Directed By: Raj Kumar Gupta
Produced By: Raj Kumar Gupta, Myra Karn, Fox Star Studios
Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Rajesh Sharma
Bollywood Bubble Rating: 1.5/5
Oh boy! Arjun Kapoor has completed seven years in the industry and still doesn’t inspire much confidence. Arjun’s latest release ‘India’s Most Wanted’ talks about trying to capture ‘India’s Osama’, but really falls flat in its endeavour. The film begins with India reeling from one serial blast to another and Indian home ministry is looking for solutions. Arjun as an Intelligence Bureau officer Prabhat Kapoor is pleading with his senior Rajesh Sharma to go on a mission and capture the dreaded terrorist.
Arjun Kapoor then gathers a motley crew of four other people and takes off to Kathmandu in Nepal. The mission to capture the most wanted terrorist i.e. Yusuf is quite pedestrian and some of the scenes are quite stale. If your genre is action and drama then you better have some hard-hitting sequences that can give you goosebumps. The role of the terrorist is also not developed properly and there is no character graph or conflict in the film.
The direction of Raj Kumar Gupta is also quite poor and considering his pedigree, this film is really poorly researched and made. The film uses montages of terror attacks and that leaves a lot to be desired. There is also a scene involving Shah Rukh Khan (a character based on him plays that role) and his racial profiling in the USA, but it is quite amateurish, to say the least.
A veteran actor like Rajesh Sharma is totally wasted and his exchanges with Arjun are just monotonous and seems like they are just going through the motions.
‘India’s Most Wanted’ is only good in patches and the film does pick some momentum later on in the second half. Arjun is trying his level best to nail his role as an IB officer, but he is not up to the mark. Whether Arjun manages to catch ‘India’s Osama’ or not is the only part worth watching and that will force you to sit throughout the film.
If you have lots of patience and free time then watch this film. ‘India’s Most Wanted’ is quite average.
Watch the trailer of ‘India’s Most Wanted’: