Teraa Surroor

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quick review:

As boring a narrative as it could get.

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Director: Shawn Arranha
Running time: 110 minutes
Genres: Romance
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A story that is all over the place and has one too many a convenient sub-plots. A narrative that is in a constant state of exposition – a voiceover of the hero, Raghu (Himesh Resammiya) tells you what hero is doing while it is happening on screen. Let alone “show, don't tell”, this seems clearly to circumvent the need for the hero to act.

As ironical as it is, that Himesh Reshammiya takes himself so seriously is mighty amusing. He has this intense look which works well when there is a need to be intense, but the rest of the time it is just funny. It is like his character is expecting doom. All. The. Time. Even while he is falling in love, he looks like he is readying himself to mourn for the break-up.

Farah Karimaee would need to start from the basics if she wants to act in more films – like say, dialogue delivery. Here it is not too bad because, she is required to play prop. What else can you make of a song that has her change into skimpier clothes with every eighth beat? This when the rest of the people on the streets of Dublin she is walking on, are covered head-to-toe to counter winter.

That is the attitude of this film towards film-making - over-styling, over-acting, over-exposing; under-writing, under-directing, under-wanting-to-make-a-film. Truly, Teraa Surroor feels like a film that was made with the sole intention of adding to work experience in LinkedIn profiles of everyone who was involved with the film.

The interesting bit is that if you sit back and try to summarize the story of the film, it is not too bad. With a little more work on making it real, it could have been a half-decent film. But see, that was not what they were aiming for – a watchable film.

- meeta, a part of the audience

28 reviewers(?) - 1 yays 9 so-so 18 nays

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Thumbs up, by Subhash K Jha, Bolly Spice : ...No harm can come to the people in this film. They are protected by a force greater than God. ... full review

So-So, Bollywood Hungama : ...On the whole, TERAA SURROOR is aimed at Himesh Reshammiya's fans who may want to go and patronize the movie. The pragmatic economics (cost recovery through the sale of music, satellite and other rights), no opposition and the multitude of Himesh Reshammiya's fans will ensure it will sail to safety at the Box Office. ... full review

So-So, by Sreeju Sudhakaran, Bollywood Life : ...Teraa Surroor delivers as a true Himesh Reshammiya film. It is a typical masala entertainer with some great music. If you liked Aap Ka Suroor, then Teraa Surroor definitely won’t disappoint. ... full review

So-So, by Mehul S Thakkar, Deccan Chronicle : ...The climax has a twist but that’s for you to find out. Raghu’s entire journey in the film is based on the hunt for this bad guy. Who is he? Go and find out in Tera Surror, which has made a genuine attempt for an out and out entertainer. ... full review

So-So, by Nikita Kapoor, Desi Martini : ...All in all, we can say Himesh is a true sport in Bollywood and has done a pretty decent job. Considering, I went with zero expectations. ... full review

So-So, by Yakksheeta Gupta, Desi Martini : ...The movie is short, crisp, to the point!... full review

So-So, by Devesh Sharma, Filmfare : ...The USP of Himesh starrers was their music but he’s been very patchy here. It’s unnecessarily loud and not up to his top notch standards and jars with the narration. All-in-all, Teraa Surroor is strictly for diehard Himesh fans. Let’s hope for his sake that he manages to find enough of them… ... full review

So-So, by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal : ...Designed as a brand extension of Himesh’s ‘Aap Kaa Surroor’ this film, directed by Shawn Aranha is quite stylish but given it’s flaky glamour and poor depth there’s really not much to hold on to for the audience. ... full review

So-So, by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com : ...If you love the Himesh brand of music, good action with a decent plot that engages you till the end, TERAA SUROOR is not a bad option this week. ... full review

So-So, by Namrata Joshi, The Hindu : ...The escape plan that Raghu hatches with Santino for Tara is inane to the core but has you hooked while giggling away at it. Only Himesh can make Dublin cops look like such incredible fools! It quite sums up the film: no compelling cinema here, just an out and out guilty pleasure that requires a huge suspension of disbelief to go with the flow. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Anna MM Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies : ...Allow me to summon up my inner Arundhati Roy for an appropriate simile to describe Teraa Surroor: this film is as flat as Farah Karimi’s enviably slim waist, as bland as Maggi Noodles without the Tastemaker and as pointless in its existence as the human appendix. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express : ...But think about it – gangster makes sense. Reshammiya, after all, has assassinated several members of the octave. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com : ...yet another project of Himesh made in a ‘Zid’ to prove himself as an actor, once again backfiring as the earlier attempts.... full review

Thumbs down, by Sidhant Shori, Desi Martini : ...Some movies are so bad that they’re good. Teraa Surroor is so bad it's terrible.... full review

Thumbs down, by Smita Vyas Kumar, Desi Martini : ...Avoid unless you are looking for a short cut to insanity. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Merkwürdige Liebe , Desi Martini : ...Even if you consider that this is meant to be nothing else but fanboy pandering, Terraa Surroor is a film that’s almost a decade too late.... full review

Thumbs down, DNA : ...Watch the movie only if you are a Himesh fan or if you like watching movies that are unintentionally funny. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Zehra Abbas , fullhyd.com : ...When you finally do, you'll recall with a shudder the sign that was flashed in big, bold letters on the screen before the film began - "No animals were harmed during the making of this film". Lucky animals - humans were certainly harmed by the viewing of this film. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Rohit Vats, Hindustan Times : ...Teraa Surroor appears to be an international conspiracy, where the Irish are subjected to immense torture because an Indian guy is there to seek revenge on another Indian guy. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Suhani Singh, india today : ...Barring a few whistle-worthy scenes which amp up Himesh Reshammiya's quest to take himself seriously so much so that it borders on hilarious, there is nothing remotely engaging about this very listless love story. Shekhar Kapur sums it up with his apt line: "I hate love stories." ... full review

Thumbs down, by Uday Bhatia, Live Mint : ...It’s nice of Monica Dogra (playing a lawyer who, we are told, wanted to represent Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden) to do a cameo and take some of the heat off Karimaee, who comes from the Nargis Fakhri school of acting—which is to say, no acting at all. They can both take heart from their co-star, whose career is testament to the fact that success in Bollywood often has little to do with talent and everything to do with self-deluding confidence. This is Reshammiya’s one true achievement. He believed he was a star so fervently that everyone else ended up believing it too. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY : ...Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur makes a rare appearance, but unfortunately, this yet so charming man doesn’t deserve two random scenes and a tacky, bizarre line which goes like "Bad girls should not get good boyfriends" or whatever.... full review

Thumbs down, by Jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies : ...The songs are mercifully short, though not memorable, except for the Ishq Samundar track, which brings to mind a gorgeous Isha Koppikar gyrating in a night club. The film has high production values and has a slick feel to it, but in the absence of good performances and an uninspired script and screenplay, Teraa Surroor ends up being a boring trip. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV : ...Does Teraa Surroor have any redeeming feature at all? Well, the length is a bit of a relief. The film’s runtime is 15 minutes under two hours. So, it isn’t as patience-trying as it otherwise might have been. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Sukanya Verma, Rediff : ...If watching a 100-something minutes long music video starring a deadpan, poor man's Sunil Shetty strutting self-importantly in Salman's hand-me-down is your kind of entertainment, book your ticket RIGHT NOW. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...Arranha also makes the villain deliver his backstory monologue with echoing words. Heck, even TV soaps don't do that (or do they?). The only thing worse, at that point, is the background score. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Renuka Vyavahare, Times of India : ...Naseeruddin Shah as always is effective in his small but significant role. Monica Dogra and Kabir Bedi stand out, while Shekhar Kapur makes an interesting cameo. Only if the rest wasn't so forgettable and monotonous. The patriotism bit too seems forced and out of place. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Shubhra Gupta, yahoo! India : ...One character says : "oh god it’s a mess". An apt line.... full review

20 tweeters(?) - 4 yays 6 so-so 10 nays

Pradeep420786: I watched Teraa Surroor First Day First Show Movie Is Awesome

kavina21: Teraa Surroor Day 3.5* Not bad

deepjaiswal: Watched TERAA SURROOR 2 Times today . awesome .After a long time I have watched a thriller which I really enjoyed. https://t.co/bURQRfB9IM

AnkitGadia10: must watch Teraa Surroor #ankitgadia10

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sabskaur: 3 stars :) Shawn Arranha https://t.co/PW7569Jp2R

Rutvij_Ku: Teraa Surroor: Laughably watchable: Director: Shawn Arranha Starring: Himesh Reshamiyya, Farah Karimaee, Nasee... https://t.co/9XwRM1aNJq

iamsunny06: #TeraSuroor Not Too Good Not too bad https://t.co/lnvhmEKZhy My review here .Excellent Cinematography & Exotic shooting location #Bollywood

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vikasy552: फिल्म समीक्षा तेरा सुरूर: समझ से परे और बेतहाशा शोर से भरी हुई फिल्म https://t.co/qAw9xPZgGZ https://t.co/jJpPtbDLDg

surrealzakir: Tera Suroor - 1/5 https://t.co/qxmSnR8Vej

saleemparvez8: Tera suroor is not a paisa vasool film

RajaShekarA_B: Movie Review: Warning: Teraa Surroor hardly makes for zaroor viewing https://t.co/1IFiRdCLcA

MistyCaselli: Teraa Surroor Movie Review: Himesh Starrer Is More Noise Than Sense

desi_gaga: Tera suroor is not a paisa vasool film

AspisDrift: Teraa Surroor review: Surprise! Himesh still can't act: Himesh Reshammiya, the only valid reason for Teraa Sur... https://t.co/1htTIxE7zK

ARpit__7: Hilarious movie of himesh reshmiya sir...its not tera suroor its be a terror suroor believe me

ajitsahoo86: HR if you have so much money and no idea how to waste then plz give some to me, I would waste it in a better way!! - https://t.co/LGEkuMiLVg

Abhi_Jani: #Bollywood Teraa Surroor movie review: Himesh Reshammiya’s film is a mess https://t.co/yO3I4jdUOO https://t.co/c0fUfxJrQZ

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Parental Guidance:

  • Violence: A fist fight
  • Language: Clean
  • Nudity & Sexual content: love-making scene. Call girls are mentioned
  • Concept: A man deeply in love wants to save his imprisoned girlfriend who is wrongly accused.
  • General Look and Feel: An attempt at being stylish

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Running time:
110 minutes

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I think no one expects anything better from Reshammiya. God knows why he is so popular


I never liked HR, neither as a singer, nor as a music director and worse still as an actor. Although once in a while his music is good - but I find it more an exception than the rule.

Nevertheless, purely from business point of view (ROI), this movie is going to make huge profits for the production team. Keep in mind that revenues come from music rights, satellite rights, etc. And every paisa counts. On the expense side, it should be one of the most frugally produced films. And so overall (bottom line) the film will make more money than it took to make it. And the lesser the production costs, the greater the profit margins. Way to go Himesh.

@Aparna :)

@Fan Other than the location, the rest of the film does look frugal :)

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