80s were the times when heroes (in true sense) like Sunny Deol, Mithun Chakraborty and Anil Kapoor ruled. When the sheer purpose of cinema was to get people their 'paisa vasool' moment. When there was no difference between mass and class audience. When there was no apparent categorization of cinema being made for A, B and C centers. When there were no multiplexes. And when the 'bhaav' of popcorn and 'samosa' was same across all theaters.
WANTED belongs to that brand of cinema and it is good to see the Top Khans going back to the cinema of the past and realizing that all said and done, audiences do want some true blue masala entertainers at regular intervals.
One may argue if WANTED is Salman's career best performance ever (his ANDAZ APNA APNA, HUM AAPKE HAIN KAUN, MAINE PYAAR KIYA, KARAN ARJUN have been masterpieces after all).
Still, on this side of the century, WANTED is the film where Salman has gone all out in at least 'being interested' in the film. At least he is not taking his stardom for granted. At least he is not being careless about his looks. At least he is not letting his own self come in the way of director's vision. And last, but certainly not the least, he is 'not bored'.