A disjointed tale
APR 28 -
Director Priyadarshan, best known for his comedies Hera Pheri and Bhool Bholaiya, has tried his hands at action with Tezz. Starring Anil Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, Kangana Ranaut, Zayed Khan and Sameera Reddy, the film is not as entertaining as his comedies. The script lacks the ‘emotional quotient’ so necessary in making the audience relate to whatever’s going on on screen. This lack makes the film—despite its slick and stylishly shot action sequences—a dull watch. Many questions are left unanswered; and that is definitely not the way to go when you are looking to create a cinematic experience.
The film revolves around Aakash (Ajay Devgn), Aadil (Zayed Khan) and Megha (Sameera Reddy), all illegal London immigrants extradited to their home country India. This irate gang of deportees come back to London four years later, plants a bomb on a London train and demands ransom from the UK government. All this is carried out as revenge for the extradition that was enforced upon them four years ago.
The film tries to chronicle the changes that take place in the lives of these three people after being deported to India. Priyadarshan has attempted to capture the transformation of three normal people into criminals, but the film fails to impress as the story lacks an emotional connection that might bring the three characters together. Their friendship is not well defined; the same goes for the romantic connection between Aakash and Nikita (Kangana Ranaut).
Anil Kapoor, as detective Arjun Khanna might be the best thing in the film. His performance is exceptionally good. Ajay Devgn does not do bad with his character as well. Khan, Reddy and Ranaut are given limited scope, and have done nothing great with whatsoever they’ve got. Even Mallika Sherawat’s item number Laila fails to add a ‘glamour quotient’ to this film. Action sequences are, however, a major highlight here, but the end itself is depressing. Tezz is not the action film most of us are looking for.
Posted on: 2012-04-28 08:45