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We have a bunch of overactive crew members in the form of the background music director and the twists-in-the-plot writer. These are balanced off with underactive wooden one-expression-fits-all actors

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Director: Anant Mahadevan
Running time: 115 minutes
Genres: Suspense, Thriller
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- meeta, a part of the audience

"dhik-chak--dhik-chak-dhum-dhum". What a warm welcome! That's the background score using all its extra energy. Well-accompanied with well-endowed cleavage. No - there isn't any connection. That’s just what stares you in the face at the word go. The interesting editing used in the beginning to establish the characters makes you ignore the loud score - at least for a bit. Unfortunately though, the story is pretty much predictable and thus becomes a chore to watch.

Everything seems half-baked or in some cases completely uncooked. Shreyas Talpade looks good but seemed a bit off playing the mature character. Then again, that might have been very intentional. Udita Goswami plays a character who is constantly under duress and underdressed. So can’t really blame her for the singular expression she wears through most of the movie. Tusshar Kapoor - can't blame him either. He was miscast. Look at him! Obsessed lover? Doesn't work at all!

As in most cases, the script is the deal breaker here. It is neither coherent, nor researched, and has got it all wrong as far as plot points is concerned. "slish-slash-whiplash". The background score is still at it. And so is the flesh show. Towards the end, your head is spinning. One would think I am trying to blame the music, but I am not. It’s the multiple supposed "twists" that get annoyingly weary on my one-kilo brain. So much so that you begin suspecting the very premise of the whole plot.

I completely understand that the film-makers believe that the genre required loud music. I am glad though that they didn't think so about camerawork. That and the slick editing put together made some parts really interesting, visually. Especially during the titles and a couple songs. While the music is just about alright, the lyrics of "ke bin tere" are nice.

"tak-tada-tak-bluck-bluck". They just won't let go...till the last shot. I admit it is a bit unfair to pick on just the background score, when almost every other department needed a lot more work and re-work.

- meeta, a part of the audience

19 reviewers(?) - 5 yays 5 so-so 9 nays

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Thumbs up, by Khalid Mohamed, Hindustan Times : ...This thriller seldom digresses into unwanted interpolations... full review

Thumbs up, Movie Talkies : ...Events move fast enough, as they rightly should... full review

Thumbs up, by Ashok Nayak, Now Running.com : ...Performances by the lead actors are topnotch... full review

Thumbs up, by Patcy N, Rediff : ...After watching Victoria No 203, I had no hopes of a good movie from Ananth Narayan Mahadevan... full review

So-So, by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice : ... But the regular and unpredictable twists only heighten the interest and make you wonder what is in store next... full review

So-So, by Praveen Lance Fernandes, indiatimes : ...after the initial set-up, it tends to get quite predictable... full review

So-So, Indicine : ...But absurdity is the order of the day... full review

So-So, by Abhijit Mhamunkar, indya.com : ...actor turned director has ensured enough twists and turns throughout the film so that you don't come out feeling having wasted your time... full review

So-So, by Hanumant Bhansali, Radio Sargam : ...The audience expects a degree of skin show from the actress and she delivers her goods with equal ease... full review

Thumbs down, Bollyvista.com : ...similar plots have been attempted many times before and most of them have not made an impact. Even this one doesn't!... full review

Thumbs down, by Rachel Fernandes, Bollywood Mantra : ...The dialogues of the film are often corny and amateur... full review

Thumbs down, by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com : ...the director was in a fix in trying to plot a premise and in the bargain ended up goofing up things.... full review

Thumbs down, by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM : ...The other area where the film dips is Mithoon's music... full review

Thumbs down, by Hari Chakyar, J.A.M : ...Tusshar Kappoor...When he is not stone-faced, he's spooky... full review

Thumbs down, by Vaibhav Wankhede, M TV : ...so there's a bit of mild... very mild shock at the end, but that only serves as a wake-up call from the sleep-inducing proceedings... full review

Thumbs down, by Amit R Agarwal, merinews : ...here really is no if and but, but only a dud.... full review

Thumbs down, by Naomi Datta, Times Now : ...The script and plot connections are weak and half crazed .sorry we meant half baked!... full review

Thumbs down, by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India : ...foregone with Shreyas Talpade making the biggest career faux pas... full review

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3 readers - 0 yays 2 so-so 1 nays

So-So, by Hindilyrics4u.co.in : As in most cases, the script is the deal breaker here. It is neither coherent, nor researched, and h

So-So, by Hindilyrics4u.co.in : I completely understand that the film-makers believe that the genre required loud music. I am glad t

Nay! Thumbs Down, by Hindilyrics4u.co.in : I completely understand that the film-makers believe that the genre required loud music.

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

Plot Summary

Aryan (Tusshar Kapoor) finds out that his girl friend is cheating on him. This leads to a series of never-ending events.

What Worked

  • The choreography in the opening song was good, but it looked like Tusshar Kapoor had to put in a lot of effort.
  • Shreyas Talpade's new hairstyle

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

  • Tusshar Kapoor has so many pauses at the wrong places.
  • Udita Goswami's (Janvi) wardrobe - hideous!
  • Aryan becoming all profound and all-knowing as if he is a psychiatrist.
  • There is a scene where Aryan wipes Janvi's tears because she has forgotten to wipe her last tear. Was the make-up so heavy that she couldn't feel it?

Nitty-Gritty

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.

  • In the shot where Aryan gets up from the bed in Bangkok. He is shown getting up twice. Highly unlikely that it was an intentional.
  • Isn't Aryan in the swimming pool in a scene towards the end? How come he is all dry in the next scene?

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