No Problem

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quick review:

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.

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Director: Anees Bazmee
Running time: 140 minutes
Genres: Action, Comedy, Crime
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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

37 reviewers(?) - 3 yays 5 so-so 29 nays

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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 up, by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India : ...Leading the brat pack is Anil Kapoor who tries a desi Pink Panther with his foolish cop act. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Spicezee Bureau, Zee News : ...‘No Problem’ does make you over come all your problems by keeping you in jovial mood.... full review

So-So, by Nishtha Bhatnagar, Alpha : ...The gags are occasionally funny but the real humour in the film comes from the characters, their crazy outbursts and oddities.... full review

So-So, : ...lacks the crispness ... full review

So-So, by Harjeet Singh Rakhra, Desi Martini : ...No-Problem neither entertains to the fullest, nor it bores you to death... full review

So-So, by Manu Agrawal, Desi Martini : ...Intending to be a sequel to NO Entry? Definitely not - that one was much, much better even in its slapstick... full review

So-So, Movie Talkies : ...The actors really get into the mood of things and leading from the front is Anil Kapoor as the bumbling cop.... full review

Thumbs down, by Naresh Kumar Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice : ...In case you care to know the story, rest assured there isn’t one to write about. ... full review

Thumbs down, Best Of Bollywood : of the worst films of 2010... full review

Thumbs down, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks : ...unarguably one of the worst movies presented before us in the recent years with such a huge star cast... full review

Thumbs down, by Prathna Tiwari, Bolly Spice : ...the word disastrous seems like an understatement for No Problem... full review

Thumbs down, Bollywood Chaska : ...The comedy king Paresh Rawal tries his best to set the comic timing right but all goes in vain... 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 Blessy Chettiar, DNA : ...Beach bimbette Ranaut is thoroughly annoying... full review

Thumbs down, by Aniruddha Guha, DNA : ...For producer Anil Kapoor — also cast as a bumbling cop — the film is an embarrassment.... full review

Thumbs down, by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions : ...UNFUNNY BUSINESS... full review

Thumbs down, by Vivek Bhatia, Filmfare : ...replete with problems... full review

Thumbs down, by Kakoli Mukherjee, : ...forgets to chart out the method in the madness... full review

Thumbs down, by Pankaj Sabnani, : ...Sanjay Dutt impresses with his impeccable comic timing. Akshaye Khanna is too loud.... full review

Thumbs down, by Divya Solgama, : ...Sunil Shetty, Shakti Kapoor, Neetu Chandra and Suresh Menon were good.... full review

Thumbs down, by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times : ...Why bother with something hilarious when you can just get downright delirious.... 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 Kaveree Bamzai, india today : ...What is Sushmita Sen doing behaving like a lunatic for 10 minutes of the day in a so-called schizophrenic attack?... full review

Thumbs down, by Shubhra Gupta, indian express : ...‘No Problem’ provides us nothing but an increasingly urgent need to flee the theatre, as fast as possible... full review

Thumbs down, by Komal Nahta, koimoi : ...Paresh Rawal, looking unkempt for no rhyme or reason, is not in his element – and he has the script to blame for it.... full review

Thumbs down, by Sarita Tanwar, MiD DAY : ...shocking that someone as selective as Anil Kapoor is a co-producer of a film like this... full review

Thumbs down, by Anupama Chopra, NDTV : ...some random racist jokes... full review

Thumbs down, by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, Now : ...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, by K N Gupta, : ...Anees' cheap comedy as compared to his good ones.... full review

Thumbs down, by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice : ...The jarring music is alarmingly awful and a tuneless song plays every twenty minutes. ... full review

Thumbs down, by K K Rai, STARDUST : ...Similarly, the other female lead Neetu Chandra looks just okay and passes the muster. ... 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 Mr Care, Upper Stall : ...You do laugh, but at the film, not with it.... 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

12 tweeters(?) - 3 yays 1 so-so 8 nays

yogesh_25dec: Saw d muvi NO PROBLEM must say its osum

jungletales: no problem will actualy superhit with no

gauravm_911: saw no problem...entertaining was gud;;

sudiparannaghor: Hi!.. Good morning.. Watched "No Problem",last nite.. It was not so bad..

Viv_Bag: Hw can people make such movies " No Problem" ? Some one shoot me.

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.

3 readers - 0 yays 2 so-so 1 nays

So-So, by Microsoft Office 2010

So-So, by rahul : as i read ur review about this movie,i just can say its a faltoo,nonsense type of movie,i didnt watc

Nay! Thumbs Down, by kay

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Parental Guidance:

  • Violence: Loads
  • Language: Clean
  • Nudity & Sexual content: Beaches with bikini-clad women. One scene in which a man is dressed as a woman and another man is trying to make out with the former.
  • Concept: Let me know if you find out!
  • General Look and Feel: Bright and loud

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Running time:
140 minutes

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Not much different than any of recent Anil Kapoor movies. (Not talking about his early who saat din days). Quite silly.

nicemovie review,well,i thought tht it will be a chartbuster,i m surprised tht its just a waste of time kind a movie,anil promots this movie so much,i think he is the producer of this movie.thanx to escape me from this time & money waste movie.

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