Top 100 Bollywood Movies of All Time: No.66 - Is "Kidnap" A Movie Suited For DVD Only?

Kaira Immre |Jul 31, 2019

The "Kidnap" title makes viewers think of a thriller and action genre with eye-catching fast sequences. It has placed at 66th rank of Top 100 Bollywood Movies of All Time.

Kidnap revolves around cat and mouse game between a kidnapper Kabir (Imran Khan) and a dad Vikrant Raina (Sanjay Dutt). The film begins with an argument between Sonia (Minissha Lamba) and her mother, Mallika (Vidya Malvade).

After that, she leaves home and is kidnapped by Kabir. He wants to contact with Sonia’s father only who Sonia did not talk for 8 years because her parents divorced when she was only ten years old. While Vikrant Raina is a rich man with property up to $51.7 billion but a cruel and heartless man.

The film has been ranked 66th in the Top 100 Bollywood Movies of All Time.

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Sonia and Kabir. Source: Google

Let’s see the review about Kidnap here!

The plot of Kidnap is smart for a typical thriller, but the execution of some episodes seems too formulaic and couldn’t match up. Alas! Our hopes about a great thriller and action were totally extinguished. Moreover, during the movie, there is something that sounds ludicrous.

For example, why Kabir can keep his hostage in the house freely or even brings her to the beach easily. Or how could Sonia change so many outstanding clothes in dangerous case is another ludicrous detail. Can the kidnapper go shopping for her? Or did he sneak into her house and bring outfits for her on the way to where he would capture her?

Although these are just small details, they are so obvious that can cause viewers an unrealistic feel.

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Fortunately, the screenplay doesn’t show ungraceful romance between Sonia and Kabir although bare skin show is a popular trend of the Bollywood movie. Also, Kidnap succeeds in avoiding the usual problem of the thrillers: starting with a strong impression and fast speed but lack of the boom at the end. The film happens with balance climax during 135 mins and a full, attractive end.

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How about acting?

Coming down to performances, director Sanjay Gadhvi creates the balance in giving “acting-land” for both Sanjay Dutt and Imran Khan. Though Dutt - a cool and compelling man does a good job, he looks quite tragic. For Imran Khan, he performs his part quite successful. Kabir is a smart abductor always going ahead of his opponent. Perhaps, of all the actors, he acts the most completely.

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Vikrant Raina (right) and Kabir (left). Source: Google

Also, there are women in the ring with a reasonable screen presence. However, their characters don’t really support deeper plots. Sonia absolutely behaves like an 18-year-old spoilt girl. Even in some serious cases, the mother-daughter couple still wears cleavage-revealing outfits.

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In a nutshell, if you are easygoing, Kidnap may be reluctant to watch since it is a movie suited for DVD only.

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