Director: Remo D’Souza
Producer: Ramesh S. Taurani, Salman Khan
Banner: Salman Khan Films, Tips Films
Music Director: Salim Sulaiman
Starring: Anil Kapoor, Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Bobby Deol, Daisy Shah, Saqib Saleem, Freddy Daruwala
Release Date: 15th June 2018
Remo D’Souza’s action-thriller drama, Race 3, the third installment of hit series Race, has hit the theaters today on 15th June 2018. Race 3 starring Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Jacqueline Fernandez, Daisy Shah and Saqib Saleem in lead roles, is jointly bankrolled by Ramesh S. Taurani and Salman Khan. Race 3 has received a U/A certificate from the censor board and its runtime is 2.38 hours. Let’s see the storyline:
Story: Race 3 starts with Salman Khan aka Sikander, who is nephew and stepson of illegal arm dealer Shamsher (Anil Kapoor). Shamsher is surrounded by his twin children (Saqib Saleem and Daisy Shah), a faithful retainer (Sharat Saxena) and a bodyguard (Bobby Deol). Shamsher Singh who belongs from a village near Allahabad, has built an empire in Al-Shifa Island in Middle East. There is an intra-family rivalry going on among all of them for the control of the business and assets. Shamsher’s life is in danger as he receives threatening calls because of his business transactions. One day Shamsher meets an old friend from India who informs him about a hard disk that contains the information that could bring several corrupt politicians to book and also absolve Shamsher of the old allegations against him. This disk is currently in Cambodia. Shamsher ask Sikander to bring the hard disk. Things get dramatic when Jessica (Jacqueline Fernandez), a pole dancer meets Sikandar. What happens next? How does Sikander get the hard disk? To get these answers one should watch the movie on silver screen.
Salman and Bobby Deol’s swag
Performance: Best part of the cast in this film is that each and every character is relevant. Salman Khan has delivered his fantastic performance. He introduced himself as ‘My name is Sikander, Sikander Singh’ grabbed the attention of his fans. Salman Khan entertains with his carefree body language and dialogue delivery. As usual Anil Kapoor has given his best. He plays the father figure of the Singh family with ease. Playing a villain character in a movie is very tough task but Anil Kapoor plays Shamsher in way that it seems like he was born to essay this character. Bobby Deol looks stylish. Jacqueline Fernandez and Daisy Shah have performed few stunts scenes. Saqib Saleem justifies with his role. Remaining all perform accordingly.
Technical: The dialogue looks funny, and provokes humour in wrong places. It Seems the dialogues of Race 3 is written by an amateur writer. The few action sequences are of the same vintage as Salman Khan’s movies from the 1990s. The BGM is good. The first credit in technical departments of the film goes to the Cinematographer. Cinematography by Ayananka Bose is superb and goes well with the genre. The editing by Rameshwar S. Bhagat is crisp. Production values are grand. Except couple of songs, remaining looks like speed breaker.
Analysis: Race 3 has number of top stars but the director fails to utilize their skills. The talented Bobby Deol is wasted in a wordless role, the new actor Saqib Saleem doesn’t get chance to prove himself. Jacqueline Fernandez and Daisy Shah also did not get much screen space but their dialogues like ‘Mai paida hi weird hui thi’ and ‘Isko dil nahi Dell kholke dikhao’ are highlighted. The first half of Race 3 is boring whereas the second half is comparatively engaging because of turns and twists. The highlights of Race 3 are glamorous girls who throw kicks and punches, and Salman Khan & Bobby Deol who rip their shirts off to flaunt their chiseled bodies. Race 3 is only for Salman Khan fans.