Incomparable action sequences in AGENT VINOD
Friday, March 9, 2012 3:57:01 PM (IST)
Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade Editorial
SAIF ALI KHAN in AGENT VINOD
Ajay Devgn blows up 50 cars at an average, especially when he joins hands with Rohit Shetty, case in point being SINGHAM and GOLMAAL series. Shahrukh Khan too went many steps ahead when he destroyed an entire car yard in RA.ONE. He did show restrain in DON 2 though one waits to see how many explosions Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan create in their upcoming action outings ROWDY RATHORE and EK THA TIGER. However one man who doesn't wish to over indulge in such brand of action is Saif Ali Khan.
"He as well as director Sriram Raghavan was of the opinion that despite the central protagonist being an agent here, they wouldn't be blowing cars all over the city," informs a source attached to the film, "They were sure that nothing would be a part of the narrative if it was rather unnecessary."
Another line of thought that Saif and Sriram carried was the familiarity factor that Indian audience are carrying today when it comes to action imports from the West. With dubbed versions of BAD BOYS and FAST AND THE FURIOUS series reaching the nook and corner of the country, the makers felt that it would be futile to try bettering sequences from these films.
"When you are working at a budget which is less than 5% of such films, why try to be over-smart and shoot something for your personal gratification," adds Sriram, "I would rather shoot something that is absolute necessary and takes the story forward. This is what I have done by varying my action sequences in a way that each of them manages its own individuality without seeming overdone."
An agent who doesn't overdo his act? Well, we would certainly like to see his modus operandi at play here!
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Tags : Saif Ali Khan, Ajay Devgn, Shahrukh Khan, AGENT VINOD, SINGHAM, RA.ONE, EK THA TIGER, BAD BOYS, FAST AND THE FURIOUS