Despite horrible reviews I decided to watch this one, only because of one reason. It was partially a heist film. My love for heist genre has been immense since the popular 2003 Hollywood film, The Italian Job.
It was completely right on the producer’s part where he (Karan Johar) decided to launch it only as a Netflix original rather than a big scale “Dharma Production” flick. He saved a lot of money and time.
Tarun Mansukhani had an epic start as a story writer, editor and director as he was the man behind Dostana (2008). Or was it under the complete supervision of Johar? Herein, not only is the story naive, even the direction takes a toll. Throwing light on Sushant Singh Rajput (as Samar), his graph of films has been a roller coaster, really. This one’s surely the one which is going down the hill. Nevertheless, the confidence in his performance never seems to go low. He is the only actor in the film who is well versed.
Sapna Pabbi (as Naina) and Vikramjit Virk (as Bikky) did their best. Boman Irani (as Irfan) is phenomenal, as usual. I don’t want to comment about Jacqueline Fernandez (as Tara). Drive is the kind of films she usually chooses. Spineless. She is just the eye-candy of it.
You must have heard about the song Makhna being the only good thing about the film. You’ve heard right. Tanishq Bagchi probably did this one thing right in this film. Rest all of the tracks sounded like composers in the Bollywood film industry are running out of lyrics and decent tunes.
It’s really shocking that we are still into Maruti Suzuki Swifts, Honda Civics and Maruti Suzuki Altos for racing when the world has moved so far and up ahead. Come on man, it’s the beginning of a new century. Humans who are acting in, writing, promoting and even giving a chance to these garbage films should really get a life or evolve at least.