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Tezz Review

Critic Score 46

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Average- 8

Bad- 4

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Indicine | Indicine Team

The action sequences in Tezz are extremely well choreographed and shot, easily the best Bollywood has ever seen. Although the actors are a little too old to make the sequences believable, Hollywood stunt designers Gareth Milne and Peter Pedrero (Harry Potter, Quantum of Solace) deserve all the credit.

The story is flawed. The extreme step that Aakash takes is hard-to-digest. If all that he wants is to get back to his family, his wife could have simply returned to India after he was deported. But planting a bomb in a train, killing several cops and then expecting sympathy for the character from the audience? Wasn’t it his mistake in the first place, when he was an illegal immigrant? Wonder what the writers were thinking.

50

Average Movie
 
 

Critics Reviews

 
Bollywood Hungama | Taran Adarsh

TEZZ is a good looking thriller filmed with expertise. Loaded with an ingenious premise, thrilling moments and action, Priyadarshan has curved it into a tremendously well-executed motion picture. The film's sole objective is to keep moving at a feverish pace, keeping the spectator completely immersed and entertained with the on-screen occurrences. Sure, there are some unwarranted moments [more on that later!], but the pacing is so breakneck and the cinematography so superior that it's easy to overlook the few unreasonable moments.

70

Recommended
 
 
Yahoo | Kunal Guha

Anil Kapoor and Ajay Devgn may be sharp but with a blunt script and a blot for a plot, their performances couldn’t save this highly explosive turkey from detonating. Zayed Khan’s performance can be noted for expressions that could make babies cry and if you’d care to note- the colour of his hair fades from blonde to black to blonde again through the film. Kangna is her usual screechy and whiney self and 90% of Sameera Reddy’s scenes have her hopping on bikes, indulging in some clever kayaking and if she has dialogues, her helmet ensured we couldn’t hear them. Mohanlal should do more action films. In the next 20, he should be able to slip into a bullet proof jacket that wasn’t used to cover a car. Boman Irani is perhaps the only one who did justice to the role offered to him but given the fate of this film, it’s about time he went through scripts before accepting a role.

30

Not Recommended
 
 
Movietalkies | Movietalkies

Ajay Devgn once again proves that he is one of the best actors in the industry and his intensity is unmatched in scenes that require emotions. Devgn lets his eyes do the talking and does not fail at any juncture as the wronged hero who is pushed into a desperate situation. Anil Kapoor, who plays Khanna, also delivers his part and proves that he can carry off a lead role despite his 50 plus years. Boman Irani is excellent as always, bringing out the anguish of a father quite effectively though Mohanlal, who is without doubt one of the most talented actors, seems miscast as the London police officer attached to a tactical unit because of his chubby frame and a thick South Indian accent.

70

Recommended
 
 
Zeenews | Zeenews Bureau

Right from the time the promos started appearing on television, people knew that Priyadarshan’s brainchild would be one that would probably not leave any moment for viewers to breathe. And true to what the trailers promised, the movie too, offers a heavy dose of adrenaline rush to its viewers. The breakneck pace and the superior cinematography all call for appreciation for the ‘Tezz’ team. The film is replete with moments of panic where each fraction of a second counts. Keeping your eyes glued to the screen is the only option available – you pause to blink, and a bullet train might just meet with an accident!

60

Recommended
 
 
Koimoi | Mrigank Dhaniwala

Ajay Devgan delivers a fine performance as Aakash. He is suitable restrained. Anil Kapoor, as Arjun Khanna, is superb. The performances of both these actors make the film palatable to a large extent. Kangna Ranaut, as Nikita, gets limited scope. She does an alright job. Zayed Khan, as Aadil, is okay. Sameera Reddy, as Megha, fits the bill. Boman Irani, as the railway traffic controller, is very good. Mohanlal, as police officer Shivan, does not add much value. Mallika Sherawat is alright in an item number.

40

Not Recommended
 
 
Glamsham | Martin D'Souza

TEZZ is the second film of the week set within a day. It's breezy and Tezz, as the name suggests. Priyadarshan, best known for comedies, gets his cast off the blocks in a jiffy, and there's action right from the word go. If you are looking for some slick action drama, then hop on to this train with over 500 people on board from Glasgow to London.

Performance wise, it's an Ajay and Anil show and both come up trumps. The energy levels shown by Anil Kapoor at 50-plus amazing. Hats off to Munna! Rest of the goras do a good job in the background.

60

Recommended
 
 
Dailybhaskar | Dailybhaskar

Though lacking in novelty in terms of storyline, Tezz is filled with powerful moments. In fact, it leaves one spell-bound with some breathtaking scenes like how Boman Irani saves the head-on collision between the high-speed bomb stricken train and another coming from the opposite side.

Everyone associated in the film have mastered the art of acting. So, to evaluate as to who perform better is a real difficult job. Ajay Devgn is yet again simply fantastic. He efficiently switches lanes between helpless to a confident criminal. Anil Kapoor is a treat to watch as he gets into the skin of the character really well. Boman Irani impresses with his ‘A’ class performance. Sameera Reddy springs up a surprise with powerful stunts and acting in a small role though. Kangna Ranaut is strictly ok. Mohan Lal plays his part well.

Priyadarshan yet again proves his prowess as director. He knits an intriguing plot especially first half. Many glaring loop-holes post interval leaves one in despair. Like, Anil Kapoor loses so many moments where he could gauge the face of Ajay but to continue with the suspense element, the track gets dragged.

50

Average Movie
 
 
Rediff | Shaikh Ayaz

The reasons and events that turn Aakash into a criminal are childish, to put it mildly. He is not a wronged man as he claims to be (he is fighting for his rights, he tells Khanna in the climax, which is such a spurious idea, really). If you discount such serious flaws and judge it purely on its entertainment quality, there is enough movement in the narrative and to Priyadarshan's credit, he ensures the momentum doesn't drop.

50

Average Movie
 
 
Nowrunning | Mansha Rastogi

There are also a few in the film who show tremendous faith on Priyadarshan and deliver engaging performances. Anil Kapoor and Boman Irani top the list on that. The two deliver crackling performances and deserve to be appreciated for keeping the audience glued to the seats.

40

Not Recommended
 
 
Mid-Day India | Shaheen Parkar

In a bid to infuse the melodrama bits into Tezz, scant attention has been paid to the plot that keeps going off the track. What’s most vital in a thriller is the frenetic pace with which things have to move. There has to be that visible sense of urgency. But this is missing, as an assortment of characters get tossed around doing their own bits. And most importantly there is no one keeping tabs on the time elapsed, these guys seem to be in no tearing hurry.

What catches your attention are the sequences featuring Sameera in a raft and later speeding on a bike (yup… you read it right it is Sam, no less) with the cops tailing her. And then Zayed resorts to some parkour stunts with Anil trying to keep pace with him. These two moments apart, what you also remember are the deeply-stained teeth of Devgn and the different shades of orange that Kangna’s hairdo has.

40

Not Recommended
 
 
ApunKaChoice | Naresh Kumar Deoshi

So what’s good in Tezz? -- the action, the stunts and the chase sequences. Action choreographers Gareth Milne and Peter Pedrero rise above the flimsy plot (which anyway isn’t original) and deliver some breathtaking sequences on the clean streets of London. The blowing away of a freight train, Sameera Reddy’s sinuous manipulation on the mobike, Zayed Khan’s simian leaps and jumps, Ajay Devgan’s powerplay, and -- lo and behold -- even the 52-year-old Anil Kapoor joins the adrenaline club with some neatly executed stunts. It’s in these moments the roller-coaster of Tezz hits the crest.

40

Not Recommended
 
 
Planet Bollywood | Ankit Ojha

Performances have complemented his direction really well. Ajay Devgn is a fine performer, and I’ve told this to a lot of people, time and again, that even though his expressions might not have a lot of variety, he has a certain unique versatility about him. Here he does nothing new, as he’s been part of a lot of revenge dramas before this – and way early in his career – but here he continues to lend his own touch and make Aakash Rana different. Anil Kapoor is super-efficient and handles his role with a certain dignity, without letting anything go over the top. Plus, it’s nice to notice him team up with Priyadarshan for yet another no-nonsense film after Viraasat. Boman Irani is mind-blowing. The way he handles his character arc, what with all his passive aggression and fear, needs to be lauded, and though he’s noticed a lot in his over-the-top antics in his comedies, I guess I’ll continue to like him in the roles he gives a different spin to, and this is one of them. Zayed Khan is great. Sameera Reddy is underrated. It’s a shame she’s not getting better roles in cinema with the kind of scope and potential she has. She can pull off a bike stunt as well as she can pull off a happy scene. Kangna Ranaut has a short role, which would largely go unnoticed and make people wonder why she was promoted so much in the movie, but her face-off with Anil Kapoor in the movie’s culmination will make the audience sit up and notice. Mohanlal is unfortunately underutilized, but the scenes he appears in are amazing.

50

Average Movie
 
 
Sify | Sonia Chopra

Work by action choreographers Gareth Milne and Peter Pedrero is commendable. The chases and action are nicely executed. Particularly the one with Sameera Reddy on a dirt bike and the one where Anil Kapoor is chasing Ajay and Zayed.

Anil and Ajay give us earnest, intense performances. But what's the use if the rest of the film is marred by an absurd plot, sketchy storytelling, and abrupt editing.

The finale is overdone. There are gaping holes in the script that further reduce the story's credibility. Like when a tragedy is averted, the whole world seems to know, except the detective handling the case.

30

Not Recommended
 
 
Super Good Movies | Super Good Movies

Though, the stunt master is the same who has done stunts for Bourne Identity, the stunts in ‘Tezz’ fail to make an impression. Though a few of them are good, most look fake. Some dialogues instead of making the audience emotional, create giggles but some because of the actors have sufficed their goal. Priyan Sir’s direction is decent if not exceptional. The music of the film is okay too while the background score is good. Cinematography is what lets the other aspects down too.

40

Not Recommended
 
 
IBNLive | Rajeev Masand

From leather jackets and trench coats to dark glasses and monkey caps…if only half the budget spent on the trendy wardrobe of the actors in this film had been utilized to hammer out a more sensible script, perhaps Tezz might have been a less stupid film. In one embarrassing scene, a British cop insinuates that Anil Kapoor might have intentionally botched up the case because he's protecting the terrorist, who's also Indian. More idiotic is the manner in which the terrorist's nationality is discovered – while communicating with him on the phone, Boman Irani hears him mutter a Hindi swear word accidentally. But nothing is more preposterous than the film's positioning of Devgn as a wronged man.

30

Not Recommended
 
 
Indian Express | Shubhra Gupta

To move the film from ‘rip-off’ to ‘ inspired by’, all you need to do is to move the bomb from a bus to a train, which allows you to stick to the principle. In ‘Tezz’, it is DO NOT LOWER THE SPEED BELOW 60 KMS, OR THE BOMB WILL GO OFF.

Bollywood’s leading men may appear to do bad things but they always, always have a pressing reason. Devgn’s character may cause a bomb to be planted on a London-to-Glasgow train, but he is not a terrorist, nor a weirdo, just a guy out to win respect. What was that again? 

30

Not Recommended
 
 

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