The new Priyadarshan action thriller Tezz starring Ajay Devgan, Anil Kapoor, Zaid Khan, Kangana Ranauth and Sameera Reddy is not an exact rip off of any particular movie. It is the mix of some recent movies. To be precise, a mix of two movies in my view. 2009 Hollywood movie The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 and Kabir Khan’s John Abraham starrer New York. If it was terrorism in NewYork, in Tezz it is illegal migration.

The story is basically about an Indian Migrant at UK, Akash Rana who runs a company and gives job to many illegal migrants like the characters of Zayed Khan and Sameera Reddy. During one raid he gets arrested by police for not having any sufficient papers regarding his UK citizenship. He looses his family, business and everything due to his imprisonment. After four years of imprisonment, Aksah plans to take a revenge on the authorities who punished him. He plants a bomb in a train and demands a ransom of 10 million euros in order to tell the method to diffuse the bomb.

Performance wise Ajay Devgan has done his role as Akash with the required amount of expressions. Zayed Khan was good(Especially in action). Sameera Reddy did showed her skill in stunts. Anil Kapoor and Boman Irani did showed their experiance in the field. I really loved the scene where Boman screams at  Anil Kapoor saying “My daughter is on that train”. Kangana has very little to do in the film and surprisingly she has done it neatly. Mohanlal has nothing to do in this movie. Its just his love to Priyan that he did this totally unwanted role.

In the technical side, apart from Tirru’s Camera work, realistic stunts  and some sharp dialogs here and there, Tezz doesnt offer much excitement. Direction was average. The screen play had an uneven pace. Describing each character drags movie at occasions. The songs were really out of sync. The good thing I felt about Tezz is Mr Tirrus cinematography especially in those two chase sequences. Both the chase sequences, one involving Sammera and the other with Zayed was done neatly. Honestly speaking, I feltb the visual effects part of the movie as pathetic. Train movements were really out of dynamics.

Overall Tezz is an average movie. Its not a pathetic movie but cant say as an above average movie. My rating for Tezz is 2.5/5.

Final Thoughts


Green: Recommended Content

Orange: The In-Between Ones

Red: Not Recommended


By Aswin Bharadwaj

Founder and editor of Lensmen Reviews.

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