BODYGUARD Review: Mind-numbing!

Wed, August 31, 2011 5:00pm UTC by 110 Comments
BODYGUARD Review: Mind-numbing!

No story, no screenplay and no plot – only Salman Khan, and that too, a confused one!

You do not expect a cinematic masterpiece when you walk into a theatre to watch a Salman Khan film, do you? You just go in there to watch Salman Khan, superstar! So whether you want to watch Bodyguard or not would depend on how much of a Salman fan you are and how much of your sanity you are willing to sacrifice. If that is what it is about for you, and you want a couple of hours of entertainment this festive weekend, here’s what’s in store for you.

Bodyguard Lovely Singh (Salman Khan) is called on by Sartaj Rana (Raj Babbar) to guard his daughter Divya (Kareena Kapoor) who is studying in a college in Pune. Divya, who is all set to get married to a mystery man in London, falls in love with Lovely instead. After a series of long-winding incidents and a few over-the-top action sequences, their love story drags on further for a few reels before finally it’s time for a happy ending.

The first half of the film has nothing to offer— neither laughter nor awe. Tsunami Singh (Rajat Rawail), who is meant for comic relief, only manages to evoke frustration. The story sort of comes to life only in the last half-hour, with a couple of twists thrown in, but by now you are too tired to even notice it.

Perhaps director Siddique made the film only to cash in on Salman’s stardom. He puts in his all in this department— a biceps flaunting Salman, a punching Salman, a shirtless Salman and an item boy Salman. What he forgot to do is add some zing to his basic plot and screenplay. Salman should be lauded for his guts to take on such a weak film and his willingness to add his punch to it. And despite it being one of the most mind-numbing films in recent times, it has ‘hit’ written all over it, mainly because of the current Salman euphoria and the timing of its release. And a word of caution for Sallu: You need to stop taking your loyal audiences for granted, before it’s too late. A word of caution for you readers: This Eid, if you want to be entertained by Salman bhai, don’t visit the theatres. Stay at home and rent a DVD of Wanted or Dabanng instead!

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  • ravi

    now who is this ch*t*ya critic, saala koi bhi , sorry saali koi bhi movie critic ban jaati hai ab to

  • maruf

    Who is this fu**ing ar*e hole critic? The movie is superb and it gonna be smash hit. The critic is nonsence who even dont have any test of movie. F*ck that cow head critic.

  • RJ

    I think you went to see the movie with a pre-decided review. Story wise, the movie is much better than Salman’s recent movies. offcourse, may be the first half could have been edited better but second half made up for that mistake( if i may call it).
    action is good, acting is better and twist in the story is the best.
    …would really like to read a positive review of a movie from u

  • Abhishek patil

    the movie is very good …another Smash hit of bollywood….second half is juzt amazin’…. worth watch…. P.S= dont ever listen to critic..they r the biggest dummies… LMAO…..laughin’ my a** Off..

  • gaurav vengre

    critics wht d hell are u talking..???? movie is awsum…..must watch movie h yaar

  • nitinkriz

    originally this film is a mallu movie n it perfectly suited for salman rather than vijay in tamil bodyguard…
    i saw the movie n salman is superbbbb…kareena is also done a fantastic job…ohhh like others comment,the twist is the best one…although iam a mallu,but i liked the hindi version of bodyguard…
    hello…mr critic…u r totally mistaken…this is an insane review…i think all critics nowadays r giving stupid kinda reviews…

  • rabinarayan

    Movie is good not best .If u want to see only salman khan role,it will be best film for u .otherwise not.

  • subhojit mukherjee

    all the critics are fools……….this mve is awsm an fav……..sallu is superb.the story and the action was also great.nd half was fav.this will surely make a hattrick for sallu…….sallu is in u.s.a for his oprtn so get well soon sallu.we love you.

    • lovin

      yess the reviewrs are fool they say same on time of dabangg to movie is outstanding

      • jessy luyia

        this is awesome and one thing i want to share with all guys who shared their opinion here that movies are made to entertain very few are related to a social msg,and often those kind of approach are denied totally but we should respect those movie maker also.hav a grt day ahead.

  • jiffyantanz

    heyyy critic…wat d hell r u talking?
    the film is superb…n salman is superb like always…
    i think the director siddhique has done a wonderful job.
    the twist rocks…
    i think u better review for other pornographic videos…tahts ur place..

    • rahul

      completley agree wid u..

    • manjit

      I liked the climax very much, it’s so good. Sallu is jusr superb, i’m sure it will be a super hit maninly because of the twist @ th end

  • rahul

    tu jo bhi hai chup reh..samjha..hoshiyar mat ban…movie dekhi hai..idiot…aaya hai advice dene..

  • rahul

    guyz..movie is jst awesome..go &watch it..it 100 times better den dabanng too..

    • manish

      mast movie i watched it n shut up to all d critics…

    • rocky

      i agree but Dabangg was almost equally good but with due respect to Sallu bhai this is the best salman movie i have watched in the recent times……….plz Reviewer watch the movie before giving ur review…when u said no story that was complete crap……after slaman’s Baghban this is the best story of his in this millenium and salman bhai rocks…..both acting wise and as the saying goes “Salman Style” wise…thanx sallu bhai for this IDD treat.. “Bodyguard” made my IDD special…….

  • sidharth tinjani

    yar ye sab bekar hai kisi ko galat comment karna ek to hamare liye hero heroines itni mehnat karte hai hume entertainment karne ke liye aur hum inhe galat comment karte hai ye sab hamre liye work karte hai hume inhe appreciate karna chaiye
    na ki kuch galat bolna chaiye har movie achi h jai bollywood

  • Sharad

    Hame ye gana lana hai………..

  • Riddhish Desai

    Hello Mr.Review man…Ur review may be nice, but do u have any answer about other comment made on ur review?

    I hadnt Watch the movie still but i m sure u should leave this Job and try something in which u can give ur best instead of giving -tive comments…

    And before leaving the job pls mention my or any of the following person name for fill ur post…

  • gaurav singh

    ek dum ghatiya review hai tumhara..tum kaun hote ho public ko ghar me bathe rahne ke liye bolne wale….

  • Ksh

    This reviewer would have said the same thing about Wanted and Dabanng. If you are really so much intelligent, why not solve world problems instead of sitting in a theatre all your life?

  • MAROTI MATHAPATI

    MAST MOVIE HAI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Vk

    Bhaiyaa..salman bhai ka budai kar ke tum toh popular ho gaye..waisa naam kya tha tumhara..bhul gaya…anyways…pehla din yeh film 20.25 crores kamaya hain…insallah ..anewale ek ek din mein yeh 20 – 20 crore kamayega..aur tum gadhe/jealous critics log Salaman ke films down karne ka ye jo pryayas hain, woh bandh kardo , kahin tumhara career hi down na ho jaye , Jaan hain woh india kaa…samajh mein aayi baat?? !!happy ganesh chaturthi n get well soon.

  • jessy luyia

    ya u r ryt dear..but overall it’s a entertaining one.i am not a grt fan of salman but some of his movies are really awesome.he has a special character to show full of his own made cartoon

  • vijay

    it is a nise story and i like it very much

  • Rajesh

    I agree with anjali views, As far as I m concerned they alws criticise Salman Bhai and give poor comments to his movies like TERE NAAM, WANTED, DABANG and this time BODYGOURD. But people knws that all the films are awesome and a very big blockbuster in the history of cinema.

    So I request you to all the people, not only in India but internationally please watch the movie with your family. Salman bhai gud lucks to ur another blockbuster movie and for ur health & get well soon. We all love you so much.

  • veer

    I like Salman but hated this movie actually fell asleep

  • shandar patel

    i like bodyguard movie.the action is very good and emotion also .salman sir you rocks.salman khan app ko eid mubarak

  • Nasir Hussain

    what a Bodyguard Salman Bhai…. it’s very very awsom Movie… I will see this 4 or 5 times again… Now Breking Record Start… It will all time blockbuster bkz started now 1st day 21 crores…. SALMAN BHAI ROCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

  • Nasir hussain

    Abe critics teri ki to me… tera naam bata tu manega nahi kya Salman Bhai ke against bolne se agar ye film buri bata rahe ho to 21 crore 1st day u hi kamaa liye honge ab to daily 20-20 crore kamayegi… bas tum to yahi chahte ho k salman ki film k bure rewive do jisse public na jaye “lekin ek baat bata du SALMAN naam ka ek Toofaaan Ab Bollywood me aa gaya he ise Koi nahi Rok sakta” or abe Salman Bhai ko ab koi peeche nahi kar sakta aameeen………………….. love u Salman Bhai

  • Anil Chauhan

    Salo..critics…….BillywoodLife..walo..tumhe SALMAN BHAI ki koi si film acchi lagti h….jab “DABANGG” aayi to ghatiya reveiw diya…”READY” aayi tab bhi ……aur ab “BODYGUARD” aayi tab bhi tum ghatiya review de rahe ho……film dekhni nhi aati ya enjoy karni nhi aati to film dekhna chod do maderchodo…aur newspaper bechna suru kar do…………”BODYGUARD” badhiya film h……….GO for ot….film entertaining honi chahiye chahe kahani Nai ho ya purani……aur nai story dekhne ka itna mann h to PUNCHTANTRA ki book purchase kar lo……….”BODYGUAD ROCKSSSSSSSSSSS”…………………………

    • Rryan

      mR ANIL CHOHAN control ur insanity for salman…and ye yaad rakho ki film sirf stars sehi nai banti hai..i hated this movie..na aaga na picha..mindless action..confused character of salman..dont knw what they were trying to show..n dude..newspapar..coz aisi gaaliya wo log hi dete homge..aa jate ho muh uthake..

      • Rryan

        *newspaper tum jaake becho..

    • mohammedasif

      anil bhai u r right

      “”"”BODYGUARD ROCKS”"”"”"”

      • hyder ali

        kay baat hai

  • RAWAT

    GHATIYA SITE…..

  • UDDAY

    yes bodyguard is not a film to watch with eagerness, its instead a wastage of time, but songs are great to watch, hope salman khan , who did great movies recently does it again . yet wishing salman khan to get well soon…

    so my friends, nothing special about this movie. Siddique just waisted time with salman khan , ( the man , the actor who always stands alone for his film and make that film a hit)…

  • tikari

    What is wrong with this movie?It is better than watching Patiala House or any other Akshay Kumar films. It is a he man film and it is a good entertainer

  • salman pirjade

    ye film bahut aache bane hai song ilike it one song tuch my hert.teri meri.salman rock.salman get will soon

  • Sandip

    Bodyguard rock……., jalte hai sub salman se.

  • imran khan

    mind blowing , super,better then dabangg i love the the movie ,story good, action good ,emotion .salman bhai lage raho
    superrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

    • SOUMYA

      YEH MOVIE SABSE ACHA HAI

  • rashid ali

    this is the outstanding movie super hit ………..

  • SOUMYA

    YEH MOVIE SABSE ACHA HAI WATCH IT

    • hyder ali

      sabi ku malum hai

  • maan

    ow-some movie
    comedy ,super action

  • jitendra kumar mishra

    hay salman bhai

  • paresh sabhagani

    SALMAN BHAI ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    BODYGUARD AWESOME MOVIE LIKE DABANGG & READY.
    OUSTANDING MOVIE
    SALLU BHAI ROCKS WITH SIZZLING KAREENA KAPOOR.
    SUPER SONGS,SUPER ACTION,SUPER STORY,& OFFCOURSE SUPER STYLE OF SALLU BHAI!
    I WANT TO SAY TO THIS SITE THAT IT DOESN’T MATTERS HOW MUCH U CRITISIZE SALMAN’S MOVIE IT WULD NOT AFFECT A 0.5% TO SALLU’S MOVIE.
    I KNOW SHARUKH KHAN HAS GIVEN U MONEY TO SAY SO OR CRITICIZE SALMAN’S MOVIE.
    BUT SALLU BHAI’S ALL FANS LOVE HIM.
    & WOULD SUPPORT HIS MOVIE ALWAYS & EVER & EVER
    UNDERSTAND????????
    SO BEWARE OF SALMAN BHAI.
    HE WOULD BREAK EVERY RECORD OF BOX OFFICE OPENINGS & BUSINESS.
    “SALMAN BHAI ROCKS IN BODYGUARD MOVIE”

    • Vivek

      movie is awesome & salman rockxxxx

  • harish

    Its a very gud movie why these people tell like this i don’t know

  • Oridroo

    After a long time this is a Great review. I thank you that you didn’t got biased by Salman’s Huge Star power. Probably Salman isn’t conscious enough about the Quality. And this may drive him toward the same Result of few years back’s Akshay Kumar who’s films were also getting Hit like Salman’s. But it didn’t continued due to Lack of Quality. Salman has a Huge Fan following and most of them are fond of ‘Masala action Films’. Salman also know this and trying to work on that frame. As a result, film like ‘Ready’ and now ‘Bodyguard’ got Huge Hit. I’m not telling that these films are worst, but they haven’t that Quality to being that kind of Hit. I personally think ‘Wanted’ is Thousand times better, well made with story and entertaining than these films. If it were released during this Salman Era, it would be another Mega Blockbuster whears it’s just a Superhit.So, I think after ‘Dabang’, the certification and reputation Salman achieved, he should keep that Quality up.

  • AMIT KUMAR

    awesome

  • raghunath

    who r u telling this type of thing (don’t visit the theatres)
    i am fan of salman khan ok, best acting this . review dena nahi ata hai na sale chala ja ok ………………………………………………….ghanta

  • shyam

    Stay at home and rent a DVD of Wanted or Dabanng instead!

    Renter hai kya . rent dvd betche ta hai kya

  • raghunath

    bodyguard is best movie, awesome……………Salman rocks,,

    (Suparna Thombare) aur ek bar movie dekhe ke aaa jan review dena nahi ata hai kya.

  • amjad

    ihave like this page

  • sarfaraz ali

    ra one is most buetiful i like king khan

    • rahul

      king khan mai ego bhuat hai wo apne ko kuch jyada he smjhta hai

  • sarfaraz ali

    don2 is a greatest movie i have like king khan

    • rahul

      don2 flop ho jayegi

      • hyder ali

        kay baat bole

    • hyder ali

      dhed ku pasand kara kay re

  • vinnie

    this review is bad.. bodyguard is a good movie.. this idiotic reviewer asks us to watch Wanted or Dabangg instead of Bodyguard as though these movies have great storylines and no superhuman salman khan factor like in Bodyguard… pure hatred from this reviewer .. no truth

  • PARTHA

    SUPer hit movie…..full entertainer……salman rockz…. salman khan’s fans plz dont visit ths site again….

  • goms

    BODYGUARD ROCKS

    • hyder ali

      sahi hai

  • manmohit

    KYA MOVIE HAIN ……………….. BODYGUARD
    OR YAAR PLZ ISKO KOI B BINA DEKHE AISE HI NEGATIVE REVIEW MAT DO ….. TAKE IT SERIOUSLY……OR KHAAS KAR K YE SITE KA REVIEWER HAIN JO

  • chandan sarmah

    bodyguard is a must watch movie for every one.

    • aarush rai

      HIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
      NICE MOVIE

  • shekhar

    bODYGUARD IS THE WORST MOVIE I HAVE SEEN TILL DATE… its was very hard to sit more than 1 hr. there is nothing in this movie except 2 songs… feeling like cheated!!! i will avoid salman’s movie now.

  • Vipin

    It is one of the best film of the year.

    • ashik kashyap

      bodyguard is a good movie it was fun to watch……….
      and those put bad remarks u should know that ….if the movie is bad than no 1 will see..after the first day…so stop spreading bad remarks about bodyguard………coz there are films of salman khan….. which also did not work……for eg…mrs khanna….
      which was flop…

      • Rahul Sharma

        hi now birla sun life inurance company you killed not being grew that among bodyguard film beauitful brother salman khan should the movie is name rahul sharma .

        • Rahul Sharma

          it. And despite it being one of the most mind-numbing films in recent times, it has ‘hit’ written all over it, mainly because of the current Salman euphoria and the timing of its release. And a word of caution for Sallu: You need to stop taking your loyal audiences for granted, before it’s too late. A word of caution for you readers: This Eid, if you want to be entertained by Salman bhai, don’t visit the theatres. Stay at home and rent a DVD of Wanted or Dabanng instead!
          From Rahul Sharma Birla Sun Life Company
          Bodyguard

  • being sanju

    If a such a bad film makes a record opening in bollywood history of Rs 21crore+ in the opening day then think about what a good one of Salman will do!!!!!!!!

  • GIRI

    @Suparna Thombare : there is lot of hard work ,effort n pain in film making.the pain n effort u r makin is just sittin on chair n wrting the nasty statements you wish 2 write.if de film is not up 2 de mark ,u can elucidate it .BUT NEVER USE STATEMENTS LIKE DON’T WATCH IT .NO STORY NO SCREEN PLAY,COZ U R KILLIN THE FILM INDUSTRY WITH UR NASTY REMARKS,WHICH IS ALREADY DEAD WITH “PIRACY”. U GUYS R NOTHIN LESS THAN “PIRACY”
    U GUYS SHOULD BE BANNED FIRST 2 SAVE DIS FILM INDUSTRY.U GUYS GET PAID COZ OF FILM INDUSTRY.SO RESPECT FILM INDUSTRY, EFFORT HARD WORK..PAIN N 24 CRAFTS OF DE INDUSTRY

  • Mohd Waseem

    Nice movie and music by Himesh is Great himesh is back with a bang with salman khan I want to listen more and more songs from himesh.

  • beeram

    hai Friend how are you

  • beeram

    bodyguard is super

    • Rahul Sharma

      hi now rahul sharma city agra please call on the film bodyguard movie in the salman khan in super man.

  • beeram

    Every day god help “you”,every hour god love “you”, every minute god blesses “you”, “know why” because every second “you” pray to god take care of “you” good night my dear friend

  • Sultan lukman

    D fact remains that salman’s fans are good but d actor himself is just somehow,getting typecast in every film.

  • Pallav

    crap journalism,which camp r u from,srk may be ?just shut up and let the audience decide the good and bad,figures don’t lie.

    • varun jain

      yes i agree with him. it is a rocking movie. must watch.
      just ignored such type of faltu critics……..!! i think it is from sharukh khan camp thatswhy they r spreading rumour.

  • giri

    if srk/aamir/anurag kashap/some low budget ..u’ll praise it.. if it is of salman u’ll tear it apart.. salman fans know that they dont like critics becoz they neither have brains/nor taste… better they watch french movies… a film is a good one if it is a hit.. no matter what u crappy critics think abt it…

    P.S. We dont need ur views,… becoz all u do is cut/copy and paste ur old reviews..LOL.. this is the truth!!..

  • gaurav

    no matter wt u say……….but in my opinion salman act good in “bodyguard” and if u talkin about story and direction this film contains all the main feature which required for a hit movie………….u crappy critics just shut ur fu##in movth upp……….and lets audience decide !!!!

    • sijin

      yeah..thats right..

  • Rahul Sharma

    hi now that rahul sharma india super man film salman khan grew that proud to be more than by salman very superman

  • Rahul Sharma

    Bodyguard or not would depend on how much of a Salman fan you are and how much of your sanity you are willing to sacrifice. If that is what it is about for you, and you want a couple of hours of entertainment this festive weekend, here’s what’s in store for you.

    • Rahul Sharma

      hi now salman Khan Family super man .

  • vishal solanki

    salman khan is my favorit super star salman khan are very hansome progracive bodygaur movie are so beatiful

  • shaik.nagul meera

    suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuper movie salman khan was a pretty acting

  • shivam srivastava

    boddy gaurd movie is the fantastic movie ….. bodyguard is a must watch movie for every one.

  • MONIKA

    Bodyguard movie is the blockbuster of this year.

  • affy

    Earlier it was Fantasy-&-Shahrukh that used to sell
    now
    its shirtless-Salman-&-Rintone ……..would sell anything!

    Sal……..next time u sign such film u wont be that lucky…!

  • affy

    kareena oh u were in the film……….i could only read read u in the casting……where were u i didnt see u……..

    next time u sign such film………use your voice & presence as well…..

  • affy

    Kareena oh u were in the film?!!!!……….I could only read read u in the casting……where were u i didnt see u……..

    next time u sign such film………use your own voice-&-screen presence as well…..

  • uma

    Salman is excellent when comparing to others who acted in this film in other languages.You are very apt for this role body guard.

  • Inder

    WOW r u guys serious I’ma huge salman fan, I hated this movie if u want to keep seeing salman do the same type of role over and over than Thas up to I prefer do thing better and I know for a fact that ek tha tiger is going to be crazy !!!!

  • m.altaf.parrey (kashmir, anantnag)

    salman bhai u r really one that has ruled the bollywood and there is no one to challenge u. may Allah grace u with more happiness. this is because u r generous towards the poor people than other actors of the bollywood.inshallah u will rule the industry.

  • umer01

    I think when you watch this trailer you feel somewhat safe and happy

    • Rahul Sharma

      hi now as that rahul sharma i u common and toy it about all long

  • gg

    rr

  • imtiyaz raza

    i love bodygurd and sallu bhai

    • md waseem

      jake salman ka mume le sale.

  • Peravaiz Sheerazi

    I do not agree with you dear, it is a real entertainer and in the end leaves very good impression too

  • Lorene

    Please teach the rest of these inentert hooligans how to write and research!

  • Rahul Sharma

    hi now super star salman khan you like types not being hero best salman khan bollywood life shaadi rahul sharma

  • Rahul Sharma

    Bodyguard Lovely Singh (Salman Khan) is called on by Sartaj Rana (Raj Babbar) to guard his daughter Divya (Kareena Kapoor) who is studying in a college in Pune. Divya, who is all set to get married to a mystery man in London, falls in love with Lovely instead. After a series of long-winding incidents and a few over-the-top action sequences, their love story drags on further for a few reels before finally it’s time for a happy Rahul Sharma ending.

    The first half of the film has nothing to offer— neither laughter nor awe. Tsunami Singh (Rajat Rawail), who is meant for comic relief, only manages to evoke frustration. The story sort of comes to life only in the last half-hour, with a couple of twists thrown in, but by now you are too tired to even notice it.


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