For kin and country
Zor, like many movies before in Bollywood, is about two friends. But, mercifully, not about their undying, asexual love for each other. Quite the contrary.
Sunny Deol plays a journalist whose friend lands up to live with the family and, then, does something so horrifying that we'd rather not discuss it. The screen should provide all the graphic details.
Anyway, the protagonist's family finds itself in a soup. So, of course, our Bollywood journo flings the pen and picks the sten. Or something that does as thorough a job.
And while he's cleaning up the family name, and in the process clearing out some criminal cliques, he finds, horrors of horrors, that his pal's misdeeds not only affected the family, but the whole nation!
Sushmita Sen provides the love interest. And with Ms Universes running around, you can guess it takes a real businesslike hero to think about a mere country. That's the trouble with the movie -- it takes fiction too far.
Sushmita plays a journalist from a rival paper. And all she does is horse around, most of it as a clothes-horse. The man on a mission and the gal in glamorous garb find plenty of time off to fall in love. Hey, relax there, there's three hours to save India from a fate worse than debt.
Some suspense, a lot of fist and ketchup later, the film ends, we expect, with the hero saving kin and country... For the rest, it's the cinema house for you.
Directing force: The Sangeeth Sivan interview