Action scene is really emerging high and strong in Bollywood. If last year Krrish 3 and Dhoom 3 showed that Indian films could match up to international standards when it came to action, Kick – which is all set to arrive this Friday – promises to take the scene higher. Now with the teaser of Bang Bang giving more than just a glimpse of what the film of this scale, setting and caliber has to offer, it is crystal clear that the team of Siddharth Anand, Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif and Fox has managed to surpass the tall expectations that one carries from the film.
It was always expected that the film would boast of some fast paced action, courtesy the fact that it has Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz starrer Knight and Day as the source and a predominant thriller theme with quite some road action on display. Moreover, with Hrithik Roshan in there, it was also given that style would hold the key, something that comes with the territory. Moreover, from someone who has the likes of Krrish series and Dhoom 2 under his belt, the scale had to be only set higher.
However, what Bang Bang has achieved, it only sets the scale much higher for other action films in the pipeline.
Again, these are still early days since the full-on theatrical version is yet to arrive while the film is still a good two months away. Nonetheless, as the adage goes, first impression is the best impression, and in that regard, Bang Bang manages to do what it was supposed to do – ‘Make a brilliant bang on impression’.
Bikes somersaulting in the air, cars speeding off the road, Hrithik defying gravity and standing in the air (literally!), F1 cars on a frantic pace and much more – It is action which is speaking the loudest. Moreover, with Katrina Kaif looking as enticing and glamorous as she can be, it is pretty much on the cards that in an author backed part which requires her to share space with Hrithik in almost every frame, she would be bringing a lot on the table, and of course the screen.
As for Hrithik, he can finally be seen in a dare devil action avatar without a mask holding away any of the expressions. For the 40 year old actor, this could well be a fresh turn in his career with an altogether new fan base being created.
And for those wondering how could the man behind romantic musicals like Bachna Ae Haseeno, Salaam Namaste and Anjaana Anjaani dish out an out and out action flick like this, let the fact be stated that for his Ta Ra Rum Pum, director Siddharth Anand had actually set a major part of the film on a racing track. Now that was just a teaser of what he had in the offering, and Bang Bang is only promising to give it a full blown shape.
The wait for theatrical promo has perhaps just begun!