Movie Review of Kurbaan | Starring Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor

Movie Review: Kurbaan

By Editor


These days everyone wants to make a movie on terrorism. Even the candy floss producers like Yash Chopra and Karan Johar are not hesitant to embrace the genre.

Kurbaan is yet another movie on terrorism which tries to show both sides of the coin, but most of the time ends up glorifying the west and the general conceptions.

I don’t want to reveal the story here… so here is a quick look. The movie is based in United States where a group of Islamic terrorists try to blow up the subways.

If you have seen New York, you don’t need to see this one. Many scenes look the same. It is as if Karan Johar stole the script from Yash Raj’s office. But if you want a polished movie with some great acting, you should definitely catch this one.

Saif Ali Khan has evolved like no other in Bollywood. This has to be the finest performance of his career after Ek Haseena Thi. Kareena Kapoor as a helpless wife is excellent once again. Vivek Oberoi is not great, but carries the character well. Veteran actors Om Puri and Kiron Kher give adequate support. Nauheed Cyrusi and Diya Mirza are there for a minute or so, and do justice to their play time.

Salim-Sulaiman do not have many tracks in the movie but their soundtrack has an international feel to it.

Director Rensil D’souza makes an impressive debut. Hope he does not end up like Nikhil Advani. Karan Johar the producer has made sure that he gets the best of talents from technical as well as acting departments. Surprisingly, even the American extras are great.

Many critics have mentioned that the movie does not get preachy, but I don’t think so. The movie does get preachy at times, and plays to the stereotypical conceptions that most of the Muslims are terrorists or fundamentalist.

By Editor on 21 November, 2009
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