Tashan - External Reviews

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

No ishtyle, No chaaram, no kewl action, no ROFL jhokes (1.5 LOLs, tho). Fitting it into a stereotype - a very 90-ish film!



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36 reviewers have given Tashan an average rating of 1.3/5.0 (?)

5 yays
23 nays
8 so-so

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So-So by Subhash K Jha, All Bollywood ...If the bizarre brew of the cunning and the cool holds together it's mainly because of Akshay and Kareena, who create a kaleidoscopic chemistry of crime and no punishment.... full review

Thumbs down by Naresh Kumar Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...Three reasons why ‘Tashan’ overcomes your urge to walk out of the theatre – 1) Akshay Kumar. 2) Funny dialogues. 3) Vishal Shekhar’s music.... full review

Thumbs down by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...a masala movie is, by definition, pitched over the top, so let’s pitch this way over over-the-top, and instead of shaping our ‘story’ through a masala narrative, let the masala – the songs, the fights, the dialogue, the humour, the style – be the narrative.... full review

Thumbs down by Razeen Shameem, Bolly Spice ...The story is simple and basic, just as it was expected to be. But what was not expected to be was how badly things play out.... full review

Thumbs down by Daliya Daspurkayastha, Bollywood Mantra ...The makers itself do not know what message they are conveying and to whom. The stars are just wasted.... full review

Thumbs up by Sanjay Ram, Business of Cinema ...Though it's a wee bit twisted, it is cleverly scripted... full review

Thumbs down by Abhishek Mande, Buzz18 ...Most sorely missed in Tashan is the chemistry between Akshay and Saif.... full review

Thumbs up by Yasser Usmaan, DearCinema ...The screenplay, specially of the first half is very taut and interesting though he falters in the second half but his dialogues compensates for that... full review

Thumbs down by Angel Rani, Deccan Herald ...Kareena puts all swimsuit rumours to rest and emerges in a two-piece with a how-do-I-look pose. Hot, but a bit anorexic.... full review

Thumbs down by Aniruddha Guha, DNA ...as Tashan unfolds, you realise the makers probably expected every viewer to have the IQ of an imbecile and fathom every hard-to-digest explanation the film offers.... full review

Thumbs up Filmiholic ...This being a YashRaj film, the visuals are, overall, terrific.... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'souza, Glamsham.com ...I simply say these is ekdum boredom, phillum. T... full review

Thumbs down by Khalid Mohamed, Hindustan Times ...Yours truly rushed to the closest clinic to seek medical attention for depression, brain compression and entertainment regression.... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Tashan is what you'd describe as a road movie, but one that's going in all the wrong directions.... full review

Thumbs down by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM ...Instead of coming to the point right away, what the writer does is makes you run in circles and circles.... full review

Thumbs down by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ... Vaibhavi Merchant’s choreography lacks innovation.... full review

Thumbs down Indicine ...Although the action sequences are interesting at times, why make it so unrealistic?... full review

Thumbs up by Harshita Kohli, indya.com ...For those who loved Yash Raj's earlier action flick Dhoom, Tashan goes a step higher. The fight sequences and Akshay Kumar especially is brilliant.... full review

Thumbs down by Sreeram Ramachandran, M TV ...A waste of all the ingredients needed to make a good, entertaining masala pot-boiler that were present.... full review

Thumbs down by Amit R Agarwal, merinews ......These few questions form the narrative of the story. The biggest question, however, is: Is the audience interested?... full review

So-So Movie Talkies ...nothing more than a stylized revenge drama, with a little bit of romance, long-lost lovers and a funny villain thrown in... full review

Thumbs up by Sunil Chaudhary, MovieWalah ...It's very MTV, Hollywood like and yet not cheesy.... full review

Thumbs down musicNmovies.info ...DONT waste at least your money in theater like I did.... full review

Thumbs down by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...Tashan is a mind-numbing road trip filled with un-engaging characters.... full review

So-So by Jahan Bakshi, Now Running.com ...But even if the film is a let-down in terms of writing, which is mostly clumsy and inconsistent, lacking any real wit or inventiveness, the cast does manage to keep things somewhat upbeat... full review

Thumbs down by Vivek Kumar, Passion for Cinema ...When a good script is missing and it has holes, then nothing…and I mean nothing…can redeem it, cause the most basic human instinct is one of brains and intelligence.... full review

Thumbs down by Rupak Ghosh, Passion for Cinema ...‘Bull shit…with a cherry on top’.... full review

Thumbs down by Shruti Bhasin, Planet Bollywood ...I was smart enough to shut off my brain before watching the movie and ended up laughing a few times intentionally and unintentionally.... full review

Thumbs down by Hanumant Bhansali, Radio Sargam ...The best part about the movie is its magnetic title – Tashan…No Jashan this time.z... full review

So-So by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...Tashan moodily swings from the dark alleys of Bhaiyya's savaging and often double-meaning humour to crass exchanges between Bachchan and Pooja to characteristically 'Saif' moments every time he candidly talks to the camera.... full review

So-So by Raja Sen, Rediff ...Anil Kapoor, dipped into the most outrageous wardrobe conceivable, topped off with red-dyed hair and a thick UP accent struggling with English, just shows the actor is game for anything - and still cool enough to carry it off.... full review

Thumbs down SearchIndia.com ...No, Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan are not palliatives either. Hey, there are just no palliatives or redeeming elements in this piece of trash.... full review

So-So by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ... this roulette of deceit and upmanship lacks sophistication.... full review

Thumbs down Upper Stall ...The cinematography is adequate but suffers from poor and unimaginative use of the wide angle lens and the usual misuse of Digital Intermediate (DI) giving the film a most synthetic look... full review

So-So by Neha Viswanathan, Within / Without ...I actually enjoyed parts of it.... full review