Humshakals

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quick review:

And here I thought pretending to have a story could help even a Sajid Khan movie.

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Director: Sajid Khan
Running time: 150 minutes
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Anyone who has followed this blog for a reasonable amount of time can guess how much I am or am not looking forward to this one. But, honestly I am surprised that I am not looking forward to it. There was a time when I'd look forward to three times Saif Ali Khan or three times Riteish Deshmukh. Three times Ram Kapoor would be a bit much. But the problem is this put all together.

More importantly, it looks like it is also promising three times Sajid Khan. Now, that I will never be ready for.

The only thing I can appreciate about a film like this is that it is absolutely unashamed of itself. No pretensions, no inhibitions. We are what we are, a slapstick and proud of it! Watch out for the closing shot in the trailer.

Other than that, even if it says what it is, it doesn't make it any more enjoyable. Even the two minute trailer. The threesome dressed in drag to induce laughter, silly pun that is extended and explained way beyond its short life.

The music seems to be the typical do too. Let's just hope I have at least two good laughs from this one. Just two? Can you do that for me, Humshakals?

- meeta, a part of the audience

You are not expecting intelligent cinema when you walk into a Sajid Khan film. That is a no-brainer. To be honest, I was pleasantly surprised as I saw some semblance of a story in the first hour. It made way too much sense (even if in a slapsticky kind of way) for a film that was made by the same person who made Housefull 2. It is insensitive at multiple levels, yet it is borderline "not as bad as I thought". And then of course, it goes into one bad sub-plot after another till you are sick and tired of it all.

Why did Saif Ali Khan do this one? Is the money that good? Or for that matter Bipasha Basu. Her role is so tiny and most of the time that she's on screen she is relegated to second lead lady. Ram Kapoor is the best of the lot, but that's barely a compliment. Sure, Saif Ali Khan and Riteish Deshmukh do try to contort their faces in ways which made the theater laugh, but that seemed like child's play. Anyway, a change of genre for Riteish Deshmukh is long overdue, I'll hold off comment till Ek Villain. In this one though he does his usual stuff. When the lines are unengaging there is only so much you can do.

Interestingly, you'd have thought that the film would rely heavily on one-liners and punch lines to get a laugh out of its audiences. But instead, the "comedy" came from the situations rather than a dialogue here or there. I must confess here, that this is my judgment from the way the viewers were reacting rather than my own response.

My gut wrenched as the insults got heavier and heavier. I'm not talking about the assault on my intellect. But, about the insensitivity shown towards patients of mental asylums; towards gay people; towards obese people; towards midgets; towards men who dress like women and so on. What is it about these things that makes us laugh? Why is it funny? A mental hospital warden (not even a doctor!) dancing with electrical wires while giving an electrical shock to his patients! Really? That's not humor, that's sad.

I understand, that not every thing needs to turn into an outrage and we should know how to laugh at ourselves and so on. And to complete the circle, Sajid Khan cracks a joke at his own film too. But I am not comfortable with poking fun at people's disabilities and/or appearances. Even watching it is not done.

I guess I should only be thankful that the film keeps sexual and toilet humor under control. Though there are long scenes involving each one of them which made me cringe.

I am not really expecting to enjoy a Sajid Khan film any time soon. But, is a little sensitivity too much to ask for from a filmmaker who has a reasonably wide reach? Does humor have to be at someone else's expense?

- meeta, a part of the audience

37 reviewers(?) - 1 yays 4 so-so 32 nays

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Thumbs up, by Joginder Tuteja, Movie Talkies : ...With so much happening in the film, Sajid makes it all very simple when the plot could have turned really complicated. In that perspective, full marks to him as a story teller where he caters to audience from 6 to 60, hence making sure that there is no confusion whatsoever in their mind. ... full review

So-So, by Namrata Thakker, Bollywood Life : ...Sajid Khan’s new film isn’t as funny and entertaining as Housefull or Housefull 2 however it wouldn’t hurt if you watch it once. But keep your brains aside and I am sure you’ll have fun.... full review

So-So, by Nikhil Arora, Desi Martini : ...Did I actually not hate a Sajid Khan film? Inconceivable! ... full review

So-So, by Smita Vyas Kumar, Desi Martini : ... A movie with comic moments which are like pieces of yummy raw mango in a soggy bhel.... full review

So-So, by Srijana Mitra Das, Times of India : ...The result's like a minty chewing gum that's been stretched too long. Shedding 30 minutes and some jaded gags would make Humshakals consistent fun - now, you laugh but also frequently go, ho-hum. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Anna MM Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies : ...Before you assume that I’m being unnecessarily “intellectual” in my response to a deliberately mindless film, let me give you an idea of my minimal expectations from such comedies: unlike most of my fellow film critics, I actually had quite a bit of fun watching Housefull. Housefull 2 was offensive though. And Himmatwala was an unqualified disaster.... full review

Thumbs down, by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice : ...Humshakals hits a new low in the canon of Bollywood no-brainers. It’s downright silly, homophobic, and puerile to the extent that you’ll facepalm with embarrassment. And you’ll do that so often that your face will hurt by the time of the climax, set in Sajid’s own imaginary House of Commons in Britain, with a poor impersonator of Prince Charles and a bunch of dwarves who chomp on men’s genitalia coz that’s what comes handy at their height. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express : ...The story is something about people in multiple roles, and it’s set in motion because the Ram Kapoor character wants to usurp Ashok’s billions – and this brings us to the other reason we don’t make good comedies. Because the writing just isn’t good enough. Khan and his writers think of terrific setups – parathas made with cocaine and vodka; a drug derived from various species of dogs; lines from film songs being recited as dialogue (jahaan koi aata jaata nahin…), an apoplectic Prince Charles venting in Hindi – and these gags should have exploded on screen, but the follow-through is so uninspired and lazy that it appears as if they didn’t know what to do with these ideas once they dreamt them up. We walk in expecting lowbrow comedy and all we get is low-rent filmmaking.... full review

Thumbs down, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com : ...So though the team must have enjoyed shooting all these silly sequences together in the good weather abroad, they are not able to generate any kind of similar result for the viewers. And in case, you still wish to watch it then just wake up in the scenes of Ritesh Deshmukh and then go back to sleep in that comfortable chair of an air conditioned theater in this scorching summer.... full review

Thumbs down, by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama : ...On the whole, HUMSHAKALS tries too hard to make you laugh, but fails miserably. ...

Thumbs down, by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah : ...Maybe there should be a law introduced now to show Humshakals to criminals to force confessions out of them. That’s all this travesty of a film is good for! Riteish Deshkmukh has done worse films but let’s hope Saif Ali Khan is ashamed of himself.... full review

Thumbs down, Daily Bhaskar : ...You can’t even expect the actors to perform well when you tell them in advance that you are making senseless film. Saif, Ritiesh, Ram, Esha and all other actors are just average. Unlike Sajid’s last film, even the songs of Humshakals are not so catchy.... full review

Thumbs down, by Suparna Sharma, Deccan Chronicle : ...Saif is slow and lumbering, like a stiff, confused puppet with creaky joints. The only time he seems to be into the film is when he gets to stuff a pillow in his blouse and wear lipstick. Riteish Deshmukh tries, and Ram Kapoor partially succeeds. As Johnny he's cutely loopy. The three girls share one brain cell which one of them seems to have eaten during interval.... full review

Thumbs down, by Inspector VIjay, Desi Martini : ...Saif is the undoing of this mindless fare, resulting in a taxing film! ... full review

Thumbs down, by Sarita Tanwar, DNA : ...If you enjoy Sajid Khan brand of humour, then this one is for you.... full review

Thumbs down, by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare : ...Credit to Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh and Ram Kapoor who have performed the most inane character traits with conviction. The only problem is why did they agree to this? The three heroines, Bipasha Basu, Tamannaah Bhatia and Esha Gupta are reduced to filler scenes and dancing in numbers. Satish Shah has been relegated to the most horrendous caricature ever. And why is Darshan Jariwala in this movie... full review

Thumbs down, by Jahan Bakshi, FirstPost : ...It was easily the best segment in the otherwise bland portmanteau horror film, and Khan showed genuine promise and an impressive flair for black comedy. Unfortunately the Sajid Khan who made that film disappeared, never to be seen again. Who knows? Maybe a Humshakal took his place.... full review

Thumbs down, FirstPost : ...Ironically, there is a scene in the movie where the evil warden (Satish Shah) tortures his patients by forcing them to watch 'Himmatwala'. We believe, in 'Humshakals', the notorious warden may just have found an upgrade. 'Humshakals' is the ultimate no-go zone. Save your money, save your time but most importantly, save yourself and keep away from this one. If you still feel compelled, catch the repeat of the Humshakals team episode of 'Comedy Nights with Kapil'. Atleast, that won't feel like a punishment!... full review

Thumbs down, by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal : ...Frankly, the threesome who scripted this monster probably did not sit together and ideate. It’s wild and weird and nowhere close to whacky or funny. The timing is completely off – both in the direction as well as in the performances. Chunkey Pandey, Satish Shah and Akash Khurana can’t lighten up the stress despite their best efforts. Saif, Reitesh and Ram work hard at it, but fail to generate laughs. Even the setting of the so called story in UK, appears more opportune than meaningful. It’s Sajid Khan’s worst film yet, even worse than ‘Himmatwala’ which in retrospect appears bearable at least. Frankly, you need to be a ‘himmatwala’ to be venturing into the multiplexes for this one!... full review

Thumbs down, by Neha Mathur, fullhyd.com : ...This comedy is a giant error. Overfed on PJs and puerile dialogue, Humshakals is futile. Sajid Khan claims that this is his tribute to Kishore Kumar, Peter Sellers and Jim Carrey. We know what Jim would say if he saw this one - "Somebody stop him!!!" ... full review

Thumbs down, by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com : ... Of the entire cast, it is only Riteish Deskmukh who stands out with his comic act. But even for a Riteish to last out that long is quite a task. He tires in the end. Saif is given the tougher task of carrying the poor jokes and falters at every step. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Sarit Ray, Hindustan Times : ...Jokes rain down incessantly — increasingly unfunny, disparaging dwarves, the LGBT community, people from the north-east and the mentally challenged. Production values go down the drain; the filmmakers didn’t even bother to edit out the scenes where the lead is clearly wearing height-enhancing shoes while dancing. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Suhani Singh, india today : ...Simply put, comedy never looked this bad. Humshakals is an unforgiveable farce. At one point in the film, Chunky Pandey, whose cameo appearance is forgettable, says, "This is public harassment." That is the precise sentence we'll use to describe the experience of seeing this film.... full review

Thumbs down, by Shubhra Gupta, indian express : ...Actually, let me correct myself. There IS one good joke in here. It’s when Sajid holds out his own version of a 80s potboiler as a weapon. His victims go cross-eyed and shout ‘nahiiiiin’, we crack a smile. This is a flash of the old Sajid, willing to take a joke, and stretch for one. Where has that Sajid gone? Or is this his` humshakal’ in the director’s chair?... full review

Thumbs down, Indicine : ...Humshakals will probably take an average to above average opening. The family audiences which made Sajid’s first three films such big hits can be expected to return to watch Humshakals.... full review

Thumbs down, by Mohar Basu, koimoi : ...Humshakals is the lowest form of buffoonery I have seen this year. It would have been way more harsh if Ram & Riteish were missing from the film. Loaded with indecipherable dim wit, the film is an odd mishmash of pathos and drudgery. Unfunny and strictly for juvenile, I am gonna take the day off to decide whether Himmatwala was better than this. Meanwhile, stick to FIFA and stay away from the cinemas. Going with a very lenient 1.5/5, I am on the brink of lunacy after watching some glop like this... full review

Thumbs down, by Nandini Ramnath, Live Mint : ...Sajid Khan has declared in every available forum that his movies are for audiences rather than critics (whatever that means). The same audiences booed his last offering, Himmatwala, out of the cinemas. If there is something to relish in Humshakals, it is the opportunity to sharpen weapons and words. It’s been a while since there’s been a movie this hatchet-worthy. For that, the team behind Humshakals needs eternal gratitude and continued support.... full review

Thumbs down, by Shubha Shetty-saha, MiD DAY : ...Silly, irreverent humour is always a welcome change. But braindead, childish (sorry children, don't roll your eyes yet) pathetic attempt at funny is not. And I think the only original joke is the fact that Ram Kapoor quit his TV career for this film. Ram Kapoor did put in a sincere effort into making whatever he was doing believable but that sight of him in a red bikini overpowered it all... full review

Thumbs down, by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA : ...Well, if you love Sajid Khan style of comedies, then there is a good amount of dum for you along with comical performances by Ritesh Deshmukh and few witty one-liners attached to the film. The movie has lots of flaws and stupid scenes that might not appeal at all to the intellectual crowd and the ones expecting it to be even at par with Sajid's earlier comedies. 'Humshakal's might be like a 'Ham-Specials' for many, but for the ones who enjoy this genre, it's a time-pass masala entertainer that sadly ends up as a three ring circus.... full review

Thumbs down, by Rahul Desai, Mumbai Mirror : ...Humshakals is a defiant film made by a man who is fast becoming a rebel without a cause. His audacity is almost frightening, but I was reassured by the pin-drop silence in the hall-one that'd accompany the screening of a gutwrenching war drama. This is, in many ways, not too different. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV : ...Humshakals is infinitely more insufferable. Even if you possess plenty of himmat, use it elsewhere. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, Now Running.com : ...I could sum it best a reference to one of the scenes from the film. The wannabe standup comedian Ashok tries to crack a joke for his comatose father but Kumar stops him pleading that his father is already in coma. As an audience you involuntary seep into a state of comatose within half an hour of the film and after that you just don't react anymore. Bottomline, Sajid Khan does not disappoint. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Raja Sen, Rediff : ...Which makes me wonder exactly what Sajid Khan’s motives are for savaging our audience thus. Is he the real neo-Nazi here? Is he trying to make the country stupid? Is he suicidally trying to see how far people -- producers, audiences, actors -- let him go before someone assassinates him? Is this all some subversive meta-joke being perpetrated on us for not having applauded his acting in Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate? Is he turning his whole life into one gigantic “ham scene of the week”? Your guesses are as good as mine. Because a filmmaker he ain’t.... full review

Thumbs down, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...Watch it if you can tolerate Saif (dressed as a waitress, and looking eerily like a revolting version of Soha Ali Khan) getting sexy with Riteish, and Riteish (in a skirt) seducing Saif’s clone. And if Ram Kapoor lusting after his own clone (in drag), and trying to rape “her” is your idea of fun, who am I to judge. Just don’t say you hadn’t been warned! ... full review

Thumbs down, by SUDHISH KAMATH, The Hindu : ...Onslaught of bad jokes... full review

Thumbs down, by Rummana Ahmed, yahoo! India : ...The best part of the film was when the end credits rolled – not only had I survived another Sajid Khan film but the behind-the-scenes videos made for a fun watch. Though I am still wondering why the cast was in splits every now and then, it most definitely couldn’t have been the script or the dialogues. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Gayatri Sankar, ZEENEWS.COM : ...Sajid Khan’s ‘Humshakals’ promised to be a much better product than his previous venture - ‘Himmatwala’. But sadly, ‘Humshakals’ will do severe damage to your understanding of comedy. If you really don’t have much to do this weekend, try taking your kids for the movie to check if they succeed in finding humour in the film.... full review

105 tweeters(?) - 27 yays 2 so-so 76 nays

tubzhoney: It is brainless comedy, you won't enjoy it if you analyse. Saif, Riteish & Ram acted their characters perfectly. #Humshakals

Tazmin_Pillay: Watched #Humshakals today. Totally amazingly hilarious !!

SteveUnknown: Obviously it was silly & ridiculous, but Sajid Khan's @humshakals really isn't bad at all. I enjoyed most of it. Ppl are being overly harsh!

Sripratha_H: Watched #Humshakals what a funny ride it was. #saifalikhan & #ritesh superb acting #Callertune is awesome http://twitter.com/Sripratha_H/status/480567313960161281/photo/1

shahjahansultan: Humshakals-comedy movie of the 2014. Credit goes to S Khan.

sajidbubere: #Humshakals gr8 comedy film by #SajidKhan well done ..brilliant work by @Riteishd laiiii bhariiii

r_yash: Watched 'Humshakals'. Whattay movie! I enjoyed something this funny only after 'Tees Maar Khan'. Sajid rocks!

Rabiarabi222: Zabardast what a movie..hamshakals

Quirky_Chori: #Humshakals is such a super funny movie. Bet you will watch atleast 9 times. Saif & Ritesh are super crazy http://twitter.com/Quirky_Chori/status/480568099368759296/photo/1

Princess_57667: Film Humshakals its rely good

PrettySra: #Hamshakals was hilarious! Much better than what I expected!!

NindaBains: A funny movie #Hamshakals

mistry_yashp: What an awesome movie #Humshakals is. Great comedy by Saif, Ritesh & Ram. such a laughter ride too much fun http://twitter.com/mistry_yashp/status/480561175822737408/photo/1

mahrukhmohammad: Watched #Humshakals very nice movie!

Keyb0ardMujahid: Aj i saw 'Humshakal's ' maza a gya kamal movie and my fav dailogue was

harshitachhabr1: watched humshakals very greattttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt movie

farzanamayet: #Humshakals Comedy at it's best @Riteishd @ramkapoor1973 Thank You for a Hilarious entertainer.YOU were AWESOME:)))

DrunkVinodMehta: *Wakeup* *Breakfast* *sleep* evening to Friend- Saw Humshakals today. Nice Movie. Go view it.

DollyKiDoli: 4 Stars For @humshakals .

djokergal: #Humshakals rocked!!! A truly brainless comedy!! Dont take the critics seriously and go watch this one!!

daiyajeet: humshakals please watch very awesome movies

Bruce_Xaviers: #Humshakals is Awesome,Please go to your nearest theatres.

bardeswap: #Humshakals third time in 2 days.. Love the board meeting scene.. @Riteishd :-P

Ayshaa95: Humshakals great comedy! Laughed like crazy after so long. #weekend #hasended :(

ar_sona: Good timepass comedy!!! #Humshakals

AMannanGondal: Yeah well, humshakals was good. Housefull 1 aur 2 ka mixture hai. Great comedy!

amangupta14353: Humshakals is the most comedy movie after dhamaal. Watch it now.

niteenbirmole14: Loved only one thing in #humshakals , that's @Riteishd .. Mindblowing act throughout the movie!! Wow

itsananthu: Humshakals Wasn't That Bad As I Read on Reviews! Infact It had Some Hilarious Moments Here & There!!

_AbdullahAsad: HumShakals Lame Movie Ever !

ZeniaIrani: CID approaches crime scene. Found tickets of Humshakals movie in victim's pocket. ACP declares it a suicide case immediately.

X_KANAN_X: Mr sajid khan, you dont need to prove how much stupid you are by hamshakals, we already know that.

Wildlifer_: लुटा हुआ महसूस किया लाखों की जनता ने । जानिये #Humshakals देख कैसे उठा बाॅलीवुड से लोगो का विश्वास । #TweetLikeAajTak

v_m0ney9: Do NOT watch Humshakals #wasteofFUCKINGtime

VizzzyfTw: #Humshakals was again the worst movie by sajid khan... #sodone

tweetforAnupam: Watched #Humshakals Yesterday. Feeling Well Now. :) Statutory Warning- "Sajid Khan's movies are injurious to health."

TopiWali: So jao warna sajid khan ki "hamshakals" dika dunga :-P Good night

TheDevillSpeaks: Maine pora 10 mint tak Humshakals dekhliiiiiiiiiiiii

Tabztweet: Anddddddd it's a flop already! #intermission #humshakals

SubiShrestha: #Humshakals ..is Sajid Khan trying to make a disaster out of the movie or movie is making Sajid khan a disaster..its hard to tell..

soulquirky: Main paagal nahi hoon, mera dimaag kharab tha, that I actually went to watch #Hamshakals.

shreeprakashr: Humshakals - The utter crap movie. Should ban the director for the worst film making. Please @tamannaahspeaks listen to the script.

shivamkr30: Censor board should also give IQ ratings for the movies to save people from catastrophe like #Humshakals

sharadraj99: Haan haan judge saaab maine Sajid Khan ki Humshakal dekhne ka jurm kiya hai

Sethumadhavan: #Humshakals-it takes a special mental makeup to make/like a piece of total junk like this.But this is exactly what was expected,enough said.

SatireDayy: Hmm..sucks all your brain! #Humshakals

sarcastic_sahil: If u and sajid khan 'sir' are #Humshakals,then go outside cinemas,to get free silky hair with eggs and glowing face with tomatoes, FREE!

sarabraju: #Hamshakals what a torture!!!

sapphire_story: Do not watch humshakals -'_-

SamendraSThakur: 'Hey babyy' was best & 'Humshakals' is worst till date. ;-) (2/2)

SaleemAkhtarSam: #Humshakals - Worst movie of the year... Es movie ko jhelne k lye #Himmatwala se jyada dum chahiye...totally shit...

SabKiYaaR: "Humshakals" had se zyada bkwas flm.!!!

Saadii19: Koi bohat hi chutyapay ki movie hai humshakal

rukki05: Went to see Humshakals today.... Fucking waste of my time and money.....

reddevilshetty: 3 hours of my life I'll never get back#Humshakals

r728s: Govt will soon announce helpline numbers for those who have been hit by the Humshakals in theatres.

poly_atul86: सुबह का भुला शाम को वापस आजाए तो उसे भुला नही कहते लेकीन अगर वो #Humshakals जैसी पिच्चरे बनाता फिरे तो उसे #SajidKhan जरुर कहते है

Piyu_kangu: Humshakal is full wastage of your Money and time. Isse behtar holiday manao @Holidaythefilm k sath

paragmestry: The only positive about #humshakals is @Riteishd 's acting.... the rising star

OnlineDoctor4: Those who are giving me the reviews of humshakals, i can't believe how were you this much courageous to go and watch this movie?

niravbaxi: Good Morning ! Have a super Sunday ! Avoid #Hamshakals

nadiaanwar89: Flop tareen movie hahaha #humshakals

mr_charismatic: Ram Gopal Verma is feeling relieved,bcoz 4 d 1st time a disaster lik Humshakals isn't compared wid RamGopalVerma ki Aag. #Humshakals

Mr_Amit_Gupta: अगर कोई साजिद खान को बैन करने के लिए मिशन शुरू करेगा, तो मेरा पूरा समर्थन मिलेगा #humshakals

MrUTurn: SAJID STANDS FOR SHAMELESS, ARROGANT,JACKASS,IDIOT,DUMB ..... #Humshakals #Himmatwala #SajidKhan #SajidBakwas #SajidPaiseWapisKar

mistyfog04: Humshakals total.waste of time n money!!## nothing to laugh!!

mistrypriya3: Sorry,Can't tweet whole day.Accidently Watched 1st 10 minutes f Humshakals. Doctor declared me brain dead.But now ok.Recovering well.

MishalleXhan: Mujhe humshakal bilkull b pasand nahi ai .. Boring and awain time waste hua mera

mibs_1479: I think Sajid Khan has only one script which he keeps repeating with different old jokes! #shameless #Humshakals

Mehwissh: Watched "Humshakals." Such a faltu movieee.

Maynkpan: #Humshakals is a vry amazing movie don't believe me i m fucking #drunk

KyaUkhaadLega: We need a separate censor board for movies like #Humshakals.

kunzi06: Why you do this #SajidKhan ? I bet any driver can make better film then you #Humshakals Plz stop making films or leave bollywood #crap head

koolestman2011: just saw humshakals in o2 london. half the people left before intermission, should have followed them. pathetic movie. #Humshakals

karvdebest: Cant believe how pathetic humshakals could be..wrong selection of a movie to watch..gutted..absolutely horrible..

KallakurySharat: Humshakal pathetic movie 1/5

jitensampat: Apni akal lagao Humshakal dekhne mat jao Sunday bachao.... Family n friends ko bhi bataooo..... http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/humshakals-movie-review-sajid-khan-riteish-deshmukh-saif-ali-khan/1/367889.html

iSodhiClicker: as i said earlier.. #Humshakals would be a disaster..i was wrong… its more disaster than i thought… said khan please get life.. :/

irfanhyd: #humshakals disaster movie bhai @Riteishd cannot expect this from ur movie... #sajid khan ka sense of humour lajawab.. Feel pity #jacquline

imsasidhar: Confusing, twisted, irritated plot never seen before #Humshakals

ImAsli_RSheth: Humshakal...Worst movie of d year >_<#Saveusfromhell:p

iam_saket: Irony is Salman Khan fans making fun of #Humshakals for not having story and script.

iAmHardiik: 'Humshakals' Should Come With A Statutory Warning "Sajid Khan Movies Are Injurious To Ur Brain"..! :P

Hyper_aice: God I shall always regret the day I decided to watch Humshakals. I want my money back @Riteishd! I want my time back!

husaintha18: People in 2012 said tere is no movie worst thn #Joker Her he came with #Humshakals

harleens02: Confirmed by my cousin that Sajid's Humshakals SUCKS http://twitter.com/harleens02/status/480559759880228864/photo/1

gapagapdotcom: After #HumShakals Sajid Khan is working on another movie titled- #NoAkal

fzil: We need an Indian Detoxification Board more badly than an Indian Censor Board #Humshakals

FunduFundas: Only Himmatwaala can save u from Hamshakals ..!!!!

dixdudedj: Still in the hangover of HUMSHAKALS its an ultimate torture #saturday wasted .. !!!

dharatriv3di: #Humshakals is definitely not what I expected. #worstcomedyever

DHARAMSPANDEY: Sajid Khan gets a #shirishkunder award From now onward no more movie from these directors #humshakals

devnanineha: Watched #hamshakals yesterday...... : p It was below average pls don't watch guys!!!!!!!!! Everyone is not like @iHrithik

Dayweekaa: Humshakals is like bitter version of all the flop movies you can think of.

Cricketismm: Humshakal movie kabi nahi dekhna

chutkala: Achhe dino par Sajid Khaan ne Humshakals se Hamla kiya hai. Ab nahi aane wale Achhe Din.

Chetan_Bhugat: Humshakal banane wale ko sirf jaan se nahi marenge balki uski keh le lenge. http://twitter.com/Chetan_Bhugat/status/480571419810480128/photo/1

Chandreekaa: Wow!!!some people even 'loved' #humshakals.... nonsense

CHAKARVIHU: Humshakal k bekaar aaj tak kch nai dekha......damm bakwaas....

bourne_rohieyt: Flies and Mosquitos do not bother humans as much as a Sajid Khan Movie. . #Humshakals

bhansali007: Humshakals is so bad that even Salman Khan's fans are making fun of it.

AshishKkunwaR: NINE BEST comments on #Humshakals 1. A ruptured appendix will hurt less than this singularly unfunny film (cont) http://writelonger.com/show/k2HJF

AkhilRajAhir: Why why why did I go see #Humshakals

aartiyadav09: #Humshakals has zero script..thought its a comedy which deserves not to b taken seriously..yet its a complete non entertainer.

1rfanAli: After the reviews seen in news and heard from people .. I am getting pity on people who are booking humshakals tickets . #Humshakals

2 readers - 0 yays 0 so-so 2 nays

Not Interested in Watching, by Anuj

Not Interested in Watching, by Hamsuckers : Dnt watch or suffer

Nay! Thumbs Down, by Raj : Save us and Save Indian cinema.

Nay! Thumbs Down, by Suman

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

Parental Guidance:

  • Violence: Slapstick style slapping.
  • Language: A few sexual references used. Abusive words are alluded too.
  • Nudity & Sexual content: A sequence with men dressed as women, trying to seduce other men..and so on.
  • Concept: Lookalikes and the chaos they can bring
  • General Look and Feel: Loud.

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Comments (7)

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Raj D

Farah ki MA apne ghar wale ko kaun si chakki ka atta khilati hain? Ek ke baad ke yeh parivaar joh 'pathetic' filme deeti hai - ab toh aur badtaar film banane ki bhi jagah nahi hai.

Manoj Kumar's Clerk seems a masterpiece in front of this series - Tees Maar Khan, Joker, Housefull 2, Himmatwala and Humshakals.

Hame is Pagal parivar se koi bachao. Producers - Please spend that money in re-habilitating the Farah-Sajid-Shirish family to an mental asylum!!!

Has anyone said that Dada Kodke made better movies than this!?

Manik

As expected..another rubbish Sajid Khan movie. The sad thing is that this may actually turn out to be a huge hit...

Suman Chakraborty

Direction: -∞
Story: -∞
Lead Actors: 1
Character Artists: -∞

Dialogues: -∞
Screenplay: -∞^∞
Music Director: 0.5
Lyrics: -∞

Anuj

@Meetu : Yes i'm back for a comment :P

"But I am not comfortable with poking fun at people's disabilities and/or appearances. Even watching it is not done."~then why bother watching a Sajid Khan film when you already know that this moron relies on pungent smelling toilet humour of the worst kind to evoke laughs from his "target audience". The Housefull films were saved courtesy good music and Akshay's clownish acts. Unfortunately with Himmatwala and Humshakals, this prat is flogging a dead horse way too much. That this fatso is low on IQ & has got a pea sized brain is a known fact for 2 decades. But that even a low IQ retard can drop to this level is shocking.

PS : For the mere statement that this is a tribute to the Kishore Kumar brand of humour, this jackass should be thrown into jail and barred from making 'H' films for the rest of his worthless stinking life!

Anuj

@Raj D : Either you forgot to add OSO & Jaaneman to that list or you're just an SRK/Salman fan :P

@Raj D oh well, Dada Kondke had a huge following and looks like Sajid Khan does too.

@Manik sad but true.

@Suman ha ha ha ha ha

@Anuj because I try to do my job. because i am almost always hopeful.

Hamsuckers

Went to hospital... Doctor gave medicine i am never gonna #Hamshakals again i almost died with braincancer in theatre shajid this movie suits u well....

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