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What to expect from Salman Khan’s Race 3? Action will have to co-exist with comedy, style

Will Salman Khan bring his own style of humour to Race 3?

bollywood Updated: Jun 14, 2018 18:13 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Salman Khan makes his franchise debut with Race 3.(IANS)

There is no doubting Salman Khan’s box office status. As he adds his name to yet another franchise, fans and trade are watching Race 3’s release keenly. That’s quite a deadly box office combination -- Salman is adding his brand value to Race, a franchise that has historically earned a lot of money. No wonder there are no other Hindi releases a week before and after Race 3 hits theatres. But what does the combination mean for the viewers?

Starring Bobby Deol, Anil Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Daisy Shah and Saqib Saleem in important roles, Race 3 is the third film in Race franchise. While the previous two films were directed by Abbas-Mustan, Remo D’Souza has helmed the latest flick. The previous films belonged to adventure thriller genre.

The last thriller in which we saw Salman was 2014’s Kick paired Jacqueline with the actor and offered a mainstream, meaty role to Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Despite the narrative being that of a thriller, Sajid Nadiadwala’s directorial was peppered with humour. Be it Salman’s smart exchanges with the rival cop (Randeep Hooda), or his encounters with Jacqueline’s dad (Saurabh Shukla) or Nawaz’s weirdly funny interactions with almost anyone, Kick was as much about making the audience laugh as it was about Salman’s swag and the sense of (Robinhood?) justice he comes with.

However, Race 3 makers have actually given us little indication what the film’s genre is. Unlike the strategy these days, Race 3 has not come out with dialogue promos. The makers have only shared songs, their making and one trailer. The only glimpse of Salman-style humour we see in the trailer is when he asks for Jacqueline’s hand and soon clarifies, “Ghabrao mat, shaadi ke liye nahi maang raha.”

Comparing Race 3 with the earlier films of the franchise, Anil said, “Though the world of the film is the same because it is the same franchise, involvement of Salman has brought mass appeal to Race 3. The story is also more accessible to the larger audience, especially Salman’s fan following. While the first two stories of the film were directed by Abbas-Mustan, Remo D’souza who is directing this time has also brought his own touch to the treatment of the story.”

Co-produced by Salman Khan Films and Ramesh Taurani, the film will also mark Salman’s debut in film distribution.

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First Published: Jun 14, 2018 18:11 IST