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Race 3 movie review: Dull continuation of the franchise

The Race franchise has come up with another movie, which is over the top and full to twists and turns. If people thought the last movie was overblown, Race 3 is just bonkers!

The movie revolves around the life of Shamsher Singh (Anil Kapoor) who is a weapon dealer in an island in Abu Dhabi. Shamsher lives with his children and is living a happy life which starts to get complicated when their children start to fight over their late mothers will. The members in the family can trust no one and a family that deals in borderline crime, all of them are ruthless and vindictive to the core.

The first half of the movie starts like any average Bollywood movie which introduces us to the characters in the clichéd form. It has a typical backstory like any movie and has been presented in a dull manner. Most plots in first half are predictable as the director Remo D’ Souza has gone with the same narrative as previous directors did. It does end on a cliffhanger which makes you stay for the second half.

The second half also has songs which have been poorly written and are a waste of time. Some of them have been written by Salman Khan himself and lacks depth and meaning.

The second half is a decent watch as the plot thickens and more secrets are uncovered. But the action scenes are over the top as most of it has been exaggerated and defies everything, even the laws of physics especially the part when they jump out of a lorry and fly out of it using a wingsuit.

The climax is interesting as it is unexpected but the action scenes in them have been blown out of proportion to give it a glamorous look.

Shiraz Ahmed’s story and screenplay is weak and that has killed the movie. The plots are predictable and he has offered nothing different to the previous Race movies. The background score, however, is good along with the cinematography. The slow-motion shots are particularly good along with the aerial shots.

Salman Khan as Sikandar is like Salman in any of his previous action movies. He is smart, full of life; but is repetitive and that makes him boring. His dancing is appalling and his chemistry with Jacqueline is weird.  Jacqueline is more than just a pretty face in the film. She’s bold, beautiful and dangerous but her dialogue delivery is a bit off but she can be commended for her action scenes.

Anil Kapoor is superb in the film and has played his role is grace. Unlike his previous role in Race 1 and Race 2, this one suits him the best. Daisy Shah hasn’t been out shown by Jacqueline and looks in her zone alongside her twin in the film Saqid Saleem who seems to have matured a lot over the years.

Overall, the movie is action packed but fails to deliver anything new. It’s needlessly long and should have cut down songs which are repetitive. The film has style but lacks substance and gives an impression that it wants to become the Bollywood version of the Fast and Furious franchise.


Run Time: 2 hours 40 minutes

Director: Remo Dsouza

Genre: Action

Cast: Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Bobby Deol, Anil Kapoor

Also available in 3D


Published on June 17th, Sunday, 2018 10:28 AM


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