By Martin D’Souza | Opening Doorz Editorial | September 21, 2019

Rating: 2 / 5

2stars


The essence: Let’s get straight into the acting department. Karan is stiff, dances with two left feet (just like Sunny), will have to work on his dialogue delivery, is good in the action scenes (just Like Sunny) and shows some promise. In short, if he gets serious about his acting and works hard on his expressions, he will make an impact in later films. Saher Bamba is the complete opposite. There is no effort in her acting, she is a natural, has screen presence and makes her scenes stand out, even if it is insipid. In short, she will make an impact, provided she gets the roles she deserves.


The first half of the movie is a pure promotional documentary for Manali to boost tourism. The second half gets into a semblance of a story-telling module. The reason I challenged myself to sit through the movie post the interval was to be fair to the newcomers—Karan Deol and Saher Bamba.

Karan is Sunny Deol’s son who is making his debut while Saher is not someone from this industry. At least, so far, her links to Bollywood remain non-existent.

Let’s get straight into the acting department. Karan is stiff, dances with two left feet (just like Sunny), will have to work on his dialogue delivery, is good in the action scenes (just Like Sunny) and shows some promise. In short, he is like Akshay Kumar, who was written off as wooden with a gummy smile but who today is the biggest name in Bollywood. If he is serious about his acting and works hard on his expressions, he will make an impact in later films.

Saher Bamba is the complete opposite. There is no effort in her acting, she is a natural, has screen presence and makes her scenes stand out, even if it is insipid. In short, she will make an impact, provided she gets the roles she deserves.

Now let’s get into the plot. The storyline is wafer-thin. For Sunny Deol to think out of a plot like for his son’s launch vehicle… well let’s not think about it. Being in the film industry for over three decades on his own (and his Dad, Dharmendra three decades before that), this is not what someone would expect.

The music too is very, very insipid. There was potential here to wow the audience. In short, the whole packaging is below par. Sanjay Dutt (Rocky) got a good launch, Sunny Deol (Betaab) got a good launch, Kumar Gaurav (Love Story) got a good launch, Aamir Khan (Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak) got a good launch, Hrithik Roshan (Kaho Na… Pyaar Hai) got a good launch. I see no reason why Karan could not have got a better script, considering Bollywood is now veering towards content.

Aakash Ahuja as the bad man, Meghna Malik as the politician, Simone Singh as Saher’s mother and Akash Dhar all complement the plot with a decent performance which is what makes this film watchable.

If you are a Sunny Deol fan, you will enjoy the fight scenes which remind you of him. In fact you see Sunny and not Karan as the screen explodes when he mows down the goons. Yes, you can also see it for Saher.


CREDITS
Producer: Dharmendra
Director: Sunny Deol
Star Cast: Karan Deol, Sahher Bambba, Simone Singh, Aakash Ahuja, Meghna Malik

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