Movie: Bodygurad

Director: Siddique

Cast: Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Raj Babbar

Jagran rating: (Good)

Story line: Justifying his recently acquired personality of a bindass character, courtesy the success of Dabaang and Wanted, Salman Khan is back with yet another avatar in the festive season of Eid. ‘Bodygurad’, which is a remake of Malayalam movie with the same name, is an out and out Bolywood masala flick.

The story revolves around two characters, Lovely Singh (Salman Khan), a bodyguard by profession and Divya (Kareena), daughter of a business tycoon Sartaj Rana (Raj Babbar). It so happens that the two meet when Lovely is appointed as Divya’s bodyguard by her father, following the news of her daughter’s life being in danger.

Acting as a bodyguard, Lovely follows Divya wherever she goes. However, his strange love for his uniform and overprotective nature ends up making Divya a matter of ridicule in her college.

In a bid to avoid him she becomes “Chhaya” and starts call him. But Lovely’s life is toppled upside-down when he truly falls in love with this unknown caller.

The story takes a twist when he ventures out to find his mystery girl, shielding Divya simultaneously.

Thumbs up: Malayalam director and writer, Siddique has done really a good job. Siddique has shown the best part of the film in the second half. The film has an unexpected twist in the pre-climax, which is completely shocking.

Bodyguard can be called as the comeback flick of Salman as a romantic hero and for this kudos to Siddique. Salman emotes well in sentimental sequences and he surely rocks the viewers in action, music and comedy sequences. Kareena Kapoor lives up her part efficiently.  Arguably, this is the biggest hit the duo, Sallu-Bebo, will give in their jodi so far.

The music of the movie, undoubtedly, has become a hit almost instantly. Sandeep Shirodkar's background score is also good. Sejal Shah's camera work is the other attraction in the technical stuff.

Thumbs down: The first half is bit dragged and runs out of pace. Apart from the signature line from the movie,“Mujhpe ek ehsaan karna.. mujhpe koi ehsaan mat karna”, the dialogues suffer from mediocrity. The action sequences, once again, is similar as those in Dabangg and Ready. Sometimes it becomes really tedious to bear all those repetitive action scenes.

Bodyguard is a watch for a day on which you’re looking to de-stress with an unemotional and cheery story. It is an out and out Salman Khan entertainer, meant to be taken in the festive spirit of the season.

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JPN