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A lot of skin, no Boom!
Rohan Sonalkar |
September 19, 2003 12:51 IST
First off, Padma Lakshmi looks extra hot, Katrina Kaif looks hot and cute and Madhu Sapre is strictly okay.
As a piece of advice, prepare to tolerate Madhu Sapre minus makeup.
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Kaizad Gustad's skin fest Boom has an undoubtedly fabulous lineup: Amitabh Bachchan, Gulshan Grover, Jackie Shroff and other masala mixers to add colour.
As Bade Mia, Bachchan is the champion of the underworld. Medium Mia aka Cutpiece Saleem Suiting Shirting, Gulshan Grover, is another big fish in the sea, but not the biggest. Shroff is Chote Mia aka Abdul 50-50, who operates his elders brother's dark business in Mumbai.
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The movie was shot in India, Dubai and Sri Lanka over 63 days.
It is about three beautiful models living and working together. The movie kicks off with a glamorous fashion show at Mumbai's Gateway of India, where egos clash between one skinny model and another. Ace model Anu Gaekwad
(Madhu) is embarrassed by her competitor, in front of the entire crowd. And the ramp turns into a wrestling ring.
In the catfight which follows, Anu pulls her rival's hair and priceless hidden diamonds scatter around to get stolen by photographers and the audience. Now, since the diamonds (or papads as Chote Mia calls them) belong to Bade Mia, he puts a task on Medium Mia to get them back, no matter what.
The task is passed on to Chote Mia who holds the three models responsible. Now, Anu, Sheila (Padma Laksmi) and Reena (Katrina Kaif) are asked to recover the diamonds.
The movie is different, no doubt about it. Writer/director Kaizad Gustad has done a good job. He has not lost his Bombay Boys touch. There are times though when you end up thinking about his old movie.
Lookswise, Anna Singh has given the right attitude to every character. While Amitabh is in all-white and Jackie is in all-black, Medium Mia Gulshan Grover enjoys the flamboyance of colourful clothes.
Yet, the movie lacks punch.
There is too much of flesh and exposure for the audience to concentrate on the plot, which itself isn't too powerful enough.
It is impossible to watch this movie with your family and not shift restlessly in your seat.
Hats off to the music directors of the movie nonetheless. You can expect nothing less from Sandeep Chowta and Talvin Singh.
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