Khap - External Reviews

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quick review:

While “good intentions” might be the culprit for the existence of this ineffective piece of social drama, it’s the shallow writing, horribly amateur acting and horrendous production values that truly drag the film to abysmal depths. You are more likely to find yourself laughing at the one-dimensional drivel harvested from newspaper articles rather than let real research work move you profoundly. Add a bland and unaffecting love story to the mix and you have a guaranteed recipe for disaster. Even Om Puri can’t salvage this one.

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20 reviewers have given Khap an average rating of 0.4/5.0 (?)

0 yays
17 nays
3 so-so

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Thumbs down by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ...Commercial trappings make Khap trivial... full review

So-So by Subhash K Jha, Bolly Spice ...Sadly Sinha dilutes the theme with dollops of formula-baazi. ... full review

So-So by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...KHAP is an honest effort that deserves to be encouraged. Of course, it may not be the most persuasive film that portrays an issue, but at least it makes a sincere effort to be there. ... full review

Thumbs down by Charu Mahesh, Buzz in Town ...a non-entertaining love-story, ends up being a B-grade regional film marked with many flaws... full review

Thumbs down Daily Bhaskar ...Too much of effort has gone into trying to show a little bit of everything, which makes the movie lose it’s actual essence. ... full review

Thumbs down by Smita, Desi Martini ...Good intentions but boring ... full review

Thumbs down by Anaam, Glamsham.com ...At times it seems as if it is made to launch or re-launch Sarrtaj Gill and Yuvika Chaudhry as the new stars of Indian cinema in the name of creating awareness about honour killings in Haryana... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...Everyone yells and shouts and brandishes swords... full review

Thumbs down by Komal Nahta, koimoi ...Watch it if you like meaningful cinema or issue-based cinema.... full review

Thumbs down Movie Talkies ...The film's chief irritants are the leads, Uvika Chaudhary and Sarrtaj, both of whom ham it up here like there's no tomorrow... full review

Thumbs down by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com ...juvenile attempt at a half-baked plot handled very amateurishly. Easily avoidable. ... full review

Thumbs down by Namrata Joshi, Outlook India ...What hurts it is its tackiness, resembling an amateurish TV serial .... full review

Thumbs down by Stutee Ghosh, Planet Bollywood ...Complete wastage of good actors like Om Puri, Mohnish Behl, Govind Namdev and Manoj Pahwa. The latter has been seen in a whole new avatar playing Sukhiram – quite commendable given the shortage of armour at his disposal. ... full review

Thumbs down by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters ...To elaborate, he makes good actors like Om Puri and Govind Namdeo look and more importantly, sound silly.... full review

Thumbs down by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Then there’s the problem of characterization.... full review

Thumbs down by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com ...lofty idea lost... full review

So-So by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...a bit of subtlety and a more artistic vision would have gone a long way in creating a strong social document on screen. ... full review

Thumbs down by Reel Reptile, Upper Stall ...Special credit must be given to actress Uvika Chaudhary. Her insufferable presence, as hammy 16 year old Ria (a crime in itself), is probably the reason why the concept of honour killings may have been invented in first place. ... full review

Thumbs down by Kunal Guha, yahoo! India ...Using cinema as a medium to sensitize audiences about social evils like honour killing is noble indeed. But not if it turns out to be a criminal murder of time, like this film.... full review

Thumbs down by SpiceZee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM ...Om Puri looks disillusioned; Yuvika is a glam doll and newcomer Sarrtaj fails to grab your attention... full review