Ghanchakkar - External Reviews

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

Ghanchakkar gets you interested and leaves you there. It doesn't move forward and soon enough, gets repetitive and thus predictable.

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38 reviewers have given Ghanchakkar an average rating of 1.1/5.0 (?)

4 yays
26 nays
8 so-so

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Thumbs down by Anna Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...What is it with so many Hindi film makers that compels them to make 2-to-3-hour films out of concepts that demand brevity?... full review

So-So by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ...wacky but eminently forgettable... full review

Thumbs down by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...But at some point, I just threw up my hands and tuned out.... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ... its advised to watch another engaging crime thriller on DVD instead of GHANCHAKKAR... full review

Thumbs down by Shalu Dhyani, Bolly Spice ...If only director Rajkumar Gupta had followed through with the wonderful build-up in the first 45 minutes, this could have been a path breaking film.... full review

Thumbs down by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ... Namit Das has grown tremendously as an actor, since WAKE UP SID. He's another talent to look forward to.... full review

So-So by Suparna Thombare, Bollywood Life ...The intention was good, the recipe was right and Gupta had all the tools to make a memorable comedy, but in the end, he forgot to add the seasoning, just like Vidya’s character does in the film.... full review

Thumbs up by Teena Elizabeth, BookmyShow ...this time he took a risk by experimenting with a different genre, and the risk and the effort paid off.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ...The actors rise way above the careless, half-baked script, and Ghanchakkar is at best a ‘timepass’ film which dithers between caper comedy and noir thriller... full review

Thumbs down Daily Bhaskar ...There are some bold and funny dialogues in the film that will tickle your funny bone.... full review

Thumbs down by Khalid Mohamed, Deccan Chronicle ...And when it’s not sex, the humour banks on stuff like a railway commuter carrying raw vegetables, cornball allusions to Amitabh Bachchan, the Khans, Dharmendra and don’t gasp again, the late Utpal Dutt.... full review

Thumbs down by Tushar Joshi, DNA ...The soundtrack isn't memorable, but the background score gives the film the right mood. ... full review

Thumbs down by Devesh Sharma, Filmfare ...Thriller told at a crippling pace... full review

Thumbs down by Deepanjana Pal, FirstPost ...lazy script that rechurns the same jokes... full review

Thumbs down by Ravi Kandala, fullhyd.com ...They showed us some juicy bits - it certainly seemed like there was more, until we saw the movie and realized that all the juicy bits had already been shown in the trailer.... full review

So-So by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...For one, Namit Das' act is overdone. As the gun wielding psycho, he moves beyond his act, to get annoying. ... full review

Thumbs down by Sarit Ray, Hindustan Times ...Why would such a stupid arrangement exist? Raj Kumar Gupta’s Ghanchakkar steers clear of such logical questions.... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...A lazily scripted film that leaves you bored and searching for the exit... full review

Thumbs up by Swati Deogire, In.com ...less hysterical than expected... full review

So-So by Saurabh Dwivedi, india today ...But you do end up not caring about home-cooked food.... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...This is where the film could have quickened, but it slackens instead, leaving Balan to provide a chuckle or two in her hatti katti Punjaban avatar, her accent slipping more than her deeply cut negligees... full review

So-So by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...The writing by Parvez Sheikh and Raj Kumar Gupta is often fickle and unpersuasive and, perhaps, of the kind that might sound good on paper but doesn't have the same impact onscreen.... full review

So-So Indicine ...Emraan Hashmi delivers a stirring performance in the film as the lazy, always tired Sanju who struggles with his own memory. ... full review

Thumbs down by Nandini Ramnath, Live Mint ...A deadpan and occasionally dead caper... full review

Thumbs down by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY ...If nothing, this gives us another instance of how a good script is the most important factor for a watchable film.... full review

So-So by Jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies ...Though the film has its funny moments, the overall product is not as impressive as was expected.... full review

Thumbs down by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA ...The exceptional subject becomes exceptionally repetitive and dragging after a given point leading to a weak and bland climax.... full review

Thumbs down by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror ...After this third film, one can only surmise that Gupta gets enthused with some terrific ideas and heads straight for the shooting floor without thinking them through entirely.... full review

Thumbs down by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...The fundamental concept of Ghanchakkar is intriguing all right, but it simply isn’t sturdy enough to bear the weight of an entire two hour-plus film. ... full review

Thumbs down by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com ...In a bid to make a comedy on memory loss, the filmmaker himself forgets his script. ... full review

Thumbs down by Raja Sen, Rediff ...And somewhere through the second half, it stops being funny and becomes inane precisely at the time when it should have showed off its intelligence. ... full review

Thumbs down by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters ...Not crazy enough... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Delicious humour and great suspense... full review

Thumbs down by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com ...Her lingo aptly fits her character. She pronounces 'minute' as 'mint', 'bharosa' as 'bhrosa' and 'galat' as 'galt'. She emotes well both in confusion and resentment.... full review

So-So by Roshmila Bhattacharya, Star Blockbuster ...Ghanchakkar is worth a watch for her alone.... full review

Thumbs down by Swati Rohatgi, STARDUST ...While Emraan, despite being his first comedy film, only broods and mulls over his lost memory in the entire film, Vidya too in her first comedy film comes across as a huge disappointment.... full review

Thumbs up by Meena Iyer, Times of India ...The constant sparring between Emraan and Vidya and the bickering between the three thieves is funny.... full review

Thumbs down by Gayatri Sankar, ZEENEWS.COM ... a film that has such heavyweights as the cast, could have been a lot better.... full review