Akshay Kumar’s energy, emotions and performance are the only saving grace of this yet again mindless comedy-action adventure.
Raftaar Singh (Akshay Kumar) is the apple of his mother (Rati Agnihotri) who spoils her son with her love and her home-cooked jalebis. Raftaar spends his time dancing and hanging out with his friends.
He is a free spirited man who finds happiness in other people’s smiles. He is always looking to live his life to the fullest and runs away from responsibility, leaves everything in his life incomplete. Hence his father sends him to Goa to work under his friend who could bring some change in this no-good son.
Raftaar Singh is then sent to receive his new Boss’s friend’s daughter Sara (Amy Jackson) who has come to India to search for her mother. She is beautiful yet tough as a rock as she grew up amidst guns and goons. Her kicks and punches would break bones for sure.
Our Sardarji has fallen in love with this girl, but she cannot understand Hindi, nor does he understand English. So the need to employ and interpreter Emily (Lara Dutta) who has to interpret the boys lovey-dovey messages to Sara and then left with no option of diplomatically translating the foreigner’s cold yet sharp answers.
What starts as a harmless romance takes a deadly turn when he realizes that Sara is not who he thinks she is and is here with an agenda which takes him to Romania. The question is, will a village simpleton, who can’t even communicate properly, be able to win her over in a distant and dangerous land.
Here is a Bollywood masala film directed by Prabhu Deva (it is an irony that this same duo of Akshay-Prabhu had come up with Rowdy Rathore) which takes the audience for granted with illogical moments, silly pranks, senseless, humorous situations.
Like the instance of the sleepwalking interpreter who knocks on the door of Akshay’s friend who thinks otherwise and follows her to the seashore, ultimately returns limping. This situation is repeated when she again knocks on their door and the other friend too ends up with the same result. Are we watching Akshay Kumar’s film who gave us Baby, Action Jackson and the classic comedies like Hera Pheri series?
And there is another instance of sick humor when Raftaar Singh enters the wash room of a pub in Goa, where the director makes an appearance.
Amy Jackson looks pretty, smart and impresses with her stunts. There is a fight sequence where Amy saves Akshay Kumar from the antagonist’s onslaughts. Lara Dutta is just okay with her non-glamorous character. Akshay Kumar has the phenomenal energy punching bad guys, impressing the girl, being realistically funny while he isn’t dancing to bhangra moves.
This one is purely for Akshay’s fans. The others may well give it a miss.
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Akshay Kumar as Raftaar Singh
Amy Jackson as Sara
Lara Dutta as Emily
Kay Kay Menon as Marc
Yograj Singh as Raftaar’s Father
Rati Agnihotri as Raftaar’s Mother
Arfi Lamba as Raftaar’s friend
Anil Mange as Raftaar’s rriend
Pradeep Rawat as the Casino-Hotel owner in Goa
Kunal Shashi Kapoor as Sara’s Father
Banner – Pen India Pvt. Ltd, Grazing Goat Productions
Producer – Ashvini Yardi
Director – Prabhu Dheva
Executive Producer – Sohaib Hassan
Music by Sajid-Wajid, Meet Bros Anjjan, Manj Musik, Sneha Khanwalkar
Lyricis – Kumaar, Manj Musik
Editor – Steven Benard
Cinematography – Dudley
Choreography – Ganesh Acharya,Vishnu Deva, Ceasar, Chinni, Rekha Prakash
Costume Designer – Esha Amin
Production Design by Sunil Babu
Action – Anal Arasu
Dialogue Writer – Chintan Gandhi
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