Dostana - External Reviews

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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37 reviewers have given Dostana an average rating of 3.4/5.0 (?)

22 yays
8 nays
7 so-so

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Thumbs up by noyon jyoti parasara, AOL INDIA ...Dostana is essentially a love quadrangle. And it has enough moments of friendship to have its name Dostana.... full review

Thumbs up by Aparajita Ghosh, Apun Ka Choice ... ‘Dostana’ might have been a roller-coaster joyride had the director ( Tarun Mansukhani ) known where to take the story in the second half.... full review

So-So by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...Is this a failing of the screenplay – that Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham appear more of a couple with each other than either of them does with Priyanka Chopra... full review

Thumbs up by Rahul Bhasin, Bolly Spice ...It's a cute, light and at times witty comedy that people from all age groups will enjoy.... full review

Thumbs up by Hetal Adesara, Business of Cinema ...The story is simple but it's the chemistry and flawless sync between the two lead actors - Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham - that totally works in favour of this movie... full review

Thumbs up by Abhishek Mande, Buzz18 ...The two seem so perfectly made for each other you begin wishing they were really gay.... full review

Thumbs down by Sneha, DearCinema ...this movie is another example (of the many) of how intolerant and un-accepting our society is about gay relationships.... full review

Thumbs up by Deep, Deep's Home ...Music was really good… liked the Jaane Kyon and couple of other songs… Cinematography was really good..... full review

Thumbs up by Karishma Purshotam, desi hits ...This film is absolutely on FIRE! Seriously worth a watch for the comedy, cast and the total madness, which all give the audience a truly entertaining experience!... full review

Thumbs up by Udita Jhunjhunwala, DNA ...So if you want a laugh, a good time out with friends, and some eye candy, Dostana is for you. If you are looking for a gay movie, this is not the right choice.... full review

Thumbs up by Samrat Sharma, fullhyd.com ...Despite the vacuous plot, the broad stroke characterization, and the completely irreverent style of the film, Dostana manages to bring out a grin or two.... full review

Thumbs up by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...Priyanka looks 'super hot'. Several notches higher than FASHION. She also dishes out a very confident performance. Her body language spells 'star value'.... full review

Thumbs up by Khalid Mohamed, Hindustan Times ...the effort is remarkable for extending the limits of sexual permissiveness and for touching upon a subject that has remained largely in the studio closets.... full review

Thumbs up by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Unapologetically irreverent, this week's new Bollywood release Dostana is a barrel of non-stop laughs; a film that pulls out all stops in its shameless attempt to win you over.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM ...It brings homosexuality out of the closet, gives it respect and dignity and doesn't treat gays as 'abnormal'.... full review

Thumbs up by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...The screenplay adopts a multi-dimensional approach with sufficient twists and turns that steers away any monotony.... full review

Thumbs up Indicine ...Dostana is about Dosti. The friendship didn’t connect, a experienced director probably would have handled it a lot better.... full review

Thumbs down by Amrita, Indiequill ...Who knew a movie about a couple of homophobes could be this entertaining? Not me!... full review

Thumbs up by Harshita Kohli, indya.com ...it gives you the glam quotient you associate with Karan and all his films but it also gives you the edgy and hatke thinking of a new director on the circuit.... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...The actors are perfectly cast and do full justice to their roles. Everything about the film falls into place... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, Mumbai Mirror ...Thank you Bollywood, for that. No thanks, for this film though. Intentions apart, this is exasperating entertainment.... full review

Thumbs down musicNmovies.info ...Dostana with Jr. Bachchan along with his Gay partner John is nothing but glossy eye candy with full of nonsense... full review

So-So by nita jatar kulkarni, Now Running.com ...The movie is long, over two and a half hours, and the poor editing is visible throughout the movie.... full review

Thumbs down by Jahan Bakshi, Now Running.com ...you'd find it difficult to notice, the only thing that really comes off well in this film is Abhishek Bachchan.... full review

Thumbs down by Ashok Nayak, Now Running.com ...The film is a mindless entertainer, and probably the best way would have been to promote it as a comedy... full review

So-So by Subhash K Jha, Now Running.com ...The theme of heterosexual characters pretending to be gay to get a precious abode in the bustle of the metropolis is pretty cool.... full review

So-So by dr. mandar, Passion for Cinema ...Dostana is a comedy intended to shock Indian audiences and it does succeed there... full review

Thumbs up by jehan handa, Passion for Cinema ...The film is true at heart, true with its moments, and that’s what makes Dostana, a sweet watch, a must try... full review

Thumbs up by Joxily John, Planet Bollywood ...DOSTANA does provide a fun time at the theatres, and actually does provide better laughs than many of the overhyped comedies from this year.... full review

Thumbs up by Goher Iqbal Punn, Radio Sargam ...The movie carries forward the much loved Kanta Ben legacy from ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’ reaching a whole new epitome of comic excellence.... full review

Thumbs up by sampurn, real bollywoood ...Vishal-Shekhar’s music is already topping the charts and the picturisation of songs take it one notch higher.... full review

Thumbs down by Raja Sen, Rediff ...This film is a joke; but the last thing we need is India thinking homosexuality's just another gag.... full review

Thumbs up by deepa karmalkar, Screen ...Only if the director could have maintained the tempo and the spirit of the film in the latter half, this could have been a film worth a repeat watch.... full review

So-So by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...The characterisation, perhaps, is the culprit why one is never really involved in the goings on of the film.... full review

So-So Upper Stall ...Much of the film is a collage of largely silly scenes put together and not much more.... full review

So-So by Neha Viswanathan, Within / Without ...To be fair, this film was far better than I expected it to be.... full review