If it’s Disney, it’s gotta be fantasy. The brand has been entertaining people of all ages with its magical creations for over half a century, and that’s exactly what it does with Prince of Persia. Not giving into the lure of 3D, Mike Newell offers you an old-fashioned action flick without compromising on the use of new technology.

Destiny may have lead to the orphan Dastaan (Jake Gyllenhaal) being adopted by the King of Persia, but he believes that one writes their own destiny. As a grown-up prince he sticks to his roots with his street fighting acrobats, quick reflexes and sharp brain. He uses his skills to help his brother invade the holy city of Alamut, where he unwittingly captures a fabled magical dagger.

Dastaan dashes on a run from his own people, with the captured Princess of Alamut (Gemma Arterton) when he is blamed for the murder of his father. He soon discovers the properties of the coveted dagger along with the threats it possesses, not the least of which are the dangerous enemies seeking it. Dodging expertly aimed daggers, gold-digging ‘businessmen’ and bloodthirsty, scorching serpents he hopes to prove his innocence to his family with the help of the sacred weapon.

The plot has you hooked, the creepy bad guys accompanied by an apt background score set your heart racing and the action- a medley of sword-fighting, martial arts and acrobats- is immensely entertaining. The proud Princess and Persian Prince constantly exchange verbal blows for conversation which keep the chemistry alive despite being cheesy. The sets are stunning as expected and the climax is a sheer visual treat of crystal and sand.

Persians are known for their opulence but the makers haven’t gone overboard but kept the tone subtle. It’s a relief to be able to watch a movie and enjoy it without the special effects swallowing it up. Go watch it to enjoy it and not dissect it. That’s what fantasies are meant for, to escape the real world!

It’s like watching the video game instead of playing it but being equally involved.

[rating:3]

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4 Comments

  1. Rakesh Nair

    May 28, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Totally agree with you Raashi, other than the fact that it could easily be rated worth more than 3 stars you’ve given it.

    The effects are amazing, and to anyone who has played the game or seen it being played, it is a dream come true.

    I could nearly imagine myself in the driver’s seat, jumping on those roof-tops, doing wall-runs and a series of other acrobatics which are an internal part of the game.

    The sounds, the sets, and the scenes keep you glued to your seat and the interval seems like an unneeded part of the plot, lol.

    To anyone who has played the game, I could say it is a very faithful adaptation of the abilities of the prince. To all who haven’t, well, after watching the movie, you might definitely feel it worth a try. 🙂

  2. Ajmal Hassan

    May 31, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    This Movie is Awesome, Fully Paisa wasool, Its really very good movie with all sides Acting, Action, Thrill, Sir Ben Kingsle is Chota Packet Bada Dhamaka in dis movie

  3. Yogesh Mhatre

    May 31, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Being a fan of Prince of Persia Trilogy, (oops… now Quadruply I must say) having played previous three games lot more times, I felt movie didnt impress the avid gamers to that extent of the time they awaited for.

    I think Rashi’s 3 of 5 stars rating is quite justified but it will be more fun for those who lack the knowing of the story from games.

    Mike Newell did a good job by not over doing the effects and blended a perfect cast and plot to overlay Persia.

    Its definitely a must watch for all the fans but keep your expectations low as you will feel something missing after the changes they made to original script of the game.

    Jake Gyllenhall portrait-ed a perfect character of prince while Gemma Arterton looks stunningly beautiful to portrait as Princess Farah .. Oh my bad as Princess Tamina.

    Overall movie keeps you captivated by its sound effects, unexpected twist from original script and finally till the moment when Tamina and Dastan have their first kiss. (Ohh alas I said)

    Enjoy the movie

  4. sorabh bhandari

    June 3, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    awesome movie with good action and a must watch……..

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