Abbas-Mustan’s latest action venture is a classic love story with a classic twist! The movie ‘Machine’ features the stunning debutant Mustafa, who is Abbas’s son, and the beautiful Kiara Advani. The trailer gives a definite hint of the fast-track racing thriller love story, and their on-screen chemistry looks sizzling. The story of Machine is about two racers, Ransh (Mustafa) and Sarah (Kiara Advani) who come close to each other due to some strange circumstances and fall in love. But the tale has a big twist, and their life is never the same as before. Both the young actors are displaying higher adrenaline rush and the story itself looks very encouraging.
Machine movie review
- Genre – Thriller
- Star Cast – Mustafa, Kiara Advani
- Director –Abbas-Mustan
- Rating – 1/5
The mind boggles by thinking that movies like these, that actually get written, publicized, shot and also hit the screen of theaters. Does no one with an uncia of objectivity interrupt at any point? Anyway, here we are, and here is the review of Abbas-Mustan’s latest action venture “Machine”.
The heroine Sarah (Kiara Advani) and the hero Ransh get married less than an hour into the film. So it becomes fully clear that Machine is not going to connect on the climax of young love. It is the intensity and love that they share for car racing that brings Sarah and Ransh together. But before the two can tie the marital knot, Ransh has to address the small business of dealing with two rival lovers, one of whom is the weak Aditya (Ehsan Shanker, also making his debut). That apart, the boy has to change the girl’s dad (Ronit Roy) mind that he is the right person for his daughter.
The plot does cause a few mild astonishments but is unable to create any real anxiety or suspense. One thing leads to another ending up in an unusual climactic heap. The machine is purportedly a thriller about envy, greed, obsession and betrayal, but given the hasty manner in which the film plays out (parts of it opens in Batumi, Georgia), it is a total washout.
The cast of the film involves veterans like Dalip Tahil and Johnny Lever in a comic cameo as a policeman as well as Cape Town model and former Kingfisher calendar girl Carla Dennis. Lever exaggerates it up unabashedly whilst the rest of the actors, including the lead couple, look totally out of sorts. Kiara Advani has had some shots already at stardom – there is no way that Machine will spin her climb up the ladder. If Mustafa is to have a genuine chance of breaking into the Bollywood big league, he would need much more than this effort of Machine to make progress.
It’s true that this movie is not what you expect it to be by watching the trailer. No matter if you were to walk in with zero anticipation, the two-and-a-half-hour movie Machine would still be a huge let-down. It’s a non-starter best left alone movie.