Machine movie cast: Mustafa Burmawala, Kiara Advani, Ronit Roy, Dalip Tahil
Machine movie director: Abbas-Mustan
These Brothers are seasoned Bollywood veterans who created an effective brand of film screen in the mid-90s which became exclusively theirs: song-and-dance, large sets which remind us of MTV grind, good-looking women and men kitted out in sensual outfits and no morals. They outshined our simpleton stars do dubious things for Pyar and Paisa: an inspiring array of A-graders — from Shah Rukh Khan to Salman Khan to Akshay Kumar to Saif Ali Khan —scoring enormous hits.
The director duo has been on the down for a small while, the Abbas-Mustan rococo construction of situations and scenses at probabilities with modern-day styles. Their preceding outing presented comic Kapil Sharma to the pictures via a sagging comedy. In this latest film, specifically made to takeoff Mustafa, they have not taken any chance. They’ve opted from among their own triumphs to paving stone together Machine: the biggest masses are noticeably from Baazigar, crisscrossed with Race and Soldier.
One can play a spot-the-movie over the 148 minutes which turn out in what can be called an Abbas-Mustan model: chic cars rocketing around trails, rich fathers of nice-looking girls flagging off car races, tricky twists, top men gushing dialogues in quest of pretty womenfolk and a plot with enough loop-holes.
Machine is the sort of movie the director-duo dragged to 90s. May be or maybe not. Even the squashes of plots badly need some acting hacks and charisma: none of the youth, including the Burmawla, is in possession of these vital elements that makes an actor a star.
The secret of why it’s named Machine is just revealed in the last few minutes. Abbas Mustan characterized a certain kind of bright and shiny Bollywood, which told its stories with passion. Who doesn’t recall ‘yeh kaali kaali aankhen’ with Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol mesmerizing the floor?
End of an epoch.
The first half of the film is a bit slow as it was wholly devoted to the traditional Girl-boy romance followed by tying the knot. The intermission ends with the actual story, what a fiasco!
As the movie goes on, one is unable to draw differences between machine and Abbas-Mustan’s film Baazigar.