The trailer of Race 3 is out and it seems to be too Fast & Too Furious for the audience but hey, it does have Salman Khan flexing his muscles and showing to the world that he can do what anyone in Hollywood can. The bhai of Bollywood gets to do whatever he does best like riding a bike, firing a bazooka, hitting people and dancing around, all in the 3 minute long trailer. And yes, then there are other things as well!
Taking the cue from Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar where Aamir Khan won a race on bicycle, Salman Khan tells the audience that he is the Sikandar of this ‘Race’ hinting at the title of the film. Although Daisy Shah’s None of Your Business seems to have been added later to the script, the rest of the introductory dialogues will keep your interest alive.
The Return of Bobby!
And then there is the original Abbas – Mustan guy who wowed us all with Soldier and Ajnabee – Bobby Deol. Although the director duo isn’t at the helm, the return of Bobby Deol will bring his fans to the cinema. He has been out of mainstream cinema for some time but here he looks as fresh as anyone else in the cast. In some of the scenes he even gives tough time to Salman Khan although Bhai outshines him in the end.
King Kapoor Does A Kurt Russell
Anil Kapoor was part of the first 2 race films but here, he is shown as a patriarch of a family that also has Daisy Shah, Saqib Saleem and others, namely a Sikandar who is despised by his other kids. The scene in which he fires from the roof of his car reminds us of Kurt Russell in Fast & Furious saga but one hopes that Anil Kapoor has more to offer, something that ties him up with the former 2 Race films.
Damsels ‘Not’ In Distress
Jacqueline Fernandez and Daisy Shah look super-hot in the trailer, keeping the tradition alive of sexy girls that started with Bipasha Basu, Katrina Kaif, Sameera Reddy and was carried in second part with Deepika Padukone and Amisha Patel. Here Jacqueline and Daisy perform dangerous stunts, use guns like pros and deliver dialogues that will keep the audience in a trance till the film’s release on June 15 (in India) and June 22 (in Pakistan).
Saqib Can’t Act … !
Saqib Saleem is one of those actors from Bollywood who can make a good film look bad and even in Race 3, he comes out as the weakest link. For someone who has delivered more flops than hits, it would have been better had he traded roles with Freddy Daruwala who has a better chance to look good. His dialogue delivery is bad and so is his expressions and if he wants to make a name for himself, he should stay behind the camera where no one can see him.
Yes, the action sequences remind one of all the Hollywood films that have been released in the last 20 years however copying the West has never been a bad thing in Bollywood. After all, their name is derived from Hollywood, isn’t it? Salman Khan’s popularity has gone up in the last few years and teaming with Anil Kapoor and Bobby Deol will help the franchise a lot. With so many crazy stunts, action sequences and twist-in-the-tale, Race 3 will prove to be the perfect entertainment for Eid.