2 out of 5 (Okay)
Tezz can be seen for Anil Kapoor and Ajay Devgn and also for the Bollywoodishness of it. For the ones disinterested in these elements, Tezz isn't the film for you.
Mansha Rastogi Fri, 27 Apr 2012
This would be a rare multi-starrer film that hasn't garnered any buzz around. Even the one item song starring Mallika Sherawat titled Laila that aired maximum on TV didn't quite receive a thunderous response. However, between the lukewarm reception and the non-promoting, warring actors (yes, there were warring leads Kangna Ranaut and Ajay Devgn in the film too, if that spices up the film for you) Tezz finally makes it to the theaters. What the fate of the film will be is for time to tell. Meanwhile we give you a brief summation whether it's worth the pick for this week or not.
Disclaimer - The synopsis follows for those ignorant cinegoers who may not have seen, read reviews of or heard about Hollywood blockbusters like Speed, Taking Pelman 123 among various others, who the diligent cinema buffs can point out much to their annoyance as the film takes its course.
An illegal immigrant Aakash Rehna (Ajay Devgn) is deported to India for working in UK without permit and also aiding other illegal immigrants. He is separated from his wife Nikita (Kangna Ranaut) right at the time when she is pregnant. Aakash comes back with revenge on his mind and devices a plan to terrorize UK. He plants a bomb in the train that will go off the moment its speed reduces below 60!
So while Aakash is on his task along with two aides Adil Khan (Zayed Khan) and Megha (Sameera Reddy), Himanshu Verma (Anil Kapoor) counter terrorism chief is back from his retirement to handle his last case and goes all out to save the 500 passengers traveling in the train.
Priyadarshan clearly lifts off his plots from various Hollywood films and cares less about people pointing it out. After all, give us some high-octane drama, some fist-fights between two main leads, some romance and gaana-shaana and the so-called aam-junta will take it. Isn't it Priyan?
So there's flashbacks of love saga between Ajay Devgn and Kangna Ranaut, flashback of sorry story of Sameera Reddy, a sudden jolting of item song featuring Mallika Sherawat gyrating in a strange African mode and voila! Fillum ready!
However, ignoring the flaws, the thrilling elements in the film are attention grabbing in parts and keep you hooked to the storyline, despite you knowing what's to follow.
There are also a few in the film who show tremendous faith on Priyadarshan and deliver engaging performances. Anil Kapoor and Boman Irani top the list on that. The two deliver crackling performances and deserve to be appreciated for keeping the audience glued to the seats.
Ajay Devgn delivers his best sequences with Anil Kapoor while Kangna Ranaut, Sameera Reddy and Zayed Khan are passable. South star Mohanlal who plays a cop adds only to the humour quotient of the film by his deep south Indian accent and podgy self.
There was a lot said about the action sequences in the film and while some actually are executed brilliantly (read - the bike chase sequence shot on Sameera Reddy) there are some shots which have shabby graphic work on display (for example - the sequence of two trains passing simultaneously or even a fairly old Anil Kapoor jumping off from a building window funnily).
Over all, Tezz can be seen for Anil Kapoor and Ajay Devgn and also for the Bollywoodishness of it. For the ones disinterested in these elements, Tezz isn't the film for you.
Critic: Mansha Rastogi
2 out of 5 (Okay)