Race 3 Review

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Director: Remo D’Souza
Music: Vishal Mishra, Meet Bros, Salim-Sulaiman, Jayanta Pathak
Cast: Anil Kapoor, Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Bobby Deol, Daisy Shah, Saqib Saleem, Freddy Daruwala
Rating: 1.5/5

Glamourous actors, expensive cars, mansions, elaborate action sequences define Race 3 – the much-awaited star-studded Eid release of 2018 – RACE 3.

Director Remo D’Souza has entered the franchise of Race and carries the mantle from Abbas-Mustan, the duo known for their stylish suspense thrillers. The full enthusiasm of fans towards the movie is irreplaceable. Twitter is filled with the related comments and reviews of Race 3.

Race 3 is a story of Shamsher Singh (Anil Kapoor) and his children who can’t be trusted. He tries to resolve the arising conflict among his children, Salman Khan (Sikander), Daisy (Sanjana), Saqib Saleem (Suraj), and their trusted man, Bobby Deol (Yash).

Just like its earlier installations, the star cast of Race 3 is sparkling with their well-toned bodies and perfect look in every frame, including the action sequences. Not a hair goes out of place in the flawlessly choreographed action scenes between Daisy Shah and Jacqueline Fernandez.

Bobby Deol made headlines for his splashing comeback in a shirtless avatar in Race 3 but fails to make any lasting impression. He seems uninterested with his deadpan expression, even as his character is part of a major twist in the film.

The only actor, Anil Kapoor who continued from the earlier films, can be seen enjoying his over-the-top character, which he plays with much enthusiasm. Apart from him, the remaining cast of the film is easily replaceable, and any other actor could be roped in to play their parts.

Few minutes in the film are enough to make you flinch as you try to make sense of where the film is heading. The second half, in particular, will test your patience as the makers of the film introduce multiple twists and turn in every other scene. Over time, we have come to expect this out of the Race movies but this time they are stretching it a bit too far.

Few action sequences in the film, especially the chase scenes in Cambodia, are badly done and leave much room for improvement in the VFX department. The action looks inspired from many of the Hollywood films like Mr and Mrs Smith and Fast and Furious series, to name a few.

Besides the climax has it’s own flavour but there is not a single nail-biting moment till you get there. As we move towards the climax, we have Jacqueline aiming from a military helicopter for over five minutes. The much-forced fighting sequence between Salman and Bobby Deol isn’t of much consequence either.

 

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