Dostana - Notepad

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

With friends like these who needs enemies? A few laughs set aside, this one has a shallow attitude towards friendship, parenting, love and of course gay people.



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Plot Summary

Sam (Abhishek Bachchan) and Kunal (John Abraham) need to rent an apartment where guys are not allowed but gay people are alright. So they decide to pronounce themselves boyfriend and boyfriend. Oops, but the third roomie is a very attractive Neha (Priyanka chopra).

What Worked

  • Sam and Kunal's lustful gaze being used to aid Priyanka Chopra's dramatic entry.
  • I liked the fact that Sam had no backstory. True, a backstory would have added depth, but come on...none is better than having some random, token history. Just imagine tolerating 3 moms instead of just Kirron Kher.

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

  • John Abraham can be lip-read as saying "How do you know?" but he's heard saying the same line in Hindi! There must have been something really distracting around during dubbing!
  • No, no, no...make-up on men shouldn't show. The extra layer of foundation on Abhishek was too obvious. This is a movie for the looks, how can they not have the make-up person doing their job right?
  • Em (Boman Irani). Such a shabbily written character!
  • The changing room scene.
  • The auction scene.
  • Just didn't like the fact that two men intentionally are making a fool out of a woman and they say, "Didn't you see it? Are you a fool?"


This section lists things that I think are not important to the overall impact of the movie. In most cases, it could be explained away by something like, "we noticed the glitch after the scene was shot and there were schedule/budget issues and thus we could not re-shoot it". I like giving the makers the benefit of doubt, but I am amused nevertheless. Hopefully, they will tickle you too.

  • Are seat belts banned in Miami, Florida, US of A?