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Friday, March 23, 2012

Agent Vinod Movie Review (BD)

Bollywood Movie Review: Agent Vinod

India's answer to Hollywood

Rating: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ½

Movie Information: IMDB, Wiki
Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Prem Chopra, Ram Kapoor, Gulshan Grover,Adil Hussain, Ravi Kishan
Direction: Shriram Raghvan
Genre: Action Thriller

Movie Overview:

First things first, is this movie an Indian answer to Bourne series or Bond series? Hell, yeah!

I frankly don’t realize why many the so called critics are criticizing this flick, but neither they, nor do I have the ability to judge the director Mr. Raghavan ( I feel like writing a whole article on his style of direction).

The only backdrop of this movie was the Bollywood touch given to the flick considering the mass appeal (a couple of unwanted songs, and a couple of illogical scenes like pre-climax one). Minus them, this movie is a reference source for aspiring directors.

Saif is a star and he plays his layered character with an astonishing ease! The protagonist is a complex man; he is tough, cunning, flirt and funny. Kareena’s character on the other hand was a bit undeveloped but still Kareena carries herself well on the screen.

A kick-start opening, a sudden interval and an unusual end; the movie is a real thriller. Dialogues are just perfect; never get too melodramatic or heroic.

Many people are complaining about the complex narrative that the director has chosen to represent a relatively simple plot. If the narrative had not been complex, film would have got boring, but due to the complex narrative (which I personally did not find complex), the film remains interesting from start to end.

The songs, which are otherwise okay, sounds good in the film (especially title track). Background score by Daniel B George is peppy; the retro feel at places makes the movie entertaining.

What’s more? Brilliant performances, Stylized (in true means, unlike some movies which declare themselves stylish) action sequences, razor sharp editing and super paced screenplay.

Final Verdict: I am going again, darn those critics!


Quick Review:

Saif Ali Khan as Agent Vinod makes his one year void in cinema worth a wait. Kareena is okay. Supporting cast performs outstandingly well. Prem Chopra, Ram Kapoor, Shahbaz Khan, Gulshan Grover and Dhritiman Chatterji ; all are noteworthy. Performances alone can compensate the price of a ticket.

Script Analysis:
Shridhar Raghvan has looked after detailing. No doubt, he has lapsed at some moments, by bringing unnecessary Masala in the movie, but overall screenplay remains engaging and script, though has an ordinary plot, looks fresh.

Editing And Cinematography:
All praises to editor Pooja Surti, the film never gets melodramatic. First half many seem confusing due to lots of action going on the screen, but second half clears the cloud, brings much needed stability in the movie. Cinematography by C.K. Muraleedharan is first rate.

Music And Background Score:
Music by Pritam fits the bill, background score Daniel B George is good.

Sriram Raghavan is Indian Tarantino! Full marks for direction.

Final Verdict:
I can have a word of mouth with those critic who rate Don 2 the ultimate thriller and rate Ra One almost perfect; this movie, for god’s sake, is the real action thriller deal.

Darn you critics, I love this flick.

Box Office collection report:

Owing to high budget and mixed reviews from critics, the film will depend a lot on words of mouth to work magic on box office. Still, the movie will get back its investment.

Rating: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ½


  1. I liked the movie too..but 4.5 is a bit generous..4 from me.

    1. I agree, 4.5 is a lot of generosity, but I feel its an honest effort to present a slick action thriller and that too without overdose of publicity.

  2. i didnt like it i rate 2

  3. The script was done by Arijit Biswas and sriram Raghavan. Sridhar was not involved in the project as a writer.

  4. Film did not make any success because it is titled in English.
    If it was DALAL VINOD, it would be a big hit.

  5. your reviews are so true..!


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