Reviewer's Summary - Below Average|
Actors: Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor, Kabir Bedi, Raj Babbar, Rakhee, Suresh Oberoi, Shakti Kapoor, Dalip Tahil
Director: Suneel Darshan
Producer: Pahlaj Nihalani
Story: Suneel Darshan
Music: Sanjeev Darshan
Screenplay: Robin Bhatt
Dialogs: K.K. Singh
Surely, the escapees from the asylum must have had a big hand in the making of this Bollywood movie.
How else can you explain so clumsily inept a film.
When still a young boy, Arjun (Akshay Kumar) is hit by a triple whammy - the brutal murder of his small- time-criminal father (Suresh Oberoi), the kidnapping of his younger sister and his mother's entry into a mental hospital over the shock of the first two events. Still, despite these horrid events that can traumatize any adult let alone a 10-year-old, Arjun turns into a strapping young man, who's helping the police nab gun-runners, smugglers and other bad guys.
But Arjun has never forgotten his younger sister and the terrible promise by the gangster Chote Pathan (Kabir Bedi) to sell her into a brothel when she grows up.
Then there's Tina (Kareena Kapoor), daughter of one of the gangsters responsible for kidnapping Arjun's sister, and in love with our hero.
The narrative sags barely 20 minutes into the movie and never recovers.
The fight scenes are worse than crude - Akshay Kumar looks silly as he leaps off motor bikes into the windshield of a truck, jumps off buildings and shrugs off two massive chains that he's tied down to in Chote Pathan's lair.
The songs are like the rest of this movie: sheer drivel. The music, like the movie, is forgotten quickly.
All in all, Talaash is a fiasco and a poor excuse for entertainment. - Copyright SearchIndia.com.