Hi. I'm Jimmy. You'd have seen me in the trailer of this film, walking towards you menacingly with a gun in my hand and murder in my eyes. You'll want to do the same after this movie is over. Indeed, for most movies, the trailer is a peek into the movie. For Tashan, it's the peak of the movie.
Anyway, let me introduce myself first. I work in a call centre and give accent training classes. It's good pay, especially if you consider women as part of pay - I particularly love all the stack options (wink, wink) that I get to exercise each night. One day I look outside my door and see a miraculous sight - no, not our director spending time on the screenplay, but the beautiful Pooja (Kareena Kapoor) drenched in the rain.
I instantly fall in love, but she doesn't - indeed, women are so unpredictable. Anyway, she wants me to teach English to her ultra-rich boss Bhaiyyaji (Anil Kapoor). I agree since that will give me a chance to court her. It proves to be a big mistake, since, oh, everything in this movie is a big mistake. In this case, she uses me to steal Rs. 25 crores from Bhaiyyaji, and then vanishes with the money.
You know, the only thing worse than falling from the top of a really tall tree is landing bottom first on a pole. That should give you picture, since shoved is sometimes too insipid a word. Yes, as if a broken heart isn't enough, it turns out that Bhaiyyaji is a big underworld don, he's found out we did it, and he's really pissed.
He entrusts this case to his brutal lieutenant Bachchan Pande (Akshay Kumar) who, after giving me third degree, decides that I indeed don't have the dough, and sets out with me to trace Pooja. I think we should now break for a small poll:
What is the best way to handle the second half of a movie?
a. Keep it fast, logical and gripping
b. Lose the plot and somehow wrap it all up
c. Shoot it as independent film
d. Skip second half altogether
The answer, of course, varies from person to person - people who want hits choose 'a' and people who want awards choose 'd'. We hover between b and c. If you are about to ask why, that is the wrong question. The right question is, how much more weight does Kareena Kapoor have to lose to look masculine? More suggestions: Is there a single clean character in the movie? How many scenes more ridiculous have you seen in Bollywood history than Pooja turning out to be Gudiya? Have there been more unrealistic fights even in Rajnikant movies? And who is Vijay Krishna Acharya?
You can mail all your questions to our PR team - we will try to address all of them, or at least the ones that don't contain some words that you are planning to use. It will also be permanent proof that you watched this movie.
We made Tashan to cater to those who settle for the 3 Ss - style, stars and songs. We said 3, not 5 - if you want script and screenplay, make your own movie. And put me in it - I need plenty to offset this.
maharshi on 26th Apr 2008, 3:46pm
Tashan - the title sounds more heavy than the movie. I suggest the production house change the movie's name to Torture. After working in a racy RACE, I dint understand why Saif has chosen this movie. Is it for Kareena? ok ok, leave that, I dont want to get personal. And when it comes to Kareena, she was there just to show her skin. THough the movie revolves around the chracter of Kareena, I think there there was a greater emphasis on showing her skin rather than on her acting. She was literally like a stripper. I think for this role Pamela anderson would have done the justice.
Here comes Bhayyaji (Anil Kapoor), the character I feel is worthy of a watch. He is the one who Saif (who plays Jimmy, a call center guy and an English trainer) teaches english (for some weird reasons) on the request of Kareena drenched in rain. Her name is Pooja and she works for Bhayyaji. Saif also agrees to teach Bhayyaji to get close to her. Suddenly in no time they get close to each other. One day Bhayyaji screams at Kareena for some weird reason, and when Jimmy objects, he threatens Pooja of telling the truth to him.
When Saif meets her in private, she tells him that Bhayyaji is asking her to marry him (are kis zamane mein ho? koyi aisa chillake poochtha hai kya shaadi karne ko? Saif thoda dimag laga yaar). He decides to help her, and they make a plan to rob the money of Bhayyaji and clear the debt made by Kareena's father, marry and live happily.
This is where the story takes a twist. The money which Jimmy and Pooja have robbed (don't ask me how they have robbed) is taken away by Pooja. That means Pooja cheats Jimmy and runs away, and in his office he is accused of leaking the information of a few bigshots to Bhayyaji (this is also due to Pooja). Now Jimmy tries to run away from the police and Bhayyaji, but gets into the custody of Bhayyaji, and the interrogation in the style of Bhayyaji starts.
And this point of time, enter bhachan pandey (akshay kumar). A typical guy from Kanpur who is shown almost like a superman, spiderman etc etc. He just talks with his hands and legs, and Bhayyaji is like a god to him. When Bhayyaji calls him to come and find the money along with Jimmy, he happily agrees.
Jimmy and Bachan go on to haridwar to search for Pooja, where she sees them. Suddenly the car in which Jimmy and bachan are traveling jumps into a river (for some weird reasons) from which along with these two pooja also gets out of the water. This is the interval shot. After this scene you expect the movie to be racy, but it is all about skin. Yes, we just see the glimpse of the second half exposing in a song in the first half where for no reason Pooja is shown in a bikini. And in the second half you will feel even the bikini was bigger than what she is wearing now.
And what else - she starts seducing bachan to ditch him run away. She tells that she has kept her money in Rajasthan in some weird places. Is there anyone out there who has seen kerala in rajasthan? yes, in this movie they show it.
Suddenly she becomes gudia for bachan who lost her in flashback, and gets successful in fooling him. BUt afterwards she claims that she was real gudiya and confesses before jimmy. THen what else, all the story happened as it is happening since 50 years. And there is a bit of variety here, in every bollywood movie lead girl is arrested by the viilain and demands hero to come and get them released, but here bachan is arrested and jimmy-pooja come to release him. After that a big huge fight where bachan kicks 40-50 goons and hits them with electric pole - yes you have heard right, he uproots the electric pole and with that beats everyone. And suddenly a few martial art fighters appear and hold your heart, this time he fights in a electric tower and swings on high tension wires safely. And in the climax from nowhere bhayyaji comes on a rickshaw with money and Pooja doing some shaolin stunts kills him. In between these three leading stars in a car get into a small room which Bhayyaji blows it off. But even from that fire they surive with car without any burns. Come on man this is wore than balayya's fights.
From this movie I assure you of getting one thing - headache and losing patience. The only one who can be watched is Bhayyaji, and a bit of bhachan pandey and nothing else. If you are a die hard fan of Kareena, then it is a treat for you to watch her as along the movie she does more stripping and less acting.
I dont know why Yash raj films do produce these kinda movies like tara rum pum, neil n nikki.