Let's spread the red carpet. Salman Khan is at it again. And this time around he rocks the show and completely dominates the proceedings. If he was a one man army in WANTED a few weeks back, he is a complete scene stealer in LONDON DREAMS, even with Ajay Devgn as the other lead protagonist.
One can't pin point at Ajay though. He does what only he can in the current set of actors - come up with an intense act. He deserves full marks for that. However, Salman's character, which is that of an underdog, is such that audiences are bound to root for him. Totally bindaas and ever so crowd friendly, he gets the mood of masti and mazaa bang on without turning overboard or crass.
With the kind of role that he gets to enact in the film, he could have easily become frivolous by going overboard. However, he shows immense range as an actor and comes up with one of the finest performances of his career.
One expects high degree of drama in LONDON DREAMS due to it's theme of friendship, deceit, betrayal and ultimate redemption. To the credit of Vipul Shah, he does complete justice to what was expected from the film. There are quite a few dramatic moments in the film that keep you glued to the screen.
One had always wondered if 40+ actors like Ajay and Salman would be able to do justice as rock stars. However, as things stand, unlike a ROCK ON, LONDON DREAMS is much more than just being a film about a band. It's a story about human nature and the negativity it brings along with it. In this aspect, Vipul Shah spins a winning tale.