Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Tashan..

First up, cut the movie some slack. It's not all that hideous. It's a good entertainer and worth almost every penny, of the 100 odd bucks spent for the tickets.

The story revolves around 4 characters. Saif Ali Khan - A call center employee who is obsessed with women, this character is thrown in, to the portray the yuppie Indian youth of today. Kareena Kapoor - a slut essentially, but a slut with morals. (She's Indian after all remember) She is out to avenge her father's death and hence will trample things which cause roadblocks, men and material included. Akshay Kumar - a country bumpkin, who idol worships Anil Kapoor. I loved this character, partly because he really kicked some mean ass and pulled off stunt after stunt effortlessly and partly because he did full justice to the country bumpkin role. No one could've done it better. Anil Kapoor - a crazy Don, who wants to learn angreez, kill people, make a ton of money - you know, the usual Don stuff.

Kareena dupes Saif into believing that she is in love with him and swindles him of a ton of money, which belongs to Anil Kapoor. Anil Kapoor in turn, gets pissed off and sends Akshay Kumar to beat the shit out of Saif, find the girl and bring the two and the money back to him.

It's a typical Bollywood masala flick with the usual dose of song, dance, melodrama, childhood sweethearts and a mad villain of course. All in all, a fun 3 hours and something minutes!

11 comments:

CM-Chap said...

Hmm seems ok kind huh? I got a totally other way of review from another friend.

Harry said...

good review....assuming u were not paid by the yashraj banner for a review...good...very good! :)

markiv said...

someday the bollywood fim industry will completely run dry of ideas and will have to make do with recycled crap from the previous two decades... Oh! Or did that already happen ten years back!!

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--xh-- said...

:) first time i am hearing a good review abt thasan... :) glad to know that it was a paisa vasool one for you...

JollyRoger said...

U liked it??? Heard it is mind numbing! Basically most Bollywood movies are mind numbing.

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Compassion Unlimitted said...

movies,,hmmm..beyond me
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The Rebel Pandith said...

I find movies er...nice. Though Im not pretty sure about the last one I saw. Must be amnesia

Da Rodent said...

Hmm.. one thing i heard about the movie is that it has so much eye candy that it can hold one to the seat with the entire movie muted..

PrattzzHackzz said...

Oh well !!
I was thinkin to catch up with the movie, but most of the people whom have seen the movie said that the movie wasnt interestin. Well, the story seems interesting to me !! Thanx for the first hand review of the story. I couldnt find any of such reviews online.
Prattzz