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Race 2 To Clock 13 Cr On Day One, Will Benefit From Long Weekend

 
 
 
by Soumita Sengupta (January 25, 2013)

Today marked the release of director duo Abbas-Mustan's Race 2, which gained momentum due to the Eid holiday in some centres today. However, the reception it has received isn't as big as expected. The first-day net box-office collections are pegged at Rs 13 crore. On the other hand, Luv Ranjan's second outing as a director Akaash Vani failed to enthrall the audience and kept a low profile at the ticket window. The third film that released was Main Krishna Hoon, which barely saw the light of day.

In Mumbai, Rajesh Thadani of Multimedia Combines says, "Abbas-Mustan's Race 2 opened on a good note and is going strong in multiplexes. Good music, a good story and a very stylish film. I think it will earn Rs 5 crore on its first day in Mumbai and Rs 12-13 crore, all-India."

In Delhi-UP, Brijesh Tandon of H K Tandon and Co adds, "Race 2 has drawn an average response and its collections are pegged at Rs 3 crore as it is a long weekend. This film is almost the same as part one and because the first installment was so good, the audience is excited to watch this film. The other two releases performed poorly."

In East Punjab, Nanaksar Enterprises feels Race 2 will earn Rs 1.25 crore. "The morning shows opened on a good note though there was a drop in the afternoon shows. But the film picked up in the evening. The good thing is today and tomorrow are holidays, which makes it a three-day weekend."

In West Bengal, Debashish Dey of Aum Moviez feels Race 2 will do good business. "It's a total entertainer. It has action, it looks good, has good stars and music. It is also full of twists and turns, it will generate business of Rs 50-55 lakh on day one in West Bengal."

In CP, Sarang Chandak of Shri Rang Films reveals, "Race 2 has done average business in CP. Actually, considering it's a Saif Ali Khan and John Abraham starrer, it has done very good business. The film will make around Rs 75-80 lakh on day one. The three-day, long weekend is an added advantage and there is also no other big release to compete with."

Gaurav Gaur of O'Real Imagination says Race 2 is doing very well in Rajasthan and collections are pegged at Rs 90 lakh on its first day. "Most shows are running house full and since there are three holidays, this can be a huge weekend."

 

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RACE 2

UTV Motion Pictures and Tips Industries Ltd.'s Race 2, the sequel of Race, is a thriller. Ranveer Singh (Saif Ali Khan), boyfriend of Sonia (Bipasha Basu), cons Vikram Thapar (Rajesh Khattar) so badly that he is divested of the five casinos that he owns in Istanbul. Ranveer's next target is Armaan Malik (John Abraham), and he asks Robert D'costa alias RD (Anil Kapoor) to introduce him to Armaan, promising him a commission from the profits he and Armaan would make in a fail-safe scheme he has in mind.

Ranveer charms Armaan as also his step-sister, Aleena (Deepika Padukone), who is a 50% partner with Armaan in all his profits. Soon, he establishes contact with Armaan Malik's girlfriend, Omeesha (Jacqueline Fernandes), under the belief that she is the sister of Sonia. He tells Omeesha of his plan to destroy Armaan, like he had finished Vikram Thapar, as they both had been instrumental in killing his girlfriend and her sister, Sonia. On her part, Sonia also pledges her support to Ranveer. It turns out that Armaan and Omeesha had conned Ranveer into believing that she was Sonia's sister so that they could know what was in his mind.

Unaware of this, Ranveer agrees to steal the shroud of Turin from the museum in Italy and sell it to Armaan at a discounted price. Armaan agrees to pay the hefty price with the intention of laying his hands on the shroud and manipulating matters in such a way that he'd also get his money back. Armaan strikes a deal with Godfather (Aditya Pancholi), an underworld don, for the money to pay Ranveer.

Is Ranveer successful in stealing the shroud from the high-security museum? Does Armaan pay him the huge sum of money? Does Ranveer give him the coveted shroud of Turin? What is RD's role in this mission? Whose side is Aleena on? Is Omeesha loyal to Armaan?

Shiraz Ahmed's story and screenplay are so heavily inspired by Race that they don't have the shocking quality of the first part. The USP of Race was that everyone was a rogue and fraudster and it came as a shock each time it was revealed how one had manipulated and conned the other/others. That shock element is missing in the sequel if only because it is clear that each character is not what he appears to be. Also, the screenplay is so implausible that one loses interest quite early on. Not just that, the links used to further the drama are also very convenient. Note, for instance, how easy it is for both, Ranveer and Armaan, to eavesdrop on the other. The scene showing Ranveer chasing Sonia's killer is well- executed but after a point of time, the chase looks forced because when the sharpshooter is escaping in a car, Ranveer is trying to catch him by jumping into a speedboat. All the sharpshooter (who is shown to be a superb athlete) needed to do was to abandon the car and run because by the time Ranveer would've alighted the boat and come to the land, the sharpshooter would've easily escaped. Again, why Armaan Malik runs to save Ranveer's life when Ranveer and Aleena are travelling in a car fitted with a bomb is not clear. Of her own admission, the bomb was planted at the behest of Armaan as he wanted Aleena to be murdered. Since Armaan knew that Ranveer wanted to destroy him, shouldn't he have rejoiced that he (Ranveer) would also be murdered along with Aleena, with no extra effort? The writer has sought to pass off Armaans's move to save Ranveer by showing that he was keen to make money in partnership with Ranveer and then con him so that the entire profit would be his. But what if Ranveer would murder him before or after that? How could Armaan behave so recklessly as to risk being completely destroyed by Ranveer? What's more, Ranveer had already destroyed Vikram Thapar whom Armaan knew.

The screenplay is of the kind which makes the drama unbelievable, long and boring. Actually, the excitement typical of a thriller is missing in the film because of the many giveaways and several unbelievable, very convenient and even ridiculous twists and turns. The most ridiculous twist is in the climax when Ranveer emerges in a car fitted with parachutes! RD's track with his assistant, Cherry (Ameesha Patel), is hardly funny at most of the places in spite of his double-meaning dialogues.

On the plus side, the film is made on a big canvas and has been shot beautifully on the breathtaking foreign locations. Aleena, Omeesha and Cherry look sexy and wear stunningly beautiful clothes. The chase and stunt sequences are also eye-filling.

Kiran Kotrial's dialogues are very good at places but definitely not consistently so.

Saif Ali Khan is earnest and does justice to the character of Ranveer Singh. But showing him capable of doing and knowing everything looks a bit too much. John Abraham is not as effective as one would've liked Armaan Malik to be. He does not give his hundred per cent to the character at places but is good otherwise. His fight in the boxing rink is very mass-appealing. Anil Kapoor is relegated to the role of a catalyst in a story mainly about Ranveer and Armaan. He acts with effortless ease. Deepika Padukone looks gorgeously sexy, and goes through her role with utmost sincerity. Jacqueline Fernandez is also sexy and stylish. Ameesha Patel, in a special appearance, looks pretty and plays the dumb bimbette ably. Aditya Pancholi, looking suave in a guest appearance, leaves his mark. Rajesh Khattar makes his presence felt. Mohammed Burmawala, Ilhan Kazalkiya and Dr. Deepak Namjoshi lend fair support. Bipasha Basu (in a special appearance), Andrew Hudson, Sanjay Roy, Sanjay Gandhi and Ketan Karande are okay.

Abbas-Mustan's direction lacks the fire as the essential hallmarks of a thriller are, unfortunately, missing. Neither is the film fast-paced nor does it provide edge-of-the-seat excitement. No doubt, the director duo has made the film look very rich and glossy and their heroines, supremely sexy, but that's just one part of the story. The implausibility of the drama would come as a red mark in their report card. Pritam Chakraborty's music is a mixed bag. The 'Party on my mind' song is already a hit. The 'Lat lag gayee' song is also entertaining. However, the other songs are not as good. Lyrics (Mayur Puri and Prashant Ingole) are okay. Song picturisations (Ahmed Khan) are good, especially the 'Party on my mind' and 'Lat lag gayee' numbers. Salim-Sulaiman's background score is very effective as it serves to heighten the drama. Ravi Yadav's cinematography is first-rate as he has captured the beautiful foreign locales exceedingly well; not just that, even otherwise, his camerawork is fabulous. Peter Hein's action and stunt scenes are very powerful even though many may look unbelievable. Aashish Anant Ranade's sets are grand. Hussain A. Burmawala's editing is sharp. Production and other technical values are grand.

On the whole, Race 2 is not as entertaining as it should've been. Its biggest minus point is that it does not thrill and shock and it is too lengthy. Given its high cost (approximately Rs. 90 crore plus), the film is poised to be a losing fare.

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RACE 2

UTV Motion Pictures and Tips Industries Ltd.'s Race 2, the sequel of Race, is a thriller. Ranveer Singh (Saif Ali Khan), boyfriend of Sonia (Bipasha Basu), cons Vikram Thapar (Rajesh Khattar) so badly that he is divested of the five casinos that he owns in Istanbul. Ranveer's next target is Armaan Malik (John Abraham), and he asks Robert D'costa alias RD (Anil Kapoor) to introduce him to Armaan, promising him a commission from the profits he and Armaan would make in a fail-safe scheme he has in mind.

Ranveer charms Armaan as also his step-sister, Aleena (Deepika Padukone), who is a 50% partner with Armaan in all his profits. Soon, he establishes contact with Armaan Malik's girlfriend, Omeesha (Jacqueline Fernandes), under the belief that she is the sister of Sonia. He tells Omeesha of his plan to destroy Armaan, like he had finished Vikram Thapar, as they both had been instrumental in killing his girlfriend and her sister, Sonia. On her part, Sonia also pledges her support to Ranveer. It turns out that Armaan and Omeesha had conned Ranveer into believing that she was Sonia's sister so that they could know what was in his mind.

Unaware of this, Ranveer agrees to steal the shroud of Turin from the museum in Italy and sell it to Armaan at a discounted price. Armaan agrees to pay the hefty price with the intention of laying his hands on the shroud and manipulating matters in such a way that he'd also get his money back. Armaan strikes a deal with Godfather ' (Aditya Pancholi), an underworld don, for the money to pay Ranveer.

Is Ranveer successful in stealing the shroud from the high-security museum? Does Armaan pay him the huge sum of money? Does Ranveer give him the coveted shroud of Turin? What is RD's role in this mission? Whose side is Aleena on? Is Omeesha loyal to Armaan?

Shiraz Ahmed's story and screenplay are so heavily inspired by Race that they don't have the shocking quality of the first part. The USP of Race was that everyone was a rogue and fraudster and it came as a shock each time it was revealed how one had manipulated and conned the other/others. That shock element is missing in the sequel if only because it is clear that each character is not what he appears to be. Also, the screenplay is so implausible that one loses interest quite early on. Not just that, the links used to further the drama are also very convenient. Note, for instance, how easy it is for both, Ranveer and Armaan, to eavesdrop on the other. The scene showing Ranveer chasing Sonia's killer is well- executed but after a point of time, the chase looks forced because when the sharpshooter is escaping in a car, Ranveer is trying to catch him by jumping into a speedboat. All the sharpshooter (who is shown to be a superb athlete) needed to do was to abandon the car and run because by the time Ranveer would've alighted the boat and come to the land, the sharpshooter would've easily escaped. Again, why Armaan Malik runs to save Ranveer's life when Ranveer and Aleena are travelling in a car fitted with a bomb is not clear. Of her own admission, the bomb was planted at the behest of Armaan as he wanted Aleena to be murdered. Since Armaan knew that Ranveer wanted to destroy him, shouldn't he have rejoiced that he (Ranveer) would also be murdered along with Aleena, with no extra effort? The writer has sought to pass off Armaans's move to save Ranveer by showing that he was keen to make money in partnership with Ranveer and then con him so that the entire profit would be his. But what if Ranveer would murder him before or after that? How could Armaan behave so recklessly as to risk being completely destroyed by Ranveer? What's more, Ranveer had already destroyed Vikram Thapar whom Armaan knew.

The screenplay is of the kind which makes the drama unbelievable, long and boring. Actually, the excitement typical of a thriller is missing in the film because of the many giveaways and several unbelievable, very convenient and even ridiculous twists and turns. The most ridiculous twist is in the climax when Ranveer emerges in a car fitted with parachutes! RD's track with his assistant, Cherry (Ameesha Patel), is hardly funny at most of the places in spite of his double-meaning dialogues.

On the plus side, the film is made on a big canvas and has been shot beautifully on the breathtaking foreign locations. Aleena, Omeesha and Cherry look sexy and wear stunningly beautiful clothes. The chase and stunt sequences are also eye-filling.

Kiran Kotrial's dialogues are very good at places but definitely not consistently so.

Saif Ali Khan is earnest and does justice to the character of Ranveer Singh. But showing him capable of doing and knowing everything looks a bit too much. John Abraham is not as effective as one would've liked Armaan Malik to be. He does not give his hundred per cent to the character at places but is good otherwise. His fight in the boxing rink is very mass-appealing. Anil Kapoor is relegated to the role of a catalyst in a story mainly about Ranveer and Armaan. He acts with effortless ease. Deepika Padukone looks gorgeously sexy, and goes through her role with utmost sincerity. Jacqueline Fernandez is also sexy and stylish. Ameesha Patel, in a special appearance, looks pretty and plays the dumb bimbette ably. Aditya Pancholi, looking suave in a guest appearance, leaves his mark. Rajesh Khattar makes his presence felt. Mohammed Burmawala, Ilhan Kazalkiya and Dr. Deepak Namjoshi lend fair support. Bipasha Basu (in a special appearance), Andrew Hudson, Sanjay Roy, Sanjay Gandhi and Ketan Karande are okay.

Abbas-Mustan's direction lacks the fire as the essential hallmarks of a thriller are, unfortunately, missing. Neither is the film fast-paced nor does it provide edge-of-the-seat excitement. No doubt, the director duo has made the film look very rich and glossy and their heroines, supremely sexy, but that's just one part of the story. The implausibility of the drama would come as a red mark in their report card. Pritam Chakraborty's music is a mixed bag. The 'Party on my mind' song is already a hit. The 'Lat lag gayee' song is also entertaining. However, the other songs are not as good. Lyrics (Mayur Puri and Prashant Ingole) are okay. Song picturisations (Ahmed Khan) are good, especially the 'Party on my mind' and 'Lat lag gayee' numbers. Salim-Sulaiman's background score is very effective as it serves to heighten the drama. Ravi Yadav's cinematography is first-rate as he has captured the beautiful foreign locales exceedingly well; not just that, even otherwise, his camerawork is fabulous. Peter Hein's action and stunt scenes are very powerful even though many may look unbelievable. Aashish Anant Ranade's sets are grand. Hussain A. Burmawala's editing is sharp. Production and other technical values are grand.

On the whole, Race 2 is not as entertaining as it should've been. Its biggest minus point is that it does not thrill and shock and it is too lengthy. Given its high cost (approximately Rs. 90 crore plus), the film is poised to be a losing fare.


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RACE 2

UTV Motion Pictures and Tips Industries Ltd.'s Race 2, the sequel of Race, is a thriller. Ranveer Singh (Saif Ali Khan), boyfriend of Sonia (Bipasha Basu), cons Vikram Thapar (Rajesh Khattar) so badly that he is divested of the five casinos that he owns in Istanbul. Ranveer's next target is Armaan Malik (John Abraham), and he asks Robert D'costa alias RD (Anil Kapoor) to introduce him to Armaan, promising him a commission from the profits he and Armaan would make in a fail-safe scheme he has in mind.

Ranveer charms Armaan as also his step-sister, Aleena (Deepika Padukone), who is a 50% partner with Armaan in all his profits. Soon, he establishes contact with Armaan Malik's girlfriend, Omeesha (Jacqueline Fernandes), under the belief that she is the sister of Sonia. He tells Omeesha of his plan to destroy Armaan, like he had finished Vikram Thapar, as they both had been instrumental in killing his girlfriend and her sister, Sonia. On her part, Sonia also pledges her support to Ranveer. It turns out that Armaan and Omeesha had conned Ranveer into believing that she was Sonia's sister so that they could know what was in his mind.

Unaware of this, Ranveer agrees to steal the shroud of Turin from the museum in Italy and sell it to Armaan at a discounted price. Armaan agrees to pay the hefty price with the intention of laying his hands on the shroud and manipulating matters in such a way that he'd also get his money back. Armaan strikes a deal with Godfather ' (Aditya Pancholi), an underworld don, for the money to pay Ranveer.

Is Ranveer successful in stealing the shroud from the high-security museum? Does Armaan pay him the huge sum of money? Does Ranveer give him the coveted shroud of Turin? What is RD's role in this mission? Whose side is Aleena on? Is Omeesha loyal to Armaan?

Shiraz Ahmed's story and screenplay are so heavily inspired by Race that they don't have the shocking quality of the first part. The USP of Race was that everyone was a rogue and fraudster and it came as a shock each time it was revealed how one had manipulated and conned the other/others. That shock element is missing in the sequel if only because it is clear that each character is not what he appears to be. Also, the screenplay is so implausible that one loses interest quite early on. Not just that, the links used to further the drama are also very convenient. Note, for instance, how easy it is for both, Ranveer and Armaan, to eavesdrop on the other. The scene showing Ranveer chasing Sonia's killer is well- executed but after a point of time, the chase looks forced because when the sharpshooter is escaping in a car, Ranveer is trying to catch him by jumping into a speedboat. All the sharpshooter (who is shown to be a superb athlete) needed to do was to abandon the car and run because by the time Ranveer would've alighted the boat and come to the land, the sharpshooter would've easily escaped. Again, why Armaan Malik runs to save Ranveer's life when Ranveer and Aleena are travelling in a car fitted with a bomb is not clear. Of her own admission, the bomb was planted at the behest of Armaan as he wanted Aleena to be murdered. Since Armaan knew that Ranveer wanted to destroy him, shouldn't he have rejoiced that he (Ranveer) would also be murdered along with Aleena, with no extra effort? The writer has sought to pass off Armaans's move to save Ranveer by showing that he was keen to make money in partnership with Ranveer and then con him so that the entire profit would be his. But what if Ranveer would murder him before or after that? How could Armaan behave so recklessly as to risk being completely destroyed by Ranveer? What's more, Ranveer had already destroyed Vikram Thapar whom Armaan knew.

The screenplay is of the kind which makes the drama unbelievable, long and boring. Actually, the excitement typical of a thriller is missing in the film because of the many giveaways and several unbelievable, very convenient and even ridiculous twists and turns. The most ridiculous twist is in the climax when Ranveer emerges in a car fitted with parachutes! RD's track with his assistant, Cherry (Ameesha Patel), is hardly funny at most of the places in spite of his double-meaning dialogues.

On the plus side, the film is made on a big canvas and has been shot beautifully on the breathtaking foreign locations. Aleena, Omeesha and Cherry look sexy and wear stunningly beautiful clothes. The chase and stunt sequences are also eye-filling.

Kiran Kotrial's dialogues are very good at places but definitely not consistently so.

Saif Ali Khan is earnest and does justice to the character of Ranveer Singh. But showing him capable of doing and knowing everything looks a bit too much. John Abraham is not as effective as one would've liked Armaan Malik to be. He does not give his hundred per cent to the character at places but is good otherwise. His fight in the boxing rink is very mass-appealing. Anil Kapoor is relegated to the role of a catalyst in a story mainly about Ranveer and Armaan. He acts with effortless ease. Deepika Padukone looks gorgeously sexy, and goes through her role with utmost sincerity. Jacqueline Fernandez is also sexy and stylish. Ameesha Patel, in a special appearance, looks pretty and plays the dumb bimbette ably. Aditya Pancholi, looking suave in a guest appearance, leaves his mark. Rajesh Khattar makes his presence felt. Mohammed Burmawala, Ilhan Kazalkiya and Dr. Deepak Namjoshi lend fair support. Bipasha Basu (in a special appearance), Andrew Hudson, Sanjay Roy, Sanjay Gandhi and Ketan Karande are okay.

Abbas-Mustan's direction lacks the fire as the essential hallmarks of a thriller are, unfortunately, missing. Neither is the film fast-paced nor does it provide edge-of-the-seat excitement. No doubt, the director duo has made the film look very rich and glossy and their heroines, supremely sexy, but that's just one part of the story. The implausibility of the drama would come as a red mark in their report card. Pritam Chakraborty's music is a mixed bag. The 'Party on my mind' song is already a hit. The 'Lat lag gayee' song is also entertaining. However, the other songs are not as good. Lyrics (Mayur Puri and Prashant Ingole) are okay. Song picturisations (Ahmed Khan) are good, especially the 'Party on my mind' and 'Lat lag gayee' numbers. Salim-Sulaiman's background score is very effective as it serves to heighten the drama. Ravi Yadav's cinematography is first-rate as he has captured the beautiful foreign locales exceedingly well; not just that, even otherwise, his camerawork is fabulous. Peter Hein's action and stunt scenes are very powerful even though many may look unbelievable. Aashish Anant Ranade's sets are grand. Hussain A. Burmawala's editing is sharp. Production and other technical values are grand.

On the whole, Race 2 is not as entertaining as it should've been. Its biggest minus point is that it does not thrill and shock and it is too lengthy. Given its high cost (approximately Rs. 90 crore plus), the film is poised to be a losing fare.


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90 crore W*F what idiot would put 90 crore on a saif film . SRK Salman Aamir Hrithik Ajay Akshay maybe Ranbit I get but why Saif?

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Race 2
Direction: Abbas and Mustan Burmawalla
Actors: Saif Ali Khan, John Abraham & Deepika Padukone
Rating: **
Race 2 is essentially a big-budget cartoon in which coolness is all. The director duo Abbas-Mustan (this is how they credit themselves in the
titles) have no pretensions about what they are making - full-on masala with a dash of revenge, a slice of heist and characters who are either strutting their chiselled bodies in slow motion or betraying each other.

The frame is crowded with good-looking people, mouth-watering cars, casinos, gargantuan hotels, planes and yachts. The money being tossed around is, and I hope you're sitting down for this, 15 billion Euros. It's the good life, and because this is a comic book, there are no consequences. So in the first few minutes, Deepika Padukone as the luscious Elena (described as 'half-sister, full shaani'), murders a man and coolly walks out of the frame with hair artfully blowing back.

I went into Race 2 totally prepared to have a blast, but here's the shocker: The first half is just plain boring. Once you're done admiring Istanbul's stunning locations, Deepika's sheer gorgeousness and John Abraham's carbohydrate-defying abs, there isn't much to do.

The fun only starts post-interval, when Race 2 becomes a heist movie. The loot is - and I hope you are still sitting down - the Shroud of Turin. Then the plot twists and turns and climaxes with a laugh-out-loud action sequence on a plane.

The first Race was also pure popcorn, but the twists were delicious and the characters were interesting. Here, writer Shiraz Ahmed and Abbas-Mustan were relying so much on style that they forgot about screenplay - this is a film in which even character artiste Rajesh Khattar gets a high-speed-walk moment.

The action sequences are hobbled by lame special effects. And there aren't any killer lines - though I probably will remember Anil Kapoor as ex-cop Robert D'Costa telling his new assistant Cherry, played by a cheerfully ditzy Ameesha Patel: 'Cherry I don't have time to pop your cherry'.

Yes, Race 2 is that kind of film.

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    Brainless Wins This Race Against Brawn

    This is a movie about really hot bodies. John Abraham, Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone. And a movie about how these beautiful bodies are located in really rich settings. This is a movie about con and double cons and triple cons. And they get so convoluted, that they have to add scenes to explain the loose ends. They don't talk in hundreds and thousands and lakhs. They talk in millions and billions.

    The filmmakers have not spared a dollar to make the film look good. The locations are awesome. And so are the cars. They're all one brand, but I guess it goes with the territory of a marketing deal done right. The gambling gadgets are fun, the spying gadgets are great.

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    Even the red lipped Jacquilene is good. I tried to like the silly role Ameesha Patel does, but her clothes are so wannabe, one part of you turns Taliban and wants her to cover up and the other part wants to make you draw a circle on the nearest wall and bash your head in that circle. And a nagging doubt materialises: Is that a role of a dumb secretary she is playing, or is she playing herself? Apologies to all her fans, but when she tries so hard to look 'hot', we can blame the cooling down of the planet to that effort. Suffice it to say that she tries hard here. Alas, she's not Sameera Reddy. But the best part of the movie?

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    Anil Kapoor. Yes. Mister Cool himself. He has the best lines he's ever had, and he has fun with them. His energy is infectious, and right from the very beginning of the movie, he takes over. And it matters little whether he is a main player in the con or not. Every time he shows up on the screen, he makes you smile. The crackling one liners are pathetic, really, but delivered so well, you will think twice before ordering a freshly squeezed fruit juice ever again. And if you do, you will laugh again.

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    All the other actors get their fair share of throw-chavanni-at-the-screen dialog, and they are fine in their place. One thing that bothers you is the length of the film. It twists and turns so much, you just get exhausted. The two stars though, are earned solely by Anil Kapoor and his fruity act. The half goes to the rest. Yes. He's that good.

    This never-ending Race promises a sequel. Hope they retain the writers and Anil Kapoor. I just wished he'd done the 'My name is Lakhan' thing he does so well... Go see this movie. And instead of popcorn, try fruit salad.

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#Race2 has a FABULOUS start at the domestic BO. Collects Rs 15.12 cr nett on Friday.

 
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Wah film business analyst ho tho mere jaisa. Yesterday I said tat #Race2 will collect 15cr on first day n it's 15. Wah Kaya baat hai yar.

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For Saif Ali Khan ,LAK,Cocktail and now Race2..all these films exceeded trade expectations in opening numbers.

Saif - Deepika are a hit jodi..but I think this is the end of the road for them..I don't think Saif likes Deepika Confused..

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