Director: Remo D’Souza
Starring: Anil Kapoor, Salman Khan, Bobby Deol, Jacqueline Fernandez, Saqib Saleem, Daisy Shah and Fready Daruwala
Story and Screenplay: Shiraz Ahmed
Dialogue: Shiraz Ahmed and Kiran Kotrial
Salman Khan Films and Tips Films RACE 3 is all about twists, twits and twists. The film is an action thriller just like the previous instalments of the RACE franchise and this one also sticks to its genre throughout. The film is India’s first action 3D film. As the films starts we are introduced to Shamsher Singh (Anil Kapoor) a business man who manufactures arms and ammunitions and supplies to around the world. We then meet Shamsher Singh’s daughter Sanjana Singh (Daisy Shah) powerful and ambitious girl and her twin brother Suraj (Saqib Saleem) is a short tempered party lover and there is Sikander Singh (Salman Khan) step brother of Sanjana and Suraj. Sikander is the cleverest of all and will do anything for his family. Bobby Deol plays the role of Yash, Sikander’s friend and Bodyguard , while Jacqueline Fernandez plays Jessica Sikander’s girlfriend. Now there is this dysfunctional family which has some internal conflicts between Sikander his twin cousins Sanjana and Suraj. Following this track there is also another tack which runs parallel is of a political scam which Shamsher takes the deal. Both the tracks runs alongside each other and in the climax both the tracks are mixed together. But like the previous 2 parts this film does not pack a punch, the script is too shabby and lacks mainly only the endless twists and turns. RACE 3 is a stylishly shot film and the action scenes are well choreographed and are brilliant but there are many twists in the film which instead of surprising you leaves you disappointed. One of the major flaws of the movie is its length with a runtime of over 2 hours 40 minutes the film doesn’t feel like a zippy thriller like the previous movies in the franchise.
Production values are phenomenal. Money really seems like not an object and has been spent lavishly and that is evident in each and every frame. Technically the film is brilliantly shot, editing is okay, background score is good as well. Music is good and pick of the lot from the album are tracks Heeriye and Allah Duhai Hai. Special mention has to be made of cinematographer Ayananka Bose who has done one of his best works in this one for sure. The dialogues could have been better. The movie has some of the best executed action sequences seen on our screens ever.
Performances wise Salman Khan is good as always, he has raised the standard of action in Hindi films and it does increases further high with this film. He is wonderful as Sikander and steals the show from others. Anil Kapoor is in top form and delivers a sensational performance. Bobby Deol does really well, it looks like his second innings at the movies will be a major one especially on the back of this one. Saqib Saleem is earnest and does well in his part he is particularly good in the action scenes. Jacqueline Fernandez looks like a million bucks and does well. Daisy Shah tries her best and is sincere. Freddy Daruwala is wasted.
As a director, Remo D’souza tries really hard to leave his imprint on an already set franchise like RACE but doesn’t succeed for the most parts. His direction leaves a lot to be desired, but having said that he mounts the movie well!
At the box-office,
The film has taken the best openings of the year and with the Eid festivities to kick in over the weekend the movie is looking at a massive week one total. All in all a winner.