To give pleasure to his girlfriend Sheena (Sonal Chauhan), the busy entrepreneur Sam (Neil Nitin Mukesh) holiday with her in Fiji. Shortly after his arrival ruined Sam his cell phone and have to buy a new one. But the part brings him only misfortune: He always gets back eerie calls of a woman and sees henceforth spirits. He can not get rid of the cell phone, it is returned to him again and again. And the longer he has it, the more aggressive is Sam also towards Sheena.
This principle is already quite a bit tiring and occurred within a short time in a number of horror movies. The Indians are lagging behind and bring with 3G now also a mobile Grusler, staged by debuting director duo Sheershak Anand and Shantanu Ray Chhibber. One can anticipate the same: As a horror film, the result is a complete letdown, never exciting and never once really creepy. There are only two areas where 3G a few points brings: as a tourist advertisement for Fiji and with the music.
The latter is indeed inappropriate in this kind of film, but the sounds of composer Mithoon flatter quite the eardrum. And then just Fiji. A native of Japan, and American-educated cinematographer Keiko Nakahara shows the absolute dream vacation-side of the islands, and not only in the noble art song sequences. You look just like to go, even if nothing particularly exciting happens.
Very nicely presented even the opening credits of the cast and crew about apps, SMS and other mobile phone functions Before now someone yells: These are three points - the third is so banal that one can neglect it. And all the rest is good just nothing. As would be the one the actor. Neil Nitin Mukesh is atrocious on charging and as soon as he returns out his evil side, 3G is pretty bad. Sonal Chauhan (Jannat) image is nice, but modest talent. Both, after all, often come to cuddle and smooch, which gives the film a touch of eroticism. But even that can mostly cold. This is because of the story that just will never pack.
Too late is finally clear what is cause of all evil, and this statement is abundant ridiculous. In addition, the final surprise is garnished with a really bad moral cudgel. And even before that one may get upset about if Sheena completely maintains it, even if the psychotic behaves and hurts her. Any sensible woman would have looked into the distance, as it were, with a nod to show them as a friend, who pocketed all evils, looks a bit questionable.
And even technically 3G is a letdown. Not the images that are beautiful. But everything else. Very bad about dubbing: You can tell exactly that the dialogues were in the studio. This practice is of course everywhere in the film world is constantly applied in India more frequently than in Hollywood, but when you dub sounds so artificial and canned, then tears the from the movie and makes it even cheaper than it already works anyway.
The film might have been to save. With a less chargierenden male lead, with less ghost-shocks that always occur at the most predictable places and are laughable in their lot soon. More suspense, more mystery, less holiday kitsch. But even then would have "3G" still not really enough to offer to shock experienced horror fans still or introduce mainstream audiences to the genre. The actual published version, however it does not even manage to meet a minimum of horror expectations. If the Beigemüse is better than the central horror, then ran what wrong.
The director Anil Sharma in 2001 had offered the actor Sunny Deol a makeover thanks to the huge success of Gadar. Their collaboration was continued in 2003 with the spy movie pretty average The Hero, and later hired the director's younger brother Bobby Deol in Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo. The outcome of these collaborations with the Deol family could take place by bringing together in the same film two brothers and father Dharmendra, actor-star of the 70s (Veeru in Sholay). It's done now with Apne, which wants a family entertainment which the story is set in the milieu of the sport.
Baldev Choudhary (Dharmendra), a disgraced former boxer and marked for life by the workings of the sports business, would like to take revenge against the world of boxing by training a colt for the championship and thus bring to the world championships. But it abandoned at the last minute to work with a prestigious coach. To wash this new humiliation that would require one of the two son of Baldev (Sunny and Bobby Deol) agrees to step into the ring, but the trainer was also somewhat failed in his role as head of the family.
The year 2007 marks the return of Punjabi actors in Bollywood: Govinda with Salaam-E-Ishq and Partner , Akshay Kumar with a series of hit comedies. The sports drama Apne stimulus and the career of one of the most famous families Bollywood originally from Punjab, the Deol, it is even the first time gathered at the father and son both screen in a film combining judiciously family melodrama and action.
It is certain that the interest is not to be found in the script, clearly inspired by the series of Rocky and its clichés (nationalism exaltation of family values, sport as a means of rising in society and win or regain its dignity). But as a good Rocky, the film functions as kind of film action movie star Sunny Deol, worthy Indian equivalent of Sylvester Stallone, gives without counting in the rugged boxing scenes, very successful, and his book best performance since the 90s, while the imposing Dharmendra, pillar of the film is very touching in bruised man.
This really is the latter that is the soul of the film, both moving and passionate. As for the sickly Bobby Deol, he has not any credibility in the ring with a world champion black American heavyweight, but it becomes endearing scenes in bringing together the three family members, which include time strengths of this naive and poignant melodrama.
As often in the films of macho men Deol, female characters are back here in roles of weeping women who have nothing to envy to the character of Adrian in Rocky, and we will retain only the small part of the beautiful Shilpa Shetty, which continues its strong year after his victory in the British game show Celebrity Big Brother and the beautiful choral film Life In A Metro, already with Dharmendra.
On the production side, the film is a quality product. Kabeer Lal photography wonders, like the good old days (Pardes and Taal) with vibrant colors and careful lighting. The Punjab sets are really pleasant, spaces devoted to boxing ring, training room are more credible. Himesh Reshammiya's music is not one of the strengths of the film. If the title track is very nice, the rest is forgotten shortly after viewing the film. In addition, the choreography is rather simplistic and uninspired.
Apne is an effective melodrama in background boxing. It's very commercial Hindi cinema with his length and his good feelings, but it's still fun to finally see the Deol in a touching family film, enshrining the comeback (at least at the box office) of a legend of Bollywood, Dharmendra, which is found a few months later in the thriller Johnny Gaddaar.