It is an official adaptation of the Hollywood film, Knight and Day of Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. It was a no-brainer that the film is going to be shipshape because even the film from which it was adapted, was mediocre. Hrithik Roshan is my most favorite actor because of his classy acting skills and him being an ace in dancing. But, his last film Krrish 3 and the current one (unfortunately), have really been below average. It is his presence in the film which gives it a high standard before the release.
It is filled with action sequences but why to mold the original script and give it that Indian tadka (flavor) and worsen it even more? The idea of remaking the film is to make it better and not spoil it altogether. Director Siddharth Anand is not been in luck since his last two films and this one just adds up. Plus, you can blame Subash Nair, the story writer, for such a pathetic make-over too. Katrina Kaif is as stunning as ever. Her acting still needs perfection. Apart from the story there were so many plot-holes like every other commercial film has. It gives a different kind of satisfaction to mention a few when they are so evident,
1) Roshan’s shades NEVER fell off, even after so many action scenes. [Too much style, eh?]
2) Danny Denzongpa gets thrown into a fire and comes back from it ALIVE! (You cannot even think of beating THE TERMINATOR!)
3) Roshan uses a gun to hold himself VIA his feet to shoot a foe on a barefoot skiing water stunt. (A bit too much.)
4) Adding Electronic Dance Music (EDM) as a background to the action sequences. (Please, give me a break.)
I don’t understand how, a proficient actor like Hrithik, who has made himself beyond compare, who comprises of such talent and skills, who becomes a perfectionist when it comes to a doing a film, hasn’t chosen a better and a more sensible script. The water-based stunts which were performed by him were one-of-a-kind and haven’t been done in any other film in the world, agreed, but are these stunts all what people want to see?
Moreover, some of the tracks were foot-tapping and some were soothing to hear but were a little disturbing in between the film as one was popping every twenty minutes. When films like Barfi and Highway can be made in India, then why choose a remake?
I would recommend Bang Bang to an audience who haven’t seen the original film.
P.S: The body paint on Jaaved Jaffrey’s body didn’t even close to make him look scary or dangerous or even a villain. The costume head, make-up artist and the director expect the audience to believe that they were tattoos. Really?