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Bodyguard Review

Movie Name: Bodyguard
Actors: Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Mahesh Manjrekar, Raj Babbar, Shatrugan Sinha, Aditya Pancholi, Hazel Keech, Rajat Rawail, Katrina Kaif (Item Number)
Director(s): Siddique
Producer(s): Atul Agnihotri, Alvira Agnihotri

Editor Review: Bodyguard Movie Review
Bodyguard is a typical ' Sallu Bhai' entertainer, but this time it is a love story. The film will find many takers for it, but purists of cinema might stay away. Rating: ***
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Salman is in top form, every movie he does becomes a blockbuster, even if it is as mediocre as Ready. He is riding high on public grace, but one wonders how long will this grace continue. One may remember that a few years ago Akshay Kumar was enjoying the same grace and he went too far with by doing crappy films one after the other. The audience lost its patience and pulled the rug from underneath him. Salman tested the audience' s patience with Ready, will he finally break their patience with Bodyguard. Let' s see if at least this film has a different story and character, from the usual ' Sallu Bhai' entertainers.

Lovely Singh (Salman Khan) is an ace bodyguard. He is dedicated to his craft and protects his client' s life like his own. He is hired by a big businessman named Sartaj Rana (Raj Babbar) to protect his daughter, Divya (Kareena Kapoor). However, to Divya, Lovely becomes hindrance that is stopping her from living her life. She hatches a plan that if Lovely is busy with love, he will not bother her so much. She starts making phone calls to him and starts sending love letters as his secret admirer. After a lot of efforts the trick works and Lovely starts falling for his secret admirer.

Lovely changes completely and Divya revels in her plan' s success. However, Divya discovers a secret about lovely that shocks her. Lovely too finds out about his fake lover and is heartbroken. What will happen to them? There is also a twist near the ending of the story that will surely shock the audience.

Looks like Salman Khan has realized his folly and has gone back to the genre he started his career with, romance. In his previous films, he was playing larger than life characters that would be unaffected by anything, but in Bodyguard, he plays a humane character that is also vulnerable to an emotion like love. Yes there is action in the film, but it is all in the backdrop of a love story.

The director, Siddique, is also the story and screenplay writer of the film. He has done a good job with the story and has also written the romantic situations really well. Though, this film is a remake of a Malayalam film, also written by Siddique, he has made a few changes and made story to the taste of Hindi audiences. There is also some comedy in the film which works and adds to the story. The best part is the twist in the tale. It is completely unexpected and will catch everyone off-guard. The dialogues are simple and apt, none like the dialogues of Salman' s previous film.

Siddique is an established director. He is making the same story for the third time yet there is no boredom from his side. This Hindi version has been designed differently, for a broader audience, and he has succeeded. Though, the action is still in the south style, that is how the audience wants to see Salman fighting. He has handled all the actors really well and the frames are well crafted.

Salman Khan has acted well for a change. This proves that he is more comfortable in the romantic genre. Kareena Kapoor is solid as ever and has improved leaps and bounds in the last couple of years. Raj Babar is good as the protective father. Rajat Rawail is superb and shows great comic timing throughout the film. Aditya Pancholi makes a comeback to the big screen after a long hiatus and shows that he still has it. All the actors have done a good job.

The cinematography by Ganesh Acharya and Vishnudeva is superb. The trademark of all the south directors is to have good cinematography in their films, and Siddique lives up to belief and hires two good cinematographers. The editing is also good.

The music of the film is another plus point. The album is a combined effort from Himesh Reshamiyya and Pritam. Himesh was once Salman' s favorite music director, but the two had a falling out. Himesh' s career was in the doldrums and he recently made up with Salman which resulted in him being the music director for this film. Both Pritam and Himesh have done a good job and the music of the film has already become a hit.

The production value of the film is also good. The sets and locations are good. The action scenes are very well choreographed, especially the fight sequence between Salman Khan and Aditya Pancholi. Overall, Bodyguard is a good film. This film is much better than some of Salman' s previous films where logic factor was completely missing. The other releases this week aren' t that good; hence, Bodyguard will be a big hit. Also, the fact that this film has released more prints than any other Hindi film will ensure this film gets good visibility throughout the country.

Rating: ***

Verdict: The theatres owners will have to hire bodyguards for the ticket counter as Bodyguard will definitely be a blockbuster.

Reviewed by: Harshal Anand

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Atul Agnihotri, Alvira Agnihotri

Bodyguard Reviews by Twitter Users:

Wave Cinemas reviewed on 2011-09-01 at 05:27:36Z

Bodyguard opens with 100 per cent occupancy.

Vishal Minawala reviewed on 2011-09-01 at 05:27:34Z

@BeingSalmanKhan congratulations on BODYGUARD !!! It' s a Super Hit !! Best wishes to you and to the entire team :)

Wogma Extra Tweets reviewed on 2011-09-01 at 05:27:29Z

Watched #BODYGUARD! Absolutely loved it! @BeingSalmanKhan is charming as always! I' m definitely a fan! Story twist was weird tho!

Wogma Extra Tweets reviewed on 2011-09-01 at 05:27:28Z

Bodyguard is rated by @wogma as Switch channels if it' s on cable

Wogma Extra Tweets reviewed on 2011-09-01 at 05:27:28Z

I loved Bodyguard! Adorable.

Wogma Extra Tweets reviewed on 2011-09-01 at 05:27:27Z

bodyguard is superb & my sallu' s performance was outstanding... instead of so much pain in his jaw he can still perform so good love u sallu

Wogma Extra Tweets reviewed on 2011-09-01 at 05:27:26Z

So i' ll be honest...saw bodyguard & it' s not bad.Diff from salman' s usual masala flicks

Wogma Extra Tweets reviewed on 2011-09-01 at 05:27:25Z

bodyguard.....a shocker in penultimate scenes..lovestory at heart,dnt miss dis one guyz

Wogma Extra Tweets reviewed on 2011-09-01 at 05:27:24Z

' Bodyguard' is a perfect family entertainer that compliments the spirit of the festive season.

Wogma Extra Tweets reviewed on 2011-09-01 at 05:27:23Z

I didnt lik hindi Bodyguard!! I feel they shudve fallowed d malayalam version' s screenplay! Movie can be watched juz fuh salman !!

Wogma Extra Tweets reviewed on 2011-09-01 at 05:27:22Z

like bodyguard vry much..luv u salman

Wogma Extra Tweets reviewed on 2011-09-01 at 05:27:21Z

Watched Bodyguard last evening, I think thats why i slept so well. #Aweful

Wogma Extra Tweets reviewed on 2011-09-01 at 05:27:20Z

Bodyguard = Good Humor + Lovely Romance + Over the top Action + Right Emotions + Beautiful Kareena + Incredible SALMAN...Blockbuster!!!

Wogma Extra Tweets reviewed on 2011-09-01 at 05:27:19Z

Bodyguard is an awesome movie @BeingSalmanKhan looked amazing in the movie

Prawal Ranjan reviewed on 2011-09-01 at 05:26:38Z

Bodyguard is true entertainer.It' s a must watch movie.

apurva reviewed on 2011-09-01 at 05:26:35Z

WOW SO HAPPY WITH BODYGUARD RESPONSE EVERYONE IS LOVING ITaaya gaya hai bodyguar chaya gaya hai bodyguard sabke dil ko bhagaya hai bodyguard

pritika reviewed on 2011-09-01 at 05:25:32Z

Call up your friends & go see BODYGUARD. Must see film of the year. :)

jashan singh reviewed on 2011-09-01 at 05:25:31Z

Wached bodyguard itz gud moviieee

Durre Hussain reviewed on 2011-09-01 at 05:25:05Z

geez Bodyguard' s reviews are horrible!!! Yet it' s doing well :l

Souradip Chatterjee reviewed on 2011-09-01 at 05:24:21Z

So, BODYGUARD=Chak de India+KKHH+DDLJ. Those who say SRK is omnipresent dnt say without any reason!! he he ;)

Juhi Khanna reviewed on 2011-09-01 at 05:23:51Z

review of Bodyguard in today' s Mumbai Mirror is hilarious! Probably more entertaining than the movie itself!

Aseem Chawla reviewed on 2011-09-01 at 05:22:55Z

' Bodyguard' turned out to be a ' so-so' . 6/10

priyankachauhan reviewed on 2011-09-01 at 05:22:31Z

Nepal ma ni kasto chalya ho BODYGUARD........sab show housefull.........

punit jhawar reviewed on 2011-09-01 at 05:22:07Z

possibly a 85cr weekend for bodyguard

mohammed sohail reviewed on 2011-09-01 at 05:22:01Z

agree with u! bodyguard is not upto the mark..expectd a lot bettr.

Santosh patil reviewed on 2011-09-01 at 05:21:59Z

I don' t know why I am so outraged but its a shame that Hindi films like Bodyguard get funded.

nishit sapat reviewed on 2011-09-01 at 05:21:34Z

Hat-trick for Salman as Bodyguard grosses Rs 20 cr on Day 1. yay, way to go :)

Sumit arora reviewed on 2011-09-01 at 05:21:08Z

Saw @beingsalmankhan ' s bodyguard yesterday.. Fultoo faadu wowsome movie...thanks sir 4 this movie nd all reviewrs plse get well soon.. ;)

Pune Daily News reviewed on 2011-09-01 at 05:21:07Z

Salman Khan' s Bodyguard pockets Rs20 cr on Day 1: The critics don’t seem to have been too kind to the film

Ameya reviewed on 2011-09-01 at 05:19:06Z

Record-breaking 21cr opening for Bodyguard. True superstar power!

Swapnil Ranjit reviewed on 2011-09-01 at 05:18:22Z

Nepal ma ni kasto chalya ho BODYGUARD........sab show housefull.........

Jiyad Ali ™ reviewed on 2011-09-01 at 05:18:21Z

in kasragode small town in kerela , first ever bollywood film opens in 2 theaters in one multiplex its bodyguard !

Ashley Nisbet reviewed on 2011-09-01 at 05:17:59Z

Not even half way and 3 guys have yelled stuff at me, i need a bodyguard daddy

HARSH JAISWAL reviewed on 2011-09-01 at 05:17:52Z

Guyz go n wtch bodyguard lvly sngh rockzz

sanjit kumar keshri reviewed on 2011-09-01 at 05:17:18Z

Ha!Ha!Ha! My prediction goes correct: Salman Khan' s Bodyguard sets record for first-day box office collections of Rs 20 crore.

manishalakhe reviewed on 2011-09-01 at 05:16:51Z

is bodyguard mein dum thoda kam hai.

Pri Kapoor ϟ reviewed on 2011-09-01 at 05:16:10Z

I SO agree! RT: " We’re sure many girls wouldn’t mind having a bodyguard of their own after watching this film." - Movie review of Bodyguard!

Srikanth Pisipaty reviewed on 2011-09-01 at 05:16:08Z

Never been a huge salman fan bt having watched Bodyguard, must say dat even hardcore fan wud b dissapointed..dis is whr Aamir beats d rest..

MFI reviewed on 2011-09-01 at 05:16:04Z

Indian funds: Salman' s Bodyguard sets record for 1st day collections of Rs 20 crore

Anjan Sengupta reviewed on 2011-09-01 at 05:16:03Z

Bodyguard broke Dabbang' s record... Salman is the New Rajnikanth ?

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