Akshay steals the show in outrageous, overdramatic ‘Tashan’

April 26th, 2008 - 3:40 pm ICT by admin  

(Film Review)
By Subhash K. Jha
Film: “Tashan”; Cast: Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan; Director: Vijay Krishna Acharya; Ratings: ** 1/2 The threesome - Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan - on the way to god-knows-where need to escape from the cops. They get into blonde wigs and tight ‘American’ costumes and turn into item dancers for a Hollywood project called Holy Widows. “Tashan” is so full of the milk of human zaniness that you feel it may at any moment topple over under the weight of its own cleverness.

If the bizarre brew of the cunning and the cool holds together it’s mainly because of Akshay and Kareena, who create a kaleidoscopic chemistry of crime and no punishment.

The trio redeem themselves by the end of the film. As for the fourth, the villain played with feverish flatulent flamboyance by Anil Kapoor, you can’t win them all.

“Tashan” is a winner in unexpected ways. First-time director Vijay Krishna Acharya spears the content to a dashboard that dashes all over the place.

Most of “Tashan” is a zany kookie ribald and riveting road movie about a na

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