Agent Vinod: Elegant but too Dramatic
The movie starts in Afganistan, and ends in Cape Town, South Africa dodging at a fast pace over loads of countries abruptly changing every fifteen minutes or
Hands tied on his back, he’s offered a half filled glass of water and as tempting as it is, he manages to topple it over and licks the water off the floor. This is how Saif Ali Khan marks his entry in & as Agent Vinod.
The movie starts in Afganistan, and ends in Cape Town, South Africa dodging at a fast pace over loads of countries abruptly changing every fifteen minutes or so. What the director didn’t realize was that the most appealing and desperate country for a secret agent is India. The part where a bomber flees driving an Autoriksha marks off as a touché!
Agent Vinod is a person who has style, wits and follows no plan. James Bond anyone? He gets tied up in a mission his friend dies in and the story begins. Fights, dialogues, Kareena Kapoor, fights? Oh running out of description now.
Agent Vinod’s story is a classy action-packed tale with glittering cars, gorgeous girls, and voracious bad guys with a weak storyline and snippets of energetic music to build the mood.
His sidekick, Kareena Kapoor has perplexing shades, sometimes she’s with the bad guys and sometimes she’s not. One thing that she assures to establish is that she’s uncomfortable.
There’s a scene when she breaks down completely in the story and when Vinod demands enlightenment and she slams him with a list of Mujhe kya chahiye from life. A tear or two could have easily been squeezed out there, but she ruins it.
Villains are in abundance. Everyone is brilliant. No stupid dialogues, decent appearances and no central mastermind boss as such.
Saif Ali Khan looks good as the Secret Agent but lacks the appeal in his voice. His acting is not his best; there are scenes when he seems a bit rushed. He did great anyway, didn’t ruin it with sappy heroic comments and was modest in his demeanour.
The movie would work only for its incredibly creative action sequences. Newfound discovery for Bollywood.
For the two item songs, one being mujra with two girls dancing.
And due to the fan following for Saifeena!
The movie wouldn’t work because the story is plain boring, very long (though very fast) and indigestible at times, because so many combats are too much to handle without a proper baseline.
Call him Jason Bourne or James Bond, he’s cool. But you’d keepYJK wishing the script was a bit better.
I’d suggest you catch it only if you like action or Saif Ali Khan. There’s enough of both to satiate you.
For a witty twisting storyline, you better wait for a better one.