Drive movie review: A sad joke

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Written by Shubhra Gupta
| New Delhi |

Updated: November 2, 2019 8:26:35 am


Drive film evaluation: The women look all blow-dried and cat-walk prepared, and break into dance at any time when they want a break.

Drive film forged: Sushant Singh Rajput, Jacqueline Fernandez, Boman Irani, Pankaj Tripathi, Sapna Pabbi, Vikramjit Virk
Drive film director: Tarun Mansukhani
Drive film ranking: 1.5 stars

When this movie begins, you see sizzling wheels, hotter women, a number of revving automobiles, and a few chatter about racing and profitable. So you assume okay then, that’s what Drive is all about. But no, that’s not what it’s about. Or let’s consider, that’s not what it’s ALL about.

Our consideration is drawn to a bunch of thieves burgling a jewelry retailer. Some different thieves are monitoring these ‘chors’. For what goal? Don’t ask. Everyone is dressed like they only bought off the units of Oceans 11/12 and so forth. I informed you, don’t ask, didn’t I?

In one more strand, a bunch of presidency officers are attempting to trace the stolen ‘maal’. There’s a staid-looking middle-aged woman who’s an professional at creaming off the highest. Any prime. Accompanying her is a colleague (Tripathi) who follows orders when he’s not slapping about some reedy fellow. And hovering over them is a PM-ke-daftar-se kind (Irani) who is supposed to resolve all these mysteries.

Somewhere in the midst of this mess, we see a smooth, well-combed man (Rajput) making an attempt to maintain tempo with a leggy, tumble-locked, pink-lipped gal (Fernandez), who likes hanging out with a buffed-up, inked character (Virk) who appears to have a comfortable spot for a fairly younger factor (Pabbi). They are largely to be present in a storage/hangar/den strewn with Ipads and computer systems and varied extras who present as much as cheer every now and then. They, psst, converse in ‘patri-code’. Huh?

Everyone is chasing everybody else. Did I inform you that Rashtrapati Bhavan turns into a location on this film? That’s proper. It is proven to be a warren of walkie-talkies and CCTVs and uniformed guards and a museum-like massive room the place there are work strewn about, and which has, sure, shhh, a secret room.

The women look all blow-dried and cat-walk prepared, and break into dance at any time when they want a break. A track goes, Karma is a bitch. Or a snitch? Who is aware of? And trying on the plot, or what passes for it, who cares? Who are the true ‘chors’? You don’t even must be specifically good to twig on: when the reveal is just not a reveal, what’s it? A tragic joke.

That’s actually what this movie is. It appears to have been strung up with influences from Hollywood movies that includes sharp racing, smooth automobiles, and canny ‘chors’, however has not one of the smarts it’s aiming at. Should it have been referred to as Heist as an alternative? You need to watch it, and inform me?

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