Drona - External Reviews

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

It could have been a good, entertaining story for kids, enjoyable by adults equally, but over-dramatization claims another victim.

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16 reviewers have given Drona an average rating of 0.9/5.0 (?)

1 yays
11 nays
4 so-so

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Thumbs down by N K Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ......And that’s pretty much what ‘Drona’ is all about. Visuals, and visuals, and some more visuals. Story and script may go to hell. Or still better, to the asuras.... full review

Thumbs down by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...Abhishek Bachchan finds his true self in a lushly imagined, if somewhat generic, fantasy. Plus, a woefully silly thriller.... full review

Thumbs down by Sanjay Ram, Business of Cinema ...Drona in every sense takes that further and actually offers a fantasy ride, with a very unlike anything villain, make believe lands and time warps. But Drona suspends beliefs to such extent that believing and actually riding the wave is not even an option.... full review

Thumbs down by Deep, Deep's Home ...Nothing great in the story but actually, in these kind of movies, the screenplay plays the major role. But unfortunately, this movie lacked it badly.... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...The huge hype will pull in the crowds, but it will be another task to keep them in during the course of the movie. You go back with just one thought after watching DRONA, a colossal waste!... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...To be able to enjoy a film like Drona you have to be willing to suspend disbelief and your common sense too. If you succeed in doing that, you might agree it's a sincere attempt to translate onto Indian screens a kind of modern mythology.... full review

Thumbs down by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM ...DRONA is a big film in all respects -- big stars, big canvas, big expenditure on SFX, big ad spend, big expectations. Sadly, it's a big, big, big letdown as well.... full review

Thumbs up by Janhvi Patel, indya.com ...The story is simple, spun around the eternal battle of good versus evil. The beginning is just like other superhero movies and Harry Potter: the hero thinks he is ordinary until he discovers his special powers by accident and his world takes a 360 degree turn.... full review

So-So M TV ...Drona threatens to return as a sequel. We just hope in his second outing Drona gives the audiences something to cheer about and not an unintentionally comic rehash of Amar Chitra Katha.... full review

So-So Movie Talkies ...It has been very well crafted, but it all goes awry because of the lack of a coherent script. That is little sad, because one can see the amount of hard work and the oodles of money that have been pumped into the project.... full review

Thumbs down by Ashok Nayak, Now Running.com ...Drona clearly lacks soul to be a superhero / fantasy film. The movie lies on a wafer thin and totally defective plotline that is weakly narrated.... full review

So-So by Lidia Ostepeev, Planet Bollywood ...Goldie Behl does not have the basic requirements to create cinematic magic. He does not have an engaging story or particularly vibrant characters apart from his villain... full review

Thumbs down by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...Goldie Behl's Drona tries its first baby steps in this direction. Even though he is visibly inspired by various sources and promptly botches up at several places... full review

So-So by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Is he a storybook superhero, a mythological figure, a prince, or an ordinary guy who forgot to shave? Nope, it’s Drona. What a drone, really.... full review

Thumbs down by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...For the rest, the mumbo-jumbo about an ordinary hero, Aditya (Abhishek) who metamorphoses into super hero, Drona, after donning a magical bracelet and stops the bad guy from sipping amrit, leaves you cold and unmoved.... full review