Bombay to Bangkok - Notepad

wogma rating: Switch channels if it's on cable (?)
quick review:

Same ole stuff. A senseless comedy with no thought put into any department. Only this time its Kukunoor trying to do a Priyadarshan and failing miserably. Now, how sad is that!?



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Plot Summary

Boy (Shreyas Talpade) is trying to save his life from soft-hearted gangster. In that attempt, he meets girl (Lena Christensen) and but, obviously falls in love with her. A silly turn of heart by the gangster and another silly misunderstanding and reconciliation later, we finally arrive to the end of the movie!

What Worked

Seriously - nothing!

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

Actually there are way too many to jot down, but here are a few subtles examples -

  • Inconsistency in the Shreyas Talpade's language - once he uses a refined hindi word like "swayam" and calls himself "hum" and in other scenes he uses absolutely colloquial language like "haila"
  • Lena's character, Jasmine is in dire need of money and she is shown working as a volunteer. To add to it, Manmeet Singh (a side character) actually explains "she is a volunteer, she works here during the day and there during the night, needs money."
  • Again Manmeet Singh says he doesn't know Lena the first time he sees her at the parlor and the next day she is shown working in the medical camp and he says she is a volunteer.
  • Use of various songs as tributes, while borderline cute, were too abrupt to make any sense. E.g., "bhor aa hi gaya andhiyaara" from bawarchi or aashaayein from Iqbal - actually the latter was not even cute!
  • The editing of the scene in which Rati and Shreyas Talpade's character Shankar confront each other - really abrupt and shabby.
  • The sound effects of the action scene towards the climax. Gave the scene an extremely artificial look.
  • The climax was so long-drawn that it took the movie even lower just when I thought that was not possible.