First theatrical promo of Tezz is out while Agent Vinod too has released a smart poster that gives more than just a hint of what the film could well be. Even though the much hyped clash between these films has been averted, with Tezz moving ahead to allow Agent Vinod a solo release, comparisons are bound to be made.
Says a source, "Both films have been much more than just 'inspired' from their Hollywood counterparts. So while it is a known fact that Agent Vinod is based on the James Bond flicks, even Ajay's character in Tezz is based on Jason Bourne of the Bourne trilogy.
Moreover those who have worked in Tezz vouch for the fact that it's action has been conceptualised, designed and executed in a manner similar to that of James Bond franchise.
Says a senior actor attached to the film, "We aren't allowed to say much as of now but Tezz is turning out brilliantly. Yes, it has taken some time to reach the finishing line but every additional week spent on the making or post production of the film has been worth it. The film indeed boasts of some heavy duty action and I am amazed with the way (producer) Ratan Jain has gone out of his way to get the best guys in the business for the film. In fact the man behind the action here is the same guy who has handled Bourne movies."
Though the likes of Dabangg and Singham have stuck to the 'desi' roots, Agent Vinod as well as Tezz is expected to bring a new dimension to action.
"You don't know how crazy and excited Priyadarshan has been for Tezz. He seldom dedicates one full year for a film but he has done that in case of Tezz. He is trying to explore various spectrums now. His Kaanjivaram got him so much critical acclaim; now he wants to prove that he can make a cool looking action film as well if he wants. He has that fire in his belly right now and he won't rest till he has achieved what he is set out for. Tezz is his dream", adds a source.
Since Priyadarshan has made a career out of making comedies while Sriram Raghavan has fetched good acclaim with gritty films like Johnny Gaddaar and Ek Haseena Thi, it would be interesting to see if their 'desi' Bourne and Bond indeed manage to push the envelope when it comes to matching the high standards set by Hollywood counterparts.
Check out Tezz promo: