Although Race 3 went on to be a commercial success at the box office, still the film was completely a disaster. It has also become the most trolled film of the year 2018 and was surely the most disappointing film of this year. The film was directed by Remo D’Souza and featured stars like Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Bobby Deol, and others. This film of Remo D’Souza received a very negative response and was extremely criticized by the audiences and the critics. The shitty plot of the film became very difficult to tolerate by the Bollywood fans and so this film just became a butt of jokes.
The previous two films in the Race film series which featured Saif Ali Khan were still good and received positive reviews from the Bollywood fans but this third installment of the Race franchise which featured Salman Khan in the lead role turned out to be one of the biggest disasters in the history of Bollywood. Not only there was a replacement of the lead actor but also there was a replacement of the director in this third installment. In the previous films of Race franchise, Abbas-Mustan together were the directors but the third film of this franchise was directed by Remo D’Souza.
Remo D’Souza also admitted that there were some glitches in the film and stated that it was his mistake to show Salman Khan in a grey role. He said that the Race franchise is about grey characters and he can’t show him as a grey character. He stated that many other things were also happening due to which some things went against them. Remo D’Souza also said that the script was written in such a way that it had to involve grey characters.
Remo D’Souza told to PTI,
“When Shiraz Ahmed wrote the script it had the grey role. ‘Race’ franchise is about grey characters but we can’t show Salman Khan in grey character and other things were also happening. Because of all that. It just went little..” So by this statement of Remo D’Souza it seems as if he thinks that Salman Khan shouldn’t have been portrayed as a grey character in the film as due to that mistake things went wrong with this film.
Talking more about this film, despite being brutally criticized by the audiences and the critics it has done a great job at the box office. The film earned more than 180 crores at the box office which also made this movie one of the highest grossers of this year. It’s really surprising that with such a disgusting plot it earned too much but yes, we can say that it all happened due to the presence of Salman Khan in the film. Almost all of his films do great business at the box office and the same happened with this film. Just because of his presence, this film with such a shitty plot earned more than 150 crores.
When Remo D’Souza was further asked about this disastrous film, he said,
“If it was a disaster then it wouldn’t have done Rs 180 crore business and Rs 300 crore worldwide. I am still trying to come to terms to it and concentrating on my next film.”
Well, but we know that the film has done such a great business just because of Salman Khan’s presence.
On the other hand, Remo D’Souza also agreed that the film had many glitches and said,
“Entertainment-wise we had great action, songs, 3D, etc. People loved the action but then suddenly trolls started. The action was done by people who are masters in action. Story-wise I agree there were glitches. But I have seen worst films becoming a hit.” The director also added, “You should be ready with the script then only you should shoot, not think that the release date has been announced and let’s shoot it and we will make the script.”
Well, the question is that is he pointing towards Salman?