost_My_Handle: Haven't heard any good reviews about Race 2 but you can watch it for Saif and Deepika :')

ItsTechboy: Race 2 Review - 2.5/5

hsjani: Watched Race 2 today. Its a good movie has a lot of twists and turns but still could have been better. #Race2

GlamoMag: ‘Race 2′ is gripping but doesn’t win the ‘Race http://www.glamomag.com/race-2-gripping-win-race/

ChitraChaudhuri: Race 2 wasn't racy enough. :) But would give full marks to all actors, good effort there.

Aqss_k: Race 2 is a alright filmmm, first ones better

vineetshah22: Race 2.. saif's personality n deepikaz killer looks.. nothin else to like for..

tweeslam: Done with Race-2. Dissapointed. I could guess every twists in the movie

thisguy2shar: Race 2 gave me a headache

takswasti: Race 2.. U know what.. Just shoot me

synapsewitshrut: Race 2 made IQ levels drop down to minus. I want those 2 and half hours of my life back. #paisawaste

SomyaVashishtha: Race 1 spoiled Race 2 even before it was made..too many twists doesn't work a 2nd tym..glam sham is full on though :-P

sohhh_3: Race 2 sickest movieeeeee

SnehaNKeni: Race 2.. A bigggggg yaaaawwwwnnnnnnnn

smeeteminem: Race 2 is one of the reason i dont watch bollywood movies #boo

Shweta_Pundhir: One word #review for Race 2.. TATTI..

SaraanKaur: Race 2 is the stupidest movie ever.

sameersama: Dear Lord, Please Forgive me as I have Sinned. I just saw Race 2. :(

pharmaplus95: I rated Race 2 10/10 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1375789 #IMDb

NSOperation: I just payed 250 bucks to smell my own fart. Yes. I watched race 2.

naveenngar05: Fuck the race 2.. they made us chutiya with suspense.. Abbas mustan need to be dainted n painted. .

naukriupdates: RACE 2 Movie Review - A terrible roller-coaster ride http://networkedblogs.com/HBAKU

naik_raish: My 12yr brother does better animation then the Race 2 animations.

naidniyxes: Race 2 was horrible.

MissKhushhRazaq: We watched Race 2, and cringed through every single second of cliche after cliche.

MehboobBawa: Check out http://www.mehboobbawa.com for my Race 2 review. Despite featuring top Bollywood stars, a poor script and dated direction ruins it all.

meenal_a: Race 2.. Horrible film!

Mamsky123: Race 2 was sick!

killerkishore: The build up to the 2nd part of Race 2 raised great expectations. But, alas it couldn't match the standard of the first one.

KhawerJadoon: Race 2 Sucks

kd_jk91: I always valued n respected money. But nw I will respect it more after spending on a Race 2 ticket.

karthidcrazy: every action has a reaction action:went to watch Race 2(i know seriouslly!!!) reaction: down with headache(again seriously!!!)

kaai_khan: Race 2 is actually a sick movie negl

j4m4l27: Race 2 was sikkk

iSp3ctrum: Race 2 is a Bakwass Tareen movie..

ikissibite: And even if you haven't watched abbas-mustan's hamraaz, naqaab and ajnabee..still don't go for race 2!

Harry_Soler: Race 2 was sick!

Harris7_Y: Race 2 is sick!

Frankestein_boy: The only good thing of Race 2 apart from the sexy ladies & location is that it's better than Dabbang 2

fatema_ksuri: Race 2 #Crap.But Loved #LatLagGaye.

FalakShabir1: RACE 2 sucks !

Faiisalmo: Race 2 bad movie

dhruvsalunke07: Race 2 is a brilliant movie about how to loose ₹ 250 in 2.5 hours..!

Co0ki3_M0nsterr: race 2 was a sick moviiee.

bummiiie: #ImSoSickOf Race 2

awesumstranger: How on earth did people Like Race 2 ?? :O HOW ? :O I don't know how I survived those 2 hours -.-

AT11386: So I saw Race 2 last night..am I the only one wanting to shoot myself? The only reason I could bear it is coz of the good looking people

arjun230489: Saw Race 2 with much expectations.... :(

ali_mufc10: Race 2 was horrible. Disrespect for Abbas-Mustan #bigtime

ajit_bhaskar: Race 2 sandaas RT «@codenameashtray «@itsFreelancer Just watched Race 2. Shittiest movie by far.»»

3 readers - 0 yays 2 so-so 1 nays

Not Interested in Watching, by Rahul

So-So, by Anuj

So-So, by TimELiebe : It was trashy, flashy and twisty - but really? I far preferred DON and DON 2....

Nay! Thumbs Down, by Suman

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Parental Guidance:

  • Violence: Lots of gun fights. A couple of boxing sequences too, which are pretty bloody.
  • Language: A lot of innuendoes.
  • Nudity & Sexual content: Lots of skin-show. A couple of making out sequences too.
  • Concept: Do not trust anyone.
  • General Look and Feel: Bright and loud.

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Anuj

Expecting a full on Abbas Mustan potboiler complete with over the top dialogues,cheap thrills,backstabbing,double crossing,exotic locations and lots of sleaze.Highly recommended for people who do not watch too much of hollywood.For the one's who do,they'd know that this one's gonna be another rip-off.Great box office prospects for this one,especially among the masses.

Anuj

John will excel in this one i'm sure.Its tailor made for him.The dialogues in the trailer sounded extremely lame and ott.They're like a crossbreed of Dabangg and Don and end up in no man's land!!

Anuj

Expecting a full on Abbas Mustan potboiler complete with over the top dialogues,cheap thrills,backstabbing,double crossing,exotic locations and lots of sleaze.Highly recommended for people who do not watch too much of hollywood.For the one's who do,they'd know that this one's gonna be another rip-off.Great box office prospects for this one,especially among the masses.

Anuj

John will excel in this one i'm sure.Its tailor made for him.The dialogues in the trailer sounded extremely lame and ott.They're like a crossbreed of Dabangg and Don and end up in no man's land!!

@Anuj it is crystal clear what you are expecting the film to be like! :D

I'm with @Anuj on this one, Meetu. It's going to be big-budget trash with elaborate musical numbers - but then again, I like big-budget trash with elaborate musical numbers!

Just park your brain and enjoy the Lifestyles of the Rich and Crooked, the skimpy outfits on the ladies (and John Abraham) shaking their groove thangs, and Saif Ali Khan smirking knowingly as he wanders through it all....

@TimELiebe aaye aaye aaye...To each his own... *sigh*

Anuj

The reason i enjoy films like Dabangg/Singham/Agneepath etc are because they are unpretentious and naturally "desi" masala films.Films like Don-2,Dhoom-2,Race etc come across as wannabe's and end up appearing like b-grade versions of Bond/MI films.I'd rather have film-makers sticking to their roots and making stuff like Dabangg/Agneepath than trying to make desi versions of Hollywood films with 1/10th the budget and much inferior technology!

Exactly what I accepted from abbas mastan. Time to retire.

Must be tiring to see mindless nonsense like this nearly each weekend! Here's to hoping that the coming weeks bring along something better.

And please, fix this rating issue. I again said "I am not interested in watching this movie". Definitely not a thumbs up!

Anuj

"While I can rant and rage about how awfully distasteful the objectification of women is here, and it is loathsome to say the least, I have to admit that gender equality is maintained in the objectification. John Abraham and Saif Ali Khan are bare-chested long enough." ~rofl..you're excellent with your words!Btw,whom did u prefer watching between Saif and John? :P

@Anuj Thank you. And uhh...both please. :)

@Deepak :) If only wishes were horses...

@Rahul Some how I don't get tired of watching films :D And sincerest apologies for the rating bit, my husband and wogma's CTO is working on it as I type this comment ;) Hopefully all will be in order in a couple of hours

It could be worse, Meetu - you would be < href="http://www.avclub.com/section/tv/">reviewing American cop shows for The AV Club. Most of them are every bit as laughably cynical and stupid as RACE 2 sounds (and yeah, I remember the constant "I outsmarted you - !" "No, I outsmarted you MORE!" from RACE as well), only nobody ever does an elaborate dance number in the middle of an episode!

And those few times we do, like on COP ROCK or VIVA LAUGHLIN? I think the worst Bollywood songs I ever heard (probably from TANU WEDS MANU) sound wonderful in comparison.

Seriously, I appreciate all the effort you and your team go into reviewing Indian movies - and major Western movies that make it to Indian cinemas. It's opened my eyes to all that's out there, and to looking at film from a different perspective - even if I do still have a much bigger love of dopey musical comedies than you do. :)

pragya

Hey Meetu, I know Abbas Mastan movies are low on IQ but what is the profit you are talking aboutt? Aditya Pancholi gave 15B and was getting back nothing. The whole 20B was replaced by fake bonds.

Anuj

@Meetu:Off topic,but which are your favorite Abbas-Mustan films?I remember watching some good stuff of theirs as a kid in the esrly 90's(namely Khiladi and Baazigar in particular)

Anuj

Finally watched the film. The problem is that unlike Race-1,here the twists and backstabbing is all very stale and predictable.Race-1 though being fake and pretentious at least was enthralling courtesy all the "funny business" that was going on behind the back.This one's too stale and low on entertainment.

@Meetu : Didn't get 2 points here

1.How does Jacqueline's dress get ripped off after the fencing sequence with Saif?
2.What happens to John Abraham in the end? Is his last dialogue an indication to a third installment in the Race franchise(i seriously hope not)?

@TimELiebe :) whatever works :)

@pragya As I remember, he doesn't know that when he comments about the profit.

@Anuj hmmm...let's see. I remember liking Khiladi. Didn't enjoy Baazigar that much. Actually, I liked Badshah, but it could be just because that was the NRI effect - a span when I watched very few Hindi films and would miss home at the drop of a hat. In the same vein I liked Humraaz, within a year of moving back.

ha ha ha...he has made moves in such a way that he slits her outfit without harming her. :P

Oh that's a yes! :(

Suman

Direction: 1.5
Story: 1.5
Lead Actors: 2
Character Artists: 1

Dialogues: 1
Screenplay: 1.5
Music Director: 1
Lyrics: 0.5

Well, saw Race 2 finally - and the plot was so twisty and all over the place that I think SRK's Don would have pinched the bridge of his nose and muttered, "Chill, Dude! Even I can't keep track of who's betrayed who any more...."

It was fun enough in a Stupid Insulting Movie Logic and Physics kind of way - though when you're welcoming Anil Kapoor's comic relief turns as a sarcastic ex-cop facilitator wooing his ditsy assistant by insulting her all the time you kind of know the story and actors are not up to snuff. Three weeks after seeing it I can't even remember most of the plot, or who (besides Anil Kapoor) was a good guy/gal and who was a bad one.

@TimELiebe Looks like you are going through the movies rated worst on wogma :P

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