ApunKaChoice.com
site  movies  celebs  music  news  showtimes  user  
Hello, Stranger Login | Sign up
ApunKaChoice » Article » Kurbaan - Movie Review
 

Kurbaan - Movie Review

A colossal disappointment
By Naresh Kumar Deoshi
Fri, Nov 20, 2009 07:25:28 GMT
 

A most wanted terrorist lies wounded inside a vacated train and FBI agents close in. Two bombs have already gone off in different parts of New York, and the SWAT team must stop this one to prevent another explosion. They spot the terrorist having his last words with his wife, and guess what they do? They halt and give the lovers the privacy of their final intimate moment. Find that absurd? Don’t be surprised. Kurbaan directed by Rensil D'Silva and produced by Karan Johar is crammed with such absurdities.

Sample this - moments before the aforesaid scene, a shooting takes place inside a train. Saif Ali Khan and Om Puri go bang!...bang!...on Vivek Oberoi who’s turned out to be a snitch in the sleeper terror cell. Even as the bullets fly and ricochet in the crowded train, the locomotive keeps chugging on and none of the passengers press the emergency button. Not just that, a station comes and Vivek deboards the train while Saif stays inside with the dead body of Om Puri. Then guess what? The doors close and the train, with its passengers, moves on to the next station as if everything is hunky dory and the shooting wasn’t real but part of some movie shoot.

I can go on and on in exposing the ridiculousness of this so called blood-stained love story which is nothing more than a colossal sham in the name of serious cinema. If ‘Kurbaan’ was a no-brainer, such slips could’ve been overlooked. But when a movie dealing with a serious and sensitive subject as terrorism makes it all look farcical, it’s time to take the daggers out and do a kacha jhatka.

A great deal can be judged from the way a director opens his film. And I still reel from the embarrassment I felt while watching the opening scene of the film. Kareena Kapoor hails a taxi at India gate in Delhi. Saif steps in front of her and calls for a taxi. The two don’t know each other and there’s a little squabble over who should get the taxi first. A taxi comes, stops, Kareena gets in. Then Saif begins to cough uncontrollably. Kareena thinks he is sick, gets out of the taxi, and let him take the cab. The moment she makes the offer, Saif is well again. He smiles, sits in the cab and off he goes. I bet even a rookie writer can squiggle out a better opening than this harebrained start to ‘Kurbaan’.

(Continued...)
« Previous 1 | 2 Next »  
Slideshow - Bikini divas of Kingfisher calendar
 
Kareena Kapoor’s character a la Katrina Kaif’s
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
Pix: Kareena Kapoor joins Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, paints houses of Karjat
Pix: Kareena Kapoor joins Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, paints houses of Karjat
Saif, Kareena celebrate Sharmila Tagore’s birthday in Ranthambore
Saif, Kareena celebrate Sharmila Tagore’s birthday in Ranthambore
Kareena Kapoor does her bit for children’s education
Kareena Kapoor does her bit for children’s education
Vivek Oberoi to appear on Tara Sharma’s show on parenting
Vivek Oberoi to appear on Tara Sharma’s show on parenting
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 

Nargis Fakhri clicks selfies in Delhi’s Lodhi Garden

Shah Rukh Khan meets Stanford University students in Mumbai

Watch: ‘The Imitation Game’ featurette starring Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch

Watch: Arjun Kapoor, Shruti Haasan burn the dance floor in ‘Tevar’ song ‘Madamiyan’

Style Talk: Sonam Kapoor creates old-world charm in Kotwara lehenga

Akkineni Nagarjuna's son Akhil begins shooting debut film

Shriya Saran, Mugdha Godse, Urvashi Rautela at Atosa store

Clicked: Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor levitating in Las Vegas
Wallpapers 

Sapna Pabbi Wallpapers

Alone Wallpapers

Aditi Rao Hydari Wallpapers

Varun Dhawan Wallpapers

Sulemani Keeda Wallpapers

Zed Plus Wallpapers
Hot Celebrities 

Shahrukh Khan

Parineeti Chopra

Sonal Chauhan
New Movies 

Lingaa

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

Main Aur Mr. Riight
Videos 

Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif sizzle together in song 'Meherbaan'

'Finding Fanny' song 'Shake Your Bootiya'

Sonam Kapoor grooving to the party anthem ‘Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hai’

Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif wow in ‘Bang Bang’ song video 'Tu Meri'

Shahid Kapoor in the 'Haider' song ‘Bismil’

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


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