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Monday, January 28, 2013

RACE 2 Omar Quereshi Review n First 3 DAYS Collections

'Race2' vrooms back into theatres powered by the Abbas-Mustan fuel of style, slickness and sexiness. yes, it has all the fast cars, lambhorghinis blowing up even, jet planes, Audis (most decidedly Audis) & bikes & horses too. Exotic Turkey made to look even more exotic & beckoning. Yes, it has dollops of hot gals and bronzed bikini bodies, and plenty of testosterone & 6 packs thrown in too. Saif is back as Ranveer Singh, the man with the plan. he joins hands with John (Arman Mallick) Abraham & his step-sista Deepika Padukone (Elena) and John's gal Jacqueline Fernandez. Anil Kapoor plays the corrupt cop, now retired, and doubling up as a corrupt bar-runner RD with his blonde assistant Sameera Reddy replaced by a blonder Amisha Patel (Cherry). Of course, there are even double-meaning, sleazy jokes on 'popping the Cherry', fruit shapes and juicy frootees. What is sadly slowing down this race is the fuel needed from a good story. The characters are not as twisted as in the earlier part, and are predictable. The story is slow and the 2nd part falls apart, turning into a spy-kids flick with gizmos and outlandish plots to steal artefacts worth 20 billion dollars no less. Deepika looks smoking hot, sensatonal but has not much to do. Jacqueline ecen less, apart from a stylish fencing sequence with Saif. Amisha plays the fruitcake blonde to perfection. Saif is very good, John is wasted and Anil gets more obscene but still carries it off inspite of a small role. Music falls short of part 1 and overall a lot is missing. But watchable for its style and slickness, so what if a story is missing and the twists are predictable. Still a watchable 3 stars from me.

Boxoffice Collections
Hindi movie Race 2, which is a sequel to big hit movie Race, has concluded the first weekend with a fantastic collection at the Indian Box Office. The Saif Ali Khan, John Abraham and Anil Kapoor starrer has topped the business chart, while another new release Akaash Vani landed in the second place. It has surpassed Rs 50 crore mark at the domestic business centres in three days and has become the biggest opener of 2013. Race 2, which was released in 3,200 screens across the country on January 25, opened to a robust response at the domestic Box Office on the first day of its release on Friday with its occupancy ranging between 70% and 80%. The Abbas-Mastan-directed action thriller witnessed a big jump in its business on Saturday due to Republic day holiday. It showed further improvement on Sunday. The much-hyped and much-awaited film Race 2 has collected Rs 51.35 crores nett at the domestic Box Office in the (3 days) first weekend and fast heading towards Rs 100 crore mark. Its breakup is Rs 15.12 cr on Fri, Rs 20.72 cr on Sat and Rs 15.51 cr on Sun. It has beaten the first weekend collection record of Saif Ali Khan and John Abraham's big hits like Cocktail (Rs 36 crores) and Housefull 2 (Rs 43.5 crores). However, Race 2 is set to become the first Rs 100 crore grosser movie in 2013. Will it cross this mark in the first week? Trade experts say that usually, the business of a movie drops by 50%. If this Race 2 also stick to this rule, it will not be able to cross this mark. It might achieve this magic figure in the second weekend. Stay locked to this space to know whether Race 2 crosses Rs 100 cr mark at the domestic Box Office