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Highlights 

  • The film ‘Drive’ had been released on Netflix on November 1. The film features Sushant Singh Rajput and Jacqueline Fernandes in leads.
  • Drive has been directed by Tarun Mansukhani and is produced by Karan Johar under his banner Dharma Productions.

Drive cast

  • Sushant Singh Rajput
  • Jacqueline Fernandes
  • Boman Irani
  • Pankaj Tripathi
  • Sapna Pabbi
  • Vikramjit Virk

The film revolves around the manhunt for an infamous King for the robbery of 300 Kilos of gold. An undercover agent chooses a street racing gang to chase the King.

Drive Story

Vibha Singh is a corrupt bureaucrat in the Black money wing of government who forces her customers into giving her a fraction of their money. With the support of her assistant  Hamid, she continues committing fraud by hiding the money in Rashtrapati Bhavan. One day, she receives news from Kirit Ojha, the Secretary of PM, that he requires her help for a task.

Ojha sends a man working under him to start an investigation within their department to avoid being caught, as the investigation is against the infamous  King who stole jewels from jewelry house.  The next target of his was the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Hamid and Irfan team up with the gang to chase the King. The entire team is headed by Tara. The story is further unfolded with the entry of Sushant Singh Rajput, Tara changing her identity to Mrs. Khan who gets jitters when she gets to know the real identity of her team members.  

Drive Review

After being delayed for multiple times, Drive finally was released on Netflix on November 1. The film that was initially going to be showcased on big screen was opted for a release on Netflix.

The action thriller has high octane car chase sequences. The action sequences haven’t been performed by the leads. Sushant and Jacqueline have nothing to do in the film except showing their dance moves. 

 Both of them have been dressed as glamorous thieves, who hang out together at garage-cum-hub that is loaded with fancy cars.

Sushant who is portraying the role of Samar misuses the identity of Tara, the queen of the mafia world, who is also a thief and street racing champion to execute the robberies. He now plans to rob Rashtrapati Bhavan.  The film unfolds with Sushant planning to fool Jacqueline by wooing her to pull off the robberies.

If you are fishing for logic in the film, you will be disappointed. The actors in the film travel to various parts of Delhi in a fraction of seconds. The script seems to be an amalgamation of lot of famous action thrillers like Dhoom, Race and Korean film Oceans 11. But ends up looking like Desi version of Hollywood flick Cars.

Pankaj Tripathi, an actor-par-excellence has been given the least importance in the film but ends up impressing people with his short stint. Boman Irani tries his level best to match up to Pankaj Tripathi but ends up being caricaturish.  

The script doesn’t give any opportunity to leads to perform. The dialogues are cringe-worthy. The songs of the film are average and the direction of the film is not that good.

The audiences who have thinking that Race 3 was the worst action thriller made in Indian cinema will end up changing their minds as this one is one worse than the Remo D’Souza’s Race 3.

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