Race 3 Movie Review: Zero redeeming points in this moronic thriller
In the climax of the movie when Sikandar Singh (Salman Khan) handles a shoulder rocket launcher, the trigger is clearly noticeable on the opposite side but Salman Khan being the hero of our Fast and Furious lookalike, fires it anyway. Well, that is one of the many imbecile acts that the film has in store for us in its 2 hour and 40 minutes snooze-fest.
The director Remo D’souza fails to match the thrills, style and slickness of Race 1 and 2 previously helmed by the director duo Abbas-Mustan. Unnecessary blowing up of the hugely expensive cars in a foreign location is all that you get in this plotless film.
Well if there was one! Okay wait, Shamsher Singh (Anil Kapoor) is a global arms dealer along with his ‘so-called’ family embark on a heist of a hard-disk which is kept in a vault at a Cambodian bank with the ambition for blackmailing Indian politicians who are caught in a prostitution racket. The heist team includes the twins- Sanjana and Suraj played by Daisy Shah and Saqib Saleem, the body-guard like brother Yash (Booby Deol) and ofcourse Bhai himself.
Shamsher is caught up in ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ like melodrama, with family politics, property disputes and back bickering but without much twists and turns like the previous two installments this ‘Race’ comes to a halt. But before I say ‘Yesss finally’, there is a promise of another one and I ask ‘Why???’
I may not be a Saif Ali Khan fan but I must say that nobody can play a ‘Bollywood Bond’ like him in the Hindi film industry. The style and the charisma that he carried in the previous films is incomparable with anyone in this.
Salman does flex his muscles, has a shirtless fight in the end but everything seems laboured. Bobby does his bit and adds a little earnestness to the film. Saqib uses his ‘brocode’ too often and that irritates in an already irritating film. Daisy mouths some terrible dialogues, one being ‘our business is our business, none of your business‘. Jacqueline has a lot of dancing to do in an other wise action packed movie but she too does nothing to write home about.
The best performance in an otherwise worst movie has to be the senior most actor in the film, Anil Kapoor. He plays the baddie with perfection. Only if the others had tugged along with him, the film could have managed a saving grace.
Direction and Dialogues:
The director Remo D’souza who has ‘ABCD’ and ‘ABCD 2’ under his belt have ventured into a totally wrong territory. Thriller is not at all his forte and it is clearly visible. The choreography is also done by him and needless to say that it would go down as his worst choreographed songs ever.
Dialogues are cringe worthy and nothing more to be said.
Lyrics and Music:
As many as 6 music directors and 8 lyricists including Salman Khan himself are credited for the film but none of them have managed to make one coherent song. ‘Allah Duhai‘ which was atleast hummable in the previous films is worsened in this one.
‘Race 3’ will be difficult to watch even to Salman fanatics who would be flocking in the theaters this Eid.
‘Hate’ is a strong word to use but I will, I hated this one.
Director: Remo D’Souza
Producer: Ramesh Taurani, Salma Khan
Writer: Shiraz Ahmed
Starring : Salman Khan, Bobby Deol, Anil Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Saqib Saleem, Daisy Shah
Run Time : 160 minutes
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