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Drona – movie review

Harry Potter meets Indiana Jones in a Bollywood film


Drona, movie review

Hidden deep within the folds of our universe is a secret as ancient as time itself. A secret, which if unraveled, could unlock the destruction of mankind and the entire cosmos. Only one man today can protect this secret and save us from total destruction.

Drona – The warrior. He who shall protect the eternal circle of life and death. The movie is a modern tale of one man’s spectacular voyage through a maze of mystic myths and legendary legacies. It is about a youth’s journey that will force him to face his fears and make him the hero he was born to become.

It is a tale of a clan of warriors who have been protecting the supreme secret of the elixir of life – the amrit (nectar) that was churned out by the Gods but has been sought by the asuras

Aditya (Abhishek Bachchan), a young man unaware of his real identity, is brought up by a foster family in a faraway distant town. A recurring nightmare has been tormenting him ever since he was a child.

On another part of the world, far away from Aditya, an evil sorcerer, Riz Raizada, a descendant of the legendary demons has become dangerously impatient, in his thirst to take control over the universe. He is waiting for the secret that would help him fulfill his dream. To get to the secret, he would have to defeat Drona.

And herein lay his problem. He doesn’t know who or where Drona was! But when fate brings the two together Riz immediately recognizes him as the man he was waiting for. Just when Aditya is about to be captured by Riz’s men; a cult that believes that Drona is their messiah, rescues him.

Sonia, the leader of the cult, reveals Aditya’s real identity to him. Sonia then takes Aditya back to his place of birth, the ancient kingdom of Pratapgarh where his mother, Queen Jayati Devi would have all the answers to his questions. But before he could meet up with his mother, Riz and his army of the darkest powers catch up with him.

Today, only one man can protect the universe’s precious secret and thus, save the human race from absolute annihilation.

Stunts in this flick seem realistic and logical and there ought to have been more those dangerous gravity defying and adventurous moments. The film has more of an emotional drama – a serious story and serene screenplay even that fails to entertain the kids.

The performances are top notch – especially from KK and Priyanka Chopra. Abhishek Bachchan misses a great opportunity where he could have made an impact. More so he doesn’t even demonstrate the agility and elasticity to play superheroic stunts (Jackie Chan or Akshay Kumar types).

Drona has a weak storyline, and it’s a mix of Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings and Sin City. It was filmed in Prague, Bikaner, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Namibia. What a pity!

Cast of Drona:
Aditya / Drona – Abhishek Bachchan
Sonia – Priyanka Chopra
Riz Raizada – Kay Kay Menon
Queen Jayanti – Jaya Bachchan

Credits & Crew of Drona:
Produced by – Shrishti Arya, Sunil Lulla
Director – Goldie Behl
Production House – Rose Movies
Distributor – Eros International
Screenplay – Goldie Behl, Jaydeep Sarkar
Cinematography – Sameer Arya
Director Action – Tom Delmar
Editor – Shyam K. Salgonkar
Music Director – Dhruv Ghanekar
Costume Design – Anaita Shroff
Special Effects Design – David Bush
Drona, movie review