TRAVEL AGENT VINOD

This week the most talked about thing of Bollywood is Agent Vinod, no wonders the immense hype created before. It’s a 2012 Indian action spy film directed by Sriram Raghavan. The film stars Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor in leading roles and also features Ravi Kishan, Prem Chopra, Ram Kapoor,Gulshan Grover and Maryam Zakaria. It was filmed in India, Morocco, Russia, Latvia, UK, South Africa and Pakistan with not so good attempt and it looked more like TRAVEL AGENT VINOD.

Reviews

The movie received mixed reviews. Kunal Guha of Yahoo! rated the film 1 out of 5 stars, saying, “Let’s just say foreign locales, weapons to annihilate the world, designer suits and not-so-excruciating interrogations don’t cumulatively justify Agent Vinod as a thrilling movie-watching experience.” Raja Sen of Rediff gave the film 2.5 out of 5 stars and said, “As a film, Agent Vinod must be termed a disappointment, a slick and well-produced throwback to the spy thriller that feels both overlong and under-conceived.”

Anupama Chopra of Hindustan Times gave 2.5 out of 5 noted “The result is that Agent Vinod never becomes more than the sum of its parts and even though it picks up speed in the second half, it leaves you both exhausted and unsatisfied”.Blassey Chettiar of Daily News and Analysis rated the film 3 out of 5 stars, saying, “Director Sriram Raghavan (Ek Hasina Thi, Johnny Gaddar) delivers a neat package, a suave lead hero slogging it out in picture-perfect locations, packing punches here and there, zooming off on sexy bikes, sexier cars and finally a copter, all in a day’s work.” Mrigank Dhaniwala of Koimoi gave the film 2 out of 5 stars as well, commenting, “Agent Vinod is a bold experiment gone wrong; certainly not something that entertains in its entirety.” Zee News commented that, “Agent Vinod is a genuine attempt at entertaining in a sensible manner. But it somehow falls short of being declared as a brilliant piece of work. Watch it for its stylish presentation, it hasn’t got anything else to offer.”

Mihir Fadnavis of Mumbai Boss rated the film 2 out of 5 stars, commenting that “Agent Vinod doesn’t explode—it fizzles with a damp whimper. The story is hideously convoluted and the second half and finale are so clichéd that even a novice moviegoer would know exactly what’s going to happen 20 minutes into the film.” Khalid Mohammed of Deccan Chronicle rated the film 2 out of 5 stars, commenting, “Suggestion: if you do venture into this at best, average Agent Vinod, carry a huge thermos of coffee to stay awake.” Kaveree Bamzai of India Today gave the film a mixed review, saying, “If only Sriram Raghavan had not gone weak on his knees at the thought of love, Agent Vinod would have been a smarter, sharper, cooler film.” Gaurav Malani of The Times of India called the film “above average” and said “The film is entertaining but not in entirety. Agent Vinod gets the nod though not whole-heartedly!” Rajeev Masand of CNN-IBN gave 2/5 feels “Agent Vinod with so many varied influences that it never finds its own distinct identity”.

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