Rating: * ½
Let the chase begin. The opening chase, which lasts approximately 10 minutes, is
among the best slickness-on-skids situation styled for a Hindi film. And full
marks to the people behind it. But soon after this pulse-racing start our hero,
who also happens to be the film`s producer, slips into a coma. Er....and so does
Never quite sure of whether it wants to be a slick thriller or an espionage adventure saga the narrative just collapses in a heap of ineptly conceived situations about corrupt officials and honest investigators.
The outer-limit of ludicrousness is the nurse, played by the pretty Udita Goswami, in the shortest of skirts, trying to bring alive the comatose hero by slithering and sliding all over his inert body.
Wish someone would do a seductive dance over the narration.
Chase never quite overcomes the cheesy impulse, moving from one absurd episode to another, not quite the pacy thriller that one would think the introductory chase would lead us into.
To his credit Jagmohan Mundhra films some of the later stunts with some style. However the overall impression is that of a tired fugitive giving his shadow the chase.
The performances are uniformly amateurish. The cast includes the legendary Shammi Kapoor`s son Aditya Raj Kapoor playing the kind of shady tycoon that went out of style with the action-dramas of Rajiv Rai.
Here`s a film that has plenty of skidding wheels and is constantly on the movie.
But it still fails to move us. Except out of our seats for hastily moving towards the nearest exit for some fresh air.
Speaking of the great outdoors, there`s a romantic song, totally out of place, shot picturesquely in Jammu and Kashmir.
Wish the rest of the over-edited film also had some breathing place.
CHASE is a edge of the seat thriller, involving raw action and drama.
The main players in this CHASE to get to the truth are Sohail Ansari, a man on the run. DIG Ranveer Tyagi who has vested interest in getting to the bottom of a murder in which Sohail is involved. Insp. Siddharth, right hand of the DIG who is monitoring Sohail`s actions. In this scenario enters Nupur Chauhan who is Involved with Sohail closely. The other players of this CHASE are Surabhee, Sohails love interest and industrialist Mr. Khanna to whom money is the solution of all problems. Added to this there is Anthony D`Costa who is also in search for the truth.
The hunt for Sohail and search for truth takes us through the streets of Mumbai in an exciting and thrilling CHASE. The truth has the potential of blowing up the entire political system apart. The line between truth and lies gets blurred. Who is the victim and who is the criminal? What you see may not be the truth. Do the criminals get caught? Does the victim come up the winner? Who is Sohail Ansari and what is the role of Anthony D`Costa?
This CHASE for the truth ends in nail biting, tense and unusual climax which will leave you spell bound.
It is said that you are innocent till proven guilty, but what happens when the law is interested in punishing the accused without verifying his innocence or guilt? What happens when the law upholder are ruthless and have no scruples?
All these questions are answered in CHASE...
Think Fast ....