|O M - the ultimate power|
Bhalla, Sandali Sinha, Rakhi Sawant, Pankaj Dheer, Smita Jaykar,
Sharat Saxena, Deepak Shirke, Shiva, Brij Gopal, and Mukesh Rishi
Dialogues: Naeem-Ejaz Action:Bhiku Verma
Music: Amar Mohile
ReViewed by Akshay Shah
Honda who is known for his run-of-the-mill commercial potboilers with
Suniel Shetty returns with yet another action packed film. Sadly the
film is over cliched and clearly lacks the punch delivered by Suneil
Hondas story is as old as the hills and reminds one of Shetty and Deol actioners released in the 90's.
film revolves around a
poor yet honest college going boy-Om(Attin)
and a rich and wealthy girl-Sandali (Sandali)...
are both in love with each other and want to get married. Sandalias
father Dhariwal (Pankaj
Dheer) has his eyes
on Sandalis property and inheritance which she recieved after Dhariwal
killed her mom. To top it off..Dhariwal has married a lady Salina(Rakhi
Sawant) who is the
same age as Sandali.
meets Om and tells him he would let Om marry his daughter only if he
passes on his share of wealth on Dhariwal. Oms principles don't allow
him to do that and he blatantly refuses.
alongwith Salina, Salinas boyfriend(some goofy looking dude) and a
evil inspector (Sharat
Saxena) hatch a
plan to separate the lovers and make Sandali hate Om forever.
Oms younger sister is arrested for prostitution and latter killed in jail. The death of Oms sister sets him in a warpath of sorts where he swears to bring the evil-doers to the book. How Om exacts his revenge and happily reunites with Sandali forms the crux of the movie.
from the first frame Hondas film oozes B-gradeness. As a director
Honda has taken a stepdown in terms of direction.
earlier effort ANTH portrayed a frustrated youth who fights against
corruption despite all odds. Ditto for his latter flick RAKSHAK to an
smaller extent. Honda with Shetty was able to portray a hero on screen
who the common man could identify with. Here he has made the film for
the heck of making money and rehased his earlier two films.
scenes in the movie are original at all and the entire flick has a
SEEN THAT feeling to it. All characters are one dimensional and dont
strike a chord with the viewer. Even the track of Oms sister being
framed for prostitution seems a bit far fetched with too many
plotholes. But where Honda lacks in direction he makes up for in
editing. The film maintains a slick and crisp pace throughout and
moves full throttle for the most!! Right from the first frame one can
tell this is a old fashioned "hero versus baddies beat-em-up"!
Thanks to the fast pacing and slick editing the film has hardly
any dull moments as it hardly lets the viewer think about whats going
on. One only wishes that Honda had gone for a better story and given
the film a fresh treatment.
in the entire movie are average. Debutant Attin needs to do a lot of
improving before he signs a movie again. Although he excels in the
action sequences, his dialogue delivery is UTTERLY SHOCKING. His
emotional scenes don't strike a chord with the viewer and at BEST he
is a poor mans Suniel Shetty. It is evident that director Ashok Honda
has made Attin act like Suniel Shetty and the character of Om even is
a exact replica of Shetty in BALWAAN and ANTH.
looks pretty on screen yet one is surprised to see her in such a
regular fare. She showed a lot of promise in Anubhav Sinhas TUM BIN
and i thought she would be a lot more choosy than this when picking
her next release.The film gives her no scope to display her talent and
she does her few scenes OK.
Sawant as the evil stepmom on the other hand gives a good account of
herself. The lady oozes sex appeal all the way and has a body to drool
over...and she isn't scared to flash it;)!!!! Her ample bust and
curvaceous body will keep the males happy. She also mamages to portray
her character effectively.
Dheer on the other hand looks jaded and gives a boring account
ofhimself. His pairing with Rakhi is not convincing at all.
the othet hand Sharat Saxena and Mukesh Rishi both rise above the
script and are pretty good. Both have played these roles a billion
times before, hence they manage to make their performances watchable.
Jaykar is good with what scope she is given.
Shirke, Shiva, and dude that plays Rakhi Sawants boyfriend are all
Vermas action is made for the frontbenchers!! It is not like the
hi-tech pyrotechnics and technical bonanzas of QAYAMAT and THE
HERO...it is the more straight forward blood&gut, fist&punch
type which is bound to be loved by the B and C class centres. Scenes
like Oms entrance, Om getting set alight and still fighting, Om
cutting a guys hand off, Om chasing a baddie down the railway tracks
with a sword, Oms fight with Sharat Saxena or the climax have all been
well canned and being a action film the flick won't disapoint fans of
the genre who want a couple of hours of pounding action!
by Naeem-Ejaz are OK. They aren't as hard hitting as they could have
by Amar Mohile is poor. The songs appear in the most inane places and
interfere with the films pacing. Also the flick lacks a MASS APPEAL
NUMBER like SHAHAR KI LADKI in RAKSHAK.
up OM is a action film which is about as old as A.K Hangal and has
been witnessed a kazillion times before....yet will still hold appeal
for fans of the genre.
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