Movie review: Aan Men at work

aan (24K)Producer: Firoz Nadiadwala
Director: Madhur Bhandarkar
Starring: Shatrughan Sinha, Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty, Paresh Rawal, Raveena Tandon, Preeti Jhangiani, Lara Dutta, Jackie Shroff, and Irfan Khan
Music: Anu Malik
Lyrics: Sameer, Dev Kohli, Tejpal Kaur

Here is yet another film made on cops. Though most of the films depict the police force in a negative manner, some directors chose to portray them in good light and Madhur Bhandarkar is one such director.

Aan (meaning PRIDE in English) tries to tell you the positive side of the cops. The film portrays the cops who fight for the justice. Though the idea has nothing new, the director has presented a decent fair with an interesting narration.

D.C.P. Hari Om Patnaik [Akshay Kumar] gets transferred to Mumbai Crime Branch at a time when its morale is at its extremely low.

Patnik has to work with three different persons: Sr. Inspector Vikram Singh [Shatrughan Sinha], who has given up his hopes on the system, encounter specialist Inspector Appa Naik [Suniel Shetty], and the Constable Khalid [Paresh Rawal] who has a care free attitude.

All these officers have radually developed a sloppy attitude. But there is much workd to be done. The city is virtually ruled by three people... Manik Rao [Manoj Joshi], the Home Minister, Underworld don Yusuf Pathan [Irrfan Khan], and business tycoon Gautam Walia [Jackie Shroff] are the three who constitute a dangerous nexus that calls rules the city.

The new officer is determined to redeem the control from the evil force. First he has to confront the hurdles from within. He has to revamp the system.

The opportunity arises when Manik Rao gets businessman Ajit Pradhan [Milind Gunaji] eliminated by Yusuf Pathan's younger brother [Rahul Dev].

Pradhan's murder gives the opportunity to open up things. Hari and his men start the hunt to nab the culprits behind the murder. The rejuvenated police force under the able leadership of Hari Om Patnaik emerges triumph after a long and sustained struggle.

Though the basic premise is so simple, the film tries the patience of the audience as it takes time to take off. The director could have avoided elaborate introduction of each character. Milind Gunaji's murder saves the film from the sluggish path. The happenings during the song [featuring Reema Sen] and the subsequent shootout ensure the continuation of the pace.

The confrontation scenes in the post-interval portion add further momentum to the narration. The incident taking place outside the mosque is an example of good execution. The encounter between Akshay and Rahul Dev too has been excecuted well. The verbal duel between Om Puri and Manoj Joshi is excellent.

The dramatic moments and the action sequences clearly show that the director targets the masses. While mass appeal is a not a sin, the script could have been better. The romantic track between Akshay and Lara is totally waste. It does not have the romantic appeal either. This kind of films can do without usual romance sequences.

Music [Anu Malik] is nothing special. Cinematography [Madhu Rao] is marvelous. The action sequences [Abbas Ali Moghul] are stunning. Actually it is the stunts that carry the film through.

Akshay Kumar stands out amidst a host of stars. He is improving by each film. Suniel is quite impressive as usual. Shatrughan Sinha's return to big screen after a long time does not live up to the expectations. He does not get ample scope to justice to his stature.

The performances of Jackie and Raveena fall short of expectation. But you can't blame the stars, as their characterizations are half backed. Om Puri impresses in a small but significant role. Lara Dutta is wasted. Irrfan Khan dominates the screen whenever he appears.

Overall, Aan offers you an action packed commercial entertainment that has mass appeal.

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Akshay Kumar
Lara Dutta
Sunil Shetty

Madhur Bhandarkar

Music Director
Anu Malik

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Firoz A. Nadiadwala

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SAQIB NAWAZ 9/24/2005 7:09:01 AM
shahil 9/11/2005 6:06:53 AM
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KEVEL 5/23/2005 3:25:59 AM
Akshya Kumar is one of my favourite actor,so i like this flim very much.
MOURYA 5/2/2005 11:21:12 PM
I have to give credit to akshay Kumar. He really did a great job on his role for this movie. Rock'on Akhsay Kumar!!!!!!!!!
ithnaaa 2/8/2005 5:15:01 PM
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salman 1/19/2005 2:30:02 AM
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ameerah 11/27/2004 4:43:36 AM
the song of this movies were heart touching
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you have such a long list of nice songs which i cannot imagine. congratulation
terry 10/9/2004 2:53:35 PM
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ahmad 9/29/2004 10:03:52 AM
this movie was great and akshay ur tha best actor i eva show.. sunil ok
rahul 9/11/2004 10:59:43 PM
anita 9/4/2004 1:27:20 PM
Akshay was very good i this film i like akshay kumar. lara dutta was also very nice and beautiful in the movie!
Naina 8/31/2004 1:55:04 PM
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suman 8/31/2004 5:52:14 AM
this film was very good.i really liked the role of akshay and sunil.i think more films like this should be made where they show that the police is not irresponsible and carefree.
mona 8/12/2004 8:11:19 PM
c/qani 8/10/2004 1:32:19 PM
ilike akshey kumar and sunil shetty
c/qani 8/10/2004 1:30:50 PM
my name is mohdkhaleel i love shahrukh khan akshaykumar sunilshetty i love ann flim i love lara dutta garv also good i love salman khan ok
sallu 8/1/2004 4:30:46 PM
hello my best star in my life.
muhammad 7/29/2004 2:22:12 PM
this is a gr8 movie,, action is well done, it should not have any song in it,, it blew the the good quality of the movie, without these song in the movie, it's would have been a great police story film, leave song and dance for family movies guy, ((((if you want to be like the west Do like the westend world,))) thxxxx
jade 7/26/2004 4:25:31 PM
I LOVE sunil shetty and Akshy kumar they are the best
Tarina 7/25/2004 9:10:28 AM
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tahir 7/24/2004 10:20:11 AM
i like sunil shetty
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heba 7/20/2004 1:52:16 PM
iam one of supporters of akshay kumar because the best actor ilike his films is akshay for my ever i never interest onether actor except akshay hi~! akshy i have greeted you iam your friend byeeeeeeee
farah oday 7/20/2004 4:10:37 AM
i like this movie coz i love AKSHEY KUMAR & LARA DUTTA
shumaila mehwish 7/15/2004 4:41:30 PM
it kicked ass because of suniel shetty
manjeeki 7/15/2004 11:12:51 AM
Samim 7/14/2004 5:33:23 AM
AHMAD ZIA 7/14/2004 1:17:21 AM
Amazing acting by suneil shetty! He is a hell of an actor!
PT 7/13/2004 6:13:35 PM
surendra 7/13/2004 12:30:54 PM
hii to all friends
doctor 7/13/2004 2:16:36 AM
it was good, but would be better if sunil hadn't died
manjeeki 7/12/2004 4:40:43 PM
shahzad] 7/11/2004 6:37:32 AM
i like the movie ....akshay kumar is best in the film ..i like him
amar 7/10/2004 5:31:17 PM
i am love diss tigs
juan carlos bharratt 7/9/2004 7:25:35 PM
I just watched it and it is okay,but I didn't like it when Sunnil Shetty died.I am in Liberia,West Africa.
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Rafiullah Hamidi 7/5/2004 7:17:39 AM
nikhilesh 7/5/2004 6:58:24 AM
raja 7/4/2004 8:07:53 AM
A boring movie... I wodn't like to see it again...Thanx for me.. ;O)
Priv 7/2/2004 10:50:48 AM
Hey this is tareq. I like hindi song, rabba rabba my favorit song.
tareq 7/2/2004 3:51:51 AM
aan is grate movie. akshya kumar & sunil settey is good act.
jayendra 7/2/2004 3:25:21 AM
hey good , nice and so boaring yar story hai . agar time waist karna hai to, yar isay nahi dekhna, plz, run ko dekh lana
salman 7/1/2004 4:20:31 PM
ert hrtyhrusyux xdhrtu ir zyc shjtru bzdydsyt
omgd 7/1/2004 8:41:37 AM
akshay was great and lutta ididn't see you much at this movie.
Samten 6/30/2004 3:05:44 PM
preident ze zoon van amirikaa
nafes 6/30/2004 12:31:12 PM
very good relaxing programme, l like very much and send more good photos and good music also thanks.
sajin 6/29/2004 8:09:27 PM
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