Movie Review: Aazaan (2011)
Bioterrorism is amongst the most burning and disconcerting issues today. The perils of biological warfare — also known as germ warfare — just cannot be disregarded and what makes it even more hazardous is the fact that a lot of countries remain vulnerable to it.
AAZAAN undertakes a grave issue, a theme that has never been depicted on the Hindi screen earlier. Besides, director Prashant Chadha attempts to narrate the story in a style that’s reminiscent of the BOURNE series. An espionage thriller that travels various continents. But AAZAAN, despite the right intent, doesn’t come across as a compelling, assertive experience. What should’ve been fear-provoking and also emotionally enveloping, since Aazaan Khan shares poignant moments with the people he loves [brother Aman and sweetheart Afreen], doesn’t register the desired impact.
Aazaan [Sachiin Joshi], half Afghan, half Indian gets drawn into the murky world of espionage, only to find his younger brother, Aman [Neet Mohan], a suspected terrorist. As Aazaan infiltrates deeper, he has no clue of the price he might have to pay for it. Aazaan stands in the way of Doctor’s [Sajid Hassan] plans to destroy India. All he has on his side is the love of a brother and the love for his country.