Dangerous Review: Star Rating: 0.5/5 (Half Star!)
I saw Zee5’s Casino last month and thought it might be the vaguest thing I might watch in quarantine. Guess what, I was wrong. Said to be Bipasha Basu’s digital debut with husband Karan Singh Grover, Dangerous is a plot that has failed miserably in the past and still, the makers decided to put money in making it yet again. I wonder what would be the possible reason? Let’s figure out. No, not really, I am in trauma.
Cast: Bipasha Basu, Karan Singh Grover, Suyyash Rai, Sonali Raut, Natasha Suri, Nitin Arora.
Dangerous Review: What’s It About?
A struggling entrepreneur, Aditya played by Grover (who has a mansion after his name, Dhanraj Estate) is looking for his missing wife (Sonali Raut). Enters his past love Neha (Bipasha Basu) as the investigating officer. Begins the chase to save the wife and find who the kidnapper is. Written by Vikram Bhatt, produced by Mika Singh. Fresh!
Dangerous Review: What Works?
I tried hard to find something that I could appreciate in this theatre of the absurd (a phrase I used for Casino too). But, failed to notice any silver lining in this cloud that is recycled and well one tone.
The only good thing I could possibly figure out is that Bipasha as Neha was talking to foreign cops in English and not in Hindi. White people dubbed in accented Hindi has me cracking up all the time. Remember Thugs Of Hindostan? Or we shouldn’t.
Dangerous Review: What Doesn’t Work?
Existence. Bipasha easily could have chosen something better, to begin with. Written by Vikram Bhatt, any kid who has survived the ’90s and the early ‘2000s could crack the plot in the very first episode. Are we still writing these plots, like for real? ‘paise leke yaha pohch jao’ by a kidnapper is comical now, isn’t it self explanatory?
What I feel bad for are the actors trying to make sense of everything they are portraying. Won’t say they do their jobs right, but they are trying. Suyyash Rai as the bad guy passes with flying colours to be a Vikram Bhatt villain (sarcasm), but what can he do if the script is paper-thin.
Also, why is everyone so turned on all the time? Like Aditya starts making out even when he knows cops are coming over, WHAT?
Adding more to the suffering is a complete team of musicians involved. Mika Singh, Sharib Toshi, Payal Dev, Hardik, and Vicky are no help. They literally add noise. I am doubtful if that passes the parameter to be legit music.
Bhushan Patel, who directed Bipasha and Karan in Alone, does nothing impressive here. First of all, he shoots this like a film and cuts it into small videos. Second, it’s a real-life couple, where is the chemistry?
Dangerous Review: Last Words:
This is one of my shortest reviews, you guys. There is much more that you can opt for. I saw Churails (Zee5) and World On Fire (SonyLIV) this week, they are gems. I gave you better options.