Bodyguard hasn’t played too well for Salman this Eid writes Chandini Mansinghani
Cast: Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Raj Babbar, Mahesh Manjrekar,Aditya Pancholi
Aimed at making a romantic comedy, Body Guard left behind no impactful story but just pure action and excess of special effects. A remake of the Tamil hit Kavalan by Vijay; the movie could not garner any positive response in comparison to the original, or even earlier remakes like Wanted.
The story revolves around the life of a devoted Bodyguard (Lovely Singh; Salman) who is tied to Sartaj Rana (Raj Babbar) and is now the bodyguard to his daughter Divya (Kareena kapoor) and her friend Maya (Hazel Keech). He accompanies them to their college in Pune as there has been a threat to Divya’s life which remains unknown to her. A firm person by nature, he follows the two everywhere; and to get rid of him Divya begins a fake love affair through calls. The story continues with these calls but he doesn’t realize it was Divya, who ultimately falls in love with him. The twist of the typical masala movie is then felt, when Maya is sent by Divya to save him from her father’s gundas. And he takes her to be his phone lover; she continues to act that way.
This twist along with the fashion style (which includes colorful ethnic wear for Kareena and formal wear for Salman) and music (by Himesh Reshammiya and Pritam) could be the only selling factors of the film.
The movie showcased nothing more for regular viewers. It had enough action to satisfy the Salman fans with his six pack abs and regular fight scenes. Salman didn’t have much to offer in terms of catchy or comic dialogues. The so called comic actor of the film was supposed to be Rajat Rawail who played Tsunami as his character did not bring across to many comic strips as expected.
Even those who had not seen the Tamil version too were not satisfied as the movie got a bit dragging towards the end and had not much to attract!
Salman’s topless act nor Katrina’s special appearance would save the movie on Box Office.