I’ve been waiting for this day for over two months now since Blue’s trailer became public. I felt the very first day that this film was definitely one heck of a film with style and substance all together packed up in a canvas. Read on to find out whether it was worth my inner hype or fails miserably.
The film took off on a very brilliant note with Rahman’s excellent composition on display alongwith the rare, yet beautiful, aquatic animals. The first half goes on with establishing the entire plot around the treasure stuck inside a sunken ship ‘Lady in Blue’. Sagar (Sanjay Dutt) has a dark past attached to it and he has every reason to stay away from it.
But fate had something else for these three entirely different people.With their problems comes the kidnap of Mona (Lara Dutta) and the mystery behind the missing Nikki (Katrina Kaif) leaves them with no option than to jump into action.
Anthony D’Souza had a very big responsibility on him and the stakes were high. Yet he goes on to experiment the undersea routes to bring something. But what comes out is a mere mess and style with very little substance to support it.
With flawed narration, you have no option than to sleep (if the environment around you permits). I must admit the fact that this is Anthony’s first film, but when attempting to undertake such a humongous project, one has to look into his own abilities to check whether he could pull the film or not. Nor the script gave Anthony relief as it was weaker than the direction. I must appreciate him for keeping the runtime of the film short and crisp than the usual bollywood films.
Cinematography is one thing I could admire all day. It’s perfect and the ambience is well set. If the director or the cast worked even a percent of what the technicians did in the background, this film would’ve been a deserving candidate for bagful of awards and appraisals.
Coming to the performances, Akshay Kumar as Aarav (Yes, that’s his son’s name) looks good on screen with his rugged look. Sanjay Dutt as a decent middle-aged man with a stable life tried hard but was entirely wasted. Zayed Khan shows full of over-confidence in the name of attitude yet shows signs of good acting at places.
Katrina Kaif was hardly there. Lara Dutta as Mona was there only to add glamour to the film with her bikini and curve. Kylie Minogue with her ‘Chiggy Wiggy’ was good.. Rahul Dev didn’t look appealing as the villain of the film.
Music by A. R. Rahman was perfect. Right from the titles to the end credits, Rahman pulls it all with style keeping the mood of the film alive. Even if there are traces of this film after few weeks, then that would be its refreshing soundtrack!
If you were aiming at watching the aquatic life, better stick with Discovery channel as their documentaries are far better than this film. Not to forget the highly anticipated shark fight in the film, it was more of a lovemaking scene than a fight between the shark and the two guys.
Barring few action sequences and bike chases, Blue has all it takes to be buried alongside the ‘Lady in Blue’. Better buy some more crackers this Diwali as that will give you value for money.
My 1 star for the technicians who worked brilliantly for this film and 0.5 for the aquatic animals who gave frequent relief from the torture.