|‘Bullett Raja’ Review: Saif Ali Khan dazzles in his Dhulia Flick|
The movie is action packed and the director does not try and keep it understated to attract crowds. He does not try to pull off ‘Dabangg’ style stunts either. The hair raising action sequences are fantastically paced and the wit and humour used to set off the scenes remind you why Dhulia is a genius. The characters of Raja and Rudra make compelling anti heroes. They are loyal, romantic, witty, macho, strong and exude panache in every move.
The movie has an great cast ensemble. Gulshan Grover and Raj Babbar in negative characters make you nostalgic for their performances in the 90s. Even Chunky Pandey, who plays a negative cameo in the first half is really commendable. Jimmy as usual makes you think why he is so underused in Bollywood and why more directors don’t take him on board. He seems to be one of Tigmanshu’s favourite actors – with a splendid performance in this movie, the director is not far off the mark. Sonakshi Sinha plays her ‘typical’ Bollywood heroine role, and does not have much to contribute. Even the romantic angle given to the movie is wasteful. Ravi Kishen plays a character with a lot of potential in the movie and could have been utilised better.
The movie is all about the refreshingly original screenplay and the tight direction. The dialogues (written by Tigmanshu himself) are crisp and witty and don’t fizzle out at any part of the movie. They are not over done either. Some of them got wolf whistles as the audience cheered the actors for some more.
“Brahman bhukha toh Sudama, samjha toh Chanakya aor rutha toh Ravaan.” (When a Brahmin is hungry, he is Sudama; when he understands, he is Chanakya; and when angry, he is Raavan)
Dhulia’s biggest mass entertainer venture yet, ‘Bullett Raja’ is not your usual gravity defying stunt filled motion picture that asks you to leave your brains behind. The twists and turns in the plot keep you rooted to the seats for the entire movie. They might be somewhat predictable but are not stretched and don’t underestimate the intelligence of the viewer.