Release Year: 2010
Distributor : Reliance BIG Pictures/ Filmkraft Productions
Director : Anurag Basu
Producer : Rakesh Roshan
Screenplay: Robin Bhatt/Akarsh Khurana/ Anurag Basu
Cast : Hrithik Roshan/ Bárbara Mori/ Kangana Ranaut
Music : Rajesh Roshan(song)/ Salim Sulaiman(score)
Cinematography : Ayananka Bose
Editing : Akiv Ali
Budget : US$13.2 million
Duration : 130 min
Jay (Hritihik Roshan) was a young immigrant from India who lived in Las Vegas, USA. Jay was willing to do everything for money. Being a dance instructor, stuntman, selling popcorn, and had “fake marriage” with some illegal immigrant in order to get Greencard. For the money, he dated Jeena, his student in dance, a child from a rich guy in Las Vegas. On Jeena’s brother engagement, Tony, Jay met Tony’s fiancee, Linda A.K.A Natasya (Barbara Mori),a Mexican who had had a fake marriage with Jay. After that, Jay and Linda loved each other. Because of Tony’s harsh treatment, Jay carried Linda off to India. Tony was furious and pursued them.
Generally, its plot divided in two segments. First, drama segment and then continued by action segment. The plot was a little bit confusing, because of the frequent flashback. For raising the curiosity. It oftentimes the key of secret held until the middle or the end of story. Typically it was a Bollywood romance, the romantic scenes with affected ending. Nothing particular.
On the second segment, it seemed that the action like the Hollywood production. Without hesitation, there were many scenes which duplicated some Hollywood movies like Bad Boys, The Island. Bonnie and Clyde, also Thelma & Louise. Those scenes were not bad, but sometimes exaggerated. Nevertheless, the effort had to be appreciated, since it was not a simple thing to make those scenes.
Unlike the usual Bollywood movie, musical segment in this movie just for back sound. The main characters did not sing and dance. The filmmaker compromised, since it was addressed for people outside India, especially western people. But, Zindagi and Dil Kyun Yeh Mera songs, composed by Nasir Faraaz and Asif Ali Beg, made the scenes more touching and romantic.
This movie which was directed by Anurag Basu, was exclusively intended as an entertain movie. It just showed a romantic Bollywood style, added by Hollywood action style. Hrithik Roshan as the most common role he played, was still being a whiz who could ran over from the antagonist. Barbara Mori, the Mexican telenovela actress was not awkward acting with Hrithik Roshan. There was not a point of message from this movie. It was just for a recognition of existence, that Bollywood is going international.
Debby Dwi Elsha
Graduate major in communication, writer at Montase, focusing on Indonesian and Asian movies.