Dus Kahaniyaan - External Reviews

wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?)
quick review:

Each of the short stories has a punch at the end. The characters are remarkably developed with about 10 minutes for each story. The subjects chosen are such that everyone is likely to enjoy at least half of the stories



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23 reviewers have given Dus Kahaniyaan an average rating of 2.8/5.0 (?)

11 yays
8 nays
4 so-so

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Thumbs up by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ...The appeal of ‘Dus Kahaniyaan’ lies in the novelty of its concept.... full review

Thumbs up Bollyvista.com ...In fact, all the stories, have an extremely grainy look and the characters have jagged edges... full review

Thumbs up by Fatema H Kagalwala, Business of Cinema ...The seemingly intriguing experiment of putting together ten stories and not connecting them visually or otherwise holds a simple desire to tell powerful stories with a human interest... full review

Thumbs up by Bikas Mishra, DearCinema ...Though after a while you could see some kind of a pattern in all the storie... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM ...the number of interesting kahaniyaan in DUS KAHANIYAAN outnumber the not-too-interesting ones and that's what goes in its favor.... full review

Thumbs up Indicine ...Rice Plate and Gubbare are the best and that itself is worth the price of the ticket.... full review

Thumbs up by Abhijit Mhamunkar, indya.com ...While six out of ten stories are good, the rest range from average to okay... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...While the entire package of ten is rivetting in itself, not all strike an emotional chord as the Rice Plate, Puranmaas and Gubbare do.... full review

Thumbs up by Elvis D'Silva, Rediff ...we are shown a little bit of what the future might hold if we allow our lives to go the way they are going.... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ... Almost all the stories are deftly told, with the mandatory twist in the climax which keeps you riveted... full review

So-So by Rachel Fernandes, Bollywood Mantra ...Also most of the ten short stories have a slightly dark or vague or abstract concept which makes the audience want to stay way from it.... full review

So-So by Praveen Lance Fernandes, indiatimes ...Maybe every tale is not gripping but about seven of the ten are not bad... full review

So-So by Hanumant Bhansali, Radio Sargam ...Terrific performances added with slick direction by Sanjay Gupta makes Zahir an interesting watch.... full review

So-So SantaBanta.com ...The stories therefore neither cohere nor connect together, but are interesting and often riveting in fragments... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, Business of Cinema ...with nothing at all to rein them in, no boundaries whatsoever to work within, several of the stories turn out bizarre, abstract and pretty much pointless,... full review

Thumbs down by Indu Mirani, DNA ...But the viewer gives ‘Dus Kahaniyaan’ 10 such chances and as Gabbar Singh would say, “Phir bhi khalli haath waapis aagaye.”... full review

Thumbs down by Khalid Mohamed, Hindustan Times ...This is the worst of the lot directed by Apoorva Lakhia, who also obsesses over a fat lady in a gold bikini... full review

Thumbs down by Sreeram Ramachandran, M TV ...Most of the stories have extraordinarily slow and tiresome build ups without a powerful enough twist in the end to justify it... full review

Thumbs down by Amit R Agarwal, merinews ...Meghna Gulzar’s ‘Pooranmashi’ was such a strong story, but since it lacks the tension, it just fell flat... full review

Thumbs down by Deepak Venkateshan, Passion for Cinema ...please do not see it to see some stories as there are none and it could have just been named “Dus Bakwaas Rip-offs”... full review

Thumbs down by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...since this is a Sanjay Gupta film, there’s lots of skin (no fully clothed women allowed in Gupta’s films unless they’re over 40), lots of violence, and the mandatory underworld story with lots of gore shore in stylized slow mo... full review

Thumbs down Upper Stall ...Dus Kahaniyan is essentially a collection of amateur shorts spliced together for a private screen of friends and family and nothing more... full review