Kambakkht Ishq - External Reviews

wogma rating: Switch channels if it's on cable (?)
quick review:

The story got left behind, far behind. What story, you may ask? And a good question it would be. I can't find a single nice thing to say about a film. Not a line, not one joke. What can you do when the maker's aim is to make an awful film? It runs literally dead slow and has not as much as an iota to savor.



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39 reviewers have given Kambakkht Ishq an average rating of 0.8/5.0 (?)

4 yays
30 nays
5 so-so

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So-So by Nita, A Wide Angle View of India ...Javed Jaffrey is good. He plays a small comic role as a bystander who cons people into thinking that they have done him harm just so that he can sue them.... full review

Thumbs down by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, AOL INDIA ...what a royal disappointment! ... full review

Thumbs down by Naresh Kumar Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...Director Sabbir Khan and his band of writers (Kiran Kotrial, Anvita Dutt Gupta, Ishita Mohitra) seem clearly clueless where to take the story so they keep spinning it in circles and throw in a couple of Hollywood faces... full review

Thumbs up by Manish Gajjar, BBC ...The other high points of Kambakkht Ishq are its exotic colourful dance sequences, the film’s musical score and the appearance of Hollywood cameos.... full review

Thumbs down by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...The tragedy of this comedy is that it could have delivered genuine laughs had it merely followed up on its battle-of-the-sexes premise.... full review

Thumbs down by Roshni Mulchandani, Bolly Spice ...Akshay Kumar is his usual over-the-top self. However, while he may not be able to adorn the best actor crown, kudos to him for his actually doing every stunt in the film.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...To sum up, KAMBAKKHT ISHQ offers you value for time and also, value for money.... full review

Thumbs down by Daliya Ghose, Bollywood Mantra ...Almost half hours dealt with Viraj and Simrita’s teasing one another and their rivalry. ... full review

Thumbs down by Anand Vaishnav, Buzz18 ...Brandon Routh and Denise Richards make compete fools of themselves.... full review

So-So by Vedvyasa Bhat, DearCinema ...The film fails mainly because of its lack of consistency in characterization and storyline. ... full review

Thumbs down by Deep, Deep's Home ...Each and every scene in the movie is predictable, infact, from the start of the movie, you can easily predict what’s gonna happen in the end..... full review

Thumbs up desi hits ...Cinematographer Vikram Sivaraman scores high by giving an international feel to the film... full review

Thumbs down by Aniruddha Guha, DNA ...If making a bad film would have a course dedicated to it, Kambakkht Ishq would make for ideal textbook reading.... full review

Thumbs down fullhyd.com ...What the Hindi version does is make it an Akshay Kumar movie - viz. remove any traces of depth or creativity, put in an au courant heroine who shows a lot of skin, force comedy in, and generally take twice the time needed to narrate a story.... full review

Thumbs down by Marin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...The first 15 minutes or so are palatable, after that, it gets monotonous and you wonder when this nightmare will end... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...What is inexcusable is the consistently crude tone of the film. ... full review

Thumbs down by Kaveree Bamzai, india today ...But this one falls to a new low, where he even manages to pass gas in Amrita Arora's face.... full review

Thumbs down by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...Kareena Kapoor exaggerates and for god’s sake why does she have to reprise the dreadful ‘ Yeh Mera Dil ’ act in a self-spoof song ( Bebo Main Bebo, Dil Mera Lelo ).... full review

Thumbs down Indicine ...By the time, the only decent song in the film ‘Kyun’ begins, the restlessness amongst the audience is clear. Some get up to leave, clearly disappointed.... full review

Thumbs down by Amrita, Indiequill ...for those of you who wanted a review of Kambakkht Ishq, here’s mine: Barf.... full review

Thumbs down by Vandana K Mittal, merinews ...Storyline: Does not exist Music: Discordant, jarring and forgettable Direction: Unmitigated disaster Acting: Non existent ... full review

So-So Movie Talkies ...Kareena too fits into her role very well. She is apt as the arrogant manhater who has a soft vulnerbale side to her.... full review

Thumbs down by Mr. Inketi, Mr. Inketis Weblog ...homosexuality, gender bashing etc including a scene which shows a big fat black woman wearing gloves and putting it deep in to Akshay Kumar’s ass to search for drugs!... full review

Thumbs down by Minty Tejpal, Mumbai Mirror ...Not funny, dude, it’s just gross.... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, NDTV ...Even after reading this, you by any chance go and watch the movie, you'll realise that the film is infinitely more ridiculous. ... full review

Thumbs down by Ashok Nayak, Now Running.com ...I know questions are not to be asked from Akshay Kumar film, but just can't help but ask these. ... full review

Thumbs down by Sethu Madhavan, Passion for Cinema ...In fact exaggeration is too weak a word to describe the happenings in the movie as virtually everything is over the top.... full review

Thumbs down by Kshitijm, Passion for Cinema ...If there are two things that can be considered as positives for the movie, they are the beautiful locations & the high production values.... full review

So-So by Lidia Ostepeev, Planet Bollywood ...Kareena Kapoor pouts and struts while Akshay Kumar swaggers and blusters. ... full review

Thumbs up by Gohar Iqbal Punn, Radio Sargam ...The focus of the film is on entertainment and you really take a complete joy-ride with this outing... full review

Thumbs down by Sampurn, real bollywoood ...Akshay Kumar is back in terrific form as a performer. He is simply superb in his award acceptance speech.... full review

Thumbs down by Raja Sen , Rediff ...Personally, my heart goes out to Kareena. The woman is strikingly attractive and one of the few leading ladies who can actually act...even she has to resort to role this demeaning, in a film this stupid?... full review

Thumbs down by Chandrima Pal, Rediff ...Kareena asks Akshay in a scene, 'How low can you go?' This film is the answer. ... full review

Thumbs down by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...why would, and how can, a person of sound mind, which Kareena’s character apparently is, voluntarily want to be with a foul-mouthed Casanova?... full review

Thumbs down by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice ...The plot is convoluted. The comedy is crude, slapstick. ... full review

Thumbs down by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ... Never has a Hindi film script ever been so derogatory towards women.... full review

Thumbs down by The ThirdMan, Upper Stall ...Akshay tries to breathe life into the film and does create some genuinely funny moments but he's unable to rise above the shitty script.... full review

Thumbs down ZEENEWS.COM ...Amongst the Hollywood stars, Sylvester Stallone commands great screen presence but Denise Richards looks too old and fails to deliver a good performance.... full review