Native american indian movie hero Saif Ali Khan’s most ambitious movie Agent Vinod–the title lent from the spy movie made in 1977– received released all over on March 23, 2012. The movie till its second week was not reported a hit and it is business has not been overwhelming. That had earned numerous bad reviews and caustic responses from Indian movie goers. The mood of the viewers for the film seemed to be prejudiced, preconceived and downright not worth. Kasam
Some prominently bad reviews might be a reason for the unsympathetic audience response. A single or two very good reviews did not seem to be to be enough to resurrect film production company. A faulty marketing strategy projecting Saif as funny or as a joker intelligence agent oblivious of the actor’s powerful activities consist of flicks before, publicity reels showing only dances or item figures and the actor’s preventable public outrages-seen as promotion stunts-could be the other reasons. So one got to resort to a sort of ‘seeing is believing’ tactic!
The film is a hardcore traveler flick which is also an unusual genre in Indian cinema. Though the title is borrowed from the movie made in 1977 this is not a remake and no resemblance in the tale or its dress and classiness codes. While Mahendra Sandhu became a household name in the key role of an agent in the movie that became a surprise hit, Saif in the same role towards a more special, intelligent, well-structured and complicated version was still attempting to establish his new-found identity.
The basic story of film production company is a nuclear explosive device being transported to their destination and its detonator to be transferred to the terrorists in the innocuous garb of Omar Khayyam’s Rubbaiyat through an extraordinary auction. Murder of a colleague takes Vinod -a secret agent from an Indian intelligence agency-to Moscow with the only clue of code ‘242’ along with shootouts with the suspect Abu Nazer ( Ram Kapoor) gang this individual follows brings about arrive in Morocco. There he confronts David Kazan (Prem Chopra-the eternal villain of the classic era of Hindi cinema) and his strangely beautiful assistant Dr. Dark red (Kareena Kapur). After a series of intrigued clashes laced with dry wit Vinod discovers the scale of the auction and finds himself in hot pursuit of the evasive Colonel (Adil Hussain).
Through high-paced action, twists and be the movie takes you on a global head to starting from Afghanistan, Moscow, Russia, and Morocco and through Riga, even Somalia, Cape Town, Karachi to finally climax in Fresh Delhi and London with shootouts, Hitchcock-type suspense sometimes, breathtaking car and auto-rickshaw chases and extraordinary spots. Apart from keeping you engrossed it never even enables you to think where it is leading you to. Seemingly unconnected scenes will remain unconnected for you if you do not follow the well-knit and intelligent screenplay and dialogues so crucially important in any Showmanship thriller. Brilliant cinematography and razor-sharp editing add to the pleasure of observing. When you finally feel it is over in New Delhi you are taken over to Greater london for another shattering orgasm. Mystery and intrigue relating to the characters of Doctor. Ruby, the Colonel and Mr. Metla gives you the suspense treat and surprises. At 1 or 2 factors you feel there are link breaks, but you can think it over only after the fascinating fare is over!
Agent Vinod in no Wayne Bond, no Bourne and not even Mahendra Sandhu. It proves as a most positive addition to the Indian spy film genre. It is not a typical Bollywood fare and maybe that is the reason why it is going over the minds of numerous movie goers. Sooner or later this movie looks arranged to score high.