Shakalaka Boom Boom - External Reviews

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

They call it a musical drama. Is it too much to ask for at least one hummable tune or a watchable song? I am sane enough not to ask for average performances or a sensible script.



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16 reviewers have given Shakalaka Boom Boom an average rating of 1.1/5.0 (?)

2 yays
11 nays
3 so-so

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So-So by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ...Himesh Reshammiya’s music is the backbone of this film... full review

Thumbs down by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...Darshan is one of those directors whose work you have to be very careful about panning – for, you never know, he’ll come out with something worse the next time around... full review

Thumbs down by Fatema H Kagalwala, Business of Cinema ...The remaining problems of the film arise from flawed characterizations... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, Cybernoon ...Because the whole milieu and the plot seems so artificial, and Darshan’s style of direction so old-fashioned, the film is unwatchable... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'souza, ...musical fiasco that has neither ‘sur’ nor ‘taal’!!!... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Both Bobby and Upen's costumes look like they've been sourced from a bargain basement sale at Pimps-For-Less... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM ...Himesh Reshammiya's music is ear-pleasing and the choreography, eye-catching... full review

So-So by Abhijit Mhamunkar, ...Anurag Kashyap's dialogues carry a punch at some places... full review

Thumbs down by Vaibhav Wankhede, M TV ...if this was supposed to be a musical, what went wrong with the music? One word - Himesh.... full review

Thumbs down by Amit R Agarwal, merinews ...Is Himesh Reshammiya already suffering a burn-out syndrome?... full review

Thumbs up by Hanumant Bhansali, Radio Sargam ...Suneel captures Bobby and Upen fantastically and the audience loves it when both come against each other... full review

So-So by Vipin Vijayan, Rediff ...Darshan's directional venture is well-complimented by Himesh Reshammiya's music.... full review

Thumbs down by Subhash K Jha, ...You watch this laugh triangle with a deep sense of embarrassment and regret... full review

Thumbs down by Pankaj Shukla, ...The biggest disappointment lies in its screenplay (Rajesh Pandey) and haphazardly narrated scripting (Suneel Darshan) that denies audiences a deserving entertainer... full review

Thumbs down by Naomi Datta, Times Now ...Calling Shaka Laka Boom Boom a bad film is being generous... full review

Thumbs down by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...t's a miserable performance from all the lead players, including the new Bhatt girl, Kangana Ranaut... full review