Tees Maar Khan - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)
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Tees Maar Khan makes me admire Farah Khan (Director) and Shirish Kunder (writer) for how they choose not to take anything seriously, themselves first. But, they are sniggering amongst themselves. It's one thing to laugh at anything and everything from - the umbilical cord to patriotism - and it's a whole other thing NOT TO make us laugh with them. So obnoxious is the film along with its stars Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif that the subtle points that Tees Maar Khan seems to make, come across as completely accidental.

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44 reviewers have given Tees Maar Khan an average rating of 1.5/5.0 (?)

9 yays
26 nays
9 so-so

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Thumbs up by Stefan S, A Nutshell Review ... Tees Maar Khan screams Fun with a capital F right from the start, with very deliberate over-acting, an audacious plot and over the top presentation that makes it the right film to end this season with plenty of laughs and a reminder not to take everything so seriously.... full review

So-So by Naresh Kumar Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...Logic be damned! It’s the flair with which the gags are unleashed that matters. And the humour, though not of the thigh-slapper potency, does work in the first half. But as the post-intermission reels are unspooled, the pace slackens and the viewers break into a collective fit of yawns. ... full review

Thumbs down by Shaz, Best Of Bollywood ...The script is by Mrs. Khan’s husband Shirish Kunder who is also the Editor, gives background score and even composes the title track! A talented Renaissance man he’s not because all those things suck! His script, especially, is a meandering, unconvincing mess. Complementing this is Farah Khan’s direction which tests viewer’s patience with it’s alarming ineptness.... full review

So-So by Beth, Beth Loves Bollywood ...Overall, though, I enjoyed myself sufficiently, giggled a lot, cackled here and there, and was truly in love with the bright but coherent colors in the sets and costumes. ... full review

Thumbs down bigoye.com ...‘Tees Maar Khan’ is a shabbily written film with lame humour, which might not be liked by everyone. ... full review

Thumbs down by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...Every film she makes, she throws herself a celebration. With her dizzying array of intimate insider-contacts, she has to barely pick up the phone and stars descend on her sets in twinkling droves. Perhaps she’s the real Tees Maar Khan, the conwoman who’s just made off with a couple of precious hours of our lives – and after making us pay for this privilege.... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...very pale and mediocre interpretation of a very exciting plot.... full review

So-So by Deepa Karmalkar, Bollywood Chaska ...Akshaye Khanna saves the film from being banal and keeps you tickled through the film. Watch it for him and some good naach gaana.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...Akshay Kumar dominates the proceedings, as always. The requirement of the role was, he has to be loud and hammy and it works well here. ... full review

Thumbs down by Avneet Ghai, BookmyShow ...What seems like a promising start, post-interval takes a steep downhill journey.... full review

Thumbs down by Gautam Chintamani, Buzz in Town ...even though a large part of the film is nothing more than cacophony, you don’t really mind it.... full review

Thumbs down by Renuka Rao, DNA ...not worth even a free ticket... full review

Thumbs down by Aniruddha Guha, DNA ...Even Sheila can’t make Tees Maar Khan watchable... full review

Thumbs up Dunkdaft ...Post processing was so bad that whenever a character is against background of sky - you can see borders around them [overcolored frames]... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions ...Based on Vittorio de Sica’s Peter Sellers-starrer After the Fox, which had a script by Neil Simon, the uproarious comedy that is created when con man recruits an aging star and organizes a fake shoot to pull off a heist, is turned into a overdone, noisy farce in Tees Maar Khan.... full review

Thumbs down by Sukanya Venkatraghavan, Filmfare ...relentless assault on your senses... full review

Thumbs up by Kakoli Mukherjee, fullhyd.com ...The jokes, PJs et al, don't seem far-fetched on him, and his hilarious pelvic thrusts and spoofing of Anil Kapoor's Jai Ho act provide the funniest moments in the film.... full review

So-So by Pankaj Sabnani, Glamsham.com ...Akshaye Khanna is brilliant.... full review

So-So by Somak, Gomolo.in ...Katrina has never acted in any movie nor do her dialog-throwing have that perfect Indian feel. But, her major point is that to snatch eyeballs, she doesn't need any acting shit.... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...The script is still one that prolific Priyadarshan would have merrily plagiarised for Christmas -- among over two-dozen films he’s done in less than a decade. Akshay Kumar would’ve been the hero, as usual. The fuss wouldn’t have been the same. ... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...the film’s first hour races by briskly thanks to breakneck pacing, and at least two energetically choreographed dance numbers. But by the time you’ve settled into your seat post intermission, the screenplay begins to come apart. ... full review

So-So by Kaveree Bamzai, india today ...But it's not to say that there is not a single enjoyable moment in the three hour film that seems to have been shot on a very tight budget... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...‘Tees Maar Khan’ will go down as the movie which got her to Kaif to say ‘lakhtey jigar’. No, really. And when she goes` nahiiiiiiin’, in classic Hindi filmy heroine pose, she makes you laugh. ... full review

So-So by Komal Nahta, koimoi ...the classes would disapprove of the loud and often crazy drama but the jokes would hold appeal for them; on the other hand, the masses may be more receptive to the loud and often crude drama but they would not be able to comprehend several jokes.... full review

Thumbs down by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ...Kumar has nothing to show that he has not shown in all his films. He tries hard to pass off throbbing veins caused by excessive strain on his vocal chords and muscles look like acting.... full review

Thumbs up by Sarita Tanwar, MiD DAY ...The weak point is the story. ...The fact that Farah hasn't written this film, shows.... full review

So-So Movie Talkies ...Vishal Shekhar have clearly done a great job as most of the songs are catchy and have clearly caught the fancy of the public... full review

So-So MyReviews ...Sheila Ki Jawani.. song is electrifying, thanks to Katrina’s charm, and choreography is extremely good and the song Wallah Re Wallah... is also good enough to catch your attention for few reasons.... full review

Thumbs down by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...Farah continues to be the consummate choreographer – So, Sheila ki Jawani has a superb, infectious energy. ... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, Now Running.com ...The supporting actors too furnish the hectic hilarity with enormous zaniness. Particularly notable are Aarya Babbar (fully in form as a boorish slightly dimwitted cop), Apara Mehta (endearingly nutty as Akshay's filmy mother) and Ali Asgar (as one of Akshay's sidekicks).... full review

Thumbs down by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, Now Running.com ...If Sheila Ki Jawani was to be played in a loop for two hours it would have been far more entertaining and pleasing! ... full review

Thumbs down by Ankit Ojha, Planet Bollywood ...Akshay Khanna made me cry; not at how amazing his performance was, but at the fact that such a gifted performer chose such a hideous role like this... full review

Thumbs down by Raja Sen, Rediff ...she overacts or rushes off for more makeup and more rollers, and Kaif plays the part with immaculate, old-school abandon... full review

Thumbs down by Khalid Mohamed, Review and views uncensored ...Finally, everyone involved in Tees Maar Khan wins an Oscar-like award.The audience deserves one, too, for surviving the show.... full review

Thumbs down by Ruchi Mehta, Roochster ...Tees Maar Khan is just average and I’m quite disappointed. I expected more from Farah Khan.... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com ...Akshay and Kat make the audience crazy. ... full review

Thumbs down by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice ...At the end of the film, each member of the film’s cast and crew is introduced and gets an ‘Oscar’ award. Tees Maar Khan will not even win at the Filmfare Awards next year though its prospects look bright at the recently launched Annual Ghanta Awards!... full review

Thumbs up by K K Rai, STARDUST ...the fiery lady has done everything right in the first half, which is full of comic actions from Akki, Kat and others... full review

Thumbs down The Friday Freak ...The director has made an attempt to steer clear of controversy, by using neutral colored flags during the great train robbery and such, but let me tell you, never in filmed cinema has such a blatant insult of anything ever mounted.... full review

Thumbs down by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...For there is only this much you can laugh at Danny Boyle becoming Danny Doyle and Manoj Night Shyamalan becoming Manoj Day Ramalan.... full review

Thumbs down by filmbear, Upper Stall ...Akshaye Khanna essays the only fun part in the film. He's the only one who seems to have understood Farah Khan's only instruction to her actors ("be completely over the top") ... full review

Thumbs down by Kunal Guha, yahoo! India ...The film's story is a wriggly mess woven by Shirish Kunder, written possibly after the film had been shot. ... full review

Thumbs down by SpiceZee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM ...Armed with dim-witted jokes and severe overacting, ‘Tees Maar Khan’ comes to life only in its song sequences... full review