Kandahar has that quality which even brought vc back to life from life support. We cannot take this movie in isolation. Instead just being a flop, it shows a worrying trend for Mohanlal, who again and again proves that he doesn’t care about script or the lack of skills of the director. Major Ravi, after the flop shows of Mission 60 Days and Kandahar is about to become Minor Ravi.
If you look at the theme, it is one which provides scope for a great story and a great implementation. It could have been an edge of the seat thriller which would have found audience all over India. Instead, read what people are saying. Next time, it is better if the Lt. Col. finds a director who knows cinema, not the army. Or a director who has seen Air Force One.
A note of advice for all of you who haven’t watched Kandahar , it is not a conventional action film. But the film has some sincere and enduring moments, which can shake you up in a positive way. Watch it for Mohanlal and Amitabh Bachchan, both of whom are known for their acting prowess and you won’t be disappointed.
Major Ravi’s film on the other hand, is hijacked by an utterly disastrous script that doesn’t even let his flight take off. It’s a sloppy film that falls par way down our anticipations and that monumentally wastes two of the best actors Indian cinema has ever seen.
The narrative and dialogues are so pathetic that it looked like parts of some boring mega serial coming on TV. Major Ravi himself acts as an instructor in the army school, as if he hasn’t irritated us enough through his script and direction. Before watching the movie, I was hoping that it would be in the form of a thriller, showing the flight hijacking incident and the rescue operations by commandos. But these incidents are shown in just 10-15 minutes in the second half, and they are not well-executed either. In fact, those scenes are somewhat comic – in the end we see Major Mahadevan taking control of the aircraft, while the wounded pilot, who is lying in a corner of the cockpit, keeps on commenting “you are doing good..” etc.! Mohanlal repeats his Major Mahadevan character once again, and it just looks like an extended guest role in the film.