wogma rating: Switch channels if it's on cable (?)
It's brainless, it's banal, it's boring - nothing short of what you expect from an Anees Bazmi film.Read more
I go to watch films to like them. I rarely go with a preconceived notion because I believe that there will be something or the other to appreciate I the film - one scene, one joke, one song, one shot. Every single thing that I've seen or read about Thank you or know about its makers makes me resent the prospect of having to watch the film. I'm just not looking forward to watching this film because -
Too much negativity. Help! How do I walk into that theater and give this one a fair chance. It's almost crying for me to be unfair to it. It's wrong for the film to do this to me. The music too doesn't seem like it has anything to look forward to.
milliblog - "Thankless, regurgitated noise. Pyaar mein offers minor solace, but overall, NW1W." - And that's the entire review!
music aloud - "6/10"
Bollyspice - "2.5/5"
Bollywood Hungama - "3.5/5"
HappySing - "I didn’t try listening to the remixes especially they were all merely ‘remix’es and mentioned nothing more specific than that."
- meeta, a part of the audience
One would think we have enough films with three philandering husbands cheating on their gullible wives. Anees Bazmee is not that one. It's not the cheating that bothers me as it is the crassness and the way my mind goes numb for hours after watching such films. So, I actually looped with joy when there was no line at the online ticket counter. And the queue for current tickets was empty too! (I promise this had nothing to do with ample parking space available.) An almost empty theater - die senseless films, die! And just before the film started I said, "come on Mr. Bazmee, make me regret my happiness." Nope not this time.
It's weird because the concept and where it's leading gives you the sense that it is anti-man and pro-woman. But, could it be any more derogatory to women if all main leads of the film have only one use for the fairer gender? Also, it wasn't comforting at all that only a man could bring a solution to all the women's problems. I'm no feminist (at least in the popular sense of the term) and don't mind seeing women as they are. But, a woman is either super-gullible or a piece of pretty furniture, seriously?
We don't really expect much in terms of acting from Celina Jaitley and actually she isn't on screen long enough to prove either way. Don’t look at me boys, forward your complaints to Azmee. Sonam Kapoor still comes across as Bollywood's bachchi (kiddo), because the directors seem to be giving her one emotion per film. In this one she's made an unsuccessful attempt at sobbing to try and gain our sympathy. We are a desensitized lot, Baby Kapoor, you need to try harder and it better be quick, we aren't very patient either. And Rimi Sen can't blame herself. We have seen some awesome comic timing from her. She tries a fair bit here too, it just doesn't work.
Well, if Irrfan Khan doesn't work, what else can? It's almost as if the director didn't want his actors to perform well. Suniel Shetty does the slapsticky bit (he made me laugh a couple of times) and Bobby Deol does the Bobby Deoly bit.
Yes. That's it. That's all I have to say. Yes. That's my attempt at refusing to acknowledge any other "star" in the film who continues to assault my intelligence and gets support to do it again and again and again. This is my sign of 'non-support'.
- meeta, a part of the audience
So-So, by Subhash K Jha, Now Running.com : ...Remarkably the dialogues remain free of innuendos. Surprising, considering how lurid films about infidelity have gotten in the past. The proceedings adhere to a sense of fun without getting cheesy.... full review
So-So, by Spicezee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM : ...However, a loose script, lack of imagination and some terrible acting proves to be the bane of the film, which leaves the audience almost hysterical. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Naresh Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice : ...Thank You might strike a muffled chord with those cinegoers with a taste for comedy arising out of extra-marital misadventures of cheating hubbies, and for a dash of titillation... full review
Thumbs down, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com : ...it’s a shame that our directors and producers still consider 'we viewers' as brain dead, desperate and silly to accept such kind of utter crap.... full review
Thumbs down, by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama : ...What's interesting is that the screenplay packs one implausible situation after another and yet, we can't help but continue smiling at the absurdities. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Gaurav Garde, Desi Martini : ...Music wise, this movie is really weak and al the songs are of the fast forward variety. Looks like Pritam is running out of tunes in his database.... full review
Thumbs down, by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions : ...Thousands will consume and forget it in the name of mindless entertainment. Unfortunately, I cannot think of a single valid reason to waste my time writing a review.... full review
Thumbs down, by Raja Sen, Rediff : ...Kumar, also a fine actor, chooses in these films not to even try, and it is this that brings us to one of those chilly-days-in-Hell kind of declarations: that Suniel Shetty is the best thing in this film.... full review
Thumbs down, by Shilpa Jankhandikar, Reuters : ...Special mention to Sonam Kapoor who looks lovely but cannot emote genuinely in a single scene – especially for a woman who is supposed to be going through the heartbreak of infidelity.... full review
Thumbs down, by Reel Reptile, Upper Stall : ...The cinematography by Ravi Yadav is outstanding. He successfully uses foreign locales and a fat budget to present to us a picture of glossy perfection... full review
Twitter reviews for this movie are not available.
Yay! Thumbs Up, by Akshay : Mast paisa vasool family entertainer. The critics are only upto a hate AKSHAY KUMAR campaign.
Yay! Thumbs Up, by fanik : 100chars
Yay! Thumbs Up, by iPhone Spy : I haven't have seen the movie yet. lets see how soon i watch it.
Yay! Thumbs Up, by SAMEER : FANTASTIC FILM AND ABSOLUTE FUN FROM BAZMEE, AKSHAY KUMAR AND BOYS.
Yay! Thumbs Up, by sex shop Marbella : Meyzieu
So-So, by Clash of Clans
This page has additional observations, other than the ones noted in the main review.
Three husbands are cheating on their wives. A messiah of the martyr wives comes along to save their marriages.