Deepika Padukone and Saif Ali Khan look hot in a still from the movie Race 2.
Deepika Padukone and Saif Ali Khan's chemistry looks rocking in the upcoming film Race 2!
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John Abraham shows off his hot body!
Saif Ali Khan, who also featured in the first installment, looks dashing in his lean and crisp look.
With her ten on ten figure, Deepika Padukone carries forward her sex appeal from her last hit Cocktail.
Director duo Abbas-Mustan is back with the sequel of Race, which promises to have more action, more thrill and more heat. Saif will once again ...
Saif Ali Khan-Deepika Padukone are all set to alight the screen with their sizzling chemistry.
Saif Ali Khan-Deepika Padukone in a hot shower sequence from the film.
Deepika Padukone looks hot and stunning in a white gown with an Angelina Jolie-esque slit.
Direction: Abbas and Mustan Burmawalla
Actors: Saif Ali Khan, John Abraham & Deepika Padukone
Race 2 is essentially a big-budget cartoon in which coolness is all. The director duo Abbas-Mustan (this is how they credit themselves in the titles) have no pretensions about what they are making - full-on masala with a dash of revenge, a slice of heist and characters who are either strutting their chiselled bodies in slow motion or betraying each other.
The frame is crowded with good-looking people, mouth-watering cars, casinos, gargantuan hotels, planes and yachts. The money being tossed around is, and I hope you're sitting down for this, 15 billion Euros. It's the good life, and because this is a comic book, there are no consequences. So in the first few minutes, Deepika Padukone as the luscious Elena (described as 'half-sister, full shaani'), murders a man and coolly walks out of the frame with hair artfully blowing back.
I went into Race 2 totally prepared to have a blast, but here's the shocker: The first half is just plain boring. Once you're done admiring Istanbul's stunning locations, Deepika's sheer gorgeousness and John Abraham's carbohydrate-defying abs, there isn't much to do.
The fun only starts post-interval, when Race 2 becomes a heist movie. The loot is - and I hope you are still sitting down - the Shroud of Turin. Then the plot twists and turns and climaxes with a laugh-out-loud action sequence on a plane.
The first Race was also pure popcorn, but the twists were delicious and the characters were interesting. Here, writer Shiraz Ahmed and Abbas-Mustan were relying so much on style that they forgot about screenplay - this is a film in which even character artiste Rajesh Khattar gets a high-speed-walk moment.
The action sequences are hobbled by lame special effects. And there aren't any killer lines - though I probably will remember Anil Kapoor as ex-cop Robert D'Costa telling his new assistant Cherry, played by a cheerfully ditzy Ameesha Patel: 'Cherry I don't have time to pop your cherry'.
Yes, Race 2 is that kind of film.