Review of Race.
Race, the action thriller directed by Abbas Mastan had provided a lot of ingredients for amusing the audience who are used to seeing these types of films. The film showed that Saif Ali khan and Akshay Khanna were half brothers who had a farm in Durban. Saif Ali overlooked the affection of Katrina Kaif, his secretary, but created relationship with Bipasha Basu, a model in Durban.
Anil Kapoor, a detective appears over there with the job of investigation of a murder mystery. He showed his sense humour in the film, as everyone knows that Anil Kapoor had been every successful in comedy roles in the past and all the roles he played previously had contributed to the success of the film. But his investigation went on slowly as his secretary played by Sameera Reddy was not shrewd and dasing.
Akshay Khanna had been showed as a chronic alcoholic and he promised to leave alcohol once he married the girl who had an affair with his brother Saif Ali Khan. The same woman being shared by the brothers led to tensions and killing and the murder investigation of Anil Kapoor was focused in those lines. The rest of the film was directed towards the unearthing of the murder mystery
In respect of performance, Anil Kapoor was probably the best performer as ever. Saif Ali Khan had shown his aggression but in the performance lacked variation. Akshay Khanna neither performed too well, nor very badly. As far as the actresses were concerned Bipasha and Samerra got similar types of roles as they had performed earlier. Katrina did well.
The action sequences were nice and the location of Durban had provided a treat to the eyes of the audience. The film is expected to do well, because last year noen of the action thrillers had done well, and there was predominance of comedy films. This year after a long time an action thriller had been directed with proper gameplan and thoughtful casting.
Just like Jodha Akbar, Race is also going to make the audience happy and a perfect gift for Holi, the festival of colours.