Review = After ROBOT 2.O, this one was the next highly anticipated movie of 2018. And, like the former, even this trailer is not up to the mark.
The movie looks like a routine struggle of independence (of course from British Rulers), with a touch of “Pirates of the Caribbean”. I am not able to fathom on which book or time period, has the movie set its premise.
For the first time in the history of Indian Cinema, 2 mega stars, like Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan, will be seen against each other, on the celluloid.
Hence, the movie was in the spotlight since last 2 years, and if this is the final product, then I am skeptical about its success.
The project is backed by Yash Raj Films and as a part of the strategy; they have booked the entire 1 month slot with the multiplex owners. No other movie is allowed to release before a week and till after 3 weeks of TOH’s release.
Hence, I feel that, the movie will get more benefit of this embargo, than its content or hype.
After watching the trailer, I felt that, no hard work was put in developing the storyline or while executing the VFX. Especially, the VFX looks highly sub – standard and kiddish.
MAKERS, please note, while you are making a heavy use of the VFX, in any movie, it should not look like you have done that. The Effects must give the feeling of reality, otherwise, it’s of no use.
In the trailer, the way cannons are fired on a tower and the opening scene, where we are shown multiple boats sailing in the sea, everything looks utterly fake and other worldly.
Also, we have been seeing Aamir Khan in the same kind of roles (little funny and little chaalaak type) since ages. At one point, I felt that, Aamir is going to repeat the same disastrous acting, as he had done in MELA, almost 20 years back. I am highly disappointed seeing his character in the trailer.
Mr. Bachchan, on the other hand, resembles his avatar in MOHABBATEIN (The same PARAMPARA! ANUSHAASAN! PRATISHTHA! NIYAM! shit). He is playing his age, but his costume and dressing also resembles his avatar in EKLAVYA. Still, out of all the characters (there is one “sasta firangi” also in the movie) his character had an impact on me.
The entry of Fatima Sana Shaikh (“Zafira” in the movie) looked very similar to a fight sequence executed by Prabhas in BAHUBALI 2. I don’t know how she has performed in the movie.
The only saving grace or praise – worthy aspect of the trailer was the entry and facial expressions of actress Katrina Kaif.
Katrina ne sahi mein aag laga di trailer mein!
Overall, like many others, even I am highly disappointed with the trailer.
Also, since the project is helmed by Director Vijay Krishna Acharya, who had previously given us 2 most pathetic movies of Indian Cinema; DHOOM 3 and TASHAN, I have no expectations from the movie.
I am only requesting GOD for providing me the required strength, on 8th November, for bearing this probable torture!