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Vaada will surprise you!

Patcy N | January 07, 2005 17:46 IST

VaadaVaada has a different storyline from most murder mysteries I have seen. But too many twists tend to spoil the plot, and this is exactly the case with this Vashu Bhagnani production.

Vaada is the story of Rahul (Arjun Rampal), Karan (Zayed Khan) and Puja (Amisha Patel). Rahul and Puja are happily married, but Rahul loses his eyesight in an accident.

That's when Karan enters their life. Karan is Puja's ex-boyfriend, 'ex' by virtue of his obsessively possessive nature.

Predictably, even after knowing Puja's married, Karan wants her back. But she isn't willing to leave Rahul. As the mess gets trickier, Puja commits suicide. But her body disappears from the mortuary before the post-mortem, proving -- by infallible Bollywood logic -- that she was murdered!

So who is the killer?

VaadaThe film has several basic flaws: instead of the police handling the case, Zayed is seen investigating the crime! Besides, a murder mystery requires the police to be aggressive and capable, not just buffoons.

The film has two flashbacks, and the actual story starts post-interval. Certain scenes drag. But, yes, the climax surprises you.

The stunts are good and the music is average. But even if you enjoy a song, you would forget it when you walk out of the theatre.

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Arjun Rampal has done a good job; his is a subdued performance, and the model-turned-actor looks great in most scenes.

Zayed Khan, after proving himself in Main Hoon Na, goes a step further. But he tends to overdo it in certain scenes. And there is a visible Shah Rukh Khan-from-Darr hangover when he acts like an obsessive lover.

The weak link is Amisha Patel who seems to have lost it, not to mention that she looks ghastly in some scenes because of her blonde hair.

With too many 'betrayal-murder' films coming out, it's hard to predict which one will work. But Vaada ends up being, if not anything else, a pretty unpredictable film!

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Sub: Vaada Review

horrible movie....terribly boring.

Posted by Tipu

Sub: Remakes

why do bollywood copp from tamil movies? Vaada is a ditto remake of Shabaash A tamil movie starring Parthiban and was better than the one ...

Posted by Neelesh

Sub: Vaada - Correct the Reviewer

"The film has several basic flaws: instead of the police handling the case, Zayed is seen investigating the crime! ", this is quoted by the ...

Posted by Rajeev

Sub: Lifted from Tamil movie!

This movie, like every satish kaushik movie is lifted from a tamil movie "SUBASH" starring Parthiban. The Hindi actors dont come anyway near Parthiban's amazing ...

Posted by pradeep

Sub: Vaada-the disaster

Complete disaster. Satish Kaushik - Retire, Vashu Bhagnani - Wake up, Zayed Khan - Stick to ads, Amisha Patel - Gear up to playing "MAA" ...

Posted by NitWit


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