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buddha mar gaya

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quick review:

An easy winner for the most distasteful comedy ever!

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Director: Rahul Rawail
Running time: 95 minutes
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95 minutes of runtime = 30 minutes of direct crassness + 0 innuendos needed because of direct crassness + 35 minutes of disgusting dark humor that ultimately makes you sick in the stomach + 30 minutes of people shouting stuff that I had no inclination to understand

95 minutes of runtime = 45 minutes of borrowed music + 45 minutes of the loudest background score + 5 minutes of one original(?) track

95 minutes of runtime = 7 minutes of Rakhi Sawant's boob show (whatever!) + 3 minutes of Anupam Kher telling you that you will die laughing (liar) + 10 minutes of Ranvir Shorey's over-acting (sob) + 25 minutes of Om Puri, Anupam Kher, Prem Chopra, and Paresh Rawal having sex (yuck!) + 5 minutes of cat-fights (hmph) + 5 minutes of literal "aaaaaa" shouting (headache) + 40 minutes of other cast being generally deafening because that is the genre of the movie (more headache)

95 minutes of runtime = 3 funerals + 1 Rakhi Sawant saying, "Sigmund Freud" + 7 (at the last count) soap opera-ish sleeping around + 3 distasteful gay jokes + 1 slap on womanhood every time a woman comes on screen + 1 reveiwer wanting to know who enjoys this kind of comedy

95 minutes of runtime = 90 minutes of reviewer wanting to get out of the theater + 5 minutes of reviewer trying to hide her face while getting out of the theater + 32 number of minutes of reviewer hating her job for the first time ever

- meeta, a part of the audience

11 reviewers(?) - 1 yays 0 so-so 10 nays

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Thumbs up, by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM : ...Director Rahul Rawail steps into a new territory with BUDDHA MAR GAYA and as a storyteller, narrates an interesting plot successfully... full review

Thumbs down, by Martin D'souza, Glamsham.com : ...makes you wonder whether they are in it for the love of acting or lure of the lucre.... full review

Thumbs down, by Subhash K Jha, IndiaFM : ...By the time the cacophonic bump-and-grind satire creaks to a halt, you are looking at a film that makes a fashion statement out of anarchic iconoclasm.... full review

Thumbs down, by Anupama Chopra, NDTV : ...This could have been a fun black comedy but it is instead a tiresome, vulgar farce... full review

Thumbs down, by Ashok Nayak, Now Running.com : ...It makes you cry for spending those hard-earned bucks on such a pathetic movie... full review

Thumbs down, by Panditain, Passion for Cinema : ...Buddha from whom this film is allegedly inspired had seen the film he would’ve definitely committed suicide... full review

Thumbs down, by Greatbong, Random Thoughts of a Demented Mind : ...the doyens of Indian “serious” cinema, prostituting their artistic integrity by allowing themselves to be involved in a moronic monument to seediness masquerading as a comedy... full review

Thumbs down, by Syed Firdaus Ashraf, Rediff : ...he film's tag line, 'You will die laughing' should have been 'You will die crying'.... full review

Thumbs down, by Satyajit, SmasHits.com : ...Bappi Lahiri's music is loud and bawdy but still works as per the sentiments of the film... full review

Thumbs down, by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India : ...popular adage of too many cooks and spoilt broth... full review

Thumbs down, Upper Stall : ...No matter if the director is your girlfriend or grandfather, you simply cannot agree to do films based on relationships and directors’ reputation... full review

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5 readers - 2 yays 2 so-so 1 nays

Yay! Thumbs Up, by haneeth : Earth was that, and what did they use to blackmail or extort Anupam Kher and Om Puri to appear in i

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Tamillyrics.co.in

Nay! Thumbs Down, by TimELiebe : "Yuck" X 2 - Meeta's right, don't even bother.

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Plot Summary

Laxmikant Kabadiya (Anupam Kher) dies and his family wants to keep his death from the world for a couple days and then another couple days and then another few days...

Sorry, readers, my brains were shut off while watching this movie, so couldn't allow myself to jot down anything for the sections that usually appear here.

What Worked

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


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.

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Review - Buddha Mar Gaya...

An easy winner for the most distasteful comedy ever! ...

epifinibox, i've no clue where this came from...but...ok...

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Meeta - what on Earth was that, and what did they use to blackmail or extort Anupam Kher and Om Puri to appear in it? We barely made it twenty minutes in before we all agreed to turn it off in disgust - although hearing Kher intone "You Will Die Laughing" over and over again in the opening credits number was kind of funny, maybe?

I don't think I've seen a film that relentlessly witless since I was watching stupid American sex comedies in the 1970s. Next to it, God Tussi Great Ho comes off as a model of intelligence and good taste.

I see from the credits that Paresh Rawal came in later. I'm not sure if it's brave of him to push the envelope of "What's Funny" in Indian comedy so insistently, or appalling that he's in so much utter crap.

@TimELiebe This movie is just not worth the discussion!

@Meeta - I shall confine it to the same pile we consigned Vivah....

@TimELiebe and worse...

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