Movie Review: Bodyguard (2011)

Users Rating: [ratings] ★★★☆☆
Box Office: Block Buster

For most of us, the festive season is also about entertaining ourselves with a Bollywood biggie. Following two blockbuster Eid releases in the last two years, WANTED [2009] and DABANGG [2010], Salman Khan, the darling of the masses, unleashes yet another entertainer this Eid [this time, it coincides with Ganesh Chaturthi] — BODYGUARD. The buzz around a Salman movie only got bigger this year, but the pertinent question is, will Salman deliver yet another festive hit with BODYGUARD? After having set such high standards for himself, will Salman surpass his previous achievements? Well, that should be easy to pull off taking into account [a] Salman’s current form at the box-office and [b] The film has the merits to stand on its feet.

A section of the industry feels that Salman is limiting himself to hardcore masala films that defy logic. That he’s slowly getting typecast in similar genre movies. Perhaps, you may assume that BODYGUARD is no exception. You may also assume that BODYGUARD is an extension of what we’ve witnessed in DABANGG and READY. But it is not so. Let me say, BODYGUARD is atypical Salman entertainer, yet there are moments [in its second hour specifically] that make it stand apart from all Salman starrers we have witnessed in the recent past, which includes WANTED, DABANGG and READY.

When it comes to being punctual and doing his duties perfectly, Lovely Singh is unmatchable. Taking great pride in what he does, he spares no effort in giving his everything to his profession.

Summoned for an assignment of guarding Divya, the daughter of Sartaj Rana, a business tycoon. Lovely Singh accompanies her to her campus, but ends up rubbing her the wrong way with his over-protective nature …and paranoia about security. She finds him to be a major obstacle in leading a regular campus life. To throw him off-track and get him out of the way, she comes up with a ‘master-plan’- that of trapping him in a fake love affair. ‘Once he’s smitten by the girl of his dreams and is reveling in his new-found romance, he will leave us alone, and we shall be free to do our own thing unhindered’, says Divya to her friends.

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Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
4.5 “Expect a hurricane called BODYGUARD to strike at the box-office.”
Bollywood Hungama
4.0 “Last Eid it was DABAANG, this Eid, it’s BODYGUARD. A double whammy.”
4.0 “All in all, ‘Bodyguard’ is an absolute entertainer.”
4.0 “Bodyguard had the germs to become a super-hit fare but it remains a good fare mainly because its script looks contrived and too convenient at places.”
3.5 “This one has a soul.”
3.0 “Bodyguard’ – delivers the goods.”
3.0 “It’s a film with a lot of flaws, but when Salman is on song, who cares?”
3.0 “Bodyguard’ may not have the chutzpah of a ‘Dabangg’, but it pulls itself through to entertain viewers during the festive season.”
Average Reviews
2.5 “Bodyguard is not Salman-y enough!”
2.5 “Bodyguard is endurable (and I say this without any condescension) for those who can forgive the haphazard story and be happy enjoying the songs and watching Salman and Kareena onscreen.”
2.5 “Only for diehard Salman Khan fans, Bodyguard has nothing to offer to the fastidious cineaste.”
2.5 “All Body, No Soul?”
2.5 “Predictable, but Salman’s fans won’t complain”
Negative Reviews
2.0 “Bodyguard is an out-and-out Salman Khan film meant to be taken in the festive spirit of the season..”
NDTV Movies
2.0 “Even Salman Khan can’t save this Bodyguard”
DNA India
1.5 “Barring Kareena Kapoor, Bodyguard is a ham fest. A bad amalgam of faulty story, poor execution replete with Tardiness.”
1.5 “Go for Lovely Singh else better to skip it.”

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