A talented cast, gorgeous settings, luxurious fashion and spectacular cars were not enough to save Race 3, the wafer-thin story, sloppy CGI and lazy writing makes Race 3 the weakest movie of its franchise.
Remo D’Souza was probably not the best choice to direct this movie, as a choreographer, he’s a personal favourite, but the action sequences were too theatrical and way too choreographed with too many slow-motion moments. There was even a fight scene on a dance floor.
The only cool thing about this Race edition was that the female characters got to fight and use the weapons like their male counterparts.
The writing and predictable plot twists took away the thrill of previous Race movies, everything felt forced and unnatural, adding the word bro or dude does not make the dialogues cool – also, Salman Khan and Anil Kapoor break into a Haryanvi accent between scenes that showcases the glorification of the underworld. A younger writer would have helped the screenplay.
The actors did not get an opportunity to really act in this movie. The story did not give any of the characters enough room to express themselves well enough.
The Race franchise always created beautiful love songs and electrifying party songs that live on, however, Race 3 had ‘hinglish’ lyrics with flat music- with exception to Selfish and the iconic Allah Duahai Hai, the rest of the tracks are average.
We were not awaiting award-winning cinema or realism from this movie but Race 3 could have been great, it may make a killing at the box office but it certainly did not live up to the hype.