Verdict: Not watchable except for Hrithik’s die-hard fans.
WARNING: Spoilers ahead, including climax mystery. If you intend to watch despite the verdict, don’t read it.
- Unbelievable chase sequences from which helpless, unarmed lead-actors manage to escape anyway, by making random objects collide with each other! (the cars coming from the factory comes fully loaded with petrol, there are cars falling and blasts happening, but the truck driver goes on driving and what with hot air balloons and all!)
- No sex scene (between the lead pair), until the wedding scene (Boy! Did we miss two flowers coming close?)
- Drama, comedy, dance, action, grandeur, poverty – all together – and nothing making much sense!
- Wonderful songs picturized on settings that look too trivial for the song’s gravity (“Intezaar kab tab hum kanenge bhala?” – in a well organized, community blessed wedding scene? I was expecting it to be more of a hero, alone, in trance, with a guitar (or whatever instrument is suitable for the music!))
- There are good people, there are bad people – our “Race” and “Tashan” trained mind would wait for the friend to ditch our hero and bring some twist – but no way!
- Random people find our hero so good that they die for him
- The lead pair dies in the end, even after bravely escaping so many chase sequences throughout the movie (okay – this dying bit is more 1940s-50s than 70s-80s)