Salman, Hrithik, Akshay, Ajay Or Saif: Who Starred In The Best Action Movie Of 2012?
High-octane, adrenaline pumping and thunderous, Hindi films are over loaded with some grueling stunts and action sequences today. Gone are the times when everyone used a body double for even the meanest action sequence, today the actors of the new generation and the ones who are ruling the roster since the last two decades, all gear up to pack in a lot of punches with their monumental death defying that stunts.
What results into is a series of masaledaar and at times, slick action frames blend into a typical pot boiler that keeps us glued to the edge of our seats and how!
Here is the list for the best Action Films for 2012:
Taking a cue from the 1990 classic, Karan Johar took off the grand route to celebrate his father’s film like never before with Agneepath. Kancha Cheena here was a lot more menacing, dangerous and deadly and the action sequences devised by Abbas Ali Moghul kept the pace of the film running just appropriate. The climax scene, the Fight to Finish between Hrithik’s Vijay Dinanath Chauhan and Sanju Baba’s gory Kancha Cheena was top notch but it was the exciting battle between Vijay and Rauf Lala (Rishi Kapoor) that we pick!
A slick, stylish romcom agent thriller, made on the lines of Bond and Bourne was just an Indianised version of the tow, but one lacking a good plot. While Saif made everyone go itchy with the 242 suspense, it was only Peter Heins action packed stunts, bike ride, car chases and multiple fight sequences that made Agent Vinod look the way it aimed to be. Nothing too good about this movie, the action was a lot more stylish, excruciating and deft!
Typical Southern masala, Prabhu Deva’s Rowdy Rathore, like all his other flicks was a chuckle of too many bloody action scenes and bland emotions. But Mahinder Verma’s raw action gifted Akshay Kumar with a fresh new slice of Life, just what Wanted did to Salman Khan. Some totally impossible but energetic and laborious hot shots stamped on the rowdiness quotient of the film, thereby sailing the film through with an easy breezy 130 crore knock!
Ek Tha Tiger
While everyone went gaga over Salman’s return to films almost after a year, one thing that people failed to appreciate was that Ek Tha Tiger was less a Salman film, and more a Conrad Palmisano film. The film, with a first-hand coherent plot (thanks to Kabir Khan) was again a love story of an agent, but more than romance, Ek Tha Tiger was overloaded with some polished and uber cool stunts with Katrina Kaif defining her status as Bollywood’s number 1 action heroine, doing some super stunts with convinced ease and Salman, as usual rocked the floor, and made his through a war of ceetees! What an advantage of having a Hollywood action expert, that too, one straight out of Sylvester Stallone’s books, who made the Bourne series look so snappy!
Son Of Sardaar
Ajay Devgn put his action genes to work as he himself took over the reins as the action co-coordinator for his production venture, just the way his father, ace action director Viru Devgan did. Planning the actions, just the way the character of Jassi Randhawa needed, putting in dollops of humour in this madcap saga of comical vendetta. Be it the achaar sequence, or the animated versions of the epic battle, it was the stupidly infectious yet laughable action scenes that added to the film’s almost deadpan humour. Vengeance seriously was funny, courtesy a certain Devgn superstar!
The heavyweight of the lot, the ultimate biggie that set tongues wagging for more this Christmas, Salman’s Dabangg 2 did a lot of breakage to ultimately break open some box office records, yet again. Playing the adorable yet fierce cop Chulbul Pandey, Salman broke some laws and few more jaws amidst a lot of crank calls, creating immediate audience frenzy. Anal Arasu designed the action which gave in an adrenaline rush, putting in the perfect concoction of masala with power! Be it the opening rescue scene or the shirtless, err effortless climax sequence, Sal-man was the new Indian superhero born!