Bollywood’s anemic and hardly recognizable imitation of Hollywood’s 2010 “Knight and Day” starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz; India’s eleven-fingered, handsome, heartthrob Hrithik Roshan (with an abdomen so defined it defies pulsation; questioning the veracity of such tautened ripples, resembling robotic, digital action toys), is “Jai” the daredevil protagonist, capable of phenomenal wizardry; stealing the Koh-i-noor Diamond from the Tower of London; flying, diving, dancing, he is a man for all missions, and the thief of innocent, virginal “Harleen’s” (leggy Katerina Kaif) heart and at times her sanity.
The film is unquestionably preposterous, the title ridiculous (although thousands of bullets were spent in its creation) a colossal hit in Asian theatres, will not ignite a mite of interest in Western movie houses. For all of its outlandish, unpalatable suppositions, convoluted transitions, there is undeniably an element of entertainment: shimmering, luscious landscapes, daring escapades, a plethora of dynamic, singing, running dance sequences; tug-of-war between the sinister and inviting; finally, the immeasurable charismatic coupling of Bollywood’s most compelling actors; Roshan and Kaif lampoon their roles, leaving audiences rejuvenated and surprisingly satiated.
TWO & 1/2 STARS!!