Utt Pataang - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

When a 100-minute film with a reasonably interesting story, a fantastic flow in the screenplay, and decent performances seems slow and boring, I am depressed while walking out of the theater. I'd blame the plain and predictable dialogue for this one.



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17 reviewers have given Utt Pataang an average rating of 1.2/5.0 (?)

3 yays
12 nays
2 so-so

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Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...springs a pleasant surprise... full review

Thumbs up by Pankaj Sabnani, Glamsham.com ...Mahie Gill (DEV D) is passable. She lacks the edginess required for the role. ... full review

So-So by Preeti Arora, Rediff ...Shukla has a large role but he's also the screenplay writer of the film, which explains it all!... full review

So-So by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...Intermittently interesting, Utt Pataang has a problem of plenty.... full review

Thumbs down by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ...the variety of humour in the film is strictly mediocre... full review

Thumbs down bigoye.com ...Vinay Pathak, as expected, comes as a natural in front of the camera as a good guy but his double role as the gangster with a French tadka is too loud and unappealing. ... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...Ignoring this fact the major problem in UTT PATAANG comes in the first 15 minutes itself where the proceedings are pretty slow and uninteresting which really put you off.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions ...The device of capturing a moment from various points of view to complete a jigsaw of events that take place in one night would have been exciting to watch, if the characters and what they were going through was interesting or novel. ... full review

Thumbs down by Kakoli Mukherjee, fullhyd.com ...A story that could have been moulded into a thriller-comedy banking on the credentials of the star-cast falls flat in Utt Pataang due to gaping loopholes in writing.... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...Mona Singh, who was last seen playing the hapless woman who had a baby hosed out of her in โ€˜3 Idiotsโ€™, could have gone somewhere with her lost-in-this-big-bad-city part, but this is not a film that takes anyone anywhere. ... full review

Thumbs down by Komal Nahta, koimoi ...Vinay Pathak does a very fine job of both the characters, Ram and Lucky. However, his character of Lucky will be appreciated by the city folk only.... full review

Thumbs down by Bryan Durham, MiD DAY ...a definite miss... full review

Thumbs down Movie Talkies ...Brought into an urbane setting, Gill loses the rustic charm that earned her praise in 'Dev D'.... full review

Thumbs down by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, Now Running.com ...Thankfully for the film there were no songs to loosen the pace. The first half is pretty decent. The second half loses way only to find the rhythm back later.... full review

Thumbs down by Sudhish Kamath, The Hindu ...If Mishra frustrates you with just too many characters doing too many things, Srikant irritates you by telling you the same story from multiple points of view (of different characters in the film).... full review

Thumbs down by Mr Care, Upper Stall ...The film works on the idea of showing the same sequence of events repeatedly from each of the character's perspective. Interesting thought. Sure. But when perspective translates to merely a different camera angle, and nothing else, you end up watching the same movie over, and over, and over, and over for more than an hour.... full review