Movie Review: Tezz (Hindi)
Priyadarshan handled a different subject this time, and although the scenes continue to be transferred and transformed, 'Tezz' ends up being a decent, fast, action-packed flick | By Yentha
On Apr 30, 2012


'Tezz' is the Hindi word for 'Speed', which means that the viewers would  presume the movie to be an inspiration of 'Speed', especially so, since the movie happens to 'filmed' by Priyadarshan. Well, Tezz definitely has some 'Speed' in it, as it does 'The Bullet Train' and a bunch of other films as well. But like most times in the past, Priyadarshan manages to pull it off with Tezz too.


The film stars Ajay Devgan, Zayed Khan, Boman Irani, Anil Kapoor, Sameera Reddy and Kangna Ranaut, along with Mohanlal in a 'cameo' role. The theme of the film is based around the immigration problems in Britain. Aakash Rana (Ajay Devgan) is an illegal immigrant in UK whose life is destroyed because of not having the required papers for staying in the country. He gets to be the 'villain-hero' of Tezz. Ajay Devgan is a fine actor, and with him, it is more or less assured that there wouldn’t be any flaws from his part in a movie, no matter how the film turns out to be at the box-office.

Nikita (Kangna Ranaut) is his wife who had to defy her father to marry Aakash Rana, knowing about his immigrant status. As usual, she has to cry a lot, and Kangna does a fairly good job of it too. Adil Khan (Zayed Khan) and Megha (Sameera Reddy) are the comrades of Aakash Rana in his operation to gain 10 million Euros from the British government. Both of them have given a decent performance this time around.



However, if you are looking for sense in 'Tezz', you’d better slap yourselves hard, because, as usual for a Priyadarshan film, the storyline is lacking in sensibility. If 'Bullet Train' was highlighted by doing the un-doable and having people from one train moved to another train running on a parallel track at the exact speed, in Tezz, the process starts in a moment's notice and lasts a couple of minutes, and that too a bad couple of minutes at that.

Mohanlal as 'Sivan Menon' plays a British cop of Indian origin, who is present in the fateful train, transporting a criminal. And he fails to be impressive anytime playing his character. Mohanlal either needs to choose roles that go with his body shape, or he should get in shape before choosing these kinds of roles.


While the star power of the film is essentially concentrated around Ajay Devgan, it is actually Anil Kapoor and Boman Irani who steal much of the spotlight. Anil Kapoor especially, as the Anti-Terrorism Officer Arjun Khanna, has given a spectacular performance. Seems like the experience he had with the professionalism in Hollywood through MI4 has done him a world of good. Boman Irani is a senior actor who has proved countless times before that he can do it all. In Tezz, he plays Railway Control Officer 'Sanjay Raina', whose daughter is travelling in the train in which the bomb is set. He brilliantly portrays the railway officer who struggles to keep the worried father from taking over his perceptions.


Actors apart, what truly does the job for Tezz is the camera work, editing and the background score.Tezz happens in London, and S Thiru, who has handled the camera for the movie, has captured the city with its essence in such a way that has never before been seen in a Hindi movie. The way the chase scenes with Sameera Reddy on the bike and the free-run chase between Anil Kapoor and Zayed Khan have been edited and presented by T S Suresh, aptly backed up by the pulsating music by Sajid-Wajid provides for gripping sequences that could be favorably argued as the best so far in a Hindi film.


Priyadarshan has always been made fun of for 'borrowing' all of his ideas from the West, but over a period of three decades, he has given some of the biggest hits films in both Malayalam and now in Hindi. The man, who had handled a subject like 'Kalapani' with the same amount of ease as 'Kilukkam', has with 'Tezz', given Bollywood one of its most technically correct movies till date.



Proving to everyone that he is yet to reach his creative threshold, Priyadarshan's 'Tezz' is a fast-paced movie, which definitely has got its share of faults in it, and yet, ends up being a movie which you wouldn't complain about watching once. 


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hi, this is amarjeet from uk......the whole movie was nice but the ending is not so good,,,,,why the police shoot the lead actor,,,,,,he was inocent...next time if u make the sequel then don,t die the male hero because people r very herreshed from this...t watched all movie but in the end i felt sadness
Amarjeet Singh, on May 03, 2012 04:00:08 AM
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