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  • PG-13
  • 1988
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 4.6  (1,800)

Bloodstone is a fast-paced Indian-American action-adventure film released in 1988 that follows the events of an American couple whose holiday turns into a thrilling treasure hunt. The story begins with Sandra Van Ryan, played by Anna Nicholas, an art expert, who travels to India with her husband George, played by Brett Stimely, a brilliant engineer, for a working holiday. However, they are thrust into a world of danger and excitement after they unwittingly acquire the "Bloodstone" - a rare ruby that powerful individuals will stop at nothing to claim.

The Bloodstone has a legendary curse attached to it, and the only way to break the curse is to return the ruby to its original home in the temple of Hindi goddess Kali. After the Van Ryans' taxi driver, a courageous and cunning man named Shyam Sabu, played by the renowned Tamil actor Rajinikanth, discovers the secret location of the Bloodstone, he joins the couple to assist them in their journey to return the precious stone.

Together, the trio embarks on a journey through the bustling streets of India, evading the clutches of their pursuers, including the local police, dangerous bandits, and a powerful criminal mastermind, who will stop at nothing to claim the ruby. The trio's journey takes them to exotic locations across India, each step bringing them closer to the notorious criminal, who has both the resources and the ruthless determination to get his hands on the Bloodstone - no matter the cost.

One of the central themes of the movie is the constant struggle between good and evil. As the trio attempts to return the Bloodstone to its rightful place, they encounter a host of characters, some with nefarious intentions, some with good intentions. As they navigate through a web of deceit, they must be vigilant and choose their alliances carefully. The film excels in creating a sense of tension and paranoia, as the characters are never truly out of danger.

The film's action sequences are well-crafted and varied. There are foot chases through the bustling streets of India, high-speed car chases, and spectacular fights. The fight choreography has a distinct Indian touch, showcasing traditional Indian martial arts like Kalaripayattu and Silambam, as well as the flamboyant Bollywood-inspired fight scenes that elevate the action to another level.

The acting performances are top-notch, with Brett Stimely leading the way as George Van Ryan. He plays the character with wit and intelligence, balancing the scientific acumen with the practicality required to navigate the difficult situations he finds himself in. As the brave, charismatic, and street-smart Shyam Sabu, Rajinikanth shines with his confident and charismatic presence. He successfully balances the over-the-top action elements with his trademark humor and charm, creating an iconic character that transcends cultural boundaries.

The villain of the movie, portrayed by Charlie Brill, is suitably menacing, and his on-screen presence is menacing as he orchestrates his army of henchmen to hunt down the ruby at any cost. All the supporting actors in the movie, from the conniving art collector to the ruthless gang leader, bring their A-game and add to the movie's overall immersive experience.

Overall, Bloodstone is an enjoyable, action-packed movie that brings together diverse elements of Indian and American cinema to create a unique and engaging experience. The movie's fast-paced narrative, exotic locations, top-notch action sequences, and impressive performances from the cast make it a must-watch for action movie enthusiasts.

Bloodstone is a 1988 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.6.

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    1 hr 30 min
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    4.6  (1,800)