Johnny Gaddar - External Reviews

wogma rating: Buy the DVD already (?)
quick review:

It was refreshing to use my brain while watching a movie and finding out that the moviemakers have also done the same while making it. Not flawless, but completely entertaining, Johnny Gaddar is a must watch!



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27 reviewers have given Johnny Gaddar an average rating of 4.8/5.0 (?)

25 yays
0 nays
2 so-so

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Thumbs up by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice .... The script is tight, the plot is immensely interesting, the dialogues are well penned... full review

Thumbs up ...The first half is tight and has ample twist and turns, but the second half drags... full review

Thumbs up by Rachel Fernandes, Bollywood Mantra ...The action may not be of hi-tech variety but its rawness is what makes it even more interesting.... full review

Thumbs up by Fatema H Kagalwala, Business of Cinema ...The skilful writing of the film is also revealed in its characters who, though skimpily sketched makes the audience relate to them.... full review

Thumbs up by Deep, Deep's Home ...The music was kind of bad, leaving the title song apart.... full review

So-So by Martin D'Souza, ...The cast is good and it shows in their performances.... full review

Thumbs up by Khalid Mohamed, Hindustan Times ...Truly, the form is simply fantastic, what with the jump cuts, swipes, crane swoops and creative lighting schemes... full review

Thumbs up by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...If there’s one problem and one problem alone with Johnny Gaddaar, it’s the fact that the screenplay slips up in the second half.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM ...The beauty lies in the fact that no one can predict what's in store next.... full review

Thumbs up by Praveen Lance Fernandes, indiatimes ... What works is the fact that minute things shown earlier in the film come cropping up once again adding to the punch of the already existing plot.... full review

Thumbs up by Anu Kamat, Intermission, The Bookeazy Blog ...No songs. Yes, the film has no songs which means the viewer does not lose focus or deviate on the central plot even once.... full review

Thumbs up by Amit Kaundinya, J.A.M ...He pays homage to his idols, James Hadley Chase, Vijay Anand and Amitabh Bachchan and weaves them very innovatively into the plot of the film.... full review

Thumbs up by Vaibhav Wankhede, M TV ...Neil Mukesh makes a impressive debut... full review

Thumbs up by Amit R Agarwal, merinews ...Each and every character has been detailed to perfection... full review

Thumbs up by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...But Johnny is a far more fun than Hasina. Sriram, a devotee of Vijay Anand and James Hadley Chase, has created slick pulp fiction.... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, Now ...Hamletian in tone and utterly liberated from the artifice that often underlines noire films from Bollywood, "Johnny Gaddar" is a feast of feverish fury harnessed very cleverly... full review

Thumbs up by Ashok Nayak, Now ...The pace of the movie is sluggish at most times and not suitable especially for a film belonging to this genre.... full review

Thumbs up by Varun, Passion for Cinema ...There were just 8 people in theater here in Houston and all of them liked it... full review

Thumbs up by Siddharth Pillai, Passion for Cinema element, that raises ‘Johnny Gaddar’ from the ‘pop, enjoy and evaporate’ likes of ‘Ek Chalis..’- nostalgia.... full review

Thumbs up by Full2Faltu, Passion for Cinema ...I had liked Sriram Raghavan’s “Ek Hasina Thi” too and this is so much better.... full review

Thumbs up by Abhishek Singh, Planet Bollywood ...he tributes are so heart felt that he didn’t even feel the need to hide the source of inspiration like most of the other filmmakers.... full review

Thumbs up by Hanumant Bhansali, Radio Sargam ...The best thing about of this thriller is that the suspense is opened right in the beginning.... full review

So-So by D Morgan, Rediff ...assumes that we're a thinking, breathing audience and not just popcorn-munching machines... full review

Thumbs up ...all the ingredients of a fine thriller - love, crime, sexy girls, action, unexpected twists and betrayal.... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...Watch out for Neil Mukesh who pitches the perfect note as the smooth snake in the sleeve... full review

Thumbs up Upper Stall taking, lighting, background score, art direction all get an A+, but the show stopper is the sound design... full review