To refresh my memory, I borrowed Knight and Day from our local library and (re)watched it yesterday.
Unimpressive as Knight and Day is, the Hollywood film is a quadrillion times superior to its ugly Indian spawn Bang Bang that released in U.S. and Indian theatres today.
Tom Cruise has a beguiling charm that Hrithik Roshan will never possess and Cameron Diaz is by orders of magnitude a better actress than the British zombie Katrina Kaif.
Above all, there is a wit and sharpness in the Hollywood film’s writing that the pathetic Bollywood mutation is sorely wanting in.
Only in an incredibly stupid Bollywood ‘action’ movie will an undercover army officer/spy Vickie/Rajveer/Jai (Hrithik Roshan) on a special mission to nab dreaded terrorist Omar Zafar and avenge his brother’s murder launch into a silly song Tu Meri…Mein Tera mere minutes after meeting a girl (Katrna Kaif) for the first time (the scene at the Shimla restaurant).
Oh, My Sugar Daddy
Among the many horrors I encountered in Bang Bang – and with mucho difficulty endured – what got my goat the most was Katrina Kaif’s godawful performance.
The British import has not one acting cell in her body.
Showing not a single spark of life, Katrina rigormortised her way through the entire film.