Race 2 (2013)
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What most interests the creators of Race 2? Action-figure posturing.
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Mediocre as it may be, this one was quite a relief after a terrible experience with some well-received Mexican film. Okay, gotta get over it. Although some of the significant revelations, the biggest being about the motive, towards the end are quite a let down, the rest of the movie is entertaining enough. Not nail-biting, but a thriller well served. I liked how it didn't beat aroung the bush, and got to the point. No songs to bother every now & then, and a car-chasing scene that's strictly cut to the chase. Of course, I'd to use the forward button for that, but that's fine by me. The movie would have been better off without including lighter moments, though. To accomplish the mission, Sameera is replaced by Amisha here to play the nut, and she's more than natural for it. Anil Kapoor is fine, though, and so is the rest of the cast. The movie ends leaving a scope open for the 3rd Race, but I wonder whether they'll go for it ever. The relief may have played a major role in my rating. And for those who dare to see this Race, be prepared to not be bothered by goofs.
Race 2 (Hindi) There was a point of time when sequels were pretty much limited to Hollywood. But that's circa early 2000's. As the focus shifted to Bollywood (late 2000's) aping Hollywood in terms of making and marketing their movies - everything started blowing up big. Starting with films totally shot in foreign locales to increased overseas markets to enlarged movie budgets everything is adding up to tinsel world's glitter, glamour and it's ultimate rangy reach. This trend not only stopped at style of movie making but also spilled over to the format of movie making - Sequels. Now a days, hindi cinema is flooded with sequels irrespective of the genre - Dhoom 3, Dabangg 2, Once upon a time in Mumbai 2, Jannat 2 etc. (just to cite a few). Plot: Ranvir Singh (Saif Ali Khan) befriends billionaire brother & sister duo Arman Malik (John Abraham) and Elena (Deepika Padukone) and keeps bumping them up with horrendous money making gigs. Rest of the film is about Ranvir's hidden agenda and his conny plan of toppling Arman and his lavish empire. Analysis: We've already had the first installment, Race, and the premise is pretty much set - it's a battle of wits and cons and has nothing to do with cars and speeds. The sequel follows a similar path with pretty expectant twists, megalomaniacal settings, formatted screenplay and typical story line. The film starts off with a bang and withers down as it progresses. One of the biggest let downs is it's action episodes that make no absolute sense especially towards the climactic scenes. No special mention is needed when it comes to the performance of all the lead actors. There is no real scope for acting/performing given the script parameters with Anil Kapoor being the only comic respite irrespective of his double entendre's. Director duo Abbas Mustan have nothing new to offer except for the scenic locales of Istanbul. The production values for the film are extravagant with lilting music by Pritam and Atif Aslam. Salim - Sulaiman delivered their best possible background score. Graphics and action episodes look shoddy and jarring.
The cast was nice,the settings were cool and the Technology,the songs were nice,the action scenes are the fencing,wrestling,the free-running and the ending.The story had twists and turns at every scene.I could've expected a race for the movie.they stole that scene when they are about to steal something secured with an access computer,that scene reminded me from National Treasure.The cars were cool and nice,but the ending was short though,it needs more explosions and more action for the face/off between the good guy and the bad guy in a race,the movie is nice but fine.They might make the third movie.
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