From the time when he made his debut in Ram Gopal Verma's COMPANY, followed by Shaad Ali's SAATHIYA, Vivek Oberoi had displayed number of times that he is a pint sized atom bomb who is loaded with potential, but it has still not been realized fully at all. Now with PRINCE his days to become one of the kings of box office could be nearing fruition.
The opportunity that has been laid out for Vivek Oberoi, by Ramesh Taurani, is a platform that every actor would aspire for in his acting career. It is a Rs. 45 crores venture that has been sprinkled with all the necessary ingredients to make it a delectable offer for the audience.
For the audience the spice for PRINCE comes in the form of Shiraj Ahmed as the writer who had earlier written the story for RACE, Allan Amin who has directed action for DHOOM -2 and RACE, and Oscar winning sound designer Reesul Pookutty apart from Nicholas Trembasiewicz as the editor of TRANSPORTER fame.
PRINCE is an action packed movie revolving on the life of a thief who has forgotten his memory, after committing biggest heist in history and the film tries to encapsulate the process of reconstruction of the memory, providing ample opportunity to experiment with the craft. It seems to have shades of BOURNE IDENTITY, flavored with the Indian spice in the form of a thief.
Interestingly enough, films based on the theme of a thief has been a hit in Indian cinema through the ages, and PRINCE tries to live up to the illustrious peers from the past. Thieves may be an anathema in the real society, but in the world of Hindi cinema they have had a romantic association with the audience and there is no actor worth his grain who has not played the role of a thief in one form or the other and made it one of his most remarkable films in his career.
For Vivek Oberoi PRINCE is a make of mar film in his career, and the Tauranis also have a reputation to live up to as they have given sleek films like SOLDIER and RACE in the past and they want to surpass all their previous attempts of providing a movie having thrill that would make the audience sit on its edge. Could PRINCE turn out to be the first hit film of this quarter and change the fortunes of Vivek Oberoi?