1Film: Blue
Star Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta, Zayed Khan, Rahul Dev and Katrina Kaif
Cinematographer: Laxman Uttekar
Under-water cinematographer: Pete Zuccarini
Action Director: James Bomalick
Music Director: A.R Rahman
Director: Anthony D’Souza
Producer: Dhilin Mehta
Banner: Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd.
Rating: 2.5/5

Bollywood’s first underwater adventure thriller, Blue is encouraged by the famous Hollywood movies, ‘Jaws’ and ‘The Deep’. The movie has been set in the Bahamas and Bangkok and is all about three friends hunting for a lost treasure undersea. Completed under the placard of Shri Ashtavinayak Cinevision, Blue boosts up a budget of more than 100 Crores thereby, being hyped as Bollywood’s first most expensive movie.

A mixture of Bollywood and Hollywood, Blue swanks off the best technicians across the world. The adventurous expedition sets off by Aarav Malhotra (Akshay Kumar) and his friend Sagar (Sanjay Dutt). These two along with Sagar’s brother Sam (Zayed Khan) and the former’s girlfriend Mona (Lara Dutta) make the audiences enter into a sensational and beautiful world under the water. The characters struggle with the sharks at the start and then stabbing off their own conscience are taken over by betrayal and greed and menace up to wipe out their own existence. Along with treasure hunting, the film moves around complex relationship shared amongst the characters of the movie whilst their hunt for the treasure.

Directed by Anthony D’Souza, Blue brings thrills, excitement and danger along with it. Casted by Sanjay Dutt, Zayed Khan and Akshay Kumar who were perfect with their roles along with Lara Dutta and Katrina Kaif who did not have any job except to look sensuous in the whole film. Yes, Katrina did give a surprise through her new look in the film. Sunil Shetty also was quite good in his small role.

Though the movies action is not breathtaking, the underwater scenes are truly beautiful. Blue lacks a strong story, despite of its strong budget and a sensational star cast. The music given by A.R. Rehman goes quite well with the pace of the movie. The special number performed by International pop-sensation, Kylie Minogue along with the star cast of the movie is something that you should watch out for!