“Race 3” (Yash Raj)
By Catholic News Service
With this wild action thriller, in Hindi with English subtitles, director Remo D’Souza reboots the Bollywood franchise with a new cast and a stand-alone story. It’s a whirlwind of a movie, part family soap opera, part James Bond adventure, and part “Dancing with the Stars.”
An Indian mobster (Anil Kapoor) lives in exile in the Middle East with his extended family, including his spoiled twins (Daisy Shah, Saqib Saleem). A love triangle among the gangster’s nephew (Salman Khan), the family henchman (Bobby Deol) and a con woman (Jessica (Jacqueline Fernandez) plays out amid gun battles and explosions (often filmed in slow-motion), as well as on the dance floor in elaborately choreographed sequences. In the end, the film’s central theme about family loyalty is at odds with its skewed morality according to which crime, in this case at least, pays very well indeed.
Relentless but mostly stylized action violence, including gunplay and torture, a possible nonmarital encounter, some sensuality, a few crude and crass terms. The Catholic News Service classification is A-III — adults. Not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America.