Movie Review : Tezz

Film: 'Tezz'; Starring: Anil Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, Zayed Khan, Sameera Reddy, Kangna Ranaut, Boman Irani; Directed by: Priyadarshan; Rating: ***

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movie review of tezz

Film: 'Tezz'; Starring: Anil Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, Zayed Khan, Sameera Reddy, Kangna Ranaut, Boman Irani; Directed by: Priyadarshan.

What do you do when a country, a culture and their purveyors wrong you irreparably? You plant a bomb in a speeding train and hold the establishment to ransom.

Taking a cue from Hollywood's most watched bomb-maro-bomb rush-hour excursions into plunder-land 'Tezz' springs forward a nicely-packaged expertly-cut he-dunnit. And that's a very different genre from the whodunit.

Here we know Ajay Devgn is the closet terrorist. But since his fans won't like it, Devgn is, with due respect to Mira Nair, a reluctant terrorist... how reluctant, we won't reveal fully.

Devgn has a back story with screen wife Kangna Ranaut, who in keeping with her character's British domicile, sports blonde hair. No, this is not a joke.

Luckily, Priyadarshan's plot has a lot more going for itself than its leading lady's hair-to-stay problems. The director creates a taut cat-and-mouse game between 'terrorist' Devgn and cop Anil Kapoor who in true Hollywood style, is on the verge of retirement from service when duty beckons.

movie review of tezzThere are enough men on duty on both sides of the law here to fill up one section of Tihar jail. The narration allows elbow-room for an army of actors laden with anxious motivations and tense expressions to match, all hurling like the speeding train towards an uncertain nemesis. Luckily, the plot finds itself a convincing finale. And we can go home feeling all is not lost for the slick action genre in Bollywood.

There is hope.

There are some jaw-dropping action sequences here. Some of them, like Devgn and Kapoor's fist-to-fist in the grand finale and the search for Devgn in a hospital's car park, are so expertly executed they make you forget how far Bollywood lags behind in the action genre from its firangi counterpart. But then again some of the stunts like the one where passengers from the bomb-threatened train climb into a safe train, are done clumsily enough to bring us down with a thud.

Curiously, Zayed Khan and Sameera Reddy who play Devgn's accomplices in the terror crime are given one extended heart-in-the-mouth chase sequence each. They show remarkable agility in their given space. Ditto the film's technicians. Thiru S. Appan's camera looks at London with keen anticipation.

Aditya Dhar doesn't come up with one memorable dialogue except, 'Teri Maa Ki...' when Devgn while negotiating his ransom money with train executive Boman Irani drops his cellphone.

'He's Indian, not Pakistani,' Boman confidently informs cop Anil Kapoor with a straight face.

The absurdities don't swamp 'Tezz'. True its title, the tale of a bomb and a Boman trying to diffuse the crisis, whizzes by at breakneck speed.

Priyadarshan's tackles what's a new genre for him, with pleasure and aplomb. Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor, Boman Irani, Sameera Reddy and Zayed Khan furnish a flavour of slickness to a story that holds your attention till the end.

Not quite edge-of-the-seat, the thrills in Tezz are engaging enough to keep us watching.

Rating: ***


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  • Posted on: 27 May 2012 at 11:21pmbwoodlover01

    Really boring movie. I'm the type to like fast-paced movies but this one didn't really work for me. Director should stick to mindless comedies, no kidding.

  • Posted on: 01 May 2012 at 11:01pm..Surbhi..

    I CANT WAIT TO WATCH IT *sigh. OMG.. i just cant wait.. it sounds amazing :D

  • Posted on: 29 April 2012 at 4:41amLuv4games

    the movie trailer, posters looks great... i would love to watch it...
    I like thier movies now...its kinda more realistic...
    {Don2, Players, Tezz, MI4}

  • Posted on: 29 April 2012 at 2:30amixray

    speed 1 = keanu and sandra b
    speed 2 = sandra and jason p
    speed 3 = ajay d and anil kapoor.

    *****
    hopefully the desi is as good as the original.

  • Posted on: 28 April 2012 at 10:10pmshivani003

    I wouldnt mind checking out the movie cos of the cast.

  • Posted on: 28 April 2012 at 6:04pmabi71

    Thanks for the info
    Will definatly watch as I like the Rahat Fateh Ali khan song

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  • Posted on: 28 April 2012 at 12:48pmsoniya_cute

    nice movie mane abhi abhi dekhi

  • Posted on: 28 April 2012 at 11:25amDevika.

    sad that you did not mention about lal sir. all the best to the team..

  • Posted on: 28 April 2012 at 3:09amsamicute

    thank for the awesome articles

  • Posted on: 28 April 2012 at 1:30ampallavi25

    Speed ka copy lagta hai...anyway seems worth a watch!

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    Luv4games

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