Ram Gopal Varma ki Aag - External Reviews

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

Every frame reeks of self-obsessed director mercilessly butchering the original. The characters are not etched out at all and have plain bad dialogues. It is sad to think of Babban as Amitabh Bachchan instead of the other way around. Others are all pretty bad too. The villain of the movie is the cameraman. Just because some person got a camera, why should the audience suffer a headache!? Bahut na-insaafi hai...



Click on the tabs below for wogma review, external reviews, user reviews, and twitter verdict

37 reviewers have given Ram Gopal Varma ki Aag an average rating of 0.1/5.0 (?)

0 yays
36 nays
1 so-so

Warning: clicking on "full review" will take you to an external website that could contain spoilers.

Thumbs down by Akshay Shah, Akshay Shah ...The movie is a colossal letdown... full review

Thumbs down by Subhash K Jha, All Bollywood ...Trouble is, Ramu treats the classic material with an iconoclastic take-it-or-edit-it-out casualness... full review

Thumbs down by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ...The cinematography by Amit Roy is brilliant, but Amar Mohile’s background score is terrible... full review

So-So B4U TV ...But it's watch able to see what treatment RGV has given in the modern day context... full review

Thumbs down by Razeen Shameem, Bolly Spice ...Nisha Kothari doesn’t fail to annoy as always.... full review

Thumbs down Bollyvista.com ...the second half seems to go on and on and is definitely a cure for insomnia... full review

Thumbs down by Rachel Fernandes, Bollywood Mantra ...Even the menacing villainous act by Babban comes across as average and at times over the top... full review

Thumbs down by Hetal Adesara, Business of Cinema ...The love story between Herroo and Ghungroo is dull and dry and that between Raj and Durga Devi looks forced... full review

Thumbs down Cybernoon ...why are the cops so invisible in a place supposedly close to Mumbai, that mass killings don’t get any reaction from the law or the media... full review

Thumbs down by R Krishnakumar, Deccan Herald ...RGV, with fanboy enthusiasm, celebrates the original in an unholy fusion of pulpy material and overtly clever technique... full review

Thumbs down by Deep, Deep's Home ...Amitabh Bachchan as Babban aka Gabbar Singh of Sholay… played superbly.. and impressive.. ruthless character…... full review

Thumbs down by Oz, Desi Train ...Ramu too nervous too show larger canvas on camera.... full review

Thumbs down by Indu Mirani, DNA ...It has no soul, no heart and most certainly no mind.... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...If Gabbar’s ‘Kitne Aadmi The’ line still rings loud and clear, Babban has not a single line to shout about.... full review

Thumbs down by Khalid Mohamed, Hindustan Times ...May we request all the Misters Sippy to refrain from violence please?... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Writing out a review for Ramgopal Varma Ki Aag amounts to dignifying this third-rate film with a studied observation on its plot, its characters and its treatment.... full review

Thumbs down by Aprajita Anil, IBN Live ...The plot begins abruptly, goes on to become weak and then falls flat.... full review

Thumbs down by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM ...Amit Roy's cinematography is outstanding... full review

Thumbs down by Praveen Lance Fernandes, indiatimes ...the sequences turn out to be very bland and the modifications fall on your face.... full review

Thumbs down Indicine ...Ajay Devgan is a mis-cast... full review

Thumbs down by Renin Wilben, indya.com ...Nisha Kothari looks good but her screeching irritates big time.... full review

Thumbs down by Amit Kaundinya, J.A.M ...did you have a casting director for this movie. You did, huh! Ok fire him right now.... full review

Thumbs down by Vaibhav Wankhede, M TV ...WHAT'S WITH: The constant in-out zoom and pan shots?... full review

Thumbs down by Amit R Agarwal, merinews ...Performance wise almost all the performances are marred by weak characterizations... full review

Thumbs down Movie Talkies ...everything that has been aped from Sholay is what falls flat, making the flaws glaring.... full review

Thumbs down by surveen, musicNmovies.info ...Nakaal Karne Ke Liye Bhi Aakal Ki Jaroorat Hoti Hai... full review

Thumbs down by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...Mr. B chews up the scenery with his psychotic bad behavior.... full review

Thumbs down by Ashok Nayak, Now Running.com ...RGV movies are known for sleek editing, but here it's completely messed up.... full review

Thumbs down by Jahan Bakshi, Passion for Cinema ...more than an insult to Sholay, it is an insult to Ram Gopal Varma himself... full review

Thumbs down by Hanumant Bhansali, Radio Sargam ...leaves a few scars on the face of one of the finest storytellers in India... full review

Thumbs down by Raja Sen, Rediff ...As Devgan pulls a pistol to his head to make suicide threats, we sorely wish he'd pull the trigger.... full review

Thumbs down by Rajnee Gupta, SantaBanta.com ...Ajay Devgan neither looks like an action hero, nor is he comic enough, when compared to Dharmendra's Veeru.... full review

Thumbs down SearchIndia.com ...Amitabh Bachchan cannot hold a candle to Amjad Khan's performance... full review

Thumbs down by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ... There's only one improvement on the original: Abhishek Bachchan stepping into Jalal Agha's shoes... full review

Thumbs down by Saakshi Juneja, To Each Its Own ...If you don’t compare it (which I agree, is really hard not to) with the original, RGV’s Aag is your regular gansta meets masala meets early 80s kind-da movie.... full review

Thumbs down Upper Stall ...Ramesh Sippy must be having the last laugh and how!... full review