Thank you

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quick review:

It's brainless, it's banal, it's boring - nothing short of what you expect from an Anees Bazmi film.

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Director: Anees Bazmee
Running time: 135 minutes
Genres: Comedy, Romance
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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 -

  • Just the trailers/song promos are insulting. Sample the first two seconds of this song promo -
  • The words that are meant to lure us in to the theater in the main promo -
    MEET THREE FRIENDS.
    THE DAY BEGINS AT WORK WITH WOMEN.
    COME EVENING MORE WOMEN.
    BUT NIGHT ENDS WITH WIVES.
    THREE DIRTY DOGGIES WILL FACE THE BIG BAD WOLF (Akshay Kumar).
    HE WILL CHARM THEIR WIVES (while jumping over bikini-clad women and using an umbrella as a parachute to jump on a car)
    AND RUIN THEIR LIVES

    Dirty doggies? Dirty doggies?? Really? Geez....And no, that is not the only thing that bothers me about this whole set-up.
  • A few years ago, I might have looked forward to what Irrfan Khan does in this genre with this ensemble. But, I dread my curiosity after having watched Nana Patekar in director, Anees Bazmee's earlier outing, Welcome.
  • Akshay Kumar - just can't stand him in this genre any more. I've lost all faith that he will even attempt anything different. And what he does in slapstick comedy has become way beyond tolerable now.

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.

Music reviews:
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

45 reviewers(?) - 2 yays 9 so-so 34 nays

Warning: clicking on "full review" will take you to an external website that could contain spoilers.

Thumbs up, by Komal Nahta, koimoi : ...Sunil Shetty springs a wonderful surprise with a lovely performance. He brings the house down with laughter in at least five scenes.... full review

Thumbs up, by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com : ...One must admit that 'Thank You' is packed with humor and keeps the audience's bones tickling. ... full review

So-So, by Prateeksha Khot, Bolly Spice : ...What starts off as a comedy slowly turns into a sad emotional story in the second half, which leaves you wondering about the u-turn. ... full review

So-So, by Manu Agarwal, Desi Martini : ...Watch it with a bunch of friends and you will enjoy.... full review

So-So, by Deepa Garimella, fullhyd.com : ...Suneil Shetty is relegated to a miserable role, but Irrfan bags most of the good parts.... full review

So-So, by Divya Solgama, Gomolo.in : ...Irfaan Khan is rocking as the main brain behind the wife cheaters. Scenes between him and Rimi are fantastic.... full review

So-So, by Tushar Joshi, MiD DAY : ...Sonam looks like she has a flavour for comedy which can be developed. Her pairing with Bobby is a bit off but works because it's so unconventional.... full review

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 K K Rai, STARDUST : ...An average flick... full review

So-So, by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India : ...Repetition notwithstanding, Thank You ends up as timepass fare, although it isn't as rollicking as No Entry. ... 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 Stefan S, A Nutshell Review : ...No subtitles came with the lyrics to the songs, so I'm left to my own devices to determine what shenanigans the characters were into.... 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, Bollywood Mantra : ...The film has everything that a commercial comic drama contains, ‘naach-gaana’, rona-dhona’, comedy but nothing appealing.... full review

Thumbs down, by Gautam Chintamani, Buzz in Town : ...Thank You isn’t a film. It’s a template that has been done to death by the likes of Anees Bazmee, Indra Kumar and David Dhawan. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Ameetbhuvan, Desi Martini : ...Moronic Drivel... full review

Thumbs down, by Rony D'costa, Desi Martini : ...Thank you theatre owners for allowing kids without their parents for a movie about marriage and infidelity. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Yusuf Poonawala, Desi Martini : ... Besides the Pyaar Do Pyaar Lo and moderately the Mallika Sherawat item, Razia the music by Pritam is bad. ... 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 Smita, Desi Martini : ...Bakwaas!... full review

Thumbs down, by Payal Khanna, Desi Martini : ...The only surprise element was Mr. Shetty, who was like a house-on-fire! He was the only one who kept the movie going for me.... full review

Thumbs down, by Aniruddha Guha, DNA : ...What’s surprising, though, is that UTV Motion Pictures agreed to back this recycle-of-an-already-recycled-film... 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 Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions : ...It is not in the least bit funny. No Entry, Masti and Shaadi No 1, were not either, but they were not as offensive as this one.... full review

Thumbs down, by Rahul Gangwani, Filmfare : ...From the opening montage to the background score, the film suffers a huge ’80s hangover.... full review

Thumbs down, by Pankaj Sabnani, Glamsham.com : ...Pritam's music is uninspiring. Ravi Yadav's cinematography is first-rate. Steven H. Bernard has edited the film well. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times : ...The story of course is immaterial... full review

Thumbs down, by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live : ...awful... full review

Thumbs down, by Kaveree Bamzai, india today : ...Rimi Sen is somewhat amusing as the much put-upon wife of Irrfan Khan.... full review

Thumbs down, by Shubhra Gupta, indian express : ...Thank You promises you a huge passel of nothing: no story, no sense. On all those scores, it doesn’t disappoint. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint : ...There’s not much to be said about the performances. All are uniformly clumsy and insipid.... full review

Thumbs down, by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror : ...There is no 'acting' involved, they just have to be their template-selves... full review

Thumbs down, by Anupama Chopra, NDTV : ...Thank You is an equal opportunity offender... full review

Thumbs down, by Rachel Saltz, New York Times : ...It’s a moment of goofy joy. This film needs more of them. ... full review

Thumbs down, by S Rohatgi, Now Running.com : ...Story writer and director Anees Bazmee fails to bring any novelty in the story and this time around lacks in direction too. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Ashok Nayak, Now Running.com : ...The actors, who sometimes can rise above the script, fall to scary lows.... 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 Ruchi Mehta, Roochster : ...The Mallika Sherawat song was very stupid and it didn’t look like a New Year’s Party to me as it was meant to! ... full review

Thumbs down, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...The half-baked lecture towards the end, singing praises of the sacrificing Indian woman is a dry formality. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Roy D'Silva, The Friday Freak : ...As for Sonam Kapoor , she needs to change her agent, or take some time off her fashion photoshoots and read the scripts better.... 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

Thumbs down, by Rummana Ahmed, yahoo! India : ...Akshay, Bobby and Suneil Shetty in this film are understandable but why did Irrfan Khan agree to this film?... full review

Twitter reviews for this movie are not available.

9 readers - 5 yays 1 so-so 3 nays

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

Nay! Thumbs Down, by guddu : better luck next time

Nay! Thumbs Down, by Stacie

Nay! Thumbs Down, by web page : Cincinnati

This page has additional observations, other than the ones noted in the main review.

Plot Summary

Three husbands are cheating on their wives. A messiah of the martyr wives comes along to save their marriages.

What Worked

  • The titles. Stylish, nice!
  • Cinematography
  • The camerawork in the first fight scene. There was something different about it, don't know what it's called. But it looked really slick.

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • The make-up. Especially of the women.
  • The Krishna symbolism.
  • Choreography - awful!
  • Karva chaut! - no way!!
  • Akshay Kumar's monologue - a la Namastey London

Parental Guidance:

  • Violence: None. Unless you count the assault on your senses.
  • Language: Cleanish. Unless you can read the minds of the men.
  • Nudity & Sexual content: Objectification of women in every single frame.
  • Concept: Infidelity.
  • General Look and Feel: Bright.

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Comments (7)

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@NGng & @yeahhh hmmm...i didn't like any of them except Deewangee.

Shilpa :D that's exactly what i'm going to do. and yet, the optimist in me says, "if i'm going with negative expectations, maybe there'll be something i'll end up liking."

Just back from the theater. By 5pm, hopefully.

meetu your reviews are each week turning more and more professional.you are able to create the virtual admiration just like roger ebert,tasha robin,rajeev massand.i ll say there is no harm in making these movies atleast we are getting genuine answers for their insanely foolish attempts.

Thanks guys! :)

Oh we like your style of writing. To the point and cut throat. We also appreciate your honest reviews. We would be thrilled if you could publish a review about our next movie Teen Thay Bhai. Let us know if you need to see any particular trailers or behind the scene videos to write a pre-release review.

Thank You.

Paayal

hey payal don't get furious upon meetu.Tell you what just check what other reviewers have said about your movie and how seemingly they have trashed it.if you did care about your film so much then why didn't you went through the script preciesly.Those days of ripping off movies and enjoying the box office have passed.Now there are plentifull internet site where reviewer are being paid just for reviewing.Times have really changed now and accordingly movies should be made.The audience now are more smart and intellectuals than back in late 90s.

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