This film is about a man named Jai (Akshay Kumar) who has the ability to stare at a photograph and see what happened either to the person in the picture (if they're already dead) or where they are (if they're alive). Within the first twenty minutes;Jai finds out his father has died. At first he doesn't assume that there's anything strange about his passing, but then he sends himself into the picture of his father and finds out he was murdered.
Akshay Kumar - Jai Puri: A strong, athletic man who has the ability to look at a picture and be transported into the body of the person he is looking at for a moment.
Ayesha Takia - Sheela Patel: Jai's girlfriend who seems to be very much in love with him and is ready to marry him. She wants him to stop looking for his father's murderer.
Javed Jaffrey - Hapibullah Pasha (Happi): A detective who has come to investigate the death of Jai's father. He was very close to him and wants to find out what happened. He is very methodical; has Obsessive Compulisve Disorder.
Akshay Kumar - Jai Puri
Ayesha Takia - Sheela Patel
Sharmila Tagore - Savithri Puri
Girish Karnad - Anil Sharma
Javed Jaffrey - Hapibullah Pasha (Happi)
Anant Mahadevan - Sundar Puri
Rushaad Rana - Adit
Benjamin Gilani - Jatin Puri
Anurag Nagar - Akash Puri
Distributor: Percept Picture Company & T-Series
Production House: Percept Picture Company & T-Series
Director: Nagesh Kukunoor
Story & Screenplay: Nagesh Kukunoor
Music: Salim-Sulaiman & Bohemia
The movie immediately draws you in. There is a lot of action throughout the film that gets the attention of the audience. The suspense and mystery is interesting and definitely unexpected. There are no shy women hanging behind trees changing outfits every five minutes while their lover runs towards them. This is not a typical Indian movie by any stretch of the imagination. The Canadian back drop gives this family (despite the fact that they speak Hindi) a very North American sensibility which works.
What Doesn't Work:
This movie takes themes and ideas from American films like 'The Butterfly Effect'. The story gets to be very far fetched and implausible. But it's almost admissible because it's an action movie. There's so much going on; so much that the writer is trying to fit into one movie that it's almost laughable when something new comes out.
The film's soundtrack doesn't have a ton to offer, but the songs that are in there are solid songs. The limited music doesn't mean that the soundtrack is lacking. It's actually nice to not be inundated with songs every five minutes.
Slated Or Rated?
Slated! This movie keeps people's attention, but isn't one that blows your mind away. It's not a terrible movie, but it's not great either. There's lots of action, mystery, and even some tender moments. But it's one that you won't be sad to miss.
3 out of 5
Critic: Phylis J. Iqbal