A masala action “Kismat” is on way to try its “Kismat” (luck) in theatres these days. Having nothing special and new to offer its audience, the flick carries an old age theme presented in a sophisticated manner. A weak venture from all angles does not have enough potential to help the viewers get glued to the seats till the finale. Produced by Magnetic (India) Pvt. Ltd., Guddu Dhanoa vows to direct this action packed show, which features macho man Bobby Deol and Ex Miss World Priyanka Chopra in leading roles.
The film opens with Tony (Bobby Deol), an orphan, who learns lo live by himself to survive in the bitter world. His motto is to do anything for money. Petty thefts, loan recoveries and the works happen to be his usual routine in life. Once in a musical show, he loses his heart to a singing sensation, Sapna (Priyanka Chopra). But the marriage seems impossible because Tony is a mobster whilst Sapna is a star. In addition to that, her parents have already given Sapna’s hand to a boy (Amit Behl) from a prosperous family. This upsets Tony a lot. In the interim, he gets a chance to earn a huge amount of money by coercing a government officer (Dr. Gosain) to sign some special papers. He then threatens the officer (Dr. Gosain) that he will kill his family if he does not put signatures on the documents. Tony is completely unaware of the fact that Dr. Gosain (Mohan Joshi) is Sapna’s father and the documents on which he is going to have signatures from him (Dr. Gosain) would help ultimately Mafioso Raj Mallya (Kabir Bedi) release the drugs in society that will cause to kill the innocent people eventually. Dr. Gosain is sent to jail and his wife (Smita Jaykar) commits suicide. Now Tony fastens belts to eliminate the evils.
On the script side, the writers’ duo Robin Bhatt and Sutanu Gupta disappoints much with poorly crafted story that reminds of 20 years back movies. A narrative is called the life of any film but in this case it is lifeless altogether rather laced with plenty of songs, which appear so fast after one another with short pauses. Songs are plain average except “Mahi Mahi” and Chitti Dudh Kuri”, which are audible. Anand Raj Anand does not impress at all as a musician of the soundtrack either. Director Guddu Dhanoa’s graph seems to be going downwards since he could not do justice to the treatment of direction flawlessly and as per the expectations of the viewers though he used his usual formula of making an action thriller. Sripad Natu excels in cinematography whilst the brilliantly executed action sequences by Abbas Ali Moghul raise the spirits. Bobby Deol slips into the role of angry hero comfortably whereas Priyanka Chopra is merely for skin show. Kabir Bedi renders excellent performance. The other cast of the film fills the bill. On the whole, Kismat is an ordinary movie and cannot do well at the box office.
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