Touted by many as Bollywood’s first underwater, action adventure thriller, ‘Blue’ has been inspired from Hollywood flicks like ‘The Deep’ or ‘Jaws’, but with its own mix of Indian spices in the form of melodrama and suspense. However, the director, Anthony D’Souza fails to create a believable film out of a well written plot, abusing the intelligence unabashedly.
Blue Cast and Crew:
Banner – Shree Ashtavinayak Cinevision Ltd
Release Date – October 16, 2009
Genre – Thriller / Action
Producer – Dhillin Mehta
Director – Anthony D’Souza
Music Director – A R Rahman
Story / Writer – Anthony D’Souza
Starring – Sanjay Dutt, Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Lara Dutta, Rahul Dev, Zayed Khan
The film is about a legendary treasure which was lost in the Caribbean Sea after India got her freedom from the British. The captain of the ship, Capt. Jagat Singh tried to desert the ship after the boat capsized in a storm. The ship, ‘Lady in Blue’ was lost to the ocean with all her treasure. This treasure was once discovered by Sanjay Dutt’s father but in the attempt to retrieve it, he lost his life which left a deep scar on him. Years later, circumstances force Dutt to go out and hunt for this treasure again amidst a web of lies and deceit along with friend and employer Akshay Kumar and brother Zayed Khan.
A sinking feeling begins to set in as ‘Blue’ steers into the second half and one notices that between the numerous stunts, both on land and under water, there’s hardly any depth or grip in the story to keep you glued to ‘Blue’. Thankfully, there is Akshay Kumar, once again working his charm with that flashy gummy grin of his. To add to this, there is Sanjay dutt doing one of his career worst roles as a fisherman deeply in love with Mona (Lara Dutta). And, of course, there is Lara Dutta in those eye-popping bikinis to kick the hormones. She just adds glamour to the film like everything else. No acting skills required. Seriously, I don’t even feel like writing the review of such a disappointing movie.
Blue is one bloomer of a movie. Don’t even think of all the crores spent on this kiddish enterprise. That’ll just leave you with one bluesy sinking feeling. BLUE is proof that all directors are highly over-rated by producers and all writers are under-rated. If the genetic substance of the movie is sub standard, no director or star can do wonders. The credit for snazzy visuals of BLUE goes to art directors while the acclaim for underwater and action scenes go to the foreign stunt co-ordinators.