John Abraham genuinely takes effort in the acting department. The action is cut-throat and he aces every punch.
He is expected to be cheesy, he ends up looking like John from his last 6 romantic comedies and nothing different. Whoever is advising him to be part of these so called “masala vehicles” needs to be fired from being around him
Jacqueline Fernandez again has a cameo to be killed and she gets a weird hairstyle which is criticised on screen as well.
She gets nothing more to do than be the beautiful dreamy lady love shot in soft focus with a white sheet over her before she dies.
Rakul Preet Singh plays a scientist/tech freak who works from a lab that looks nothing less than a good disco floor. She tries to make sense of her part the most.
The actor is earnest just like she was in Sardar Ka Grandson but fate plays the same game with her. Prakash Raj’s fate follows the same route and makes him look comical when he is expected to be serious.
Lakshya Raj Anand only focuses on the battle sequences and everything that happens between them looks lazy.
His decision to play a Bhajan while a top notch robot surgery is taking place only makes me laugh more. The team of DOPs led by Soumik Mukherjee shoot the action in a very confused state.
They introduce the game vibe near to climax making it look like they had forgotten that until then.
Shashwat Sachdev creates a replica of URI: The Surgical Strike album and over stuffs the first half with songs.
What’s Good: The runtime that doesn’t make us suffer for a long stretch. Some action too.
What’s Bad: That Rajit Kapur got convinced to play a caricature reflection of a Minister we know after his impressive act as Nehru in Rocket Boys. Also someone killed Jacqueline again in a film. I don’t know if that is exactly bad.
Watch or Not?: If you are getting free tickets and have nothing to kill your time, go ahead. Or else wait for the OTT release
Imdb: 7.8 Director: Lakshya Raj Anand Writers: John Abraham, Lakshya Raj Anand, Sumit Batheja
Cast: Rakul Preet Singh, John Abraham, Prakash Raj, Elham Ehsas, Jacqueline Fernandez
Where to watch: Theater Release date: 1 April 2022