Sunday, August 3, 2008

Mission Istanbul

Weeks before I watched the trailer of a new Hindi film. It was produced by Ekta Kapoor, the biggie in telefilms’ field and Sunil Shetty. From the scenes itself it was clear that the film has got an action subject. No big stars...Zayed Khan, Vivek Oberoi & Shreya (‘Sivaji’ fame) were the main artists with one of the producers himself in a guest appearance. It has also got none other than Abhishek Bachan in an item song. The name of the film was ‘Mission Istanbul’.

Such factors can’t influence a normal person to watch the movie. But the name of the movie created an extra interest in me. (To be honest, in the past...for years... I was not aware of the fact that Istanbul is a place and it is also the capital of Turkey). Moreover it was directed by Apoorva Lakhia who once gave ‘Ek Ajnabee’ with Amitabh Bachan & the multi starrer ‘Shootout at Lokhandwala’.

‘Mission Istanbul’ has got the theme based on the terrorism, one of the main hazards faced by the people internationally these days. The main character done by Zayed Khan is a well known journalist, he has been appointed to the new media firm abroad. His lady love played by Shreya is also from the same field. Once assigned for the new mission in Istanbul, he came to know who all are responsible for the terror activities, thus we came to know that the same media in which he works is making the profit out of such illegal things.

In the mean while he got the company of Vivek Oberoi, who was a soldier once and he also claims that he has killed the person who is responsible for the biggest terrorist attack in the US history. So in the end they come out victoriously after destroying the person who is responsible for all terror activities happening around the world, he happened to be the owner of the media...

The performance of almost all the artists stands very below average. Villain’s appearance and body language is too immature, may be it is good for a WWF programme. Zayed Khan is performed without showing any emotions in his face. The scenes between him and lover is intolerable. The action sequences are not created well. The scenes involving some of the activities of the villain gangs looks like a documentary. I don’t understand the necessity of Abhishek in an item number in such a horrible movie. Vivek Oberoi’s character is created to get claps, He is showing his muscles all the time, sometimes he is laughing, on some occasions he is silent...but all went in vain.

‘Mission Istanbul’ is a failure. So the participants won’t get a warm welcome as they expects.

Rating : 1.5 / 5

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