Bangistan - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

Okay, okay, we get it. It is satire. The satire is witty too. But then, what? Nothing beyond the concept really. Also, does satire always have to be preachy?



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36 reviewers have given Bangistan an average rating of 0.6/5.0 (?)

1 yays
29 nays
6 so-so

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Thumbs down by Naresh Kumar Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ... little bang for the buck... full review

Thumbs down by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ... God-awful... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks ...A tacky and not so funny, over the top execution sadly fails to convey the noble message of One Religion.... full review

Thumbs up Bolly Spice ...This summer audiences will be entertained and educated in equal measure as the hysterically funny ‘Bangistan’ comes to cinema screens... full review

Thumbs down Bollywood Hungama ... Skip it. ... full review

Thumbs down by Sreeju Sudhakaran, Bollywood Life ...All smoke and no bangs make this Riteish Deshmukh – Pulkit Samrat comedy a dull film!... full review

So-So BookmyShow ...Watchable in parts, the political satire successfully drives home the humanitarian message. ... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ...damp squib... full review

Thumbs down by Kusumita Das, Deccan Chronicle ...The final nail in the coffin is when the so-far satire takes a preachy turn ... full review

Thumbs down by Sidhant Shori, Desi Martini ...Typical preachy mess about religious disharmony. ... full review

Thumbs down by Krish Sripada, Desi Martini ...Half-cooked lecture from an amateur! ... full review

Thumbs down by Parichay Mehta, Desi Martini ...Okayish, Preachy & overdose of symbolism.... full review

Thumbs down by Smita Vyas Kumar, Desi Martini ...BANG BANG! I hope I killed it ... full review

Thumbs down by Sarita A Tanwar, DNA ...humourless comedy is too preachy... full review

So-So by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...Great ideas in an inconsistent film... full review

Thumbs down by Deepanjana Pal, FirstPost ...Bad acting, worse writing turns a comedy into a tragedy... full review

Thumbs down by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal ... I wouldn’t suggest you watch this movie even for that!... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'Souza, ... I'm trying to figure out things in my mind, to make sense of what I have just seen. ... full review

So-So by Rohit Vats, Hindustan Times ...Bangistan races through with a nice tempo, only to be brought to an abrupt halt with its highly predictable, and 'heroic’ (read Bollywood-ised) climax. ... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...flashes of wit and potential in his occasionally clever nods to classic films. ... full review

Thumbs down by Suhani Singh, india today ...Good intent doesn't translate into a good movie... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...The film finds its laughs in the odd moment, but comes off, over all, flat and tepid.... full review

Thumbs down by Archita Kashyap, koimoi ...I would advise not really spending on this ticket over the weekend, but if you have to, best to step inside the theatre in some sort of intoxication. ... full review

Thumbs down by Uday Bhatia, Live Mint ...A mess of good intentions and bad jokes ... full review

So-So by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY ...The film could have gone a notch or two higher, if Pulkit Samrat had gone slow on his histrionics and perhaps a tad more steady handed execution by the debut director.... full review

Thumbs down by Jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies ...climax is clichéd and preachy enough to make you cringe... full review

Thumbs down by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA ... this movie should be re-named as Head Bang-istan as that's what you get after watching this trashy film.... full review

So-So by Kunal Guha, Mumbai Mirror ... If only, he could put it all together, without resorting to a predictable end. ... full review

Thumbs down by Saibal Chaterjee, NDTV ... If you really desire to visit Krakow, pack your bags and spare yourself a Bangistan detour... full review

Thumbs down by Nishi Tiwari, Rediff ...falling tremendously short of a bang for your buck.... full review

Thumbs down by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters ...neither engages, nor entertains.... full review

Thumbs down by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...A low-impact blast!... full review

Thumbs down by Jyothi Venkatesh, Star Blockbuster ...The climax kills the build-up! ... full review

Thumbs down by Vishal Menon, The Hindu ... In their attempt to solve all of world's problems through a lazily made film, the makers have instead stumbled upon the cure for a more solvable issue - insomnia. ... full review

So-So by Meena Iyer, Times Now ...The characters of Riteish and Pulkit, who do not have a single mean bone in their bodies, are convincing as the Dumb and Dumber ... full review

Thumbs down by Gayatri Sankar, ZEENEWS.COM ... could have evolved on celluloid in a much better way, had the same concept been treated wisely... full review