Tezz, Ajay Devgan


<Review by: Anuvrat Bhansali>

‘Filmed’ by Priyadarshan. Starring Anil Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, Zayed Khan, Boman Irani, Mohanlal, Kangana Ranaut, Sameera Reddy.

With an ensemble of some great actors, thrilling action sequences but a loose uncomplicated story, Tezz is a fast-paced action thriller that doesn’t rise beyond ordinary. With actors like Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor, Boman Irani and Mohanlal led by Priyadarshan, it’s tough to believe that the outcome makes no impact whatsoever.

Aakash Rana (Ajay Devgn) was separated from his pregnant wife Nikhita (Kangna Ranaut) and deported back to India on account of being an illegal immigrant in the United Kingdom. He returns four years later to avenge himself against the establishment. His A-Team includes Aadil (Zayed Khan) and Megha (Sameera Reddy) who help him plant a bomb in a Glasgow bound train and extort 10 million Euros from the British Government in exchange for defusing the bomb. The bomb threat first reaches the Railway Control officer Sanjay Raina (Boman Irani) whose daughter is also a hostage on the train. While Sanjay is trying his best to avert the mishap, the anti-terrorism department gets its finest officer Arjun Khanna (Anil Kapoor) to face the threat head-on. In his attempts to reclaim his life and respect, Aakash loses his team and consequently succumbs to his own emotional unfortunate story.

Tezz is well shot and has a racy pace with some fine action courtesy a Hollywood stunt-director. It also has some decent performances by Boman and Ajay Devgn but there’s nothing that stands-out. A highly over-confident Anil Kapoor and a totally clueless Mohanlal make it even more average. Anil Kapoor seems to be focusing more on his style quotient, trying to live up to his daughter’s name. The music is just a run-of-the-mill filler like all the others actors and a slimy item number by Mallika Sherawat. The story too is arguably senseless given that it’s vindicating illegal immigrants. Perhaps the most intriguing part of the movie is that it has been ‘filmed’ not directed by Priyadarshan.

You can’t categorise Tezz as a good or bad movie. It has its own thriller moments but the jaw dropping moment doesn’t happen at all. It’s just another Friday release for the audiences who have already seen Vicky Donor and couldn’t score seats for a show of The Avengers.


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