Monday, December 2, 2013

Bullett Raja (2013) - Movie Review

Release date: November 29, 2013
Starring: Saif Ali Khan, Jimmy Shergill, Sonakshi Sinha 
Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia
Producer: Rahul Mittra, Nitin Tej Ahuja, Tigmanshu Dhulia 

After Paan Singh Tomar, Dhulia's Bullett Raja sticks out like a sore thumb. There's nothing even remotely worth recommending here. 

It has a story and even takes off on a strong foot but it’s so incoherently executed, the director seems to lose all interest sometime into the film. He wakes up again in the last few minutes, but he’s missed the boat by then. He throws in a little bit of everything... Dabanggi dialogues, item number, bromance, our 100 crore-queen, but you miss his signature style.
Bullett Raja is anything but subtle. Dhulia is on a different trail here. Or did he get carried away by the 100 crore phenomenon? I wish he’d just stuck to his guns. 

Mahie Gill's item number is so distastefully done, you wait to get over with it and move on to the story. As if that wasn’t enough, you have an unflattering Sonakshi Sinha dance to Tamanche Pe Disco. Out of nowhere. The film hardly has anything going for itself. Saif is a treat to watch, his comic timings bang on. Jimmy Shergill, stands out in a restrained performance, but I wish both had better material to work on. Even the two together fail to rescue the sinking ship. Their camaraderie was so 80s and so overly filmy. Saif fails to bring any genuineness beyond a point in his character. Tigmanshu's flair for building characters is visibly lacking here. They are shallow and predictable.   

Spare yourself. Avoid this one. Watch this if you must, on DVD.