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Bodyguard – movie review

A romantic-action thriller


Bodyguard - movie review

Bodyguard is a romantic action film, a remake of the 2010 Malayalam film of the same name.

Salman Khan has an image of a star carrying a unique attitude and style of doing things, delivering punch lines and an overall aura around him which overshadows all the other characters in the movie. He continues to ride on this image after success of his previous films Wanted, Dabang and Ready. Bodyguard movie review…

For the innocent and honest Lovely Singh (Salman Khan), nothing in the world matters more than hus duty as a bodyguard. A man of his word, Lovely Singh would rather die than be disloyal to his employer.

Salman Khan brings out his signature earthy charm, straightforwardness and grit through the character of Lovely Singh.

Divya (Kareena Kapoor) is an obedient daughter, but vibrant and mischievous by nature.

She uses her brilliance in order to escape from the overbearing sincerity of a duty bound bodyguard, which she perceives as an obstacle to her freedom. But fate has other plans, and she soon finds herself becoming a victim of her own doing. Her brilliance is no match for Lovely’s purity and vulnerability.

When it comes to being punctual and doing his duties perfectly, Lovely Singh is unmatchable. Taking great pride in what he does, he spares no effort in giving his everything to his profession.

Summoned for an assignment of guarding Divya, the daughter of Sartaj Rana (Raj Babbar), a business tycoon Lovely Singh accompanies her to her campus, but ends up rubbing her the wrong way with his over-protective nature and paranoia about security.

She finds him to be a major obstacle in leading a regular campus life. To throw him off-track and get him out of the way, she comes up with a ‘master-plan’- that of trapping him in a fake love affair. ‘Once he’s smitten by the girl of his dreams and is reveling in his new-found romance, he will leave us alone, and we shall be free to do our own thing unhindered’, says Divya to her friends.

She becomes an anonymous admirer of his and starts hounding him, expressing her ‘feelings’ in no uncertain terms. Lovely Singh however proves to be a tough nut to crack, and it takes quite a bit of doing from her side to penetrate his fort-like exterior. But once she succeeds in doing so, he transforms into a completely different person.

Divya is triumphant and is all set to relish her regained freedom. But things take an unexpected turn when she learns a few things about Lovely Singh. Things that she could’ve never even imagined! And she soon finds herself trapped in a dilemma that she’s unable to resolve! And with her, soon enough, Lovely Singh finds himself ensnared in a web of lies, trickery and deceit!

Bodyguard is the story of conflict- between innocence and mischief, love and power and life and death!

It has the memorable song “Teri Meri” rendered by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Shreya Ghoshal to Himesh Reshammiya’s music. Other numbers are just above average.

Salman as the Bodyguard is admirable as he has a bookish and sincere approach to his job with all the strange rules. Action scenes are on the same Dabang style. Hope they could have made them more realistic and logical. The climax is offbeat, and overall Bodyguard is an enjoyable film.

Cast of Bodyguard:
Salman Khan – Lovely Singh
Kareena Kapoor – Divya
Raj Babbar – Sartaj Rana
Rajat Rawail – Tsunami Singh
Asrani – Shekhar
Vidya Sinha – Mrs. Rana
Hazel Keech – Maya
Chetan Hansraj – Mhatre
Salim Baig
Mohan Kapoor
Aditya Pancholi – Vikrant Mahtre
Mahesh Manjrekar – Ranjan Mhatre
Sharat Saxena – Bindra
Reema Debnath – Savitha
Himani Shivpuri – Sudha

Credits & Crew of Bodyguard:
Banner – Reel Life Production Pvt Ltd, Reliance Entertainment
Producers – Atul Agnihotri, Alvira Agnihotri
Executive Producer – Nikhil Namit
Directed by Siddique
Lyricist – Shabbir Ahmed, Neelesh Misra
Background Music – Sandeep Shirodkar
Cinematography – Sejal Shah
Choreography – Ganesh Acharya, Vaibhavi Merchant, Vishnudeva
Action – Vijayan Master
Art – Shailesh Mahadik, Monica Angelica Bhowmick
Film Editor – Sanjay Sankla
Screenplay – Kiran Kotrial, J P Chowksey, Siddique
Costume Design – Alvira Agnihotri, Ashley Rebello, Manish Malhotra
Bodyguard – movie review