Tashan (2008) *HQ* – Fixed –

Yash Raj Film’s much awaited Tashan is finally here. It is an entertaining film of course, but one which calls for a willing suspension of disbelief. It looks good, has some absolutely unbelievable stunts by Akshay Kumar and some truly exotic locales. Director Vijay Krishna Acharya seems to have done a fairly decent job with Tashan

Cast: Akshay, Kareena, Saif, Anil Kapoor

A word about the actors here. All three of them, Saif, Kareena and Akshay share a very good chemistry and their scenes together have that element of ease. All three also turn in a very good performance as well. Saif fits into the role of the city slicker, call centre executive, with ease. His straight-faced humour works very well indeed.

It’s Kareena and Akshay who take away the honours though. Akshay specially, gives an uninhibited performance as Bachchan Pande. His stunts are a little unbelieveable, though executed very well. His character in film has the ability to clamber onto walls, and jump from all kinds off heights unscathed. He does the UP bhaiyya bit quite well. So much has already been written about Kareena’s look in the film, her crash diets etc. Needless to say, the effect shows on screen. She looks quite gorgeous in places and brings out the shades in her character quite well.

Anil Kapoor, who has been cast as the villain, Bhaiyyaji, however, does not seem have the kind of impact that one was expecting. His character had a lot more scope and could have been funnier, one felt, or even more menacing. It was neither. Yashpal Sharma in a cameo as a police officer does a competent job

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