Direction: Kabir Khan
Cast: Salman Khan, Sohail Khan, Zhu Zhu
Music: Pritam (Songs) & Julius Packiam (Bgm)
Cinematographer: Aseem Mishra
Editor: Rameshwar S Bhagat
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
What is it about: It’s about man who has this unimaginable, unshakable faith and his love for the family. The film is an official adaptation of “Little Boy” and this Hindi version is directed by Kabir Khan.
Why it’s disappointing: What could work against this film would be the excess dosage of drama and emotion, which usually not the forte of Salman Khan, especially for a film releasing for EID. Apart from that, I don’t find anything bad about it.
What to watch out for: Kabir Khan and Salman Khan, have been giving blockbusters in past years. Their combo has worked well and have got the cash registers ringing. This one would do so as well, but the ring might be at a lower note. The film being an adaptation, still manages to infuse the regional flavour effortlessly. And that credit goes to the writers who spun the screenplay pretty neat. Good job by Parveez Shaika and Kabir Khan.
Then it’s the cast, Salman Khan did a great job and does brings in a peculiar charm to the character, which is laced with perfect innocence. One may argue it doesn’t suit him, but to be honest he did really good.
The Chinese actor Matin Rey Tangu was amazing, that little brat was perfect blend of Indo-China. He did a great job and performed effortlessly, as if acting is nothing to him.
Zhu Zhu, was a fresh breath of an air, she’s so pretty that you can’t take your eyes off her and when she performs it’s graceful.
Mukesh Chhabra once again makes his mark with finding great talents for Bollywood.
Sohail Khan did have a small screen space, but he did a commendable job.
The cinematography by Aseem Mishra was a beautiful one and it was crisply edited by Rameshwar. The music by Pritam was soothing and went with the flow, so was the background score by Julius Packiam.
Verdict: Kabir Khan, did a neat job in bringing emotions together which were perfectly played out by the central cast, making it strong. It may not be the usual Salman Khan outing, but it could turn out to be something new to look for. Definitely a neat EIDI by Salman & Kabir.