Monday, 01 Jun 2020

Movie Review : Fast Forward

Fast Forward: Skip this one, Rating: 1.5 out of 5*, Starring: Vinod Khanna, Akshay Kapoor, Rehan Khan, Bhavna Pani, Siddhant Karnick and Sabina, Director: Zaigham Ali Sayed

Fast Forward narrates the tale of two best buddies Rishi (Rehan) and Sunny (Akshay Kapoor). Both are fantastic dancers. The fun loving Sunny finds dancing a great way to express himself and is in love with Rishiís sister Jeel (Bhavna). (There is an unintentionally hilarious proposal scene between later in the film). Sunny realizes Jeel has purposely kept herself away from her biggest passion Ė dancing. He goes on to rekindle it but it leads to the revealing of Rishiís dark past. The finale sets up in a dancing competition called Fast Forward (hence the title) amongst many top dancing groups including Sunny and Rishiís.

Fast Forward is the kind of a film which appears exciting on paper what with all the right ingredients thrown in which many urban youngsters can relate to. But itís a failure when executed on screen. Neither the script nor the direction nor acting and most importantly neither the music has any fire to keep u interested throughout this 2 hours plus film. Debutante director Zaigham Ali Sayed also squeezes in an unwanted mafia angle to the film in an attempt to give it a thriller edge. But alas, even that doesnít leave you wanting for more!

Music by Akbar Sami is a mega let down, however the dances choreographed by Jhalak Dikhla Ja winner Sonia Jaffer, Vishnu Deva and Seema Desai are the only noteworthy thing of this enterprise. The film features a heady mix of dance sequences (hip hop, Salsa, Rumba, Samba) also add to that B Boying stunts that are packed with high energy.

Rehan Khan attempts to be an angry young man only to end up looking a wannabe Sunny Deol. However, he is good in dancing. Akshay Kapoor is okay and impresses with his dancing skills. Bhavna Pani and Sabina complement the boys well with their dancing skills. Mahesh Manjrekar and Vinod Khanna leave their mark as always. Siddhant Karnick needs to improve his acting skills.

Fast Forward is an utterly forgettable experience. Go only if you are a crazy dance freak and can bear bad acting and mediocre direction.

(SAMPURN | 11 years ago)