I am not going to talk about the Box Office of any of these films. It has been discussed a lot in other threads. Sab apne apne number leke khush raho! 😉 This is an analysis based on the genre to which the movies belong. Let me say this straight that I am not going to bullshit in this thread. I dont lie in my posts. I am not here to write gibberish nonsense to overpraise or thrash a film. That is why I always post the actual videos from the films that I talk about. Video never lies. From last half of 2013 to mid 2014, we have almost all major stars attempt the stylized action genre from Salman to Aamir to Hrithik to Akshay . These kind of films are not expected to have a story and rightly so. The genre isn’t about it. Its about the attitude and charisma of the stars, the styling, the action and so on. Over plotting or too much story in such a film will ruin it. If a film of this genre is made, it CANNOT afford to disappoint on the attitude, styling and action skills of the lead actors.
Usually such films have some common scenes. Like there will always be a stylized intro scene of the hero. There will be cat and mouse chase sequences throughout the film depending on which side of the law the hero is on. The actress will be there to add glamor or romance or item songs. There will be a villain who will be even more stupid than the film so that the hero can look smarter and the climax will have a prolonged showdown with end credits having some dance song or Honey Singh number to convince the audiences that they had a great time watching this film! So what separates one film from the other? Its about how you go about it and how sincere you are to the genre.
Here are scenes from the movie which are symbolic of the film:
Probably the most underrated action thriller of this year and easily the best film among the four. This one actually had an engaging story. I almost skipped watching this movie because of the bad reviews. When i caught it in theater in its second week, I realized how chutiya our critics are. Its a rare south remake which is 10 times better than the original Thuppaki which had the untalented over actor Vijay. Akshay Kumar is always great when he is subtle and he was superb as the army officer and he continued from his good form in Special 26. He was excellent in the fighting scenes and they were surprisingly quite real. Here is my favorite scene from the film:
What can you say about a so-called action hero who uses animation to do stunts in his intro scene! Everyone knows he is a fat ass and he cant jump from a stool without a body double or animation. So why the constant pretense? Here is his Kick second intro scene where is is riding some auto rickshaw type of vehicle to please his fans.
D3 was supposed to be a stylized action movie with some mind numbing story when Aamir came on board but he gave us a tribute to Manoj Kumar’s style of film making. He clearly doesn’t know how to act in such films and his excessive smug expressions throughout the film showed his bankruptcy in this genre. Katrina Kaif who is ideal for this genre was reduced to guest appearances in item songs. Abhishek had a role worse than Iftekhar in Amitabh films. I am not even getting into the other mental retarded twins character! He used stunt doubles for almost all the wide angle shots and in the closer scenes this is what he did:
Bang Bang is the remake of Knight and Day which had a wrong cast. This mistake was corrected here. I was delighted to see Katrina Kaif getting almost the lead role here and her pairing with Hrithik was a casting coup for this genre. When I had said D3 should have been like BB, this is what I meant. It doesn’t mean BB is a smarter film than D3 . This is the genre where Hrithik excels and he was excellent in the action scenes be it his attitude, casualness, body language while jumping across roofs, his aerial split and so on. I wish they had a younger villain in this and not that haggard Danny. Here is one scene from BB.
A Word on the Nonsensical “Khan Argument”:
I started by saying I am not going to talk about the BO but given the context of the topic, some things need to be specified. The typical Khan argument is that unless a non-khan out grosses the highest grosser among the Khans, his film is an under performer. While its the reverse for a Khan film. One of them should have the highest grosser of the year and the others benefit from it just by belonging to the “Khan” label. So JHTJ scores 12 Cr more than SOS and Aamir barely touches 100 cr in Talaash but since ETT was the biggest grosser of 2012, all the Khans are on top! This is their logic. It doesn’t matter if RR or AP beat all the other films because hey they could not beat ETT! K3 beats CE and all Salman films but its an “under performer”. Why? Because it could not beat D3. So all Khans are on top! Jai Ho came in 2014 and flopped. Holiday which was labelled as a flop on day 1 by many trended excellent and overtook Jai Ho lifetime. But its an under performer. Why? Because it could not beat Dhoom 3! Bang Bang comes and beats the lifetime of Don2, JTHJ, Ra.One, Talaash, Jai Ho in 6 days flat. But its an under performer. Why? Because it could not beat Kick and D3 lifetime. As a last resort, these khan fans will desperately quote the Khan PR blog BOI who reports producer nos (with max 10-15 Cr diff) for them and reduces 30-60 Cr for non-Khans even though no one in the media follows their numbers. There is no use in these tactics. If anything, it only makes you look like a communal asshole pig.Tags: Bang Bang Dhoom 3 Exclusive Holiday Kick