Crakk – Jeetegaa Toh Jiyegaa: An exciting ride with shallow storyline

Crakk – Jeetegaa Toh Jiyegaa starring Vidyut Jammwal, Nora Fatehi, Arjun Rampal, and Amy Jackson is a Hindi-language sports action film co-written and directed by Aditya Datt. Film is produced by Vidyut Jammwal under Action Hero Films.

Crakk immerses you in a world of fast-paced action, beginning with Siddharth “Siddhu” Dixit (Vidyut Jammwal) pulling off thrilling yet risky stunts on a moving local train in Mumbai. You’re in for an exciting ride throughout this sequence. Director-writer Aditya Datt does that at first, using Krakow, Poland, as the setting for Siddhu’s journey through the perilous Maidaan extreme sports arena, where he must not only prevail but also pay tribute to his brother Nihaal (Ankit Mohan).

The film features visually stunning action scenes, but the screenplay and story by Sarim Momin, Rehan Khan, and Datt are shallow. The plot of Siddhu’s underdog journey, his romance with social media influencer Alia (Nora Fatehi), his encounters with the villain Dev (Arjun Rampal), and their camaraderie are all well-known. Even a side story about Patricia (Amy Jackson), a police officer, hunting down plutonium smugglers seems like an unneeded diversion.

Despite narrative flaws, Kerry Gregg’s action choreography and Mark Hamilton’s cinematography are outstanding in Crakk. The images are striking, featuring everything from grimy Mumbai streets to scenes reminiscent of Mad Max. The film is also excellent at showing off daredevil stunts that make you gasp and tense up. The daredevils dodging deadly hounds, swinging wrecking balls, etc., are nicely captured. The plot, however, may occasionally feel overshadowed by the relentless onslaught of stunts.

Despite lacking in storyline, netizens praised the intense action and compelling characters of the story.

One of the netizen wrote, โ€œ#Crakk ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด, ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป. #VidyutJammwal is the ultimate action hero in every way. It’s his sequences that make your heart race. #ArjunRampal adds menace to the wicked role and has the opportunity to show off his brawn and stunts. Director #AdityaDatt provides an exciting big-screen look at the world of extreme sports while delivering an exhilarating action-packed film. You might, however, wish for more given its dependence on cliches and a somewhat unimpressive plot.โ€

Another wrote, โ€œHigh concept but pathetically delivered. Everything sucks! Action scenes have heavy slow mos & so many cuts, just takes that thrill away! Green screen in the entire run is so clear that you take hardly anything seriously. Watching it for 99rs was the only good part. #CrakkReviewโ€

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