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Movie Review: Aazaan (2011)

Users Rating: [ratings] ★★★☆☆
Box Office: TBA

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.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
3.5 “Azaan is not a film which wastes time in self-congratulation after staging one more terrorist explosion. It moves on relentlessly. The world has to be saved. Self-importance is miraculously averted.”
NDTV Movies
3.0 “Enjoy the action.”
Times Of India
Average Reviews
2.5 “The movie can be watched once. Just don’t set your expectations too high and you will enjoy a decent action flick. “
Negative Reviews
2.0 “AAZAAN boasts of a novel theme [Bioterrorism] and superb action scenes/stunts/chases is its biggest USP. But the film could’ve done with a taut script.”
2.0 “AZAAN is a cocktail of TASHAAN, BLUE and DRONA.”
2.0 “Watch the film if you have nothing to do on weekends and just want to do some timepass.”
DNA India
1.5 “All money, no show!”
1.0 “Aazaan is a wasted effort”
1.0 “Watch it just for the breathtaking action scenes.”
1.0 “Go for action scenes only else skip & save your time.”
1.0 “A Recipe For Disaster.”

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