Action Replayy - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)
quick review:

In keeping with the Diwali mood, Action Replayy is all about bright colours and loud noises. Expect no more than that (not even a plot) and you'll be entertained...just about enough. The superficiality of depiction of the 70s era grates but the gags carry you through for some part. After that, it's time to walk out of the theatre and never think about it again.



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42 reviewers have given Action Replayy an average rating of 1.2/5.0 (?)

4 yays
26 nays
12 so-so

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Thumbs down by NISHTHA BHATNAGAR, Alpha ...the riot of colors on the screen makes us sometimes wish we had sunglasses to watch this film... full review

Thumbs down by Naresh Kumar Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...Borrowing nuggets from Back to the Future, Vipul Amrutlal Shah tell a tale that simply lacks vim and vigou... full review

Thumbs down Best Of Bollywood ...Aatish Kapadia, Suresh Nair and Ritesh Shah mar the film with sloppy, unimaginative lines... full review

Thumbs down by Beth, Beth Loves Bollywood ...The set-up reminded me a little of Jab Jab Phool Khile where Nanda's character is so completely unlikable that you can't not want her to change, yet her submission and personality 180 in the end still feel like a beatdown of the concept of a confident, self-driven woman... full review

Thumbs down ...Don’t expect a blockbuster out of this film and you could probably sail through without being annoyed. ... full review

Thumbs down by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...Despite the premise of a boy (Bunty, played by Aditya Roy Kapur) hurtling back in time and matchmaking for his mismatched parents, there is very little that hints at the earlier (and utterly endearing) sci-fi smash... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks ...Although made with good production values and eye-catching colourful backgrounds ACTION REPLAYY fails to make an impression mainly because it is neither a good science fiction nor a fine emotional drama.... full review

So-So by Subhash K Jha, Bolly Spice ...A lot of the film's chirpy chutzpah emanates not from the spoken words but the innate charm of the principal players. ... full review

Thumbs down by Riddhi Mehta, Bollywood Chaska has been written haphazardly... full review

So-So by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ... Vipul's script sense is good, he likes to attempt diverse genres, exploring new territories each time he attempts a film. ... full review

Thumbs up Bollywood Mantra ...a good Diwali gift from Vipul Shah... full review

Thumbs down by Bollyfan, Cinemaa Online ...The normally reliable Aatish Kapadia seems to have forgotten the cardinal rule of humor writing – Brevity is the soul of wit... full review

So-So by Blessy Chettiar, DNA ...It works well only because of Akshay Kumar and his superb comic timing, while Roy Kapoor’s charm does make an impression... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions ...The seventies’ psychedelic look is cute in small doses but not when the screen looks like someone poured buckets of primary colours over the frames. ... full review

So-So by Devesh Sharma, Filmfare ...The dialogue is crisp and so is the editing. It’s the screenplay which lets you down.... full review

So-So by Deepa Garimella, ...Performances are skilled, and the stars give their all to the proceedings despite seeming slightly out of place in the broad-stroked roles that they are given... full review

Thumbs down by Pankaj Sabnani, ...the chemistry between them Akshay and Aishwarya is missing... full review

So-So by Divya Solgama, ...Ranvijay in negative role was nice. Same for small cameo by Rajpal yadav,Om Puri and Kiron Kher. Radhir kapoor, Neha Dhupiya are wasted.... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...But for a musical, the soundtrack – a number lifted up from Bombay Rockers (Teri Toh), another one from Elvis’s Jailhouse Rock... – is pure third rate.... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Sorely lacking in drama and genuine humour, Action Replayy is mind-numbingly dull because there’s no conflict or plot progression... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta , indian express ...Even Aishwarya, who can be relied upon to at least look good, seems like she’s been abandoned by the costume department which seems confused as to what girls wore in the mid-70s : maxis are fine, but those very up-to-the-minute minis?... full review

Thumbs down by Amrita Ranjan, Indiequill ...his girlfriend’s grandfather Anthony Gonsalves (Randhir Kapoor) just built a time machine in their drawing room... full review

So-So by Komal Nahta, koimoi ...Rannvijay Singh acts ably. His singing songs in two voices is entertaining... full review

So-So by Sarita Tanwar, MiD DAY ...the film doesn't connect with you because of the several liberties taken by the director on the script front.... full review

Thumbs down Mixed Bag ...The only song you would remember from the movie would be ‘Jor Ka Jhatka’ and quite literally you would get a feel of the lyrics if you pin your Diwali hopes on this movie.... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...Neha Dhupia appears for a little bit and is quite good. ... full review

So-So by Arjun P S, MyReviews ...Had created a world of 70s and had done extremely well except for the 'a thing' which is said to be the time machine, it looked something very funny.... full review

Thumbs down by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, Now ...Akshay Kumar manages to pull an outrageously over the top character. ... full review

Thumbs down by Sethumadhavan, Passion for Cinema ... what makes it even more irritating is to see the way consistency has been completely overlooked in the film ... full review

Thumbs up by Ankit Ojha, Planet Bollywood ...Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looks like she’s on a roll! The tomboy role suits her to the T... full review

Thumbs down by Raja Sen, Rediff glossily wears its budget on its sleeve, albeit with ill-advised pride, like that of a chubby middle-aged gentleman poured into a tight Ed Hardy t-shirt. ... full review

Thumbs down by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters ...Shah has absolutely no control on this film — at the end of “Action Replayy” you have no idea why everyone acted the way they did — you are just glad it’s over and you can finally go home.... full review

Thumbs down by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...In a flash, firebrand Mala turns into kulfi. ... full review

Thumbs down by K N Gupta, ...A flaw in the movie is the lack of a good soundtrack. Pritam's music score is just average and has one chartbuster though "Zor ka jhatka...." to feel proud of.... full review

So-So by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice ...Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looks absolutely lovely in her uber girl and youthful avatar... full review

So-So by K K Rai, STARDUST ...Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai have done their best to lift the flick from ordinary, but its lackluster script makes it a losing proposition... full review

Thumbs down by Roy D'Silva, The Friday Freak ...A classic case of style over substance, all the movie does is have the entire cast move around in seventies style attire and mouth Bollywood lines and basically try to poke fun at current Bollywood celebrities, current affairs ... full review

So-So by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ... isn't meant for people who prefer wisdom in wit too.... full review

Thumbs down by The ThirdMan, Upper Stall ...The camera functions little more than a recording device to film the gags or takes in wide frames for you to admire all that the art department has gathered to give 'production value' in the shot. ... full review

Thumbs down by Rummana Ahmed, yahoo! India ...Akshay's loser act is a bit repetitive and Aishwarya's caked look and her pretentious performance fail to impress.... full review

Thumbs down by Spicezee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM ...Rannvijay, who plays Akshay`s rival in love is least convincing, while Randhir Kapoor and Neha Dhupia have very little to offer... full review