Shakal Pe Mat Ja

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quick review:

Loud, louder, loudest. And this is even when the background music is in control. The characters are just shouting out their lines. Not that the story had anything sparkling, delightful or comic about it.

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Director: Shubh Mukherjee
Running time: 140 minutes
Genres: Comedy, Crime, Docu-drama
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- meeta, a part of the audience

Shakal Pe Mat Ja comes across as a vehicle for one particular person to exhibit everything he has. As if that is not bad enough, each talent that this particular person is show-casing is not worth even commenting on, let alone making a film out of. Shubh Mukherjee has written, directed and is the lead actor.

The angles chosen, especially in the beginning of the film, are stylish but are a complete misfit for a comedy that is about four friends who are suspected as terrorists and there are real terrorists lurking around. This one-line description is all you know for most of the first half. Nothing new happens except the same characters repeat the same questions and stories and fart jokes. Actually, the toilet humor is some of the worst - yes, even worse than Delhi Belly. Do people really laugh at urine being sprayed around? Disgusting.

For all you know this might be the writer/director's tribute/reference to the film. Because there are enough number of those strewn through the film - each one of them contrived, painful and out-of-place. In fact, the writing is abysmal for a comedy. There might be a spot or two that make you smile because the silliness is getting too out-of-hand.

The actors are all loud without exception - even after you've accepted that the genre supposedly demands raw noise.

Shakal Pe Mat Ja is a tiring experience at twenty minutes over two hours. It is one of those films that you don't know where to start your complains

- meeta, a part of the audience

22 reviewers(?) - 0 yays 0 so-so 22 nays

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Thumbs down, by Anna M.M.Vetticad , annavetticadgoes2themovies : ...Drop of inefficiency in Shakal Pe Mat Ja adds up to an ocean of tackiness. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Aparajita Ghosh, Apun Ka Choice : ...'Shakal Pe Mat Ja' is downright childish... full review

Thumbs down, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com : ...The film has a catchy title track and an ok cinematography... full review

Thumbs down, by Prateeksha Khot, Bolly Spice : ...The weakest point of this movie is its poor script and an even poorer execution.... full review

Thumbs down, by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama : ...SHAKAL PE MAT JA is one of those whacked-out satires that sounds far funnier on paper than on screen. ... full review

Thumbs down, Daily Bhaskar : ...On the whole, Shakal Pe Mat Ja doesn’t leave a mark at all and can be easily given a miss. ... full review

Thumbs down, Desi Martini : ...Don’t judge a book by its cover. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Amar Mohiles , Free Press Journal : ...A clueless mess... full review

Thumbs down, by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com : ...Amar Mohile’s background score is dull,Editing is terribly weak.... full review

Thumbs down, by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times : ...Shubhashish Mukherjee too fails to leave an impact as a director. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Shubhra Gupta , indian express : ...Shubhashish Mukherjee doesn’t convince as an actor.... full review

Thumbs down, by Komal Nahta, koimoi : ...Shakal Pe Mat Ja is a poor show from start to finish and will meet with a disastrous fate.... full review

Thumbs down, by Udita Jhunjhunwala, Live Mint : ...'Shakal Pe Mat Ja’ is a catalogue of puerile PJs that you expect to hear in a college canteen... full review

Thumbs down, by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY : ...Raghuvir Yadav and Zakir Husain look like they have lost their way and landed up in some teenager's movie project. ... full review

Thumbs down, Movie Talkies : ...Yeh Picture Pe Mat Ja!... full review

Thumbs down, by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com : ...One shouldn't go by the looks of Shakal Pe Mat Ja and definitely pay heed to this review. The film is easily avoidable. ... full review

Thumbs down, Roochster : ...Loopholes in screenplay, a thin storyline and confusing direction are the weaknesses. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...When the same person is writing, directing and acting in a film, it can get worrying. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Swati Rohatgi, STARDUST : ...The only thing that stands out in this film is its editing. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Nikhat Kazm, Times of India : ...SPMJ rests on a very conventional storyline, which lacks lustre in the terms of a poor screenplay. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Mr Care, Upper Stall : ...Dialogues and editing induce life in the film, which makes it at least tolerable at some points. ... full review

Thumbs down, ZEENEWS.COM : ...A sketchy script and dull acting skills cut short the Box Office prospects of the film.... full review

9 tweeters(?) - 3 yays 1 so-so 5 nays

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harshadgopal: Shakal Pe Mat Ja is a Awesome & superly duperly funny!! ;)

filmytown: Shakal pe mat ja - first half drags, while post interval the film evokes fine laughter.

sujaymatt: Shakal pe mat jaa Sucks. Hrishita u could do nothing gr8 in acting now the same happened with ur dream of Becoming a producer .

rahul_slam: saw shakal pe mat jaa tonite, its just 1.5 out of 5, nothin gr8! #spmj #bollywood

BolywoodKhatmal: I had great expectation from shakal pe mat ja...but higly disappointed by the movie ..another brainless comedy ....

alyybellyy: SHAKAL PE MAT JAA!! IF YOU ARE SLEEPLESS WATCH THIS MOVIE!! SURELY YOU WILL GET YOUR SLEEP BACK !

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  • Violence: Beating up
  • Language: Swear word are silenced out.
  • Nudity & Sexual content: A lot of talk about porn.
  • Concept: 4 friends get into trouble.
  • General Look and Feel: Slapsticky

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