Tezz India Today Movie Review by Kaveree Bamzai

Tez poster Director: Priyadarshan
Starring: Anil Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, Kangna Ranaut

Tezz has taught me the following things. Only Indians wear dark glasses in London. Anil Kapoor will always speak English in a Slumdog Millionaire accent. And Indians can always be found because they abuse other people’s mothers.

That is pretty much the only takeaway from a film that is surprisingly slow for a film called Tezz. There’s a bomb on a train and if the speed drops below 110 km/hour, it will blow up (take a bow, Speed).

It’s supposed to be a thriller, where Ajay Devgn is taking revenge on the whole of England because he was denied citizenship. The motive is as dodgy as the film, which goes from tense railway control rooms to crowded tube stations, from underground drains to pretty suburban homes. Kangna Ranaut shows off all her London shopping, often in one frame, wearing the latest trenches and sporting all manner of curls. Fortunately, Priyadarshan doesn’t give her too much dialogue so we are spared her accent.

But he doesn’t spare us the sight of Zayed Khan sweating in pain from a gunshot, Sameera Reddy riding a bike at high speed, Ajay Devgn smoking, talking on the mobile and walking through London all at one go, Anil Kapoor changing in and out of overcoats (leather for water, felt for cold and a trench for other occasions) and Boman Irani trying to look dignified as it all goes down.

The price of my ticket was redeemed by Mamooty shouting at an Englishman on the train: I’ll blow your head off if you don’t shut up. But I don’t know if it is worth yours.

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    sputnik 7 years ago

    “The price of my ticket was redeemed by Mamooty shouting at an Englishman on the train: I’ll blow your head off if you don’t shut up.”

    Mamooty? LOL.

    First of all the spelling of Mammootty is wrong and secondly and most importantly there is no Mammootty in the movie. It is Mohanlal.

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