Knock out - Notepad

wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

Never has the background music been so loud that I wanted to run out of the theater because my ears could take it no more. Had I been able to get over that, I might've enjoyed the film for what it was trying to say. Even so, how it said the message and the baggage of righteousness it carried would have been a hindrance.



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Plot Summary

Tony (Irrfan Khan) is an investment banker with more suspect investing practices and clients than one can imagine. He's trapped in a phone booth by an unknown person. No one knows why.

What Worked

  • The fact that we didn't know what the real deal with the character, Bharati was?
  • The fact that the story clearly shows that Tony was the most vulnerable person in this chain of corruption and thus chosen.

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

  • Tony's gullible wife.
  • Tight close-ups.
  • The whole deal about Tony being accused of the murder who was facing Tony but was shot from the back!
  • Sanjay Dutt's poetry!


This section lists things that I think are not important to the overall impact of the movie. In most cases, it could be explained away by something like, "we noticed the glitch after the scene was shot and there were schedule/budget issues and thus we could not re-shoot it". I like giving the makers the benefit of doubt, but I am amused nevertheless. Hopefully, they will tickle you too.

  • Why were there newspapers in a phone booth!?