A spy codenamed Bellbottom sets out on a secret mission to free 210 prisoners held by thieves. In the reconnaissance spine-chiller Bell Bottom, Akshay Kumar plays a Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) spy who goes by the codename ‘Bell Bottom’. The film revolves around his undercover work to save the 210 prisoners and kill four robbers.
After a plane is seized and arrives in Amritsar, the seventh commandeering occurrence in five years, Kumar is acquired to make all the difference. The way that his activity is associated with individual misfortune makes it more effective.
Like a few other Kumar movies roused by genuine episodes, this Ranjit Tiwari film depends on the two occasions in the last part of the 70s and mid-80s during Indira Gandhi’s time as the Prime Minister of India. It’s excellent that the film was shot during the pandemic across different areas in India and Scotland.
Kumar’s crushing section as Bell Bottom unquestionably draws in specific whistles and cheering as one can’t disregard how neat he looks at 53. He’s fit and agile, and sports a solid Army-man character. Bell Bottom, who is seen playing spouse to Vaani Kapoor, is a general level chess player. The agent’s memory is sharp, and he is well-versed with Hindi, English, French and German. Vaani Kapoor, as Kumar’s significant other, is stunning on-screen, and even with a limited screen time, she upholds her persona well. The film additionally stars Adil Hussain, Huma Qureshi and Lara Dutta in crucial roles. Given the sort of buzz that the film had been making, quite often around Dutta’s make-up, we can positively say that her makeover as late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is slick. She is unrecognisable! Huma Qureshi is seen caring for the Indian group while they salvage Indian residents stuck on the seized plane.
Akshay Kumar’s performance is solid. He utilizes his star capacity limitlessly, and with enthusiasm and structure. Depicting Indira Gandhi on screen is quite the mean feat which Dutta succeeds at by her persuasive portrayal. Dolly Ahluwalia plays Kumar’s mom, and they share some entertaining scenes together.
Composed by Aseem Arora and Parveez Shaikh, the film draws you and figures out how to hold your attention for the entire 123 minutes. You’ll find a great deal of to and fro in the storyline as you watch the entire film unfurl. The speed of the film stays consistent and the story and characters don’t lose energy.
While you ride alongside the story, the episodes that follow don’t retain you inwardly. With a film of this sort, you’d anticipate plenty of moments with goosebumps, yet that isn’t the case. Additionally, the film leaves you with a few unanswered questions, for example, the prisoners’ misery and the psychological oppressors’ seizing plans. However, the peak of the film is a bit disappointing and twists up suddenly.
I would like to give the movie 4/5 stars. Overall, the film has its flaws but it doesn’t fail to entertain.
‘Bell Bottom’ lives up to the charm of a Bollywood, big-scale commercial film that deserved to be released on the big screen. And of course, the fact that this film marks the reopening of theatres after months of lockdown due to the second wave of the pandemic, moviegoers can treat their soul to a great cinema experience with this one.