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Blue Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Saturday, October 17, 2009 • Hindi ]
Blue Review
Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd's
Sanjay Dutt, Akshay Kumar Lara Dutta, Zayed Khan
Anthony D'souza
AR Rahman

Why do our filmmakers go haunted with Hollywood mania? They've got the potentials of penning the best scripts and yet die-n-yearn to make bombastic flicks of that sort. BLUE - it may boast off to be a big budget flick with superstars and two academy award winners in the league. But there's nothing special to mention about the film.

It's all about SHALIMAR meeting Mechana's Gold under the deep blue of Bahamas.

Antony D'Souza seems to have crafted the tale merely with an idea of striking spectacularly with technical panoramas. But on the narrative aspects, the film looks flimsy.

Treasure hunts - it isn't something off-the-wall subject over the screens. We'd watched so many films of this genre more than hundred times. BLUE doesn't compounds with substantiality in the first hour while the latter part looks caricatured with foreseeable narration.

Set in the backdrops of sun kissing beaches of Bahamas, the film boasts about three contrary characters: Aarav (Akshay Kumar) an arrogant business, Sagar (Sanjay Dutt) a simple-minded sea diver and his brother Sam (Zayed Khan), who has played the game of dice for  `life-n-death' with mafia gang in Bangkok (lead by Rahul Dev). Situations drop them together for a buried treasure across the deep blue region. Sagar much affected with his father's death in the sea doesn't love the sea diving task. But when his lovable brother's life is put in stake, he is left without options.

Firstly, it's worth mentioning about the technical aspects. Pete Zucchini's cinematography under the water is just awesome. Although, major portions have been processed with rich-grading, the innovative angles deserve special mention.

Precisely, musical score by Rahman leaves you irresistible with invigorations. With hottie Kylie Minogue's sensuous touch; `Chiggy Wiggy' turns to be a grand fiesta across the screens. `Fiqrana' at final credits has been shot stylishly with pleasant visuals.  But Rahman fails to engross with background score at various points. Resul Pookutty spells a marvelous take with underwater effects with minute details.

Getting on with performance, Akshay Kumar delivers his usual traits of spellbinding attempt over stunts. He's perfect with his dialogue deliveries and indeed his Bhangra-fangled dance in `Chiggy Wiggy'. Lara Dutta steals the show with her intoxicates the young lads with her alluring looks and she was never spotted so gorgeous before. But Antony seems to have landed on wrong side by opting Sanjay Dutt for the role of sea diver. Sanjay Dutt is often spotted with unenergetic approach and his physique doesn't fit the space. Zayed Khan is zippy over his parts, but most of the times is involved merely in bike chases. Rahul Dev is clinched with same-patterned villainous character and again filmmaker has failed to shape his characterization so uniquely.

But couple of stunts has been mind-boggling and stunt choreographers have mastered brilliant action-packed sequences, especially in the latter part.

Putting things in simple, `BLUE' is not worthy enough to be called as `Adrenaline Pumping Thriller', but a film sans solidness except few excellence in technical parts. For sure, the film would make some business with vigorous promotions and it's a film to watch without expectations. But, it's not gonna exceed your expectations on whole.

Verdict: Loose your cognizance, enjoy it.

Rating:  ***

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