Drive Review - An Ocean's parody on budget

Drive Review - An Ocean's parody on budget

Heist and racing movies are beloved by one and all, and they are one of the most popular genres in Hollywood. Drive, sadly looks as if it has been made after the makers watched a slew of heist and racing Hollywood movies. Sadly, the outcome is ridiculous and makes you agree with the makers for releasing this movie on the internet rather than dumping it on the theatre audiences. Drive starring Jacqueline Fernandez, Sushant Singh Rajput, Boman Irani, Pankaj Tripathy, Vikramjeet Virk and Sapna Pabbi, is based race car driving chors on the lookout for an elusive bigger chor 'King', who is chased by even the government officials. But King manages to outsmart everyone. So instead of following the chors, the government officials Boman Irani and Pankaj Tripathi follow the chors who are following the bigger chor as they will lead them to the bigger chor. The small chors, however, don't look like chors and instead look as if they have just walked the ramp at Lakme Fashion Week. They are from Delhi, so obviously, even the small chors would be wearing designer outfits. It is not Mumbai, where we expect our chors to rob banks, jewellery stores in T-shirts and PJs. Amiright? Well moving on, the small chors join hands with a wannabe bigger chor to rob the Rashtrapati Bhavan. That is the main crux of the story and I know just by reading this would make you chuckle. Well, we won't let out any more spoilers and to know more you have to watch the rest of the film. Directed by Tarun Mansukhani, I have just one word for the film- Disaster. There is no other word that comes to my mind while writing this review. The movie like any other heist film has way too many characters double-crossing each other, and while it may seem good on paper, it appears just too convoluted and contrived to watch on screen. It becomes tedious to keep track of all the fishy business that's happening in the movie with a lot of cars vrooming in the background. The VFX is also poorly done in not just one but several scenes. For the people who are shimming in and out of the Rashtrapati Bhavan, it is not your galli ka dukaan which you are mocking. Creative liberty, we get it. But at least the makers wouldn't have used such a ludicrous plot to tell the story of a heist. One of the biggest drawbacks of the film is that it has consummate actors and that is what pains me. This film is a huge letdown for fans of Sushant Singh Rajput, Boman Irani, Pankaj Tripathi who are simply let down by a poor script and writing skills. For a movie that could have been a subtle commentary on inefficient government servants or corrupt government officials, Drive just seems like a parody of a bunch of Hollywood films put together. Rating: 0.5/5


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