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Action Replayy

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)

quick review:

In keeping with the Diwali mood, Action Replayy is all about bright colours and loud noises. Expect no more than that (not even a plot) and you'll be entertained...just about enough. The superficiality of depiction of the 70s era grates but the gags carry you through for some part. After that, it's time to walk out of the theatre and never think about it again.

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Director: Vipul Shah
Running time: 150 minutes
Genres: Comedy, Romance
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There are only so many ways you can say, "boy meets girl" in. But, if there is a fresh angle to it, movie-goers, however irregular, will lap it up. I know that a regular like me got excited when I read that Action Replayy starts with a son tired of his parents' squabbles. But read on and soon enough found out that he has to go back in time to make his parents fall in love, good ol' Bollywood style. #facepalm. Maybe that's how it is, love (without bickering) exists only in movies.

So at the very least, can we expect a blast from the 70s, plain Mukherjee-Chatterjee style? Yeah, right! As far as I can tell from the promos, the 70s was only about long, wigged hair-styles, bell-bottomed pants, floral shirts, tight chudidaars and rock-n-roll? Yes, I'm being sarcastic, because in the name of being 'different', I'm served the same ol' loudness, only with 'different' excuses.

Anyway, let's try to enjoy what we have rather than complain about what cannot be. I love Aishwarya Rai's saris, they don't look 70s-ish, that makes them very wearble in real-life 00s. Similarly, the music and choregraphy is not very 70s-like but I completely enjoyed them. Though the first part of the prelude of this one sounds very similar to a song from Dhoom in this one, the play with colors is very pleasing.

Also, the marwadi in me, can see 'zor ka jhatka... making it to the chartbuster list of wedding sangeet parties. Which might actually picturise the song better than the one the director has come up with - completely kills the beat and is contrary to the mood of the song. Anyhow, other music reviews are mostly in awe of the music too -

milliblog - "5 enjoyable tracks – what more does one want?"

apun ka choice - "justifies the title of the film and makes us want to rewind whatever we hear "
Bollywood Hungama - "3.5/5"

Bolly Spice - "Standout track: Chhan Ke Mohalla, without a doubt."

music aloud - "8.5/10"

dunkdaft - "Inconsistent"

However, whatever the music is like, it still can't take away from my weariness about the slapstick we might have to endure. And the fact that whether it is the 00s or the 00s pretending to be 70s you cannot take out the Akshay Kumar from the Akshay Kumar. Just a different hairdo doesn't do the do.

Since Akshay Kumar can only promise his extent of acting, can we have some hope from Ms. Rai Bachchan who has THE pair from the 70s around at home to tutor her? It won't be too much to expect a little bit of comic timing for her, would it? If not, then there is little hope in terms of her X-factor, because I see Neha Dhupia exuding more oomph than Aishwarya Rai wherever you see the former.

Oh well, a few good laughs is all I ask for. Can we have some of those this Diwali?

This review is by guest reviewer IdeaSmith. Ideasmith is a moniker for Ramya, an ex-business analyst on sabbatical and an aspiring novelist. The free-spirited verbal performer in her shows up at The Ideasmithy and The XX Factor.

Note from meetu - Diwali on Fridays has been one of my worst dilemmas. wogma vs. family - a couple of the most high-profile films of the year versus the annual extended family get-together? Invariably, I end up choosing family. After all, there are many Fridays but only one Diwali in a year.

Handing it over to Ideasmith, who's reviewing Action Replayy for me. Thanks a ton! Means much!

Wish you all a crackling Diwali and a brighter year ahead!

If you are a fan of 70s pop culture, if ‘retro’ sounds like home to you, then please don’t watch Action Replayy – you might be tempted to destroy some furniture. If you are a sci-fi buff and still hold out for some promise in Bollywood, I suggest you look elsewhere. But if bright colours, loud noises and easy gags entertain you, Action Replayy just might work for you. Just don’t expect another Om Shanti Om. In some ways, Action Replayy is a fitting Diwali release, considering that the volume is turned up all through the movie. Think blinding pyschedelia in Eastman colour and crescendo-style background scores for the frequent melodrama scenes.

The movie starts on the run, with everything speeded up, which you figure might be so that the story can get to the main meaty blast from the past. Once there, the plot loses its pace and runs on spoofy moments vaguely reminiscent of 70s cinema, like exaggerated caricatures and extreme proclamations (“No love marriage!”). The trouble with this spoof is its lack of authenticity. Considering that the subject is an age of rich iconography and abundant pop culture references, Action Replayy is woefully tacky in its depiction. Coverage is very superficial, sticking only to crazy hairstyles and an explosion of polka-dots in every scene.

For the first half of the movie, the sheer novelty of time travel, the cinematic flourishes of switching to Eastman colour, the vibrancy of retro-style Bombay keep you engaged. The scene where Bunty (Aditya) first looks around and gets his bearings in 70s’ Bombay carries through predictably but nicely. After the interval, the mixed up references, the lack of a coherent plot and the jerky pace start to grate a bit. There is some saving grace in the chase sequence at the end, true to 70s cinema complete with action, comedy and romance.

Akshay Kumar hams it up as Kishen ‘Kitchen’ Kumar, the loser-turned-stud and it fits well enough in a movie of this type. Aishwarya Rai’s character seems to have gone astray since she starts off as shrewish, morphs into impish, detours into bully tomboy and finally dissolves into maudlin. Om Puri and Kiron Kher look like their having a real blast in their extreme but funny roles. A talented actor like Rajpal Yadav is sadly wasted in the sort of role usually reserved for the Johnny Levers and Jaspal Bhattis of current day Bollywood. Randhir Kapoor and Neha Dhupia each make blink-and-you-miss-it appearances. The real surprise in this movie is newcomer Aditya Roy Kapur who navigates the jerky plot with ease, holding his own superbly against the more senior actors (everybody else). Rannvijay Singh may have presence or he may not but its really hard to tell when he’s hidden behind the scary facial hair, styling and acting (possibly a throwback to the chest-rubbing aura of yesteryear Ranjit).

The incomplete visual references aside, the music disappoints too, not because it is bad in itself but because music is a key aspect of Bollywood film-making and would be expected to deliver on the past versus present front. Most of it doesn’t fit the style of the era, in terms of melody, lyrics, instrumentation or even choreography. At times, it even even blunders into 80s-style bling or 60s-age nasal voices. Other than the credits theme in the very beginning, none of the other songs fit their situations, at all.

If I sound disappointed, it’s only because I know that so much more could have been done even within the limited dimensions of this movie. Even going with a gag-ridden, cardboard-character spoof, the budgets might have been better used if the research had been a little deeper or the story better thought out. Instead, they seemed to have gone for flashy promos and trailers that cull most of the high points of the movie. Everything else is just bright colours and loud noises. Still, it is Diwali after all, so I suppose there is some timepass to be derived from those.

This review is by guest reviewer IdeaSmith. Ideasmith is a moniker for Ramya, an ex-business analyst on sabbatical and an aspiring novelist. The free-spirited verbal performer in her shows up at The Ideasmithy and The XX Factor.

42 reviewers(?) - 4 yays 12 so-so 26 nays

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Thumbs up, Bollywood Mantra : ...a good Diwali gift from Vipul Shah... full review

Thumbs up, Movie Talkies : ...Neha Dhupia appears for a little bit and is quite good. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Ankit Ojha, Planet Bollywood : ...Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looks like she’s on a roll! The tomboy role suits her to the T... full review

So-So, by Subhash K Jha, Bolly Spice : ...A lot of the film's chirpy chutzpah emanates not from the spoken words but the innate charm of the principal players. ... full review

So-So, by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama : ... Vipul's script sense is good, he likes to attempt diverse genres, exploring new territories each time he attempts a film. ... full review

So-So, by Blessy Chettiar, DNA : ...It works well only because of Akshay Kumar and his superb comic timing, while Roy Kapoor’s charm does make an impression... full review

So-So, by Devesh Sharma, Filmfare : ...The dialogue is crisp and so is the editing. It’s the screenplay which lets you down.... full review

So-So, by Deepa Garimella, : ...Performances are skilled, and the stars give their all to the proceedings despite seeming slightly out of place in the broad-stroked roles that they are given... full review

So-So, by Divya Solgama, : ...Ranvijay in negative role was nice. Same for small cameo by Rajpal yadav,Om Puri and Kiron Kher. Radhir kapoor, Neha Dhupiya are wasted.... full review

So-So, by Komal Nahta, koimoi : ...Rannvijay Singh acts ably. His singing songs in two voices is entertaining... full review

So-So, by Sarita Tanwar, MiD DAY : ...the film doesn't connect with you because of the several liberties taken by the director on the script front.... full review

So-So, by Arjun P S, MyReviews : ...Had created a world of 70s and had done extremely well except for the 'a thing' which is said to be the time machine, it looked something very funny.... full review

So-So, by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice : ...Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looks absolutely lovely in her uber girl and youthful avatar... full review

So-So, by K K Rai, STARDUST : ...Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai have done their best to lift the flick from ordinary, but its lackluster script makes it a losing proposition... full review

So-So, by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India : ... isn't meant for people who prefer wisdom in wit too.... full review

Thumbs down, by NISHTHA BHATNAGAR, Alpha : ...the riot of colors on the screen makes us sometimes wish we had sunglasses to watch this film... full review

Thumbs down, by Naresh Kumar Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice : ...Borrowing nuggets from Back to the Future, Vipul Amrutlal Shah tell a tale that simply lacks vim and vigou... full review

Thumbs down, Best Of Bollywood : ...Aatish Kapadia, Suresh Nair and Ritesh Shah mar the film with sloppy, unimaginative lines... full review

Thumbs down, by Beth, Beth Loves Bollywood : ...The set-up reminded me a little of Jab Jab Phool Khile where Nanda's character is so completely unlikable that you can't not want her to change, yet her submission and personality 180 in the end still feel like a beatdown of the concept of a confident, self-driven woman... full review

Thumbs down, : ...Don’t expect a blockbuster out of this film and you could probably sail through without being annoyed. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express : ...Despite the premise of a boy (Bunty, played by Aditya Roy Kapur) hurtling back in time and matchmaking for his mismatched parents, there is very little that hints at the earlier (and utterly endearing) sci-fi smash... full review

Thumbs down, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks : ...Although made with good production values and eye-catching colourful backgrounds ACTION REPLAYY fails to make an impression mainly because it is neither a good science fiction nor a fine emotional drama.... full review

Thumbs down, by Riddhi Mehta, Bollywood Chaska : has been written haphazardly... full review

Thumbs down, by Bollyfan, Cinemaa Online : ...The normally reliable Aatish Kapadia seems to have forgotten the cardinal rule of humor writing – Brevity is the soul of wit... full review

Thumbs down, by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions : ...The seventies’ psychedelic look is cute in small doses but not when the screen looks like someone poured buckets of primary colours over the frames. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Pankaj Sabnani, : ...the chemistry between them Akshay and Aishwarya is missing... full review

Thumbs down, by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times : ...But for a musical, the soundtrack – a number lifted up from Bombay Rockers (Teri Toh), another one from Elvis’s Jailhouse Rock... – is pure third rate.... full review

Thumbs down, by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live : ...Sorely lacking in drama and genuine humour, Action Replayy is mind-numbingly dull because there’s no conflict or plot progression... full review

Thumbs down, by Shubhra Gupta , indian express : ...Even Aishwarya, who can be relied upon to at least look good, seems like she’s been abandoned by the costume department which seems confused as to what girls wore in the mid-70s : maxis are fine, but those very up-to-the-minute minis?... full review

Thumbs down, by Amrita Ranjan, Indiequill : ...his girlfriend’s grandfather Anthony Gonsalves (Randhir Kapoor) just built a time machine in their drawing room... full review

Thumbs down, Mixed Bag : ...The only song you would remember from the movie would be ‘Jor Ka Jhatka’ and quite literally you would get a feel of the lyrics if you pin your Diwali hopes on this movie.... full review

Thumbs down, by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, Now : ...Akshay Kumar manages to pull an outrageously over the top character. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Sethumadhavan, Passion for Cinema : ... what makes it even more irritating is to see the way consistency has been completely overlooked in the film ... full review

Thumbs down, by Raja Sen, Rediff : glossily wears its budget on its sleeve, albeit with ill-advised pride, like that of a chubby middle-aged gentleman poured into a tight Ed Hardy t-shirt. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters : ...Shah has absolutely no control on this film — at the end of “Action Replayy” you have no idea why everyone acted the way they did — you are just glad it’s over and you can finally go home.... full review

Thumbs down, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...In a flash, firebrand Mala turns into kulfi. ... full review

Thumbs down, by K N Gupta, : ...A flaw in the movie is the lack of a good soundtrack. Pritam's music score is just average and has one chartbuster though "Zor ka jhatka...." to feel proud of.... full review

Thumbs down, by Roy D'Silva, The Friday Freak : ...A classic case of style over substance, all the movie does is have the entire cast move around in seventies style attire and mouth Bollywood lines and basically try to poke fun at current Bollywood celebrities, current affairs ... full review

Thumbs down, by The ThirdMan, Upper Stall : ...The camera functions little more than a recording device to film the gags or takes in wide frames for you to admire all that the art department has gathered to give 'production value' in the shot. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Rummana Ahmed, yahoo! India : ...Akshay's loser act is a bit repetitive and Aishwarya's caked look and her pretentious performance fail to impress.... full review

Thumbs down, by Spicezee Bureau, Zee News : ...Rannvijay, who plays Akshay`s rival in love is least convincing, while Randhir Kapoor and Neha Dhupia have very little to offer... full review

174 tweeters(?) - 62 yays 24 so-so 88 nays

yogi19780: Hello friends enjoy akshay letest film action replay mood do be joy

yearning4d_sky: Tip of the Day: Go Watch Action Replay .....sit back and enjoy! psst Ash looks nice and the sonny boy is cute

yashrocks09: Action Replayy : Despite the loopholes the film has, its worth a watch... impressive film... .

vishal_kumr: gone fr action replay!simple bindass movie,akki as usual:)

vinaygorakhpur: I watched Action Replayy. It is very nice movie.

viditshah1: Watched Golmaal-3 and Action Replay. For me Action Replay was much better. G3 had some good comedy shots where as AR has humorous story line

twitty2712: Saw Action Replay.Nice lt hrtd entrtnmnt of d retro-era.Aishwarya Rai Bacchan amzngly b'ful as usual & @akshaykumar brilliant as usual #win

twitt619: saw golmaal 3 and action replay awesome movies !!!!

TheDailyHoney: I wuved Action Replayy. Especially because the audience in unison would say "Awaaaaaaaz Neeeeeeche" whenever Akki was onscreen! #winwin

tcsprasan: watched action replayy today. Enjoyed it. Gud timepass.

sweet_vrush: Action replay is a fun movie.......

surjo79: Action Replay was cool

suri_rishi: Watched action replay a nice entertaining movie ash looking hot n akshay is evergreen a real entertainer

srinurockz: action replayy is gd ,, akshay dialogues r mind-blowing , 7.5/10 :)

sinchan22: Really enjoyed Action replay,full on entertaining movie

Shouvik1: Action Replayy: A very classy comedy, pun intended drama n d best was "Awaaz nechein ..Dichkaon", Hilarious!

shafihaque: Golmaal 3 awesome can watch n times and action replay is awesome too...

saloniad: watchd 'action replayy' yestrdy..:) a gud movie... marvellous music, amazing songs.. luvd "Aditya Roy Kapoor".. he's jus awesome!!! :) ;)

ruperv92: Saw Action Replayy yesterday. Literally, ROFL. Like, 6 times. So dumb, but SO FUNNY!

rodu14: Action replay is good

Rajashree_Ravi: Action replayy is a wonderful film. Loved every moment of @Akshaykumar in it :D

Rajashree_Ravi: Loved Action Replayy!! :D

princessshwets: Loved action replayy and aditya is so cuteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

premthelove: Just back from Action Replayy !!! Must say a very nice movie !!! and the highlights are definitely "Zor Ka Jhatka" and "Awaaz Neeche " !!!

PreetPreet1on1: watched Action Replay, funny movie

pranav8494: Saw ACTION REPLAY and liked it :) One time watch...

poojjaaa: Action replayy was so funnyy :P

pavnraje: Golmaal3 was super fun.. Better than 1&2... Action replay was good.. Watchable..

parth_mediratta: Action replay is an awsome movie. Akshay Kumar and Awshwaraya have done a marvolous job. Akshay Kumar as Krishan amd Awshwaraya as Mala.

neerajramesh143: Fentastic movie action replay.but akshay's lok in 70's can be improved@akshaykumar

NAVI2703: sir loved ur movy action replay "AAWAAZ NEEVHE"@akshaykumar

Nananikr: Thank u akki and vipul and aish and entire team of action replayy to make such a nice movie.thank u

Nananikr: Hello friends yesterday i have watched movie "Action Replayy" this movie is very very very good and also uniq

Nahian555: yes you are right.Golmaal 3 is not so good.But Action Replay is nice movie!!

MyAhSatan: Forget the reviews! Action Replayy is fun and hilarious. Paisa vaisool!

memosaIVY: Action replay wit MOmsy ,,,waas fun!!!!

MapleBrownie: Just watched Action Replayy.... Cute movie! Wished it didn't end so abruptly...

Mahesvari1: Awaaz Niche! Action Replayy was just great fun!! #Bollywood

MaaNey: "Action Replay" 4/5. I really liked it! It was very entertaining!Very cute movie! Everyone was so funny! I love Rajpal Yadav! So fun!!

kaurratty: awesome movie golmal 3 n i also like action replay.............................:)

judasking: Goolmaal 3 & Action Replay Action replay is far far better movie G3 is total crap cheap comedy nonsense,still working lol

JMeDon22: Watched Action Replay nd Golmaal 3 today njoyed both da movies G3 is a comic caper while AR has humorous story line

IKajalR: g3 sucked. i feel action replayy was way better. though kunal khemu looked really cute!

iamprasadz: Aavaz neeche..!! An outstanding dialogue from action replay:):-) watch it:) i'm sure dat u'll enjoy very much....

IamAvi358: Tip of the Day: Go Watch Action Replay .....sit back and enjoy! psst Ash looks nice and the sonny boy is cute

Hamzaqtr: OMG Action Replay was DDDAAAAAAMMMMNNNNNN AWWWwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwWWWWSSSSSSSSUUUUUUUUMMMMMMMMM Movieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee................

h_chakkiwaala: Most of India is suffering with Obama-mania & I m roamiing in d era of 1970's, whn obama was of my age. wtching Action Replayy. Fantastic.

febcharm: watched Action Replay last night.. I liked it..

FabulousAish: Action Replayy is a fun movie ! Really enjoyed it ! Though i wished there were more romantic scenes , less Bunty and longer ending !!

elanand: Saw Action Replay....... do watch it!!!

Devdas83: Akshay Kumar's acting as "Kitchen Kumar" in Action Replayy was hilarious! The teeth, hair, and clothes were hahaha! LOL

debadutta: Watched Action Replay and Golmaal 3 during weekend.. Enjoyed both the movies, not sure which one is better..but G3 is a comic caper

Cherry_Kaur: Action Replayy is a feel good movie!! Akki was hilarious!!! Aishwarya looked gorgeous!! Awaaz Neechee!! lmao

charanpriyanka: luvd d movie action rocked.. \m/

bongbasu: Today watched "Action Replay" it was a fun, but don't expect anything next to reality. sit, watch and enjoy. "thinking" can be criminal

ayush1990: today i watched ACTION REPLAY (GOLMAAL) SHOWS IS FULL action replay is ver good movie in starting and climaxc was superb "AWWAZ NEECHE"

arttitecture: Action Replayy is hilarious.

amol_ss: Loved action replay .

amitation: back after another day out.. watched Action Replayy.. u MUST watch it! :P

alvi_mirza143: Was watchg action replayy. Good

abhishekik: Aish is wow in 'Action Replayy' can definitely go for more comic roles .. bunty looks promising n Akshay is best, specially in the 70's look

9967196825: go go go golmaal3 is fabulous but action replay is rocking like akshay kumarrrrrrrrrrrr

svinz: Saw Action Replayy yesday... Decent movie. Akshay has done well.Surprisingly liked most of the songs, esp Zor ka Jhatka and the medley songs

Srishtishetty: saw Action Replayy..Thik-Thak movie hai! :P

SohanU: Action replay is not bad. 'No brains fun' category.

RibsGully: Don't pay and watch 'Action Replayy', wait for Colors, they might telecast it soon.

Retard_abhi: watchd the movie action replay .. not bad .. one time watch .. no replay

Pratik5501: The movie released on 5 th nov action replayy has put an avarage effect since the 2nd part is very deligting !

Pinnsta: Action Replay: No story in the movie but had a good laugh in some parts.. :)

Nits008: Done wit action replay i kinda likd d story d prblm i hd ws in itz implementatn...

Nidhik20: Due Date 9/10 ... Action Replay 5/10 and Golmaal 3 ... 7/10 ..... A Full 10/10 goes to Zach in due date n Mithun n Tusshar in Golmaal !!!

manu9291: watchd Action REPLAyy..well wat 2 say, AKshay is HILARIOUS...hes back!! but film lacks logic+directional flaws..aiswariya is as usual :P

lahiri2moy: watched action replayy!film was bit okk!after golmaal ,the day before,u hav to say dat! #action #replayy

karthik_sams: BOLLYWOOD: Action Replayy - Worth watch if u rest ur brains at home via @karthik_sams

karina5555: saw movie ' Action Replay' . it's a o.k. movie. it's a ** out of ***** starrer movie

jinesh007: So Action Replay is over.. Okayish like Golmaal 3.

jeyprakash: Action replay : 2.5/5.. nothing spcl about it..

JasRao: Action Replayy was just reasonable... Tees Maar Khan and Patiala House better be more impressive!

JaiChainani: Action replayy a decent watch..

GurdayalKaur: saw action replay with a friend yesterday.. its not bad :)

dudenipps: on 6th nov. i saw action replay it's an ok film..

biwgautam: watched action replay GOOD but not as expected..

being_sandip: Watchd Action Replay yestrday..Not Akshay's Best Performence...not his worst either!!

anubhavtandonp: Action Replay - Couple of songs good, Some jokes are laudable, Ash is scintillating, story line poor, over all avg timepass - 2.5/5

anshul90: Whoa just watched 'action replay'... My rating is 2.8/5. A light hearted, far-fetched movie! Just a 1-time watch.

_Nairah_: Watched that bollywood film 'Action Replay' last night.. was watchable but just a copy of back to the future and abit of 'the time machine'.

ZingXongVong: So, yesterday, my sis came back from Action Replayy with a headache & mom-dad left the movie at the interval.

Yatin_Gupta: Both golmaal and action replayy are #big #fail ! #bollywood sucks these days !

wasniks: watched d movie ACTION REPLAYY yesterday. got bored there in theatre. did not liked that. golmaal would b better it seems.

vinayagu: Saw the movie " action replay " waste of time and money

vikas0505: Action replay ; maha bore ; super flop ; save money, save time, akshay and aishwarya at worst performance

Vijaysisodia: Just watched 'Action Replay'I swear i will never see a akshay kumar movie in my life again....

VharunArora: Don't watch action replayy. Please retweet.

VharunArora: Action replayy is the worst movie between the period 1975-2010.

veenavkulkarni: aawaaaaaaaaj neeche! :P Action replay is horribly pathetic!

vatsyayan_doc: Action replay pathetic......

Ujhal: Action replay.d another bakwas muvie of akshay kumar.hope he vl kontinue of lck,akki

ubeskhangaduli: happy diwali............dosto action replay mat dekhna bakvass hai.....G3 achchi hai

theonlyanil: Who will watch Action Replayy? Jise Golmaal 3 ki ticket nahi milegi :P

Suruchitrivedi: Action Replay - Movie sucked , Aditya Roy Kapoor rocked ... Stole the thunder from Aki & Ash right under their nose...way to go ADIT!!

SujoySingha: Watched Action Replay last night. Could it get any worse? The whole movie is a fucking facepalm moment #fb

stuti_rd: 'action replay' is a bore ya! more so the 1st half.

soviksad: Golmaal 3 was better than compared to Action Replayy!!!!!!!!!! :)

sonalisrkr: akki n ash's bigst disastr dis yr- action replay..

sirin_shaikh: One of the most bogus fim i have watched in my life : Action replay...........................its horrible

singhcd: #singhcdFILMreviews Action Replay-Wish I cud c d'highlights'section only&not d entire replay.bad film.only few parts in2ndHALFevoke laughter

Shonatwits: "Action Replay" flops. The film utterly lacks sincerity. Time travel is not new but the film miserably failed to depict the 70's. #Fail

shamilshaji: went to watch action replay... u canot say its a good movie but.. ash is so gorgeous...iam her first and best fan

ShakthiR: Went for a movie with colleagues.Action Replay.It was my idea though.sorry guys :P Horrible movie on an awesome day.Aish was the only hope.

shahdaisy: Saw Action Replay 2day,, dunno wht to say....disaster or not presented well...uall if now good ngt!! Tweet dreams!!

semwalabhishek: Golmaal 3 is 300 times better than action replay

ScorpiusMaximus: Action Replayy conclusively proves most of our Bolly directors can't even deliver 70's style masala, watch the old 70's movies again.

samikshasorte: NO REPLAY for Action Replay. Not worth ...very dissapointing.

salilb: Action Replay: LAME

saakshi203: action replay . . .dhamakedar drama :)

rohit1085: i watched action replay the film didnot appeal to me may be tmk will be better

rohanv: I don't understand movies like ACTION REPLAY. I don't understand who greenlights scripts like that and who agrees to work on it. Just don't.

rdarkknight: Action Replayy .... Never ever to be replayed again by Me atleast ....

razarahil: See it on ur own risk, worst movie of 2010 RT @VanDiablo: I want reviews of Action Replayy.

ravijhamnani: no u should not go in action replay bahut nakwas movie he

prateemghosh: Action replay......stay away from it...pathetic movie...

prachisrk: Did not enjoy Action Replay at all...wanted to but didn't

polyn1986: Saw Action Replay, really boring and definitely not funny. Should have watch Golmaal 3 instead.

PAVANSURVI: This will sound ridiculous but "Golmaal 3" is the film of the week. "Action Replayy" is plain awful.. Pathetic

PallavD: I know you're based in the 70s, but Action Replay, why do you have to break out into songs every now and then? avenhi??

moh_it: Watched Action Replayy.. Disappointing. Still full marks to marvelous aish

mithun54: Golmaal 3 is just average , and Action Replay shouldn't be watched or replayed....lolllzzz..

mcrajesh: It's not upto the mark. #Action replay

ManseeT: Action Replay ws such a dud! AK shld stick to Katrina. Deepaka's and Aishwarya's of t world make him luk like a looser in mre ways then one!

makkapekka: Watched " action Replay" what BS!!! I want my money back.. Stupid pointless non funny shiet movie ever!

maheshmanelkar: Saw the Hindi movies Action Replay & Golmaal 3,both were GROSS!!! "Due Date" was funlol

madhulikasays: Hello everybody..It is raining here..n just had a softy :) ..spent wondrful tym wt cousin...we watched Action Replay n enjoyed a lot ...

last_mystic: Action Replay ... Had no action .. PITY !!

kumudshankar: Action Replay is so mediocre it makes the brilliant Akshay Kumar look like Sonu Nigam rehearsing an Oscar speech

kalpak_k: Action Reply sucks...i watched it on Saturday RT: @dhavaldange: can't bliv I havn't watched Golmaal nor Action Replayy this weekend!

Joydas: Also Anyone who has watched Action Replay Twice will automatically Qualify for 'Ripleys Believe it Or Not'

Joydas: Entry for Red & White Bravery Awards are open. They have invited everybody who saw Action-Replay to fill the form

jkapil: action replay was a real sad movie!!!!! -5 stars

Jerk_Magnet: Going by my timeline, I shouldn't be going for Action Replayy even if it were the last movie bollywood ever decided to release.

jayvasavada: action replay: wish i spend mor hrs in watchin fantastic back to the future series again..original were mor funny n indian in emotions !

hautesaiff: LOL #retardmovies RT @amchimumbai Action Replay Review http://म.ws/cxJpYK #mumbai

hari_beckham23: shit maan! action replayy sucks...

grvenky: I guess 10 min flashback of romance between mithun & ratna shah in G3 is better than the entire "action replayy" movie!

ghoshneha: Action Replay sucked!!!

ganeshravuri: Akshay did d same role in Jaan-E-Mann. so it is 'action replay' for him. avoid it.

fauzia_sahil: *ACTION REPLAY* horrible movie..........:) :)

enemyatgates: Action Replay ... Avoid if u can ... Major blunder & disaster by Vipu Shah ....

divya_692: movie marathon today !! action replayy n baava..the movies wer disappointing but I had fun !! :) :)

deveshm: Redoing classics is one thing, but doing a bollywood version of Back To The Future... ain't that blasphemy? Action Replay is embarrassing!

cvsarathi: ACTION REPLAY is Back to the future in new packing..saved in parts by the inspirired prfrmncs of akshay,aiswarya(surprise,she doz knew (cnt)

Crook1993: just watched action replay........boring.................donot watch........

captain_speakin: watched Action replay in the day..its an absolute waste of time. even tht is an understatement.

believebhansali: #thingsthatpissmeoff People finding Action Replayy better than Golmaal 3.

being_Sujit_P: dnt waste ur money dis diwali in watchin movies lyk action replay n golmaal.. golmaal is pathetic n action replay is more faltu dn golmaal3

bankerrahul: Total crap! nothing is good except aishwarya :P RT @VanDiablo: I want reviews of Action Replayy.

b11kul: Just saw. Action replayy .good cat and clothing..poor direction and story

azad39: Saw Action Replayy. Average movie left me dissapointed. Also watched Due Date felt the same. My mood not better maybe Golmaal 3 will help.

ayushshrestha10: Action a little better in the second half of the movie...otherwise was ready to blow my head off

atomkpadhy: Action Replay.... who asked vipul to replay

ashudazzle4u: When ever akshay kumar looks funny .he cant make us laugh as d result action replay is no 1 to watch movie.dont waste ur money

Ashishmashru: Watched action replay last night. if you realy hate someone and want your revenge then all u hv to do is give them free tickets of d movie

ashish_pathak80: Today i watched 'action replay' yuck... first half of movie is terrible,i just enjoyed last 30min. Of movie Faltu movie

Ash_ay: 'Action Replay' sucks...beware

apgp88: Action Replayy 0.5/5.0 ... #ActionReplayy

anilchintz: They forgot to add 'S' b4 Hit RT @shubhashish: Action Replayy ad says "Biggest Hit of 1975". I say get your facts clear, it was Sholay.

anandbhushan: The person who made 'Action Replay' is such a urine soaked whore! #serioustweet

anandbhushan: If u ever came up to me and mentioned the words "Action Replay"...I will wish ur immediate death via camel rape....

Alamasma5: Action replay just doesn't play. Golmal3 has all the maal for every. Go guys jus earn lots of maal from G3

akshay_aki: movies like "action replay" shud be banned!!

akanshadix: Action Replayy: Fast Forward

AddyBrainwave: i am at pvr right now watcing Action Replay but some how tweets appeal more to me! #HappyTweetoholic

AasthaS14: Golmaal is far btr dan action replay!

1R5H4D: Jst watched a fuckin stupid movi... Action replayy... GrrRrrr..

0172vashisht: Action replay century most crap movie and gollmall 3 is best funny movie

6 readers - 3 yays 2 so-so 1 nays

Yay! Thumbs Up, by h : 90

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Joydeep : Akshay at its best!A must watch movie.

Yay! Thumbs Up, by movies_masti : Movie is worth watching. Every character played their role very interestingly..

So-So, by MIRCHIPLEX : 30

So-So, by Radio : Nice comedy movie

Nay! Thumbs Down, by kay

This page has additional observations, other than the ones noted in the main review.

Plot Summary

There is nothing particularly notable about this movie except for the fact its slightly 70s look and feel. Other than that, it's a regular boy-meets-girl story, lacking even basic plot logic and characterization.

What Worked

Aditya Raj Kapur's acting was smooth and effortless without ever getting into hammy. This is vital considering that he is in almost every scene of the film. He essays the role of sutradhar perfectly by never intruding into the lead actors screen space but holding his own. Kiron Kher and Om Puri are their superb selves in character roles.

The random OTT dialogues add mirth and the scenes designed around these don't lose their charm, despite frequent repetition through the film.

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

The superficial depiction of the 70s comes across a little too jarringly. The 70s were a well-covered decade of pop culture with numerous icons, an abundance of music, dance and art and stylish kitsch. Even for a spoof, Action Replayy hams it up horribly and sticks to targetting the hairstyles and the worst of the styles of the era. There's no real effort made in the music or choreography to stick to the period. This feels particularly wrong especially since music is an integral part of Bollywood story-telling and the era's musical influences continue to be popular even today.


This section lists things that I think are not important to the overall impact of the movie. In most cases, it could be explained away by something like, "we noticed the glitch after the scene was shot and there were schedule/budget issues and thus we could not re-shoot it". I like giving the makers the benefit of doubt, but I am amused nevertheless. Hopefully, they will tickle you too.

Bunty (Aditya Raj Kapur)'s trademark cotton-candy hairstyle wavers in parts (shorter, straighter etc) and in those scenes, he's virtually unrecognizable. He travels to the past with only a small backpack and no money or references to anyone. But once there, he manages to get around fairly easily, frequently drops references to the future (Kareena and Saif, Obama) that nobody questions. Also, his clothes remain modern-day styles all through the movie.

Kishen (Akshay Kumar) in the past is shown to have ugly gummy buckteeth. Then magically (in 7 days to be precise), his teeth are normal again, a trait that continues into his future self.

Parental Guidance:

  • Violence: None at all.
  • Language: Chaste 70s style, even in the bickering. The worst insult is calling someone a gadha (donkey).
  • Nudity & Sexual content: One conversation about sex which never mentions any of the 'taboo' words and uses conventional imagery like flowers and baby talk. The actresses costumes include very short miniskirts and plunging necklines.
  • Concept: A love story in the 70s.
  • General Look and Feel: Retro (pyschedelia, polka dots, peace symbols) in Eastman colour.

Detailed Ratings (out of 5):

Lead Actors:
Character Artists:
Music Director:

Action Replayy - Cast, crew, links

Music Director:
Art Direction:

Inspired by:

Back to the future

Running time:
150 minutes

Comments (6)

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As I see it, this sounds like it is "inspired" from Back to the future. I don't see the charm in this movie.

Rahul, The concept sounds similar. Let's see... :D

I Liked the movie very was a totally new concept and Akshay has displayed his comic skills once again.The new boy is also nice.Humour was there in the movie and you should definitely watch this.It is a must watch movie...don't miss it!

Though most of the things are totally imaginary but its a nice movie. And i am a fan of Akshay.
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I thought movie was pretty childish. Believe or not I went to work in the middle of the movie leaving family to get tortured for the rest of the movie.

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