Release Date: 15th June, 2018
Cast: Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, Saqib Saleem, Daisy Shah, Bobby Deol
Writer/Director: Remo DSouza
Producer/s: Ramesh S Taurani, Kumar S Taurani, Salman Khan
Race 3 Movie Review Rating: 2/5 Stars (Two stars)
Star Cast: Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Saqib Saleem, Daisy Shah, Bobby Deol, Freddy Daruwala.
Director: Remo D’souza.
What’s Good: Well choreographed action sequences, beautiful cinematography.
What’s Bad: Two parallel tracks run at the same time & eat each other’s presence, lazy editing, too many forced songs, the idea of naming this movie – Race 3.
Loo Break: Every song except Saansain Hui Dhuan Dhuan.
Watch or Not?: Watch it but with no expectations! Even if you’re a Salman Khan fan, this will let you down.
There is no story in the film, but just because I’ve to fill up this space let’s talk about what’s there in the film. There’s one dysfunctional family lead by Shamsher Singh (Anil Kapoor). Following the cliched storyline of family movies, there are some internal conflicts between Shamsher’s step son Sikandar (Salman Khan) and twin children Sanjana (Daisy Shah) & Suraj (Saqib Saleem).
Yash (Bobby Deol) is introduced as Sikandar’s bodyguard & Jessica (Jacqueline Fernandez) as his girlfriend. But somewhere towards the interval, they swap their position as Jessica protects him throughout & Yash becomes his boy-friend. Following the internal conflicts track, Remo adds a political scam of which Shamsher takes the deal. Both of the tracks run alongside each other without any clarity. It’s only till climax the makers shabbily mix them pretending to make sense.
Race 3 Movie Review: Script Analysis
Remo copied the Race formula correctly but what he forgot was it’s not only about good-looking cars and action sequences. The first two parts of Race had a proper story, hence execution on point. Race 3 is no-doubt a very stylishly shot film, there are guns, there’s missile launcher but unfortunately there’s not any story. There’s a shirtless fighting scene between Bobby Deol & Salman Khan which feels bland because there’s no connect.
Shiraz Ahmed’s story is so stretched it’s yawn-provoking. It seems he decided the twists, turns first & then weaved a story around them. There are too many gibberish twists in the plot which instead of surprising you, leaves you ghastly disappointed. The only good thing about the film, its action is also not in proper proportions. Salman & Bobby’s face-off fight is poorly shot using the shaky slo-mos with tacky black & white effects. Only if this movie had a story!
Race 3 Movie Review: Star Performance
Salman Khan is just about okay. He looks stylish but at the same time seems very disinterested in the film. It looks like he, yet again, took a decision without thinking and now he’s very angry. In his career of delivering hits, we’ve seen him delivering such duds in between so it’s not a shock as we all know a proper sentence along with a full stop in the end also has commas in between. Jai Ho, Tubelight & Race 3 are such commas for Salman Khan.
Anil Kapoor, who started off the proceedings so well gets lost amidst the lousy script. Though he’s the only one who at least pretends to seem interested in the film. Jacqueline Fernandez & Daisy Shah look SUPER HOT throughout but that’s about it. They share some action sequences & they’re good but dragged.
Bobby Deol is a misfit! Till date we were unaware about the side of Bobby – riding such luxurious cars, doing such action scenes, kicking Salman Khan in slow motion – and I wish it would’ve been the same. Saqib Saleem is out-rightly bad. He wasn’t needed, his character is result of the lazy writing. His trait of short-temperedness is half baked & so is his acting.
Race 3 Movie Review Quicker: The movie starts in a desert where we see the ultra-stylish Shamsher Singh landing in a chopper. Shamsher is owner of an arms company and a total bad-ass. He’s there for a deal in which he smartly tricks the other guy and gets out of it. Salman Khan & the entire family is soon introduced in an immediate scene.
Sikandar (Salman Khan) – the step son, Sanjana (Daisy Shah) & Suraj (Saqib Saleem) – Shamsher’s twin daughter & son, Yash (Bobby Deol) – Sikandar’s bodyguard; the core team of the Race gets in action while facing the team of bad guy Rana (Freddy Daruwala).
In a scene, the makers lay the base about how this movie along with action is about family. The entire family talk their heart out in which Sikandar reveals about Jessica (Jacqueline Fernandez). The story moves forward with the song I Found Love in the flashback narrated by Sikandar. Shamsher gets into a deal with his long-lost friend from India who lands in Saudi. The family gets into a mission to recover a hardisk that contains confidential footage of hot shots politicians in India.
First half of the film is super-stylish! Remo D’souza, known for his choreography, has designed the action sequences with style. The action is slick & hand-to-hand combat sequences are well shot. The major setback for the film is its songs. They’re too many and break the link. Nothing major is uncovered in the first half except the pre-interval shocker. The parallel track of Sikandar & Jessica’s love story adds nothing substantial. It might do in the second half.
There are more than 15 super-cars in the film that will be a treat for all car lovers. To top it all, makers have also shot at real Formula One race track. Race 3 is said to take the Race franchise to an all-time high with action a notch higher and suspense that will leave the audience on the edge of their seats.
Starring an ensemble cast of Salman, Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Saqib Saleem and Daisy Shah, the film has been produced by Salman Khan Films and Ramesh Taurani under the banner of Tips Films. Race 3 hit the screens today.
For detailed review, watch this space!