Get ready for jobs that ‘blow’, bare-bods, chains, fists, fruits (of passion) et al. Kinky, huh? Not really. This is what goes into a high-flying, testosterone ride called Race 2, where everything blows up – from beastly cars to bronzed beautism. Macho men dive into mid-air and cars casually fly. The men are smart, but their gizmos are smarter. The women are ‘haute’, but mean machines give them a run for their curves. Such is this race of brawn and biceps (with limited brain power).
Lambi race ka ghoda, Ranveer Singh (Saif) is on a mission again – to avenge the death of his lady-love. On the race-track he encounters Armaan Mallick (John) and his half-sister Aleena (Deepika), reeking of wealth and power in Turkey. Omisha (Jacqueline) joins the race as Armaan’s seductive love-interest. Lastly, there’s the conman, RD (Anil) and his X-factor Cherry (Ameesha), with their fruity diet and juicy one-liners. Everyone is racing for a reason, albeit with less speed, and oodles of style.
While Saif flamboyantly fuels the race with max horse power, John uses his mind-‘blowing’ body for ‘knock-out’ action scenes. Diva Deepika flaunts her natural pizzazz; Jacqueline looks good and tries to keep pace. With puns and playfulness, Anil Kapoor thoroughly entertains, flanked by his ‘fruit-bearer’, Ameesha who cutely plays the clueless Cherry.
Heists, hot-babes, roulette, raging cars, gizmos and gags – Director duo, Abbas-Mustan have thrown in everything with pompous grandeur, save for a riveting plot that shocks or stuns. It focuses on superbly digitized Hollywood-esque actions scenes, racy chases and blow-ups (plus a ‘designer’ star-cast that salivates on style) – all of which, a visual treat – but it doesn’t make your heart race, really.
Wish they’d traded in their glitzy stilettos for running shoes and slick suits for a solid story. Then this race would still be in the run, we think.
The race for love, money and power begins. The runners cut to the chase and break all rules of the game.