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Prince (2010)


Prince (2010)

We’ve seen many superheroes flying in the air, such as Superman and Spiderman. It’s not only an international phenomenon though, since we have Krissh to add to that list as well. However, here is someone who has beaten them all, as he can fly and jump from enormous heights, with not even a little scratch. He has all the latest gadgets and all the hot babes, and what’s more, he’s a normal human being with no superpowers-except super powerful reflexes and combat skills which make it easy for him to knock down 10 armed men without holding any weapons himself. Nobody is ever able to stop him, and he has never lost anything to anyone. However, here’s what makes him different from the rest: He’s the bad guy who has lost his memory.

Prince is the cleverest thief that ever existed: he can penetrate his way through anything and nothing is impossible for him. That all changes when he wakes up one fine day, and cannot remember a single thing. The movie is about his journey of six days, where he has to find out everything he can about his past, and save the world as well.

However, 50 minutes into the movie and one is just as clueless as Prince is. The only thing that helps in making sense is the fact that the movie is based on another Hollywood flick, Hardwired (2009) and has some scenes which are lifted from Paycheck (2003).

Prince is an amalgamation of many disasters put together to create something that was completely unrealistic. The only reason it could have entertained anyone would be because of how everything was over the top and incoherent. For instance, the setting is in India; however the massive skyscrapers and mountainous terrains suggest otherwise. In a chase scene, the two gangs are fighting each other in what seems to be India. And the next thing you know, Sarang, the villain, is leading his entourage through a passage between the mountains. When questioned by his faithful followers about the destination, Sarang answers that they are traveling on the borders of Afghanistan and Pakistan. WTH? How did they manage to travel across an entire country in mere seconds. While the antagonist of the plot, Sarang, played by a newcomer to the industry, Isaiah did provide some acting relief, the same cannot be said for any of the leading ladies. None of them had any charm.

The girl who appeared in the beginning of the movie, I couldn’t even remember what she looked like towards the end as she was not memorable at all. None of the girls looked comfortable doing action stunts easily. Vivek Oberoi looked the part: one could see his biceps contracting as he punched and kicked almost everything in the movie. However, throughout he looked stunned, and confused.

Everything seem hurried, as if they had tried to include everything into the short duration of the film. It was like watching two very good teams playing basketball, at one point the ball would be in the court of the bad guys, and the other point it would be back in the hands of the good guys.

The plot kept changing like that till the very end. The movie unfortunately had nothing to offer: the babes were not so memorable, Vivek himself seemed in pain as no one can possibly figure out what he way trying to portray with his expressions. The plot was copied from Hollywood flicks and even the dialogues were weak and almost silly. In a nutshell, Prince is a waste of time and should be skipped – Manal Faheem Khan

Cast and Production Credits

Year – 2010, Genre – Action, Country – India, Language – Hindi, Producer – Renu K. Taurani, Ramesh S. Taurani, Director – Kookie Gulati, Music Director – Sachin Gupta, Cast – Vivek Oberoi, Nandana Sen, Aruna Shields, Niroo Singh, Isaiah, Sanjay Kapoor, Dalip Tahil, Manish Anand, Mayur Puri, Rajesh Khattar, Mohit Chauhan

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