Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Film review- Crakk: A rollercoaster of highs and lows

Robin Bhuyan 

Directed by Aditya Datt, who is known for movies such as Commando 3 and Table No 21, Crakk: Jitega toh Jiyegaa is an extreme sports action film, starring Vidyut Jammwal in the lead role, with Arjun Rampal as the antagonist, and Amy Jackson, Nora Fatehi, Ankit Mohan, etc. in supporting roles. The story revolves around Siddhu, a young man, from a lower middle-class background, who embarks into a survival sports tournament named MAIDAN, which is headed by a shady character named Dev. Siddhu excels in the tournament, gaining immense appreciation and support from fans and audiences, but at the same time, he begins to unravel the truth about his lost brother Nihal, which brings a revenge drama angle into the film.

Despite receiving mixed reviews from critics, the film has received a warm response from the audiences, earning 4.25 crore on its first day itself. The film doesn’t disappoint, especially if we talk about its action sequences, which keeps you on the edge of your seat. Although the story has several twists and turns, the screenplay could have definitely be improved upon. At times, the pacing seems slow, and the songs seemed unnecessary as well. Regardless, if you are a fan of Vidyut Jammwal, then the film will give you one of the most mind-blowing cinematic experiences.

Talking about performances, Vidyut’s role was definitely different from the roles that we have been seeing him in. The way he carries out his action sequences is definitely awe inspiring. Arjun Rampal did a good job, playing the role of the ruthless and menacing lead antagonist. Talking about the actresses, Nora Fatehi and Amy Jackson, they didn’t really have much to do, though their performances were decent.

The film is Vidyut’s second one as a producer, and he had earlier said that he aimed to deliver India’s biggest action thriller with Crakk, promising the audiences with adrenaline fueld visual spectacles. And yes! If we talk about the action sequences, the film definitely does a good job, thus managing to keep you engaged throughout the story, but the story, the characters and the setting could have been definitely improved upon.

So if you are a fan of Vidyut, or if you are into extreme sports, or if you are just looking for a movie to pass the time, the movie is definitely worth it. However, at 2 hours and 26 minutes, the film seems too dragged, and another unfortunate aspect of the film is that we are left unclear regarding what it wants to say.

Rating – 7 out of 10 stars

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