Kurbaan Review

Director – Rensil D’Silva

Producer – Karan Johar

Starring – Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Vivek Oberoi, Om Puri

This is not a movie you would expect from Karan Johar, he has titles like Kal Ho Na Ho, Kuch Kuch Hota Hain, Kabhi Kushi Kabhi Ghum to his name so Kurbaan is totally different.

The plot is a good and relevant one in todays Islamic world with all the terrorism and what not. Ehsaan Khan (Saif Ali Khan) meets Avantika (Kareena Kapoor) who works at a university in the USA. After they fall in love they move to America and she helps Ehsaan get a job at the same university teaching Islam in the modern world. Little does Avanika know that she had been used so that Ehsaan could arrive into the states for a terrorist plot to blow up subways. Riyaz (Vivek Oberoi) watches his colleague die as she gets blown up in an aeroplane, hence he sets out for revenge by going undercover into their gang.

At first I thought it’s going to be a rubbish love/action movie with no real story line, but I think Rensil D’Silva has done a good job. There are hardly any “bollywood” style visual effects which in my opinion always spoil bollywood movies, if you can’t master it then don’t do it!! The only critiscm I have is the lack of “feel good” energy after watching it, and the main character (Ehsaan) obviously didn’t learn anything about NOT killing innocent people at the end.

Vivek Oberoi has the most important character playing the good muslim guy setting out to prove a point to the bad muslims, and hoping to teach the viewers that are thinking about becoming suicide bombers, that it’s not the way. In my opinion the movie fails in that area. Saif Ali Khan is better suited playing the non serious roles, either way he still remains my favourite Khan actor.

The build up talking point for this movie was the kissing scene’s (there’s quite a few) between “Saifreena”, apparently it’s the longest on bollywood screen. It’s not all that! The movies definitely worth a watch, whether you’ll get something out of it, I’m not sure, I didn’t.

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