ApunKaChoice.com
site  movies  celebs  music  news  showtimes  user  
Hello, Stranger Login | Sign up
ApunKaChoice » Article » Tezz review: a slick action film with engaging thrills
 

Tezz review: a slick action film with engaging thrills

'Tezz': a slick action film with engaging thrills
By Subhash K. Jha (IANS)
Sun, Apr 29, 2012 11:30:34 GMT
 

Tezz review: a slick action film with engaging thrills
Movie review Tezz; Starring: Anil Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, Zayed Khan, Sameera Reddy, Kangna Ranaut and Boman Irani; Directed by Priyadarshan; Rating: ***

What do you do when a country, a culture and their purveyors wrong you irreparably? You plant a bomb in a speeding train and hold the establishment to ransom.

Taking a cue from Hollywood's most watched bomb-maro-bomb rush-hour excursions into plunder-land "Tezz" springs forward a nicely-packaged expertly-cut he-dunnit. And that's a very different genre from the whodunit.

Here we know Ajay Devgn is the closet terrorist. But since his fans won't like it, Devgn is, with due respect to Mira Nair, a reluctant terrorist... how reluctant, we won't reveal fully.

Ajay Devgn has a back story with screen wife Kangna Ranaut, who in keeping with her character's British domicile, sports blonde hair. No, this is not a joke.

Luckily, Priyadarshan's plot has a lot more going for itself than its leading lady's hair-to-stay problems. The director creates a taut cat-and-mouse game between 'terrorist' Devgn and cop Anil Kapoor who in true Hollywood style, is on the verge of retirement from service when duty beckons.

There are enough men on duty on both sides of the law here to fill up one section of Tihar jail. The narration allows elbow-room for an army of actors laden with anxious motivations and tense expressions to match, all hurling like the speeding train towards an uncertain nemesis. Luckily, the plot finds itself a convincing finale. And we can go home feeling all is not lost for the slick action genre in Bollywood.

There is hope.

There are some jaw-dropping action sequences here. Some of them, like Devgn and Kapoor's fist-to-fist in the grand finale and the search for Devgn in a hospital's car park, are so expertly executed they make you forget how far Bollywood lags behind in the action genre from its firangi counterpart. But then again some of the stunts like the one where passengers from the bomb-threatened train climb into a safe train, are done clumsily enough to bring us down with a thud.

Curiously, Zayed Khan and Sameera Reddy who play Devgn's accomplices in the terror crime are given one extended heart-in-the-mouth chase sequence each. They show remarkable agility in their given space. Ditto the film's technicians. Thiru S. Appan's camera looks at London with keen anticipation.

Aditya Dhar doesn't come up with one memorable dialogue except, "Teri Maa Ki..." when Devgn while negotiating his ransom money with train executive Boman Irani drops his cellphone.

"He's Indian, not Pakistani," Boman confidently informs cop Anil Kapoor with a straight face.

The absurdities don't swamp 'Tezz'. True its title, the tale of a bomb and a Boman trying to diffuse the crisis, whizzes by at breakneck speed.

Priyadarshan's tackles what's a new genre for him, with pleasure and aplomb. Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor, Boman Irani, Sameera Reddy and Zayed Khan furnish a flavour of slickness to a story that holds your attention till the end.

Not quite edge-of-the-seat, the thrills in Tezz are engaging enough to keep us watching.
Style Check - Kajol, Lara Dutta and Bipasha Basu among the best-dressed of the week
 
Fatboy Slim all set to enthrall Indian music lovers
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
Shahrukh, Sonam, Priyanka, Deepika, Ranveer pose for selfies of the week
Shahrukh, Sonam, Priyanka, Deepika, Ranveer pose for selfies of the week
Aamir Khan dines with Kangana, Parineeti and Deepika!
Aamir Khan dines with Kangana, Parineeti and Deepika!
Anil Kapoor promises thrilling Season II of '24'
Anil Kapoor promises thrilling Season II of '24'
Style Check: Priyanka, Kareena, Kangana, Shraddha among best-dressed of the week
Style Check: Priyanka, Kareena, Kangana, Shraddha among best-dressed of the week
Tags :
,
,
,
,
comments powered by Disqus


 
Now Trending : Salman Khan | Shahrukh Khan | Ranbir Kapoor | Aishwarya Rai | Katrina Kaif | Kareena Kapoor | Priyanka Chopra | Poonam Pandey | Sherlyn Chopra | Alia Bhatt | New Hindi Movies

Photo Galleries 

The Maze Runner: Learn how to survive the Maze

On the sets: Sasha Agha Khan, Suniel Shetty in ‘Desi Kattey’

Must watch photos: Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek Bachchan get lovey-dovey at Kabaddi game!

Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek Bachchan at Pro Kabaddi League final

Mahesh Babu at ‘Aagadu’ audio release

Juhi Chawla, Sohail Khan at Sirf Keval Sigma Clinic launch

Pix: Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif together at Karan Johar’s party

Rani Mukerji visits Lalbaugcha Raja Ganpati Pandal
Wallpapers 

Raja Natwarlal Wallpapers

Jacqueline Fernandez Wallpapers

Gauahar Khan Wallpapers

Mardaani Wallpapers

Mad About Dance Wallpapers

Mary Kom Wallpapers
Hot Celebrities 

Madhuri Dixit

Sonam Kapoor

Angela Jonsson
New Movies 

Raja Natwarlal

Step Up: All In

The November Man
Videos 

‘Raja Natwarlal’ song ‘Namak Paare’ featuring Emraan Hashmi, Humaima Malick

Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor in freaky song ‘Fanny Re’

Watch two Suriyas in action-packed 'Anjaan' trailer

Trailer ‘Happy New Year’ starring Shah Rukh Khan & Deepika Padukone

'Daawat-e-Ishq' featuring Aditya Roy Kapur and Parineeti Chopra

Sonam Kapoor’s wild and sensuous side in 'Khoobsurat' song 'Engine Ki Seeti'


Copyright © ApunKaChoice.com
ApunKaChoice.com : Latest Bollywood News, Bollywood Movies Reviews, Bollywood Wallpapers
privacy policy
Partner Sites : Sports - CricketZone - IndiaExpress.com [ Mobiles Festivals Bikes Cars ] - CardWeaver

photo gallery - new movies - celebs - wallpapers - the celeb A-Z - News & Gossip - Music - Video - Hot Topics
Anushka Sharma - Katrina Kaif - Kareena Kapoor - Priyanka Chopra - Deepika Padukone - Sonakshi Sinha - Aishwarya Rai - Poonam Pandey - Sherlyn Chopra
Salman Khan ( Bigg Boss 6 ) - Shahrukh Khan - Shahid Kapoor - Hrithik Roshan - Aamir Khan - Ranbir Kapoor