Saw the movie last evening. It was okay.
The story was quite straightforward, no suprises there, and Hrithik played his usual muscle-ripping hydrenaline self. Jumping across rocks, and trees reminded me of Tarzan. I think the movie was a complete hash of Superman, Spriderman, Tarzan, and good old desi bollywood masala.
Priyanka was underpplayed, and her costumes weren’t something to swoon over.
Rekha was good. She’s growing old. In real I mean.
Naseeruddin – poor chappie, what he’s reduced to!
Hrithik – I think I preferred him in Koi Mil Gaya as a retarded guy than this magical superhero. Brings out some acting potential in him. This character is more like up his alley, being himself, and not having to put his an effort forward. He dances like he’s got springs as joints [no surprise there] and he’s always uppity up cheery. It must hurt to smile so much, the high point of this particular trait was in main prem ki diwani. O how I felt like grounding him! In all fairness, he does bring life to a movie, and he does it here with gusto.
For an Indian audience, it is the beginning of a superhero status that the Roshan family takes pride in. I am sure the kids would love it, and I guess if you net them, you net the rest.
Songs are plain okay. Nice, melodious, and like eating regular roti and daal. It doesn’t taste bad, but it fills.
If you haven’t seen it yet, take your time.