Kiara Advani and Mustafa Burmawalla’s Machine is a tedious watch in the first half – read our quick movie review right away…

Abbas-Mustan are back with their next venture titled Machine. The movie is the launch pad for Abbas’ son Mustafa and it also features Kiara Advani as the female lead. The trailer of Machine had created a lot of buzz after people found the movie similar to Shah Rukh Khan‘s Baazigar. But will Machine live up to the hype? I am watching the movie right now and it is interval time. This is how the movie has fared so far…

Abbas-Mustan go for a clichéd accidental meet between the lead characters – Ransh (Mustafa) and Sara (Kiara). Love happens at first sight as it does in every Bollywood film. The plot thickens with a penchant for car racing that they share. The racing scenes come in quite early on in the film. By that time I am not even fully invested in the characters, so I really don’t care if one of them dies, let alone wins or loses. The point is, despite desperate attempts by the makers, I feel no thrill during these scenes

In the most idiotic turn of events, Sara is attracted to the mysterious Ransh. A forced dance sequence brings in the much-required tension in the film. The dialogues are as smart as they get! Sara’s friend boasts, on her behalf, that she is getting gifts from a secret, anonymous man, and then goes on to ask Sara as to who it is. Smartness personified, eh?

Four songs, two deaths, one twist and zero logic later, the movie comes to a halt. Now for the second half of Machine… Stay tuned for the full movie review right here…