Agent Vinod Reviews

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Super Reviewer
May 26, 2013
I m so dissapointed and wished Saif Ali would stay on characters he can play.
September 6, 2014
Seriously this movie could have been something, if these people were invested more in making a Bollywood movie rather than a cheap James Bond film this movie would have done wonders. Technically brilliant and a convincing performance by Saif but flawed by a wannabe script and bad editing
½ June 17, 2013
A spy-thriller, which oozes style, substance and loads of entertainment. The only problem here is incomplete characterization and a lengthy plan/show.
March 25, 2012
Classy. Thats all I can say. A bit lengthy but entertaining. You have to appreciate the director's vision and techniques. Loved it and it sticks to the genre it is depicting.
½ October 25, 2012
Agent Vinod directed by Sriram Raghavan is a long,tiresome movie.The movie is not focused on what it must be instead it keeps beating around the bush and just five-ten minutes when the movie is about to conclude,Raghavan packs up the scenes required and ends it.Agent Vinod should be watched for only its cinematography and performances of Ram Kapoor and Prem Chopra.A Disappointing venture!
September 22, 2012
Pretty Good Time pass...
½ August 6, 2012
total bakwas.. how can the same director make a superb Johnny Gaddar and then this absolute dud of a movie with no head, tail or body. one of the worst movies i have ever seen
July 15, 2012
A grossly misunderstood movie, this is the best spy movie ever made in India. Granted the movie could have been made better. Saif's character lacked personality and the conspiracy climax does no good unless the director plans to make a sequel ( a very good one!)
½ June 3, 2012
expected alot from the movie after the trailer released but this film turned out to be a pure disappointment. a wannabe James Bond film gone bad, some action scenes are well done, but story-line failed to impress, scenes were dragged and editing was just bad. Overall a failure.
½ May 18, 2012
This is one of those movies where the trailer makes you feel you have an intelligent spy - thriller at hand, but wait till you see the movie to burst your bubble of imagination. 15 minutes introduction scene of Saif in the beginning. The film could have been easily brought to 20-25 minutes shorter as the story doesn't have much in it. It's a film that has been made on such a huge canvas that pulls the bar of expectations but what we get on screen is far behind of the hype that the film has generated. The director takes the film over the top because in each of his sequence, one can notice that the film is trying to be clever, but it's actually not! Thanks to filmy dialogues and poor direction....!!!! Hopeless
May 17, 2012
The idea was interesting and the climax had a twist but what went wrong was the uninspired action and too many things happening in too short time.
May 8, 2012
you won't miss anything if you watch it. a good time pass movie.
May 8, 2012
Agent Vinod: More of Style & glitz and less of substance

"Agent Vinod", the most awaited long in the making magnum opus by the reputed Director Sriram Raghavan tells thestory of Agent Vinod (Saif) who is a RAW agent who is sent on a mission to unveil the mystery of "242", which was being tracked by his friend & Colleague Sinha (Ravi Kisen) who gets killed trying to solve the mystery, this journey takes Vinod from Russia where he encounters international criminal Abu Nazer (Ram Kapoor) who is financing the "242", to Morocco where he encounters Kazaan (Prem Chopra) a multi billionaire who acquires the "242" for Colonel (Adil Hussain), who is executing the plan, but why does Colonel want the 242? Who is behind this international conspiracy? Who is colonel and whom does he work for? Forms the crux of the movie wherein Agent Vinod travels from Morocco to Riga, Lativia to Somalia to Pakistan to India and end s in London. In between he meets Iram (Kareena Kapoor) an undercover agent from Pakistan. Phew quite a trip....

"Agent Vinod" is more like Bond meets Bourne and the biggest drawback of the movie is the script written by Sriram Raghavan & Arijit Biswas which is long, too many characters which are not well defined and the story does not conclude well at the end even after a prolonged climax. It starts well with the action in Afghanistan but somewhere the movie loses its grip, though the plot is interesting but the screenplay lacks the punch.

The biggest highlight of the movie are its action sequences by Arturas Nemanis, Ruta Nemanyte &Cedric Proust which are of International standards especially like the introductory sequence in Afghanistan, the car chase in Riga, and the climax sequence in Delhi.

The second highlight of the movie is the riveting background score by Daniel B. George which enhances the effect of the sequences. CK Muraleedharan's camera work captures various locations well.

Amongst the cast Saif Ali Khan (Agent Vinod) tries to don the role of an international spy, but somehow does not impress in totality, Kareena as Iram looks confused and completely disconnected with the proceedings, she looks gorgeous and used as an eye candy. Rest of the cast like Ravi Kisan (Sinha), Adil Hussain (Colonel), Prem Chopra (Kazaan), Ram Kapoor (Abu Nazer), Shahbaaz Khan (Gen Lokha), Gulshan Grover (Tehmur Pasha) and last and not the least Dhritiman Chatterji (Sir Jagdiswar Metla) do justice to their specific characters.

Sriram Raghvan, the captain of the ship who had previously made classics like "Ek Hasina Thi" & "Jhonny Gaddar" seems clueless and less in control of the movie. Some sequences are bright spots like the assassination attempt on Agent Vinod in Morocco or the pre climax sequence in Delhi are well shot but overall the movie does not come together. Sriram's fetish for retro is showcased in this movie just like his previous once, the sequence wherein Iram seduces the Airport Security Chief, he uses song from "The Train", "Aa meri Jaan Tune kaha".

Overall "Agent Vinod" is a disappointment and proves again that good script is the most important ingredient and style & glamour can be used more as a packaging. I give 2.5 stars to "Agent Vinod".
½ April 30, 2012
wastage of 2.5 hours
½ April 22, 2012
What An Abomination, A Sacrilege And A Mockery

Rating: 2.5/10

Never ever had great expectations from a Saif Ali Khan starrer, but the trailers and the director's record looked promising. But, alas, what did you expect when Saif Ali Khan is miscast as a conglomerate of Ethan Hunt, James Bond, Jason Bourne &....wait.....hold your breath....Dirty Harry! One thing you can count on, Saif Ali Khan does live up to his low expectations.
½ April 11, 2012
Plot: overall had the right idea, the concept was good, but failed when it tried to include a love story... could have done well if it didn't take a love angle. Sometimes, its best left alone.

Cinematography: well done on this aspect. The angles and the way the movie is shot, is entertaining, reminds me of the 'Bourne Identity' series. If you are looking for scenes like Singham, well then you will be disappointed.

Special effects: its good to see they stepped up for this, it didn't look tacky or poor...

Overall: an entertaining movie to be seen in full HD quality and surround sound. It's a franchise in the making...
½ April 10, 2012
pathetic movie.. pls dont waste your time
½ April 3, 2012
it was the worst movie i have ever seen... doesn't make sense. he is probably the first agent who keeps getting into trouble and keeps getting caught and reveals his true identity. i have not seen him spying at all... and what kind of agents are these who keeps getting caught idiots.... sorry to say but agent vinod was agent kam chindy chor zyda... super irritating movie....
April 1, 2012
A fine, fun, but unexceptional action movie. The cinematography is excellent. Beautiful movie. The action is mostly the sort of rapid-fire cuts so you can't see what's happening sort of action editing Hollywood uses to hide the fact that the actors can't sustain credible action for more than a few seconds at a time. There is one extended take that stands out as a well choreographed bit of action - not especially challenging action for the actors, but definitely gave the people behind the camera a chance to show their skills. The soundtrack includes a number of brief references to Western film music and one song that reworks the melody of Boney M's "Rasputin" to good effect.
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