When it comes to be inspired from Hollywood, Bollywood directors have done it all. The latest addition to the list is Mani Shankar’s ‘Knock Out’. The movie is not only inspired from Hollywood film ‘Phone Booth’ but looks very similar to our own ‘A Wednesday’.
The movie stars Sanjay Dutt as an assassin, Irrfan Khan as his victim and Kangna Ranaut as a sassy journalist.
The movie is an action thriller that revolves around Irrfan Khan and Sanjay Dutt. Irrfan plays Tony Khosla, a corrupt investment banker who transfers Indian bureaucrats and politicians’ money into Swiss banks, using a public phone for the purpose. One fine day, Tony takes up an unknown call and lands into big trouble. The caller on the phone is Sanjay Dutt, who wants Irrfan to make a public confession of all his crimes. Tony (Irrfan) has no choice left except to follow the instructions as the caller threatens to kill him.
Both Sanjay and Irrfan were brilliant at their jobs and deserve kudos for amazing portrayal of the hit-man and the victim. Kangna failed to impress as a journalist as she plays a glam-doll in high heels more than a serious reporter.
Overall, the movie is a good one time watch. It takes time to engage the viewer but slowly it grabs the attention and forces the viewer to sit back and enjoy the thriller as the drama unfolds. The script of the movie is well written and implemented by Mani Shankar.
Ratings: Three cheers for this one.