Leather-clad men and women, high tech gadgets and deadly stunts. Recipe for a high profile action film, if executed correctly. Prince has all the ingredients but the recipe is a disaster!
Prince (Vivek Oberoi) is the world’s most intelligent and agile high profile thief, sought by investigative agencies and criminals alike. Before embarking on one of his robberies, he has a cheesy trademark line – it’s showtime.
Prince wakes up one day in a beach house in Durban, South Africa, to find he has lost his memory to a point where he has to use the line ‘Main kaun hoon?’ His servant, PK, tries to remind him but to no avail. Prince realises that there are a bunch of people behind this and he cannot trust anyone. The fact that he has three girls claiming to be his girlfriend, Maya, doesn’t help either.
He soon learns that the object of everyone’s desire is a coin containing a microchip that has the ability to alter people’s memory. A cat and mouse game ensues, involving Prince, the CBI, IGRIP (a government research and investigation agency) and the ‘most powerful white collar criminal in Durban’- Sarang.
The stunts are far from slick and the plot is plain confused. There is no flow and the ‘twists’ seem to be thrown in randomly, just like the songs. None of the girls can act and have been made to wear skimpy outfits and throw themselves at Vivek Oberoi. If Vivek’s expressions are anything to go by he doesn’t seem too convinced about the movie himself. Sarang has no presence whatsoever for a man who has everyone cowering and seems most concerned about flaunting his blow dried mane.
One of the comments over heard was, ‘Yeh action nahi, comedy hai!’ Comedy because it’s trying so hard it’s funny!
The protagonist may be called Prince but the movie is a pauper!
Contributed by Raashi Malhotra