Hari Puttar - Notepad

wogma rating: Switch channels if it's on cable (?) - Even if kids don't want to!
quick review:

This one should be completely avoided. Shouldn't it take more than farts, slaps, abuse & barely clad women to entertain our kids?



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Plot Summary

Hari Puttar's (Zain Khan's) mom forgets him behind at their mansion when the rest of the family goes out for a weekend. Tuk-tuk (Swini Khara) is also left behind. Two comical burglars who haven't a clue reach the London mansion to get to a chip on Indian national security!

What Worked

  • Delivery of the "mausiji, baahar aao" dialogue by Zain Khan - priceless!

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • The animated Harry and funtoon - what was their purpose? Other than advertising Britannia biscuits?
  • Indian national security research is on in London! I mean, seriously! Couldn't there be any other premise?!
  • Why have two dumbest people on earth get to something of such top priority? Aah...the main villain is dumb too!
  • Why is the Hari's older brother teaming with other 10-11 year olds!?
  • Hari is actually called Harry at more than a couple of places.
  • Why are teenage girls jumping on the bed like 4 year olds?
  • Did these people carry no luggage on their weekend trip?
  • If the weekend trip was a surprise from DK (Jackie Shroff), how did the burglars know that the mansion would be empty?
  • Where in the UK would you get asthama pumps without prescription?!
  • The neighbor's character was so superficially written. No development at all!
  • The dialogue in Mr. Natwarlal is 'ye jeena bhi koi jeena hai lallu' and not 'dar ke jeena bhi koi jeena hai lallu'!
  • That's a USB stick, not a chip!!
  • Which glue stays wet enough for a metal door-knock to get stuck to a human hand hours after it is applied?
  • How come the burglars fall precisely into traps that Hari lays out on such a huge lawn?
  • What kind of a vegetable seller carries vegetables on the dashboard of his truck?
  • Why does a house with a teenage son and a 10 year old son have toys that a 2 year old would play with? The tunnel and baby tent?
  • Why did that house stock so many mouse traps?
  • How did Diesel's (Saurabh Shukla's) shoe, that was full of some kind of filthy, stinky stuff, clean itself for the next shot?
  • When did the burglars separate from each other to appear from different corners of the house?
  • How did the burglars know Hari's name?
  • Why were the nasty cousins and brother suddenly hugging Hari when they didn’t even care about his well-being?