Kidnap vs Drona – We’re Betting on Kidnap

Drona Review – Pathetic Piece of Shit
Kidnap Review – Lousy Boob Show

Imran Khan came out of nowhere and provided one of the surprise Bollywood hits of this year – Jaane Tu Yaa Jaane Naa.

Produced by Imran’s uncle and senior Bollywood actor Aamir Khan, Jaane Tu Yaa Jaane Naa was a slick teenage love story that also featured Genelia D’Souza, an import from the south.

Adding to the appeal of Jaane Tu Yaa Jaane Naa were some nice songs like Pappu can’t dance saala.

Given JTYJN’s box office success and Imran Khan’s polished performance in the movie, it’s no surprise that Bollywood fans are eagerly anticipating this talented young lad’s second movie Kidnap, which releases on October 2.

We found Imran Khan to be a decent actor, lightyears ahead of bozos like Abhishek Bachchan whose Drona also releases on the same day.

Imran Khan & Minissha Lambha

Considering Abhishek Bachchan’s lackluster performance in over two dozen films, we have low expectations from this gofer (chai-wallah), whose sole claim to fame is his last name. Abhishek’s last few movies like Sarkar Raj and Jhoom Barabar Jhoom were beyond pathetic and box office fiascos. 

That nightmare of an actress Priyanka Chopra, whose recent movie Love Story 2050 is still giving us sleepless nights, also has a key role in Drona, a super-hero drama that relies a lot on special effects/computer graphics. Kay Kay Menon plays the villain in Drona.

Goldie Behl, the architect of the Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai (2001) flop, is the director of Drona.

By the way, we were not too impressed with the songs from Drona

Besides Imran Khan, Kidnap also features that real-life criminal and convict Sanjay Dutt, the non-actress Minissha Lamba and Vidya Malavade.

Minissha Lamba was an utterly hopeless bimbo in Bachna Ae Haseeno and we don’t expect much from this clown in Kidnap.

Kidnap seems to belong to the action/thriller genre with Imran Khan playing the role of a young man who kidnaps the daughter of a billionaire Sanjay Dutt to settle an old score (shades of Baazigar??).

Before you can say Stockholm Syndrome, the victim is in love with her kidnapper in Kidnap.

Sanjay Gadhvi (of Dhoom and Dhoom 2 fame) has directed Kidnap.

The story is by Shibani Bathija while Pritam takes credit for the film’s music.

We listened to the Kidnap songs and found them way better than the Drona songs.

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5 Responses to "Kidnap vs Drona – We’re Betting on Kidnap"

  1. guruprasad.s   September 24, 2008 at 4:44 am


    Bachhan Jr doing a superhero movie and Priyanka Chopra playing his bodyguard (surprising that superheroes too need bodyguards, that too female ones) does not seem to be a very exciting prospect. Moreover, the costumes look very tacky.
    Apart from his role as Lallan Yadav (a rowdy sheltered by a politician Om Puri) in Mani Rathnam’s Yuva, I am yet to see Bachhan Jr act well.
    A pity that the talented Kay Kay Menon -(who was the lone saving grace of Sarkar, as the impulsively violent elder son Vishnu Nagre of Sarkar (Subhash Nagre))- is being paired up with Bachhan Jr. in Drona. If Drona does well, it may well be due to KKM.
    But director Goldie Behl (actress Sonali Bendre’s husband) does not have a record that inspires confidence.

    Kidnap, on the other hand, can bank on two performers (assuming that the right Sanjay Dutt turns up), and hope that the likes of Ms. Lamba dont do much damage.
    Also, director Sanjay Gadhvi kept Dhoom fairly tight, so hope he does the same with Kidnap. Responds:

    1. You write above: Apart from his role … in Mani Rathnam’s Yuva, I am yet to see Bachhan Jr act well

    As we have said ad nauseum, ad infinitum, but for the fortuitous accident of his birth Abhishek Bachchan would be nowhere in the movie business.

    2. You write: hope that the likes of Ms. Lamba dont do much damage

    It’s always been a mystery to us how the Minisshas & Priyankas make it in Bollywood despite their complete lack of acting talent.

  2. ajayrocks   September 24, 2008 at 5:12 am

    kidnap all the way because of sanjay dutt and did you see zakham Responds:

    Zakhm is either today or tomorrow (We have the DVD now).

  3. laliteis   September 25, 2008 at 5:10 am

    [Comment deleted because it has been lifted verbatim from a prominent Bollywood web site] Responds:

    Scumbag, if you want your comments to be processed here, stop stealing.

    Even if it’s just one sentence, let the comment be your own work.

  4. laliteis   September 25, 2008 at 5:11 am

    [Comment deleted because it was a complete lift from a leading Indian newspaper] Responds:

    Stop stealing and write your own comment (even if it’s just one sentence).

  5. laliteis   September 25, 2008 at 6:03 am

    World will be dronafied on 2nd october …… so be prepared ……. Drona will kill all kidnappers ….. Responds:

    Let’s see. We are not that optimistic given Abhishek Bachchan’s serious limitations and limited capabilities.

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