Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Ram Kapoor
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller
Director: Sriram Raghavan
Music Director: Pritam
Censor Rate: U/A
Watched at PVR (Screen 5), Hyderabad
Agent Vinod (Saif Ali Khan) a RAW secret agent goes on an International Mission to find out the Killer who killed his Colleague and to find out the secret behind “242” with hints left by this colleague at Russia. Where he interrogates Mafia Don Abu Nazer (Ram Kapoor) in Russia. Taking the clues he goes to Morocco to find out about Kazan (Prem Chopra). Instead Kazan kidnaps Vinod and tries test him with Truth Drug. Twist in the Tale arrives when Vinod gets to know the Truth of Kazan Assistant Iram Bilal (Kareena). But still he works with her travels morocco, Latvija, Pakisthan, India to find out the truth behind “242”. Will they find the secret? Will agent Vinod save the country with the Deadly terror act? Who is the culprit behind the plan? Will Iram – Vinod complete the mission? Check out the rest of the film to find the answers to these Questions.
Saif Ali Khan did well as the undercover secret agent. He suited the role. He could have worked more on Action sequences and Diction. Kareena gets decent character but she seemed out of place in the flick. She was okay in role. Lead pair Safeena chemistry was missing in the flick. Prem Chopra, Ram Kapoor, Dhritiman Chatterji given an ordinary performance. Ravi Kishen and Gulshan Grover were decent in their cameos. Rests of the characters were adequate.
Story of the film is interesting one and has potential to click if it was handled properly. Direction by Sriram Raghavan is good in patches. But the screenplay of the film is slapdash. The characters of the film are not well polished. Direction looks sometimes inspired, sometimes interesting. And sometimes dramatic, but on the whole it looks as a Half boiled stuffed film. The Narration fails to excite the audience. Music by Pritam is very good. Lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya and Neelesh were good. The songs were shot decently on the screen; the much hyped mujra song fails to click. The BGM by Daniel B. George is good in parts, especially the title credits Bgm was nicely composed. Action episodes were good. Pooja Ladha’s editing could have been crispier.Muraleedharan’s cinematography steals the show. The dialogues were decent…esp. one liners like… “Kuch Paane ke liye kuch Kaana Padtha Hai” and “Sharaabi hai, laundibaaz hai. Ek gandi aadat aur hai. Imaandaar hai” were funny in-between. Production values were grand.
Movie starts off good with decent stuff; build up towards the interval is interesting. The second half of the film is not handled enough to hold sake. The climax looks very predictable. The most competent team Saif Ali Khan – Kareena –Sriram Raghavan – Pritam disappoints with Half Baked stuff. On the whole, Agent Vinod an ordinary cycle with Large Front wheel and Small Back Wheel. Wait for its home edition.
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