An encouraging testament that Indian audiences are opening up to slick-past paced cinema on par international standards, Illuminati’s spy thriller Agent Vinod which saw its theatrical release today, opened to rave reviews and great feedback from Indian audiences.
Bollywood’s answer to the James Bond series created a splash at the box office ,especially in multiplexes around key metros.
Says acclaimed critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh “"An ambitious script, set in various countries, Agent Vinod is by far the most credible secret agent movie made in Bollywood. This hi-octane thriller has style and substance, both!. , this desi Bond movie adheres to the formula and succeeds in meeting expectations. Agent Vinod has all the potential to develop into a triumphant franchise!”.
Adds radio personality Jeeturaj "Agent Vinod - very stylish! very international! Thrilling and entertaining from first frame to the last! yeah 007 make way 4 agent vinod!".
“Agent Vinod sets out to revolutionise filmmaking in India. It draws inspiration from Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, the Mission Impossible series, Raj Comic’s Nagraj and Lee Falk & Sy Barry's Phantom stories. The first 40 minutes of the film are intriguing and simultaneously confusing. It is bifurcated into sub-plots, which add adventure to the story” adds Dailybhaskar.
Agent Vinod also opened to impressive reviews with accolades coming , lead couple Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor’s way –“ Saif returns as a spy in Agent Vinod. Saif has a distinct style of dialogue delivery that gels well with the character here. Saif is effectual and charming all through. It's a flawless performance and it's an absolute delight watching Saif get into the groove so magnificently.Kareena has a pivotal part to play and the fact of the matter is that only a commanding actress could've pulled this role off with elan, flamboyance and vulnerability.”feels Adarsh.
Says producer Dinesh Vijan,Illuminati Films “We are very excited with the feedback we are receiving on the film.The figures so far are encouraging and we hope it appeals to Indian audiences at large".
Shot in over 12 countries including Morocco, Russia and Latvia,the highly anticipated action-adventure Agent Vinod also starring Adil Hussain, Ram Kapoor, Prem Chopra and Gulshan Grover, released today, 23rd of March 2012 .