Kurbaan - Notepad

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

All but a couple Muslim's are terrorists. Is that what we need to hear in this day & age? Predictable to the minutest detail and utterly-butterly s..l..o..w. You sure have better ways to induce yawns now, don't you?



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This page has additional observations, other than the ones noted in the main review.

Plot Summary

Boy, Ehsaan (Saif Ali Khan) meets girl, Avantika (Kareena Kapoor). They fall in love. But do they? Are they really who they say they are?

What Worked

  • Kareena Kapoor's makeup all through the film.
  • The fact that a person loves his parent more than his unborn child.
  • The entire bullet-retrieval scene. Very intentionally wants you to squirm and succeeds.
  • The classroom argument.

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

  • The self-referencing Coffee Khan!
  • The horror film like sound and direction when Avantika finds out about her neighbors.
  • How come Avantika is home waiting for her husband every day?
  • Why was the entire gang of terrorists required to stay in the same neighborhood?! Hush-hush activity - stay away from each other, no?
  • Could the pregnancy have been more convenient!!?
  • Ok. A pregnant lady suffering from morning sickness, doesn't as much as gag while doing a blood-oozing act of mini-surgery. If she were a doctor, that could still have been acceptable, but this…hmmm…
  • What was the plan to kill the guy at the bar if there was no fork around?! Where were all the guns that they blatantly used throughout the film?
  • How does one slip out of a car from the floor of the car, again?
  • The perfect timing between Vivek Oberoi and Kirron Kher's entries and exits at the shopping mall. A bit too coincidental.


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.

  • Avantika's first meeting with Ehsaan. "Swine" that's all a strong-willed girl like her could say??