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‘Blank’ Movie Review: A fault-ridden thriller that fails to fascinate
Directed By: Behzad Khambata
Produced By: Dr. Shrikant Bhasi, Nishant Pitti, & Pictures, Tony D’Souza, Vishal Rana
Cast: Sunny Deol, Karan Kapadia
Bollywood Bubble Rating: 2.5/5
One of the things that I didn’t like about ‘Blank’ is Karan Kapadia’s acting skills. He is so bad, it’s a little painful to watch. Here’s a Bollywood debut that doesn’t pack in any promise. Unlike recent star kids like Sara Ali Khan and Janhvi Kapoor, Kapadia has extremely low expressions in his kitty.
Coming to the story, Hanif (Kapadia) has a bomb attached to his chest (even doctors are foxed, and they do crack some hilarious one liners unintentionally) that is connected to other bombs wirelessly. If his heart stops working, all the bombs will be defused and India will be brought down to its knees by a terrorist organization. ATS chief SS Dewan (Sunny Deol)’s job is to defuse those bombs and save the country. It’s a story you’ve seen before, and this film isn’t even executed well.
The cinematography is shoddy and some close ups of Sunny Deol are plain disconcerting. The climax leaves you foxed and you wonder what the hell is happening. Having read several thriller novels and seen several Hollywood thrillers, all ‘Blank’ made me do is cringe at the appallingly terrible storyline and visuals.
Coming to the positives, and there are some things about the movie that hits the right notes. In one scene, ‘Blank’ shows an officer torturing a terrorist and trying to make him spill the secrets. Despite extreme torture methods, the terrorist doesn’t reveal anything. When SS Dewan is informed about it, he says, “Uska baap bhi bolega!” It’s a stirring scene, and one that sees Sunny Deol in full form.
Another positive about ‘Blank’ could be that 2 hours pass by pretty quickly, and you are not worried about your life’s problems.
It’s better to watch ‘Avengers: Endgame’ again than spend your money on this.
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