The critics for once have no divided opinion:
they are unanimous to state that Tashan
is one of the poorest products to come out
of the Yashraj banner.
Full of mindless gunshots and one-liners,
the movie seems to have totally failed to
connect to any section of the audience.
Saif Ali Khan has been criticized for accepting
a role that never offered him much to do.
Kareena managed to saved face with her new
look physique. Many seem to have forgotten
that Anil Kapoor was there, but his accented
English has been picked for some special
pecking. But, the reliable man of Bollywood,
Akshay Kumar has done it again. If anyone
has received some positive feedback from
Tashan it is Akshay. He has been called
the saving grace of the movie. Debutant
director Vijay Krishna Acharya has made
a very bad start to his directing career.
His talent, considering that he has scripted
Guru and Dhoom, can never be doubted, but
he needs to back it with more solid performances.
Meanwhile, the picture for Tashan could
have been much rosier if it had been the
normal big release that Yashraj movies usually
get. But owing to a dispute between the
producers and multiplex owners the movie
did not release in many multiplexes across
the country. This has undeniably eaten hugely
into the potentially tremendous opening
that the movie could have got. Now with
the opinion about the movie going public,
the same kind of response cannot be expected
if and when the movie releases in multiplexes.
The overseas market looks like the only
place Tashan can salvage its investments.