Fatso - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

Moral, ethical and civic issues are picked to be woven into a story. Worry not, it's not preachy but it ain't entertaining either.



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30 reviewers have given Fatso an average rating of 1.4/5.0 (?)

6 yays
19 nays
5 so-so

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Thumbs up by Subhash K. Jha, Apun Ka Choice ...Don't go looking for "It's A Wonderful Life" and you may come away quite happy with this film.... full review

So-So by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...FATSO remains a decent attempt made on an inspired/copied plot having one abrupt but a well written & brilliantly performed scene which happens to be the climax of the film too.... full review

Thumbs down by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...On the whole, FATSO appeals in bits and spurts. It had the potential, but doesn't quite reach there!... full review

Thumbs up by Kanika Rajani, BookmyShow ...Don’t miss this one if you like feel good films.... full review

So-So Buzz in Town ...It is not a film that pushes far enough in any direction, dark or light. But manages to make sufficient space in its range of vision to ensure that the characters don't appear contrived . ... full review

Thumbs down Daily Bhaskar ...A confusing screenplay, poor writing and music and impactless dialogues leave Fatso in a very uncomfortable position.... full review

Thumbs up by Nandita Dutta, DearCinema ...Fatso is one gem of a movie to look out for. It works wonderfully as a light-hearted satire on the world and the afterworld. It can tickle your ribs and evoke emotions at the right moments.... full review

So-So by Smita, Desi Martini ...Not fat enough... full review

Thumbs up by Rony Dcosta, Desi Martini ...Fat free entertainment... full review

Thumbs up by Aakanksha Naval-Shetye & Chaya Unnikrishnan, DNA ...What starts off as a run-of-the-mill youth film surprises you at every turn. Purab and Gul have a great chemistry while Ranvir delivers a super performance.... full review

Thumbs down Free Press Journal ...The writing is not sharp or humorous enough and the treatment is just too soft to make for an interesting engagement. This film is just a bit too dull to entertain!... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...On the whole FATSO is a big letdown. It's like a batsman is going great guns and because of his 'arrogant overconfidence' attempts a reverse sweep to be clean bowled when there was no need!... full review

Thumbs down by Divya Solgama, Gomolo.in ...The whole Fast – Slow treatment in the film and weak script followed by confused direction screams out – Avoid.... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...There's an interesting idea buried somewhere under those layers of flab in director Rajat Kapoor's Fatso. But it's a pity the film's fantastical premise isn't mined for enough laughs.... full review

Thumbs down by Fatema H.Kajalwala, India Entertainment ...Rajat Kapor has demonstrated a strong hold on urban relationships and milieu, treating them with a light and sure touch. The touch is present here but doesn’t bring the film together in a wholesome experience.... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta , indian express ...But despite a standout turn from Ranvir Shorey as the eponymous lead, and some nicely realized segments, 'Fatso' comes off flat and tonally confused. ... full review

Thumbs down by Shakti Shetty, MiD DAY ...Although it’s supposed to be hilarious, there are very few instances proving it so.... full review

Thumbs down Movie Talkies ...the movie has an interesting concept but the story does falter at times and at times, seems to rush ahead without regard for logic.... full review

Thumbs down by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com ...Fatso is a good plot gone bad. The film could've worked well if the execution of it may have been better.... full review

Thumbs down by on on on on on on on on on on Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com ...Fatso is a good plot gone bad. The film could've worked well if the execution of it may have been better... full review

Thumbs down by Raja Sen, Rediff ...The basic idea is a fine one, offering both room for smart humour and murky moral ambiguity, but while Kapoor and his (mostly) competent cast sharply enough conjure up some smiling moments, the film squanders the most potentially thrilling aspects of the idea and leaves us with something half-baked.... full review

Thumbs down by Diksha Madhok, Reuters ...It’s a very boring one — a word that more or less sums up the entire movie.... full review

Thumbs down by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Director Rajat Kapoor serves up a film that had potential. But somewhere along the way, we just couldn’t understand what to make of the man in the fat suit and his pack of strange friends.... full review

Thumbs down by Swati Rohatgi, STARDUST ...Fatso, if for a better execution could’ve been a good watch. A wasted chance. ... full review

Thumbs down by A. K., The Hindu ...Using magical realism Kapoor deals with deep-seated human quandaries in a light-hearted fashion but ultimately fails to realise the potential of the subject.... full review

Thumbs down by Srijana Mitra Das, Times of India ...The film seems overwhelmed by its own smart styling - little details like a dress drying on a clothesline, a girl rubbing hand-cream onto her palms, are clever. But there's too much style, not enough substance.... full review

So-So by Gaurav Malani, Times of India ...Fatso is somewhat short on body but strong on spirit. Keeping mind over matter, this film is an enjoyable experience!... full review

Thumbs down by Mr Care, Upper Stall ...the film is in a limbo between good and bad. But it sure as hell missed a chance to be great. ... full review

So-So ZEENEWS.COM ...‘Fatso’ is a natural, sweet, tangy and tender rom-com about a near-dead lover and a pretender. A just-right ensemble cast makes the proceedings look larger than laugh.... full review