‘Tezz’ is an action thriller fizzled out by a weak script
The promos promised an action packed thriller and Priyadarshan does indeed give you some gripping, well executed chase sequences but then a weak script knocks out the movie.
Its high time, Bollywood comes out of its obsession for American and European backgrounds. Its almost getting to a point after seeing Bollywood movies, we can safely say “When in UK, learn Hindi“. Better our phoren loving directors move out to Hollywood before we have a Hindi speaking American president or British Queen in future Bollywood movies, if this obsession continues. Back to Tezz, the movie opens with Aakash Rana (Ajay Devgn) being deported from UK for staying illegaly and thus separated from his British born wife, Nikita (Kangana Ranaut). 4 years later, he returns again to England to get back to his wife and then goes on to plant a bomb in a train running between London to Glasgow with a bomb (may be after watching movies like Speed and Unstoppable) with the help of his ex-employees Adil (Zayed Khan) and Megha (Sameera Reddy) . Chief Traffic Controller, Sanjay Raina (Bomman Irani) has just seen off his daughter in the same ill-fated train and the just retired counter terrorism chief, Arjun Khanna (Anil Kapoor) is brought back just when he boarding his flight back to India to deal with the emergency case. Yay! All the top guys happens to be Indians and yes, Hindi speaking Indians so that this Bollywood movie can speak with less subtitles!
What clicks for the movie is some well executed chase sequences. Especially one that involves Sameera Reddy on bike chased by cops. It is easily one of a neat sequence next only to the one seen in Akshay Kumar movie, Blue.
What lets down the movie is unsurprisingly the script. Wonder when would Bollywood producers and directors start having faith on script rather than phoren locations and star powers.
Why would Ajay Devgn who wants to be just with his wife want to execute a train bomb?
Why would his ex-employees Sameera Reddy and Zayed Khan risk their life by helping Ajay in his plan?
By what logic is justifief illegal staying in a country and then justify it with sentiments?
If you want to be back with your wife, don’t you have an option to just take back your family to your own country?
He says he lost everything but he has enough resources to buy bombs, plan etc but cannot trace his wife eh?
There are many more such questions that just fizzles the bomb out of the story.
And ofcourse you do have the racial and patriotic angle with this bleedy firangi office doubting our desi patriotic duty bound cop. How dare! And again don’t this bleedy firangis know to speak Bollywoodish Hindi, the global language! When in NewYork or London, learn to speak Hindi huh!
And yes, Priyadarshan better hide away from Malayalam superstar Mohan Lal’s fans for reducing the superstar to an ordinary cop role that was better offered to any other burly firangi unknown actor. Point is why would Mohan lal agree to do this role?!
Ofcourse if you can stay blind to weak script, the action sequence especially the Sameera Reddy chase sequence and Thiru’s cinematography would keep you engaged with the movie.
GingerChai Verdict: ‘Tezz’ is an action thriller fizzled out by weak script