|‘London Dreams’ could have done better without the overplayed drama in the second half. Ajay Devgn’s outburst at the Wembley Stadium in front of 90,000 people is overdramatized, and one can’t understand why Ranvijay would willingly conspire with Devgn against Salman. Asin’s character too isn’t properly fleshed out. Playing an Iyer girl from a conservative family, she does pretty little than dancing on stage or rebuffing the flirtatious Manu’s advances.
The silver lining, however, comes from Salman Khan who does justice to the funny and risqué oneliners given to him. Take, for instance, Manu’s flirtation with the airhostess when he sits in a plane for the first time. Or his antics at the elite parties.
Vipul Amrutlal Shah manages to pull off a relatively big production feat in ‘London Dreams’, but his direction and telling of the story is still slack. The film unspools well until the intermission but starts to weigh heavy half way into the second half. Ideally, the drama should have ended at the Wembley concert but the director stretches the story back to Bhatinda. Ajay Devgn is good as the brooding, seething, simmering Arjun, but it’s Salman who walks away with the claps, not just in the film but in theatres as well.
Watch it for Sallu.