Tees Maar Khan - External Reviews
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 (?)
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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
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 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 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 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 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