A gripping, multi star thriller, RACE directed by Abbas-Mustan turns out to be a typical serpentine film of theirs replete with intriguing twist in every fifteen minutes and itâ€™s impossible to guess what the culmination would be..Except perhaps for its length, the film turns out to be quite enjoyable. In a nutshell, RACE is a first-rate product all the way..
Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Bipasha Basu, Katrina Kaif
The film’s story revolves around two brothers, Ranvir (Saif) and Rajeev (Akshay Khanna) in South Africa (Durban).The elder brother, Ranvir manages the stud farm and is in the racing business while the younger brother ostensibly stays drunk most of the time. Ranvir the elder brother cares for his younger brother Rajiv.The father has left ranvir to look after all the wealth and had taken life insurance in both brothers name for 50million dollars.
There are a couple of women around as well, Sonia (Bipasha Basu), who is Ranvir’s girlfriend and Sophia (Katrina Kaif), who is his secretary.Like in most of their previous films, the world inhabited by Abbas-Mustan’s characters in Race, is a grey one.Nothing is as it seems and nobody is exactly as they seem.The story gets the twist when rajiv the younger brother decides to kill ranvir for the money.Then onwards itâ€™s full of thrill and excitement.
Itâ€™s a must watch for all who loves to watch twists and â€œwhat next?â€ sequences. Saif gets killed before the interval and Anil kapoor [RD] and sameera reddy makes an entry as investigating officers.Though short Johny lever had an excellent punch of humour in the whole movie.Saif makes a re-entry in the later stages of the movie and finally turns up the winner in the race!!!
A stuntman from Australia who specializes in car chase and swivel was hired for the film. Not surprisingly Race is replete with car chases and crashes but we are not complaining. Both Bipasha and Katrina showed a lot of skin and played seductresses but only Bipasha was effective doing so.