Race 3 Movie Review : Not a Salman Khan fan? Mind your own business

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Race 3 Movie Review : Not a Salman Khan fan? Mind your own business

The movie is nothing but a recycled bin of too many car chases, explosions, buffed up characters strutting in slo-mo, and wilted lines.
Jun 15, 2018, 4:59 pm ISTReviewsJhakaasMovies Staff
Race 3 Team
  Race 3 Team
Rating: 2.5/5

Race 3 is a beautiful film. It does not take anyone's expectations into consideration. It delivers way, than it promises. Is that a good thing? The answer is both yes, and no.

Yes, because Race 3 is a film that Salman Khan's hardcore fans will watch on loop, for years to come. It will be worshipped in Salman Khan's own chain of theatres for decades as the perfect Bhai film.

So what is bad about Race 3? Nothing. Everything is so glittery, so loud and so dumb that you just let Khan launch those bazookas on your senses and give in to Race 3. Ab toh tabaahi hai? You bet.

Salman Khan's muscles deliver their career-best performance in Race 3, and introduces himself as, “My name is Sikander, Sikander Singh.” He is James Bond with tonnes of extra confidence. Bobby Deol takes off his shirt and tries to match steps with Salman. Saqib Saleem flaunts his six-packs in one scene but is not allowed to take off clothes in the rest of the film lest your attention sway from Salman.

Anil Kapoor plays Shamsher Singh who owns an island and an arms empire somewhere in the Gulf. He is given an adversary in Freddy Daruwala who plays Rana but has nothing at all to do in the near-three-hour Race 3. Poor Freddy. We have seen better from the chap. But in a Salman Khan film, there's only as much you can do. The rest, Bhai does.

Jacqueline Fernandez and Daisy Shah are pretty props in this race. They fight each other with both fists and heads. You fight the urge to leave the theatre.

Race 3 jumps at you in every scene. There is nothing that is subtle in this film. But why bother with subtlety in a Salman film. Even the notorious Salman Khan, who has given us films like Bajrangi Bhaijaan - even last year's Tiger Zinda Hai - has done better for himself. In Race 3, he is Remo D'Souza's man. Or the other way round maybe

What is the story of Race 3? There is none.

Dialogues in the film play on a different level altogether. Just when you thought nothing could surpass ‘My business is my business, none of your business,’ Daisy Shah comes up with another gem: ‘Isko dil nahi Dell khol ke dikhao (Don’t open your heart, switch on your Dell laptop)’.
Not that Race and Race 2 were classics, but Race 3 has taken things too far. Remo D’Souza’s idea of a dysfunctional family is far more juvenile than Abbas Mustan’s.


Salman Khan, Bobby Deol, Jacqueline Fernandez

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