Welcome to the world of the sun-tanned, Titanic heart throb - Leonardo Dicaprio. This time he is a youngster who is all set to find nirvana (???) with no specific reason shown. In other words, this young man leaves the luxuries of his home in the US and lands in some lonely beach.
Syrupy and at times even silly, this film proceeds to show how Dicaprio learns the lessons of life. He attempts to smoke pot, slide down the mountains, have affairs and a nice time with Tilda and Virginie, have rip-off encounters with sharks and God knows what all! Although inspired from a novel by Alex Garland, The Beach lacks novelty and you will sorely be disappointed by the end result.
At times, the film does seem to be a hybrid between a Bollywood masala and a Hollywood thriller. Leonardo Dicaprio has no doubt tried his best to come out as a winner, but then he doesn't seem to be striking the right cord as he did in Titanic. On the upside, the director has been able to grab the interest of the audience and has balanced the tempo for a long two hours. And for those who haven't had enough of Leonardo Dicaprio in Titanic, it is certainly worth a dekko.