Anubhav Sinha’s movie Dus is a slick product – made with heavy budget and huge star cast. To have as many as eight known Bollywood stars in a movie is no small feat. He handles the extra-large canvas and cast with pulsating panache. The hectic but steady narrative never allows us to dwell on the absurd and wild liberties taken with time and space to accommodate the breakneck pace.
Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Abhishek Bachchan, Sunil Shetty, Zayed Khan, Esha Deol, Dia Mirza
“Dus” is an interesting mix of action and reaction, of satire and spoof, of desire and frisson. The characters are derived from westwards but driven by homespun emotions. While they wear their languorous attitude till the last dying scream on the superbly assembled soundtrack, they also take time off to do their dal-chawal act.
The movie begins with a dance number Dus Bahane, it doesnâ€™t take much time for you to realize that on offer is a celluloid feast, stodgy with breath-taking stunts but bereft of a substantial story. Logic, rationale and realism are simply not to be expected.
The ATC, led by Dutt, is deft in handling terror situations. The swaggering Abhishek is the dude who maintains his cool in the dangerous of situations and the catty Shilpa can surprise the bad guys with her martial arts skills and a kick into their butts. Zayed plays the man who is a bit flippant in diffusing bombs, but luck, luckily, stays on his side all the time.
The dashing foursome get a mission to stop a terrorist from unleashing terror in Canada when the Indian PM visits there. No one has seen the terrorist. What they know about him is his name – Jamwal.
Abhishek and Zayed get orders to reach Canada and nab the bad guy. There, they meet Esha Deol and a Canadian Cop, Sunil Shetty, who eventually help them in their mission
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