Khatta Meetha - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)
quick review:

Khatta Meeta is an attempt to portray political satire on the current situation of corruption and dirty politics in the country. The comedy is tasteless, and has no direction and the story serves no purpose.



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37 reviewers have given Khatta Meetha an average rating of 0.7/5.0 (?)

4 yays
31 nays
2 so-so

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Thumbs up by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks ...Interestingly the initial half an hour of the movie is pretty good which introduces every character in a fine way and you start liking the new background of government contractors and builders. ... full review

Thumbs up by Akhlaq, BollyPlus ...Direction is top-notch; Priyadarshan is in full form after quite a while. The crude and in-your-face treatment works big time.... full review

Thumbs up by Somak Basu, ...Khatta Meetha is a brave and honest attempt on the politics behind road construction and pool projects in our country... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, ...the movie fails in basing it on a worthwhile story... full review

So-So Filmi Tadka ...South actor Trisha Krishnan is a big let down and the only contribution she makes to her character is to wear some glamorous clothes in some scenes.... full review

So-So by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...The film is too long and has too much of high-pitched drama, leaving room for too little of the laughter circus... full review

Thumbs down by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, AOL INDIA ...The dialogues are good but that cannot help a failing screenplay.... full review

Thumbs down by Naresh Kumar Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...the story keeps veering from one plot-hole to another without ever getting anywhere... full review

Thumbs down by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...It’s easier to dismiss a movie that doesn’t work if it just wants to be a no-brainer comedy. It isn’t as easy to look away when it actually wants to be about something... full review

Thumbs down by Prarthna Tiwari, Bolly Spice ...once brought deep into the serious issues you're dragged out for mindless comedy portion which don't grab your attention and simply frustrate you as you know more important matter are yet to be solved... full review

Thumbs down by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama's the writing -- sorry, the absence of it -- that makes matters worse. The beginning is good, the middle falters and the end is exasperating... full review

Thumbs down by Daliya Ghose, Bollywood Mantra ...screenplay is very monotonous... full review

Thumbs down by Bollyfan, Cinemaa Online ...While he goes on a Lovesick-Gandhian-Corrupt-Vitriolic-Lovesick trajectory chronologically, she goes on a Lovesick-Pragmatic-Paragon of righteousness-Suicidal-Lovesick one... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Galhot, cinemaah ...script fans out into dozens of directions and just never reaches anywhere... full review

Thumbs down desi hits ...Akshay Kumar is and always will be a good actor... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...Johnny Lever, who grates on the nerves just like the road-roller he's been summoned to repair... full review

Thumbs down filmi cafe ...Trisha (in a dubbed voice) makes an average debut but the blame goes to makers for casting her in a role of a Muncipal Commissioner. She appears too young for it.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Garimella, ...Among the film's strengths is an unmistakable middle-class air, that keeps the characters and situations identifiable, especially the whole oppressive bureaucracy bi... full review

Thumbs down by Pankaj Sabnani, ...It has the right intent but offers nothing which we haven't seen... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...he should be able to re-structure footage, re-edit his past Hindi films as well, and release them over again with different titles. They all feel the same... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...a seriously schizophrenic film... full review

Thumbs down by Kaveree Bamzai, india today ...a former Gandhian (albeit in V-necked T-shirts saying Rebel in a flashback that shows him in college), and now a corrupt road contractor... full review

Thumbs down by Mihir Fadnavis, ...Akshay is a comedian with talent who rarely uses it for anything worthwhile, and in 'Khatta Meetha' he makes a halfhearted, paycheck-collecting effort that's actually in perfect keeping with the rest of the movie's tired, recycled tone... full review

Thumbs down by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...Suddenly when the director realizes that too much time has been exhausted in conveying too little, the screenplay is conveniently rushed. ... full review

Thumbs down by Komal Nahta, koimoi ...while the upright father is shown to be constantly making snide remarks about Sachin, he never resents what his elder son and the two sons-in-law do!... full review

Thumbs down by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ...Plot twists such as this and others, meant just to propel the story further and without any logic, add to the length of the film—more than 3 hours... full review

Thumbs down by Sarita Tanwar, MiD DAY ...Akshay Kumar is the film's only saving grace -- it's his impeccable comic timing and screen presence that holds it together... full review

Thumbs down Movie Talkies ...The first half of the movie sees Priyadarshan in great form. ... full review

Thumbs down by IANS, NDTV ...Here the clutter and the clamour just make you feel the director needed to respect his own tone of sobriety in this longish tickling treatise on malpractices in the middle class.... full review

Thumbs down by Ashok Nayak, Now ...Asrani, Rajpal Yadav scream - screech their lungs out.... full review

Thumbs down by Ajit Duara, Open Magazine ...Akshay Kumar is a difficult actor to watch at the best of times.... full review

Thumbs down by Khalid Mohamed, Passion for Cinema ...could well be considered by the Guinness Book of Records for the LOUDEST movie ever ... full review

Thumbs down by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...There are times when Tichkule's rant feels timely and relatable.... full review

Thumbs down by Anil Merani, StarBoxOffice ...There are a couple of funny scenes.... full review

Thumbs down by K K Rai, STARDUST ... Trisha Krishnan, the southern actress who makes her bollywood debut with this Priyadarshan’s flick, carries the role of a sari clad woman with élan. But as an administrative officer of the government, she seems to be too lenient.... full review

Thumbs down by Pratim D. Gupta , The Telegraph the middle of those plots, there is a half-an-hour episode of Akshay winning a road roller in a court case and how it’s in such bad shape that he cannot even move it off the municipality premises.... full review

Thumbs down by TheThirdMan, Upper Stall ... Akhsay Kumar overplays, contorts his face and has you gobsmacked as he plays a college student ... full review