If you are a person who admires filmmakers for trying out experimental genres, especially those that were seen outside our cinemas a few years ago, then director Lakshya Raj Anand’s Attack Is. For me, this is the first step in the right direction in the ‘sci-fi’ space, where the creator has tried to rationalize and rationalize the process of a super-soldier, played by John Abraham. What is it.
The attack revolves mostly around John’s Arjun, who gets a second chance at life when he becomes the first example of an experiment to deal with terrorism and other serious threats to the nation. This transition is illustrated with detailed explanations, which further validates the story. Of course, this concept has been used in the past, especially in many big and small Hollywood movies, but the way it has been introduced in the context of the productions of John, Dr. Jayantilal Gada, and Ajay Kapoor. He is noteworthy.
During the narrative, where Jacqueline Fernandez’s role is a major factor in Arjun’s work, the role of Rakul Preet Singh enables Abraham’s character to do what he does in the film. As far as the flow of the film is concerned, it is smooth and planned. However, the speed literally increases in the second half, while the first half could have been cut more to speed up the narrative. At no point does the film become boring or preachy, and much of the credit goes to the authors, Lakshya, including Sumit Batheja and Vishal Kapoor. Conversations are also relevant, and add the right amount of humor where necessary.
Background music worked 50-50 for me. Although Shashwat Sachdev’s composition did a great job in some scenes, especially during the climax, it also spoiled a lot of sequences in the first half. It just didn’t match the emotion of the scene. The vision of DOP’s Will Humphris, PS Vinod, and Soumik Mukherjee comes on screen in harmony with the production design of Grama Mathur.
Another highlight of Attack is some of the action sequences, choreographed by action directors Franz Spilhaus, Amritpal Singh, and Amin Khatib. Some of them were very unique. Although stunt choreographers predicted a climax sequence involving an airplane. It was like a desperate attempt to make it bigger than life, which once again took away the element of belief that was almost permanent in the film at the time.
As far as performances are concerned, John is as convincing as Arjun. Furthermore, it seemed as if he had actually made an explosion while playing the role, which appears on the screen. Jacqueline made a mark in her limited screen time, although her character graph was strikingly similar to her other recent release – Bachchhan Paandey. Rakul Preet Singh played the role in T, while the rest of the cast including Prakash Raj, Kiran Kumar, and Ratna Pathak Shah provided appropriate support to the narrative. Rajit Kapur’s performance was outstanding, while Elham Ehsas as an opponent really stole the show. Lakshya Raj Anand is very promising as a director, and may be one of the most wanted filmmakers in the future.