For the millions of ardent Salman Khan loving fans, here comes another big bash movie “Bodyguard” being released on the auspicious EID festival on August 31st, 2011. Salman Khan always brings something for his followers in the festive season and continuing the trend of film release on EID after Wanted and Dabbangg, this year Salman gifted them with “bodyguard”, the most awaited movie of this season.
Bodyguard is a characteristic Salman entertainer movie like Wanted, Dabbangg or Ready but still there are moments which makes it stand apart from the league.
There are always higher expectations from Salman Khan movies and he never proves them wrong, Bodygaurd presents Salman Khan as a Muscle Hunk as usual but at the same time the film brings back memories of the soft, romantic roles that Salman essayed in his initial films.
Starcast: Casting Salman Khan as Lovely Singh and bollywood’s Bebo Kareena Kapoor as Divya in a lead Role the film is directed by Siddiqui and produced by Atul Agnihotri, Alvira Agnihotri and Reliance Entertainment. The music of the film is given by Salman’s close friend Himesh Reshamiya and Pritam.
Story: Appointed as a guard of Divya, the daughter of SartajRana( Raj Babbar) , a business tycoon Lovely Singh accompanies her to her campus, but comes out as a over-protective in nature. She finds him to be a major obstacle in leading a regular campus life. To throw him off-track and get him out of the way, she comes up with a ‘master-plan’- that of trapping him in a fake love affair.
She becomes an anonymous admirer of his and starts dejecting him, expressing her ‘feelings’ in no uncertain terms . After many attempts for alluring him she succeeds in doing so andhe transforms into a completely different person. But things take an unexpected turn when she learns a few things about Lovely Singh. Things that she could’ve never even imagined! And she soon finds herself trapped in a dilemma that she’s unable to resolve! And with her, soon enough, Lovely Singh finds himself fascinated in a web of lies, trickery and deceit!
Bodyguard’ is a remake of a Malayalam film and is essentially a love story at heart. Salman’s intro may give an impression that it’s a hardcore masala film, especially the song and fight sequence. But the first half of the film is average with nothing happening too much. The director reserves the best for the second half, when it converts into a love story. The action scene in the second half — when Salman and Aditya Pancholi get into a fist fight — is outstanding and will send his fans in raptures. Especially the moment when Salman’s shirt rips off and his ripped muscles can be seen. Then the sudden twist in the plot comes with a complete shocker. In fact, the penultimate scenes of the film gives you most unexpected twists. The twist in the tale comes at the right time, the songs are smartly integrated in the plotline and of course, there are ample comic moments, thanks to Rajat Rawail. The music is also good in the movie.
On a final move, ‘Bodyguard’ is a perfect family entertainer in this festive season. It has a simple, but captivating story with a dramatic twist in the tale, the chemistry between the lead actors is perfect and the music is well juxtaposed in the narrative.The critics give a 3.5 Star rating.