Good movie, but not as amazing as I expected. Perhaps I had raised my expectations too high with all the great reviews, but still decent and funny watch. Don't compare to other thrillers we've had like Kahaani last year, because in comparison SP26 is slower and definitely don't compare to A Wednesday
because that was a much
more TAUT thriller.
The love story in SP26 is so bad and almost put me to sleep. It was TOTALLY unnecessary. It just slows the film down for no reason at all and is just plain annoying. I'm almost sad that Neeraj Pandey felt he had to add in a love story and songs to this film because besides that song/dance at the wedding, the others weren't really necessary. Kajal Aggarwal has ZERO screen presence, can't act, isn't even pretty
to look at. In fact, she ruined my mood whenever she came. 90% of why I
didn't enjoy first half as
much. Second half was much much better because it focused more on their heist & thank god Kajal wasn't there. The last twist was good and it was really interesting to watch how they would pull this heist off. I liked the subtle humor in this film. I really liked th attention to detail too..they tried very hard to keep it true to the 80's with the phones, they way they tapped the phones..
SP26 is kind of like a desi
Ocean's 11...I suspect they want to make it a series like that. In the sequel, when it happens, I'd like to know a little bit more on their backgrounds, how they met, how they formed this team, etc :)
As for the acting, besides Kajal everyone else is top-notch. Akshay, please do these kind of films more and quit wasting your talent in shit like Housefull 2. Not to mention, he looked hot in the film.
Manoj Bajpaye was great as always, Kimmy Shergill, Divya Dutta everyone in the team. But for me the star was, Anupam Kher without a doubt.
All in all, a good movie to unwind with, in need of slightly better editing (I would have chopped the whole love story off)...don't expect anything gobsmackingly amazing like A Wednesday
was, and you won't be disappointed.
Edited by chocolover89 - 16 February 2013 at 12:47pm