Eklavya - External Reviews

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

Eklayva has some great performances and was shot very beautifully. But, there are too many holes in the story which keep you from enjoying the experience. Overall, I was disappointed. I didn't like the way the story was narrated. The style gave away what was to come next and that was anti-climatic. The last 15-20 minutes were just unbearable and unacceptable from this banner.

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32 reviewers have given Eklavya an average rating of 2.8/5.0 (?)

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10 so-so

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Thumbs up by Akshay Shah, All Bollywood ...The visuals in this movie are some of the most enticing, exciting and picture-perfect I have ever witnessed,... full review

Thumbs up by Amit, Amit's Blogosphere ...From the start itself the movie draws the viewers attention and grips him in its tentacles for those two odd hours... full review

So-So by N K Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...The movie is visually hypnotic. But that is where the irony lies. The technique and aesthetics overpower the content... full review

So-So by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...Because Eklavya is a myth, we don’t care that the characters are archetypal... full review

So-So by Rachel Fernandes, Bollywood Mantra ...One expects a shocking climax but it turns out to be disappointing in its impact.... full review

Thumbs up by Sanjay Ram, Business of Cinema ...Eklavya marks the birth of creating cinema converging with grandeur... full review

Thumbs down by Cybernoon, Cybernoon ...By diluting Elkavya’s nobility in the end, Chopra also misses making his point, the last scene is unforgivably trite.... full review

So-So by Aprajita Anil, Express India ...It’s crisp, outright and to-the-point.... full review

Thumbs up by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...Vidhu Vinod Chopra shows us that a good scene needs no words.... full review

Thumbs down by Khalid Mohamed, Hindustan Times ...how about narrating a story that doesn’t lose itself in the folds and fustian of style?... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...his screenplay doesn't have that "grab value" that's required to hold your attention.... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Chopra keeps the real excitement away and constructs the film in a series of lengthy semi-profound dialogues between characters... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM ... the marriage of technique and content is splendid.... full review

Thumbs up by Indicine Team, Indicine ...Eklavya is a action thriller which is worth the price of the ticket... full review

So-So by Abhijit Mhamunkar, indya.com ...ou get to see picture perfect frames but not enough drama complementing it.... full review

Thumbs down by Gaurav Malani, J.A.M ...the royal secret that the guard wants to safely protect from the world is unveiled to the audiences in the opening reels itself... full review

Thumbs up by Sreeram Ramchandran, M TV ...The movie works on a very abstract plane, and you will enjoy it if you can connect to that plane.... full review

So-So by Sarita Tanwar, MiD DAY ...a subject that’s sombre and devoid of any masala.... full review

Thumbs down by Movie Talkies, Movie Talkies ...a weak storytelling effort, and all the colour and style in the world cannot save this strange film... full review

Thumbs up by Vijay, MovieWalah ...Tinu Verma shoots an awesome edge-of-the-seat dramatic action sequence involving a passing train and hundreds of camels... full review

So-So by GaRaM, Now Running.com ... Especially three scenes in the film are its highlights... full review

Thumbs up by Ashok Nayak, Now Running.com ...What unfolds is an action thriller which is worth a watch.... full review

Thumbs down by Subhash K Jha, Now Running.com ...Some stories are better left unsaid. "Eklavya" tragically seems to belong to that rare genre of stories that lose their relevance in their rendering.... full review

So-So by Vivek Kumar, Passion for Cinema ...Now I realize why thos Rolls Royce gimmicks had to be resorted to... full review

So-So by Full2Faltu, Passion for Cinema ...Whatever the movie is, its a spectacularly shot movie.... full review

Thumbs down by shitij, Passion for Cinema ...(it will surely put you to sleep…Thank God its only 12 reels)... full review

Thumbs up by Hanumant Bhansali, Radio Sargam ...The suspense in the pre-climax comes as a bolt from the blue.... full review

Thumbs up by Arthur J Pais, Rediff ...Chopra has staged quite a few well-edited and hair-raising scenes... full review

Thumbs up by Raja Sen, Rediff ...one is more than likely to get caught up in the terrific treatment -- and miss the larger point of the film... full review

Thumbs up by Shrikant Shenoy, Shrikant Shenoy ...he does not stretch the movie for the sake of it... full review

So-So by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...it's the overriding bleakness of the tenor that works against the film.... full review