By Aalia Khan
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Bang Bang; an action packed film starring Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif is about a bank receptionist Harleen Sahani (Katrina Kaif) who unsuspectingly becomes an ally to Rajveer Nanda (Hrithik Roshan) a smooth criminal who has stolen India’s prestigious Kohinoor diamond from London.
Harleen is taken on a crazy adventure with Rajveer when she falls in love with him and assists him in escaping from the government agents. Soon, not only the police, but also a dangerous crime boss Omar Zafar (Danny Denzongpa), is on the hunt for them.
With high expectations I went to watch this film, knowing fully that it was going to be an adrenaline filled action film. In my opinion the film turned out to be a complete disaster as the many fights and escape scenes were depicted in a way that made them look completely fake.
Neither the fantastic locations nor the incredible acting of Hrithik Roshan could have given this film any justice. The story line was very simple about a cat and mouse game between Rajveer and Harleen and the government agents and the criminals. However the acting of Katrina Kaif didn’t do anything for the role of a cute, ditsy receptionist who becomes a bit of a damsel in distress. And her acting, along with the awful action scenes resulted in this movie becoming a huge disappointment for me.
Hrithik Roshan is a brilliant actor and he played his role of a mega strong and fast jewel thief very well. Unfortunately Katrina Kaif did not compliment him well on screen, they look great together, but their chemistry was not believable at all.
On the other hand the songs in the film were quite nice and enjoyable to watch as the action was being played out on the screen. The film was shot in many beautiful locations such as; Thailand, Greece, London, Mumbai, Abu Dhabi and Prague so these were also lovely to see.
Bang Bang is a copy of the Hollywood film Knight and Day, which I have not seen and will not be making any effort to watch, as atleast the Bollywood version has decent songs, which cannot be expected from the Hollywood version.
According to me I would give this film **/***** rating.