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'Asambhav' - 'Style With No Content!'
By Prema K. Š2004

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The film is set in Locarno (Switzerland). Vir Pratap Singh (Dr. Mohan Agashe), the President of India, is visiting Locarno for a short vacation with his daughter Kinjal (Dippanita Sharma), who studies in the U.S. An international terrorist, Mabros (Shawar Ali), kidnaps the President and his daughter and keeps them hostage in a secluded hotel. The men behind this kidnapping conspiracy are ISI officials Ansari (Milind Gunaji), Gazi (Tej Sapru) and Hashmi (model Chetan Hansraj).

Another international terrorist group, Al-Hamas, led by Yuzan Baksh (Mukesh Rishi), is hand-in-glove with Ansari. Captain Arya is entrusted the responsibility of bringing the President and his daughter back safely. The mission is called 'Mission Asambhav'!

Arya comes across Sam Hans (Naseeruddin Shah in an ugly wig or hairdo!) and Brian (Tom Alter), who are involved with Ansari. and the drugs that have been flown into the country through Alisha. Arya poses as a journalist to get to the bottom of things and discovers that someone in the Indian embassy in Switzerland is also involved in this conspiracy.

The film fails to grip the audience even in a single reel. The songs flow freely but are ordinary. Viju Sha too seems to have lost his touch! The cinematography is good, in fact, the only real good thing about the film. Arjun Rampal is good but the role does not offer him much scope. Priyanka Chopra is reduced to a glamour piece. The model brigade serves as mere sidekicks. Talented actors like Naseeruddin Shah, and Arif Zakaria have been wasted.


*poor; **average; ***good; ****very good; *****excellent

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