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Movie Review: Salman Khan's Bodyguard

Yeh film entertaining kam hai aur ghaseeti zayada hai.

Movie Review: Salman Khan's Bodyguard

Yeh film entertaining kam hai aur ghaseeti zayada hai.

By Jyotsna Kumar

What Salman Khan does on screen is best known to him and his fans. Otherwise how else would you explain that a guy traveling towards North via local train quickly jumps over, somersaults, hops on a train going in opposite direction because he needs to be in South on ASAP basis. And if that’s not enough then picture this, round of bullets are being fired towards Salman but he manages to dodge them all by running in circular motion, how? I can’t answer but will definitely pause for a question here – why on earth the enemy side carefully recruits only worst of snipers? Is it their fault or logic just seems to defy itself whenever it comes to the great Rajnikanth and Salman Khan magic on- screen? As one takes over South cinema, the latter commands Bollywood precisely.

Bodyguard is all about Salman Khan. It’s shot like those galm-sham video shoots of a music album, the songs were at least; and despite that it fails on the very basic ground- story to begin with and screenplay to follow. Honestly there was no concept of story and screenplay in this film. But if you still want to enquire then I have to console you with this only- jaise hi pata lagega aapko bataa denge. And if you say are you kidding me? Do you really care about story in Salman Khan flicks? Then I know where you’re heading- the action sequences too sucks in this film. It doesn’t bring out Salman’s real strengths. It moves at the lighting speed and failed to capture the OOH! AAH! AND OUCH! reaction from its audience. And now again at this point I have a question for Salman- You are a hunk. You have six pack abs. Your body looks great for which you have made all possible, impossible efforts even at this age, Bravo!  Then why you need to create a persona like Rajnikanth? Why can’t you perform stunts that dazzle us completely? Why you need special effects for that? Come on go hit a solid punch that doesn’t involve any effects. Please show what your body is capable of instead of relying on visual effects completely. Salman please own up to the macho guy image that you have created by throwing some real action- and I meant in reel life only.

Coming back to Bodyguard- the film offers nothing beyond good looks both by Salman and Kareena and some pleasant musical tracks by Pritam and Himesh. The comic relief provided in the name of ‘Tsunami’ (literally) was a pain.  His humour was half baked- neither cheap nor funny. Bodyguard is yet another obituary post Rajnikanth’s hall of fame that may ‘Newton’s law of gravitation’ rest in PIECES… ahem! Apology- I meant in peace. I recommendBodyguard to those who are suffering from insomnia- book a comfortable seat and then doze off for three hours, non-stop with air conditioners on….bliss!!!



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