Movie Review: Bodyguard – Dashing Salman, Rocking Music, Light and That’s It


Movie Review: Bodyguard – Dashing Salman, Rocking Music, Light and That’s It

Veekshitha Arasa
Daijiworld Media Network – Entertainment

Rating: 2.5/5

Mangalore, Aug 31: With the whole lot of hype and advance bookings, the much- awaited ‘Bodyguard’ of superstar Salman Khan did hit the theatres today and without a doubt the show was packed with excited audience.

Directed by Siddique, did the movie maintain the magic created by its Malayalam original and succeed in standing up to the expectations? Well I would shilly-shally to say yes.

Cast

The prime hero Salman as Lovely Singh was indeed ‘Lovely’. His entrance in the movie was befitting to the superb actor that he is. The title track with Katrina was very vibrant and his dance moves were simply amazing. We really cannot blame him for the movie’s not-so-great story line but no one else could have made the character of Lovely Singh look so lovely.
 
Kareena Kapoor too as Divya did justice to her role. She infact looked more elegant and charming in the movie with her nicely and creatively designed clothes which would soon be seen in the cloth stores for sure.

The moviemakers also tried to make the audience laugh through the character of debutant Rajat Rawail as Tsunami Singh but his dialogues seem silly at times and fail to amuse the audience. The roles of Raj Babbar, Hazel Keech, Aditya Pancholi and Mahesh Manjrekar  were fair enough.

Music

The movie stands high on music. Himesh Reshammiya has indeed done a great job by producing some of the finest songs including I love You, Teri Meri and the Desi Beat. The way the songs are presented are also something unusual and pleasant. So as long as the music of the movie is concerned I would give full marks.

Punch Dialogue

The dialogue one is sure to remember from the movie is that of Salman which he says in a unique style - 'Mujphe ek ehsaan karna, ke mujhpe koiehsaan na karma”.

Story Outline and Analysis

The story of the movie mainly revolves around Lovely Singh(Salman), the Bodyguard and Divya(Kareena).   Lovely Singh owes a debt to wealthy man Sartaj Rana(Raj Babbar) that he had saved his dieing mother when she was pregnant. Hence he is ready to do anything for Sartaj Rana. Lovely is very much loyal to Sartaj Rana and according to his will becomes a perfect bodyguard to his daughter(Divya) guarding her life in college.

Sartaj Rana had many enemies and in order to protect his daughter from danger Lovely Singh was made her bodyguard but initially she was not aware that her life was in trouble. Hence she was very reluctant when the bodyguard used to follow her to college.

Unaware of the threat to her life she becomes Chaya and tries her best to distract him and on realizing the truth falls in love with him. He too loves the phone girl chaya without realizing its his madam Divya. But he gets to know about this only at the end of the movie when he had already married Divya’s friend who dies later due to illness. The movie almost at the ending stage some what reminds us a little of Kuch Kuch hota hai where Rani dies in the beginning making way for Kajol-Shahrukh’s union.

Over all, Bodyguard remains a standard entertainer and just a light hearted movie. It can be watched once mainly for Salman’s outstanding appearance and just time pass on a holiday.

Conclusion

Bodyguard didn’t live up to the hype and deliver great success on the occasion of Eid. But if you are a die-hard Salman fan you’ll not be disappointed except that you would certainly feel the director could have utilized his skills better. Those who had too many expectations from the movie better give it a miss.

  

Comment on this article

  • mehul b sudani, 24,yamunakunj soc,surat-395006

    Sat, Sep 3 2011

    i m a big frnz of salman khan n i want to meet him against i want to tell i like this movie n this fabulous n i also like the new style of salman khan whose speak liklly " mujpe ek ehsan karna ki mujpe koi ehsan na karna" (KYON KI) marta kam or ghasitata jyada hu.

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  • munna, mangalore

    Fri, Sep 2 2011

    superb meaning of private number (parvathi numbiar) this is the dialog of the film bodyguard in malayam.

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  • Jade, Dubai

    Fri, Sep 2 2011

    i really luv this movie, cauze i did not saw this movie in Malayalam nor tamil..... this is another movie to be super duper hit after dabbang.... plz everyone should watch this movie... Salman looks handsome & suits for the role of lovely sing as Bodyguard... & also kareena suits for role of divya & mysterious chaya.... Hezel keetch also suits for the role of divyas frnd Maya.... but i always like 2 give 5 stars for this movie.... let it be another blockbuster movie of salman.... "Salman we Luv u".... "EAST OR WEST, SALMAN IS THE BEST"......

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  • joshila, mangalore

    Thu, Sep 1 2011

    I LOVE U SALMAN....... rocking yaar tum jaisa koi nahi.

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  • vidit, bangalore

    Thu, Sep 1 2011

    salman must stop actiing in movies
    and start his family . he must forget all his love in movie and real like ash,kaif etc . please advice him to have good life after marrage.

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  • Shabana, Dubai

    Thu, Sep 1 2011

    Itz a good movie..the only thing they cud hav made better is Salman's reaction when he realized Kareena is chaya and Kareena's reaction when Salman realized her as Chaya..they shud be releasin their feelings through deep emotional scenes rather than smiling n happy face..but overall the movie is gud ..bu don hesitat o say siddique, salman & Kareena rocks...

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  • Gilbert, Puttur

    Thu, Sep 1 2011

    Salman Wath the Tamil movie of Bodyguard acted by Vijay and compere the same with your acting. You are not bette then Vijay, Danush, or Surya

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  • Ruben F, Mlr/Hail

    Thu, Sep 1 2011

    Nowadays bollywood giving hits DUBBING south movies including songs ... Lage raho bollywood..SASTHA AUR TIKAO..

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  • Jatin, Indian

    Thu, Sep 1 2011

    Bodyguard is a Must Watch Movie.Salman is a great actor.

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  • shiva, mangalore

    Thu, Sep 1 2011

    Kiran, Mangalore/Mumbai..DNT LOOK FOR REIVIEW IN NATIONAL NEWS CHANNEL..THEY ALWAYS GIVE GOOD REVIEW TO SALMAN,SHARUKH,SAIF,RANBEER OR ANY KAPOOR ,KARAN JOHAR ,YASH RAJ MOVIES..EVEN THEY GAVE 5* TO MNIK..
    BUT THEY ALWAYS GIVE NEGATIVE REVIEW TO MANIRATNAM,RAMGOPAL OR PRIYADARSHAN MOVIES..THATS HOW BOLLY WOOD IS CONTROLLED BY ACTINLG LESS HEROES .

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  • suhail, dubai/udupi

    Thu, Sep 1 2011

    this movie is orignally made in malayamam..bodyguard cast-dileep and nayantara.and in tamil kavaalan-the bodyguard...cast vijay and ashin and comedian veruvail(may be spell wrong)...

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  • rajesh, mangalore

    Thu, Sep 1 2011

    this movie is orignally made in malayamam..and its a comedy movie with hero as comedian more ..and dileep original malayalam hero is ready to do any comedy characters not looking at his image or star status..but unforutunately in tamil vija and and now salman cant do comedy with down to earth ..every time they try to mention thier star value..
    in malayalam movie dileep look like ordinary body guard of india ..but salman adn vijay dress like black commando..more look like commando just come from uk or usa..
    in every copy moive from malayalam this hidin so called acting less supper stars like sharukh or salman kills the charachter..
    find the difference between sallu barbar and malayalam kadha paryoiumbol..
    in malayalam importance was given to barbar character .to sreenivasa not super star mamooty..but in hindi and tamil its not to barbar character ..it went to sharukh and rajni..so both film look like artificial..
    same way in manichitrataaz..it was character ganga ..shobanas importance..not to mohanlal..but in tamil ,kannada ,hindi ..centre point was vishnu,rajni and akshay..
    this is how bollywood and tamil movie kill origina version from malayalam..
    in malayalam movies comes based on character..but in bolly wood ..purelyon heor and his dress and six pack and heroines size zero..

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  • kannadiga, mangalore/dubai

    Thu, Sep 1 2011

    Hi Divz, USA, such small errors out of notices some time when the big picture is in front...this is called typographical error (i am not sure if this term used in US).

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  • Kiran, Mangalore/Mumbai

    Thu, Sep 1 2011

    For all those who have commented negatively about the review here kindly read the reviews in the other good sites like rediff, ndtv.U will know even there the rating is very poor. First You should know the technical things about the movie and then decide how well it has been presented and not simply blaming on the reviewer. When you will write reviews on your own you will know where u need to concentrate. Whatever has been reviewd here about Bodyguard is absolutely not wrong.

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  • Divz, USA

    Wed, Aug 31 2011

    Did anyone else also notice how produced is spelt on the poster? Looks like no one had the time to proof- read before releasing it to the public.Very sloppy..

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  • Roshan,

    Wed, Aug 31 2011

    Saw the movie one of the different love story....no doubt...rocking movie!!!!

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  • tia,

    Wed, Aug 31 2011

    Salman had me smiling thru the movie (as usual)... def worth my time n $$..

    He rocks my world :)

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  • Ramesh, Vizag

    Wed, Aug 31 2011

    This movie is a clean entertainer. Forget about about un-naturality, which is in every movie. Movie gives 85% justice to ur money spent

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  • nikhil, bangalore

    Wed, Aug 31 2011

    saw the movie.....movie is superb...not to miss specially die hard salman fans.....salman rocks all throughout the movie......do not miss it

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  • sam, poomann/talapady

    Wed, Aug 31 2011

    its a malayalam dubbed movie :bodyguard cast-dileep and nayantara

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  • aman, mangalore

    Wed, Aug 31 2011

    The movie was indeed good, the first half is dedicated to salman fans and the second half has a emotional love story attached to it, on the whole it is a wholesome entertainer,next time when you review a movie please get your facts right

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  • RODRIX, OOTA, AMERICA

    Wed, Aug 31 2011

    Don consider all these heroez bcuz v have only one hero i.e., GOD

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Wed, Aug 31 2011

    Bodyguard is a remake of malayalam film, remade in various south indian languages as well. This movie is a perfect family entertainer that compliments the spirit of the festive season.

    Henry Misquith/Bahrain

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  • arif bava, kaup / Abu dhabi

    Wed, Aug 31 2011

    compering to southern version Body guard Hindi's story like and narration is bit poor and second heroin (Hazel Keech) is seems more posh than Kareen kapoor inspite of kareena belongs to RAISE family, emotion movement is less in climax they showed Kareen and Salman more young look than their collage time seven year before.

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  • makku, dubai

    Wed, Aug 31 2011

    i am not a big fan of salman khan, but i love dis movie, and i am sure it will break all d records...

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  • Wilson, Mangalore

    Wed, Aug 31 2011

    The story line seems to be a dubbing from a Tamil film. Don't remember the name though. Salmaab indeed a stunning hero!!

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  • Aryan, New York

    Wed, Aug 31 2011

    Stop lying, I am a fan of good cinema and I am currently in India for vacation and I have seen the movie 3 times already since the morning because of the amount of fun I am having in theaters. Don't get me wrong I saw the movie twice in a multiplex and once on a single screen with similar experiences and I paid nearly 3 times the ticket to buy my ticket from someone else in a multiplex to watch it again and am not at all disappointed. To the viewers of this review let me tell you this, if you enjoy good cinema and like to have fun with your family/friends then go watch this movie and you decide for yourselves. Most critics have given this movie 4/5 so this critic must be biased in some way. This critic probably didn't like 3 Idiots either.

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  • ANURAG, KOTA

    Wed, Aug 31 2011

    salman is great i am his biggest fan his movie is very good from wanted he is better than sharukh khan

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