wogma rating: Switch channels if it's on cable (?)
No logic, no logistics and no laughs either. And while I'm at it yes slapstick, yes loud, yes tiring, non-stop nonsense. What? Who? Why? How? No questions are important enough to be addressed let alone answered.Read more
In the midst of pure chaos, there is a man with a purpose who wants to commit suicide. He has a point to make. And he makes it too. The only problem is the audience is mere human. It is impossible for us to ignore the ado and pay attention to his meek voice.
I didn't go about looking for logic, I know the genre and I know my dislike against it. I try to balance it out by telling myself, "enjoy it for what it is." But, how do you enjoy a slapstick that doesn't make you smile even once? How do you let your hair loose when you are trying you best to keep your hands away from tearing them apart? How do you get yourself interested in the acting versus background score competition for loudness?
I'm told these are the things that define the genre. But to me, it looks like a last ditch effort by all involved to milk whatever star-power they have in their waning years. And that's a shame because no one from the cast - from Anil Kapoor to Neetu Chandra need to do this. They surely have better things to do. Or at the very least, each one of them surely has a better way of making a fool of themselves. Geez, Sushmita Sen goes all double personality and screechy on you for goodness sake!
I'm told that you are supposed to laugh at the silliness. I would have if it were really that silly. Every time something super-silly happens on screen there is an attempt to justify it and give it some credibility. The struggle between logic and ludicrous is won by inane with a headache thrown in as an extra.
A quick example - everyone is South Africa, yes including locals, understands and speaks Hindi. And just when you are preparing your snide remark about it a character says to the other, "He hasn't learnt English, but he has taught everyone in his village to speak Hindi!" Why bother? You are right. Why do I even bother.
Every once in a while there is a movie for which I just feel like writing a one-liner asking you to not watch the movie and finish it off. This was one of them. But I impose upon myself the duty to explain why I want to keep you away from the film. I feel responsible. Now only if the film-makers felt a fraction as responsible.
- meeta, a part of the audience
Thumbs up, by Yusuf Poonawala, Desi Martini : ...Be it Neetu Chandras stylish fights, Ranjeets rendition of the haunting Once in a Blue moon, Paresh, Akshaye, Shakti, Anil, Sanjay or Sushmita. Even Suresh Menon as the envious sidekick leaves his mark.... full review
Thumbs down, by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama : ...outrageous plot, exaggerated and overstated scenes, but unlike Bazmee's previous films, this one tries too hard to make you laugh, but fails miserably... full review
Thumbs down, by Ameetbhuvan, Desi Martini : ...Pathetic pedestrian PJs for jokes, juvenile slapstick in the name of comedy, and insensitive bordering on racist dialogues (that I cant fathom who would find funny)... full review
Thumbs down, by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live : ...In the tradition of his previous films, Welcome and Singh is Kinng, director Anees Bazmee works with a non-existent script to create humor out of oddball characters and chaotic situations. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, Now Running.com : ...Technically the film looks neat but could have been edited off quite a bit. The songs are well edited and shot quite elaborately.... full review
Thumbs down, by Raja Sen, Rediff : ...You know there is something fundamentally wrong with a film where Ranjeet -- yes, Ranjeet, the legendary rapist of the silver screen, the unquestioned icon of ravaging, pillaging and (izzat) looting -- is hidden behind facial shrubbery, given barely three lines of dialogue, and made to play a villainous henchman to, um, Suniel Shetty ... full review
Thumbs down, The Friday Freak : ...Paresh Rawal seems to be getting bored of comedy roles. A person who could be so menacingly efficient in Aakrosh is converted into a second rung gag artiste in No Problem. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Kunal Guha, yahoo! India : ...No Problem scores for its flawless idiocy and humour induced by people getting physically hurt but the film drags longer than you want to watch it for,... full review
yogesh_25dec: Saw d muvi NO PROBLEM must say its osum
jungletales: no problem will actualy superhit with no problem............fantastic.........wow....................
gauravm_911: saw no problem...entertaining movie..it was gud;;
sudiparannaghor: Hi!.. Good morning.. Watched "No Problem",last nite.. It was not so bad..
tiru0979: No Problem - So many Porblem...FALTU movie of the year 2010.. No Problem... wak wak wak...Jhakaaas. kick on your asss I need my money Back.
symbian_freak47: Watchd No Problem, boring sucks movie
Sudhir_Sharma: I had lot of PROBLEMS sitting through No Problem:( Money wasted and can't help yawning... #fb
SIDattitude007: No problem.....a big problem...flop....
sherrydhingra: Tried to watch a bollywood movie after long time. "No Problem". I survived only 10 min.
afroz949: Hi dude. I watched movie no problem yesterday night. It was not fun as the movie before. Like no entry and welcome
AayeshaG: Watched No Problem Las Nyt. It Was Gr8. Lovin Anil's Acting.
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