If you appreciate a good action flick, then the new Siddharth Anand film Bang Bang is for you. True to its title, there are lots of gun fights and explosions in a film that features one hero taking on a bunch of major league bad guys.
The film is based on the 2010 Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz film Knight and Day. But this version expands and revises the storyline a bit, adds a few well-choreographed musical numbers, and fills the lead roles with two of Bollywoods most attractive actors.
The story follows Rajveer (Hrithik Roshan) who has stolen the famous Kohinoor diamond which recently-escaped international terrorist Omar Zafar (Danny Denzongpa) wants. Rajveer meets Harleen (Katrina Kaif) while avoiding Zafar's men and government officials, who are also after him. Soon Rajveer is helping to protect Harleen from the same people who are trying to catch him. The cat-and-mouse game continues until Rajveer comes face-to-face with Zafar.
Rajveer's confidence and good nature keep you on his side as he takes out those who get in his way. Harleen is smart but sheltered, so isn't aware of what she is capable of until Rajveer enters her life. As he encourages her to trust him, he finds that he also begins to put his trust in her.
The subtitle of the film could have been "My date with a secret agent."
Hrithik Roshan's high octane action stunts are equal to anything that Hollywood can dish out. He swings through Delhi traffic on an electric wire. He runs with great speed and jumps from great heights, receiving some scratches but still looking quite dapper. He expertly zooms through backstreets and busy highways in a variety of vehicles - a car, a race car, a motorcycle. He water-skis barefoot, towed by a plane. He cavorts in the ocean - dolphin-like - and emerges from the waves with guns blazing.
While the storyline of Bang Bang may not be totally original, it is engaging with plenty of humor - some carried over from the original film and some unique to this version. Adding to your visual enjoyment, the film takes you on an beautiful cinematic journey from Shimla to London to Phuket to Abu Dhabi to Prague.
And, of course, there's Hrithik Roshan dancing in his own inimitable style. That alone is worth the price of admission.
After watching the film you might not leave the theatre feeling enriched. But you will certainly feel entertained.
Explore the trailer and posters for Bang Bang, below.
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Read more about Bang Bang in the following Storify which includes related tweets, images, videos and posts leading up to the launch of the film on 2 October 2014 - including the #BangBangDare challenges that @iHrithik put out to his colleagues on Twitter.