Yuvvraaj Review – Shitty Copy of Rain Man

Stay away from Yuvvraaj. Just keep way from this dungheap of a movie that’s offensive beyond redemption.

Rain Man (1988, Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise) is a great Hollywood classic, the winner of four Oscars.

Yuvvraaj is an ugly, pitiful Bollywood copy of Rain Man that offers nothing but dollops of misery to unsuspecting moviegoers.

Dustin Hoffman and, to a lesser extent, Tom Cruise were a joy to behold in Rain Man, a stunning visual treat for moviegoers.

Compared to the Hoffman-Cruise duo, Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor and Zayed Khan are pathetic impostors, shameless caricatures of actors.

And completely oblivious to our misery, the Khan-Kapoor-Khan troika under the aegis of mis-director Subhash Ghai unleash a lengthy torture drama on the screen that has few parallels in Bollywood or elsewhere.

A peine forte et dure, this obscenely bad movie sucked the breath out of us. Buffoons, all.

Mercifully, Katrina Kaif does not inflict as much damage in Yuvvraaj as she does in some of her previous outrages like Singh is Kinng.

We have long given up hope of Bollywood making original movies.

But is it that difficult to make a decent movie even after borrowing heavily from a classic like Rain Man.

Rain Man Magic

With his shuffling gait, the head sometime tilted to one side, the I don’t know or I am an excellent driver refrains, remarkable memory and prisoner to routine, Dustin Hoffman was awesome in Rain Man.

Who having seen the movie can ever forget Dustin Hoffman’s magical skills with numbers, the extreme agitation when his routine is disturbed or the slow bonding between the brothers during the long drive from Cincinnati to Los Angeles on the back-roads (remember, Dustin Hoffman’s character is scared of planes and he’s scared of highways because of the high mortality rates on both).

Can you ever forget the scene of an angry Tom Cruise standing in the middle of a deserted road and screaming: What difference does it make where you buy underwear?…Underwear is underwear. And Dustin Hoffman’s character keeps repeating about buying boxers at the Kmart on 400 Oak Street in Cincinnati.

Or the scene when Hoffman gets agitated in the bathroom because hot water is rushing into the tub triggering an old sad memory or the dancing and kissing moment in the casino elevator between Hoffman and Tom Cruise’s girlfriend Valeria Golino.

Ultimately, it’s the unusual greed meets autism story that’s the allure of this fine movie.

Yuvvraaj Nightmare

Who let this Bollywood bozo and mis-director Subhash Ghai behind a camera. Even after directing over a dozen films and four decades in the movie business, Subhash Ghai surely knows less about movie-making than the dumbest gofer on a Hollywood movie set.

Yuvvraaj hews broadly to the Rain Man story, albeit with some ugly modifications to avoid charges of plagiarism.

A rich man dies leaving most of his wealth to his autistic son, much to the chagrin of the other children (the selfish Tom Cruise in Rain Man, and chorus singer Salman Khan and playboy Zayed Khan in Yuvvraaj).

Like Tom Cruise’s character in Rain Man, Salman Khan’s character Deven Yuvvraaj is also estranged from his wealthy father but readily comes home after the old man kicks the bucket with the intention of claiming his share of the vast property.

If you thought Salman Khan was yuck in God Tussi Great Ho, he’s yuckier in Yuvvraaj.

When Salman Khan talks it’s with the charm of Prem Chopra in the old Hindi movies; when he struts around, it’s with the swagger of Bobby Deol on a bad day; when he dances, it’s with the grace of the late actress Tun Tun; when he cries it’s with as much credibility as a ‘repentant’ Nathuram Godse.

Salman Khan is bad when he moves his mouth, ugly when he moves his legs and worse when he moves his eyes to shed tears, as he does on at least two occasions in Yuvvraaj.

In one of the interesting scenes, Boman Irani, who plays Katrina’s father Dr.P.K.Banton, screams when the topic of her marriage to Deven (Salman Khan) comes up –  Any donkey, monkey and flunkey will do but not him.

Never have truer words been spoken of Salman Khan. An absolutely horrendous actor, how this clown manages to snag roles is one of life’s many mysteries. Only in Bollywood.

In two crucial scenes – the first, when he lures his elder brother to come to Austria with him and the second, in his final confrontation with Boman Irani in the hospital, Salman Khan is a complete disgrace.

Autistic, My Foot

But the great tragedy of Yuvvraaj must surely be Anil Kapoor, who plays the autistic musician Gyanesh, elder brother of Deven and Danny (Zayed Khan) and the inheritor of the family billions.

Gyyanesh must surely be the most social autistic on the planet bar none – most bizarrely normal as he plays ball with kids, flirts with Anushka (Katrina Kaif) and complains about the liars in the family to his attorney Sikandar Mirza (Mithun Chakraborty). And does all of that extremely badly.

Whether at the piano, talking to Anushka (Katrina Kaif), expressing his passion for music, in the interaction with his young friend Bala, when he brings back a butterfly, or while singing in that grand performance toward the end, Anil Kapoor displays absolutely none of the elan that Dustin Hoffman displays in every frame he appears in Rain Man. In short, Anil Kapoor is hopelessly incompetent.

Not once in this ugly stinker does Anil Kapoor seem autistic in the least. Nor does his passion for music seem genuine. The whole autistic thing is a sham, a cruel charade played by Subhash Ghai on the hapless audience.

Surely, Dustin Hoffman was more compelling in just his teeth-brushing scene than Anil Kapoor was in all of Yuvvraaj.

As for Zayed Khan, let’s just say God was in a foul mood when he created this cartoon.

When Zayed Khan yells out maniacally after his car breaks down in the snow – What have I done – we felt like yelling back, You should have stayed at home or picked an alternate career.

Besides the absence of noteworthy acting, the boring, crappy screenplay with its predictable denouement of a happy united family is a big letdown. The side-stories of Mamaji, Sukamna, Dr.P.K.Banton et al are needless distractions.

Ultimately, banal greed and silly romance push autism into the background and turn Yuvvraaj into yet another Bollywood crap-show.

Unlike Rain Man, there are no great moments in Yuvvraaj. Not one. One banal, tiresome frame follows another in unending succession, leaving us praying for the end to come quickly.

But even that wish was not granted since this piece of junk is a sickening 2hrs:35 minutes looonnng.


We can’t say we were totally disappointed with A.R.Rahman’s work in Yuvvraaj.

But in the absence of a compelling story or passable acting, not even Beethoven can save this piece of trash.

We loved Tu Meri Dost Hain, the song was pleasing and nicely picturized as well. The other songs including the boring Mastam Mastam are forgettable.

Bottom Line

With Yuvvraaj, the never ending funeral procession of ugly Bollywood movies continues.

Rain Man is a fine gift to moviegoers.

Yuvvraaj is a dirty curse on moviegoers that demands to be shown the middle finger without a second thought.

This weekend, borrow Rain Man from Blockbuster (if you are in the U.S.) or from your nearest DVD library if you live elsewhere.

Yuvvraaj is garbage, plain and simple. Unworthy of your money or time.

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28 Responses to "Yuvvraaj Review – Shitty Copy of Rain Man"

  1. guruprasad.s   November 21, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    Right. That was expected. Even the usually charitable rediff.com has asked folks to stay away from Yuvvraaj.

    Of late, Sallu Khan has turned from incompetent to hopelessly bad, and worse, his brothers Arbaaz and Sohail Khan are inflicting enormous torture on clueless viewers.

    On the subject of lifting from Hollywood movies:
    1. Chak de India (2007) is `largely inspired’ by `Miracle’ (2004) (Kurt Russel in the role of coach of ice hockey team of USA). I do not remember the director Shimit Amin (of Chak de) mentioning anything about Miracle, and he seems to have passed it off as his own, because Miracle was rather low key. I watched Miracle, and it is well and truly, far better than Chak de. I suggest that you watch Miracle, and do post the review of course. While Chak de is largely Indianized, the fact remains that the original idea has been borrowed.

    2. B’wood folks seem to have trouble making movies out of books. Recently, a movie called Hello was made, out of a book called `One night at call center’. Now this book was written by a fellow called Chetan Bhagat, whose first book `Five point someone’ became some sort of a rage. This `Five point someone’ book is no masterpiece, but an easy read, appeals to the younger folks / college going youth, and was, back then, priced at Rs. 95. News is that Aamir Khan is going to act in a movie called Idiots, which is based on the book. The second book `One night at call center’ was so-so and the movie Hello was Hell.

    3. B’wood has problems when it tries to deal with disability of any kind (physical/mental/ even socio-economic). Very few movies bring out the challenges faced by a `challenged’ person. Koshish (Sanjeev Kumar and Jaya Bhaduri), and more recently Taare zameen par are one of the very few movies that deal with such weighty issues competently.
    A lot of movies end up either oversimplifying the whole thing, or worse, providing a miracle cure at the end.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write above: Chak de India (2007) is `largely inspired’ by `Miracle’ (2004)

    We don’t think we knew this.

    Netflix has Miracle. We’ll try to watch it soon.

    2. We skipped Hello…can’t remember why (maybe it had a limited release).

    3. Compared to Rain Man, Yuvvraaj is utter garbage but we doubt that many people have seen Rain Man in India.

    We wonder why other reviewers are ignoring the Rain Man angle.

  2. mallukuttan   November 22, 2008 at 12:19 am

    I told u i told u i told u 😛

    The scene while that Monster zayed khan was crying looking in the mirror the whole theatre burst out in laughter..

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write above: The scene while that Monster zayed khan was crying looking in the mirror

    Yes, Zayed was particularly awful in that scene (we just looked at the notes we made in the theatre)

  3. aditya_k   November 22, 2008 at 3:28 am

    dil chahta hai….waiting…

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You are the persistent kind. We promise to have it next week.

    If we don’t deliver, you can take away your keyboard. 🙂

  4. elnino.aurora   November 22, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    Thanks for putting me off this movie 🙂 As expected from Subhash Ghai again.

    And hey , If there are any music reviewers in your review group as such, I strongly think they should review Yuvvraaj’s music alone as an entity. I do not know how the songs appear on screen, but almost all the songs were beautiful to hear. There is one composition “Manmohini Morey” in this album. Hope you heard it. If you didn’t , please do. Classic piece of Indian music.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write above: I do not know how the songs appear on screen

    We didn’t know you had a sadistic streak in you.

    Did you ever serve as Josef Mengele’s assistant in the camps?

    We’re trying really hard here to forget the trauma that was Yuvvraaj.

  5. elnino.aurora   November 22, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    Another thing – Since you guys trash almost all the heroines out here in bollywood and kollywood of late ., it would be very interesting if you put up the list of the best heroines in your view , in both the film industries., over a time period of 90’s to current age or something.. whichever you guys know the most. I so want to see how the list would look like 😉

    And, I don’t see you trashing Deepika Padukone. Is it that she is an OK-ish type actress or have I missed out on some comments U put about her ? 😉

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write above: And, I don’t see you trashing Deepika Padukone

    Sweetie, wrong choice of words.

    We don’t trash anyone here be it Deepika, Ajith or Nayanthara.

    Here’s what we wrote about Deepika Padukone regarding her performance in Om Shanti Om:

    Also, newcomer Deepika Padukone doesn’t set the screen afire. In not one scene did we find this young lass’ presence on screen bewitching or convincing. If talent was the only consideration, Deepika Padukone wouldn’t have made it for a crowd scene. But such are the quirks of Bollywood that buff bubbleheads wrapped in a pretty package sometimes occupy center stage.

    Non-Yuck Hindi & Tamil Actresses:
    Shabana Azmi
    Konkona Sen-Sharma
    Gul Panag (if we want to be charitable)

    Meera Jasmine
    Navya Nair
    Vimala Raman

    We may have forgotten some…if we recollect other names, we’ll add them here.

  6. aditya_k   November 22, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    i think rani mukherjee,shabana azmi,sridevi,kajol,madhuri dixit (in some films) ought to be on the list too…….btw have you watched ‘welcome to sajjanpur’? its good…its a shyam benegal film…..you guys seem to watch all the wrong films and miss the good ones [:D]

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. Shabana Azmi, definitely. Added her to the list. Thanks.

    2. Rani, Kajol, Madhuri – No, not anymore. Their recent films -Kajol (U Me Aur Hum), Rani (Laaga Chunari Mein Daag, Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic), Madhuri (Aaja Nachle) were all so forgettable.

    3. We’ll add Sridevi when we do the Thundering Thighs list.

    4. You write: have you watched ‘welcome to sajjanpur’

    No…not all Hindi movies make it to theatres here. The smaller, low-budget films usually do not make it.

    What invariably makes it here is the Hindi crap like Drona, Yuvvraaj, Dostana, Fashion et al. and Tamil garbage like Vaaranam Aayiram, Aegan, Satyam….

    If the small-budget, good movies ever make it here at all, they have very limited release in just a few theatres in NYC/NJ or Bay Area.

  7. aditya_k   November 22, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    they are certainly doing crap films right now, but that doesn’t diminish their talent in any way….in any case they are usually wasted in male dominated films….

    SearchIndia.com responds:

    You write above: in any case they are usually wasted in male dominated films….

    We’ve been watching Hindi & Tamil movies for decades…99.9% of movies have male-dominated themes…with the girls usually there just to swing your pendulum.

  8. the gora   November 22, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    I have to disagree with guruprasad.s. The most important thing to remember about Miracle is that it is based on a true story about the 1980 U.S.A. Men’s Ice Hockey team taking on the USSR. So many factors made the story intense. The USSR had dominated ice hockey for a very long time and only a short time before the Olympics had absolutely destroyed team USA in a game at Madison Square Garden. The USSR team was mostly professionals while team USA was made up of college kids. The US was going through the Iran hostage crisis. USSR had invaded Afghanistan. The Cold War was in full flow. So there was a huge amount of tension before the game and the result reflected the significance of how much the game meant. And it wasn’t even the gold medal game! So the whole situation in real life and in the movie is serious.

    Chak De India reminds me a whole lot more of The Bad News Bears, a Walter Matthau comedy from the 70s, but even more closely resembles The Mighty Ducks. The whole food fight scene in Chak De could be plucked straight from The Bad News Bears, with the whole element of a bunch of rag tag kids who have absolutely nothing in common starting to stick up for each other and bond. The Mighty Ducks features the element of the one or two star ice hockey players who are depending on some average people to rally around. The best comparison between the two would be Emilio Estevez’s character with SRK, two coaches who are disgraced and have to take on a lesser/humble task to redeem themselves.

  9. StrYngLad74   November 22, 2008 at 10:34 pm


    Sorry, but guruprasad is somewhat right. Herb Brooks was so hard and tough on the team with his endless drills and verbal put-downs that the team united to stand against him and prove him wrong. This was illustrated in MIRACLE and you see some aspects of that in copied into CHAK DE INDIA.

    Secondly, I’d say your assessment of the USSR team being “professionals” is wrong. They were also amateur athletes (army men) who played for the Red Army squad. The Olympics did not allow pro-athletes to compete until the 1992 Barcelona Olympics when the “Dream Team” Basketball squad from the USA competed for the first time.

    Lastly, as an ardent hockey fan for the past decade, I’ve noticed that almost all hardcore hockey fans I’ve known never even talk about the MIRACLE. Whenever I’ve encountered one talking about the incident enthusiastically, I’ve discovered that he/she barely watched the sport & knew very little to nothing about it. I’m positive that should relations between Putin and the US govt. become contentious (considering the way things are going), these “hockey fans” will rake the MIRACLE incident up again.

  10. the gora   November 23, 2008 at 4:35 am

    StrYngLad74 –

    Go rent The Mighty Ducks. Chak de India is totally ripped off that and NOT Miracle. You can’t just say that Chak De India is based off Miracle because Miracle came out much more recently or because Herb Brooks was a mean coach.

    Go to the start of CDI and compare to story of The Mighty Ducks. SRK and Estevez/Gordon Bombay both miss penalty shots that cost their teams a championship.

    Bombay and SRK spend the first half of their coaching stints insulting and pissing off everyone. Then everyone buys into the SRK/Bombay coaching philosophy in enough time to come out on top in the end. It’s a standard formula in an underdog type movie, but relates much more to The Mighty Ducks that anything in Miracle, especially as Miracle was is based on a true story.

    Your characterization of the Red Army squad as amateurs is correct in name only, but they were de facto professionals. These men enjoyed perks far exceeding those afforded to ordinary soldiers and essentially spent day and night playing hockey. When they played together, they played under CSKA Moscow/The Red Army locally and when they went to an overseas tournament they just basically changed the name from CSKA Moscow/The Red Army to the Soviet National Team. The players who represented the Soviet national team throughout the 70s and 80s were virtually the same.

    This is compared to the US players who really were amateurs, being that they were all college students who took classes during the day and played hockey in their free time. If a player was good enough after college, they turned pro. So they only ever played in one Olympics or World Championship. But the players for the USSR were paid for by the government. For example, legendary goalie Vladislav Tretiak won gold medals playing for Russia in 1972, 1976 and 1984 and was famously pulled after the first period of the semifinal against the USA in 1980. It was all disguised as “military service” but if you were 18 and good, you were doing a greater service to the USSR by bringing fame and prestige carrying a hockey stick instead of a machine gun.

    The same applies to the basketball teams that you refer to. Players for countries like Russia could be swept up by “military service” when in reality they were just training to play basketball 24/7 and if they were good enough, stayed on the team for 10-12 years or more and participate in all the Olympics in that time span. Compare this to the US players who were all college kids and once they graduated went to the NBA, so until 1992, yes the American amateurs only got one shot at the Olympics while the Soviet “amateurs” got to play in as many as their talent permitted.

    The reason why the 1992 Dream Team came to be was because of a combined embarrassment from the losses in 1972 and again in 1988 to the Soviets. They could blame the first one on the horrendous officiating situation at the end, but the second one came down to the fact that the Soviet team was 25-35 year old men, the professionals, against 18-22 year old amateur college kids from the US. The US didn’t find it fair that the USSR could use their professionals, which was the case as European and South American pros were allowed to participate, but no players from the NBA, the American league, were allowed. So the rule was changed.

  11. SRINIVAS   November 23, 2008 at 11:47 am

    all those who have seen the movie have liked it .. read yahoo user reviews … these negative reviews in all the sites is keeping viewers away from the cinema hall … anyway people are entitled to their opinion …even if they have not seen the movie …

    Personally …i felt its average movie ….boring in many places ..but did have its moments ..

    Anil Kapoor has done a excellent job …great actor

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: all those who have seen the movie have liked it

    So you think the reviewers at NDTV, IBNLive, Rediff, The Economic Times, Sify, SearchIndia.com don’t fit into the category of All.

    2. You write: Anil Kapoor has done a excellent job …great actor

    Anil Kapoor is not even a millionth as good as Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man, a classic that got 4 Oscars (Best actor, Best Picture, Best Director & Best Writer – Original Screenplay) and was nominated in four additional categories.

    Anil Kapoor will probably be nominated for the Worst Actor award, if there’s one.

    3. You write: Personally …i felt its average movie ….boring in many places ..but did have its moments

    Yeah, moments of excruciating agony interspersed with moments of horror at the nightmare on the screen. Yuvvraaj is a pathetic piece of shit, plain and simple.

    4. You write: anyway people are entitled to their opinion …even if they have not seen the movie …

    What is the above sentence supposed to mean?

  12. SRINIVAS   November 24, 2008 at 1:11 am

    SI : So you think the reviewers at NDTV, IBNLive, Rediff, The Economic Times, Sify, SearchIndia.com don’t fit into the category of All.

    Reviewer/critic is a individual … i was referring to the larger mass ..called the audience ..views of both are not the same always

    SI: anyway people are entitled to their opinion …even if they have not seen the movie …

    Based on your review ..many might have not seen the movie ..nevertheless ..they do join you in criticising the movie …

    Anyway, overall its not a good movie ..

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Media reports from India claim a poor response to the movie.

  13. asha.tampa   November 24, 2008 at 3:58 am

    Havent watched Yuvraj yet; me thinks I’ll watch Rain man instead, thanks 🙂

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write above: me thinks I’ll watch Rain man instead

    Like Forrest Gump, Rain Man is a classic.

    Watch Rain Man first and then – if you have the stomach for it – see Yuvvraaj. You’ll understand why we refer to the Bollywood folks as blithering idiots.

  14. sumeshy   November 25, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    Hey Guys,

    Is there anything to stop these copying? Does Hollywood know that most of these movies are getting “inspired” and then it is also killing the original’s magic.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: Does Hollywood know that most of these movies are getting “inspired”


    As to why Hollywood is keeping quiet, it’s a hard question to answer. Probably has to do with the slow, cumbersome judicial process in India and the limited chances of getting hefty compensation even if one wins the court battle.

    There was some talk that the producers of Hitch would sue the makers of Bollywood movie Partner. We don’t know if things moved beyond the talk stage.

    Bottomline, Indians have very little respect for others’ intellectual property and want to take the shortest road to riches.

  15. sona777   November 26, 2008 at 4:30 am

    hi guys….i’ve been reading ur reviews for a while now and find them all really catchy..and so true!!!

    ur reviews r really good….agree with them always…..

    bollywood is all abt making money..what do u expect from an industry where the most popular and wanted are bad actors like shahrukh, salman nd akshay?

    i mean….it is shocking how these ppl say that bollywood is going global or that bollywood is comparable to hollywood……

    c’mon guys…..someone needs to let these clowns kno that bollywood needs intensive training from hollywood for acting and movie-making………

    hollywood makes trash too.but bollywood is 98% trash

    how d hell did ‘no entry….welcome….partner….singh is kinggg’….etc bocm hits?

    actually someone once said the audience gets what it deserves……..
    in india the mass audience are the lower / middle class ppl who dont like intellectual movies…they just want time-pass to forget their daily woes………..and the thinking audience is not given much importance as all bollywood wants is profit…..

    bollywood is hypocritical and is doin nothing to tap into the country’s resources….with such a population…surely they are good writers and good original ideas waiting to be discovered…

    but no-one has passion for cinema…….the few ppl who do are not appreciated properly or are not supported as much as needed.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: ppl say that bollywood is going global or that bollywood is comparable to hollywood

    Won’t happen in our lifetime.

    2. You write: in india the mass audience are the lower / middle class ppl who dont like intellectual movies

    We have no idea what the intellectual movies you refer to means. All we can say is that most Indian movies are not in the least bit entertaining and not even in the remotest sense can they be considered artistic.

    3. You write: but bollywood is 98% trash

    Wrong. Bollywood (and Kollywood too) movies are 99.9% trash.

  16. kismat5497   November 26, 2008 at 7:00 am

    can you recall what was the last Hindi movie that you appreciated? I really doubt that. Because your one-sided reviews are gives the impression that you hate Indian movies whether it is good or bad.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: can you recall what was the last Hindi movie that you appreciated?

    We liked Taare Zameen Par, Cheeni Kum, Fanaa, Manorama Six Feet Under (lift of China Town)… and among the oldies Aaradhana, Sholay, Bobby, Anamika….

    2. You write: Because your one-sided reviews are gives the impression that you hate Indian movies whether it is good or bad

    That’s baloney. When our Bollywood and Kollywood movie-makers are not busy stealing, they are busy making crappy movies. Often, they are busy doing both at the same time – as in God Tussi Great Ho. Yes, there are exceptions (which in case you didn’t know the meaning – something that is rare).

    Our Bollywood and Kollywood reviews are very fair and balanced. If anything, we are easy on the clowns who masquerade as directors or actors, be it in Hindi movies or Tamil movies.

  17. lakshna   November 26, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Salman Khan and all the other actors did a great job! (SALMAN KHAN ROCKS!!!!!)

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write above: Salman Khan and all the other actors did a great job!

    Great job obviously has a different meaning in your dictionary.

  18. 13ghosts   November 27, 2008 at 3:22 am

    I wonder whether you go to these movies knowing they are going to be crappy and then write a review about it?

    You’ve given me a reason to watch Rain Man though.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write above: You’ve given me a reason to watch Rain Man though

    Well, our life has not been in complete vain.

  19. shuaib68   November 27, 2008 at 7:21 am

    SI is saving our money by sacrificing there’s to give us the warning signals.

  20. kkhanna2020   December 1, 2008 at 7:26 am

    A lot has been said by critics about Yuvvraaj, i watched the film and it is really good. At least it is a film to be watched with family. Salman and Katrina share a great onscreen chemistry…Anil did a great job n Rahman’s music is cool

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    But you are not doing a cool job by repeating the same drivel.

    Yuvvraaj is trash, plain and simple.

  21. zed   December 3, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    i havent watched this movie yet, and i dont think i will be either. Subhash guy has never appealed as a movie maker, though i do salute him for his courage to try something different, i.e kisna (even though it was trash).

    Salman Khan and Anil Kapoor, well they were decent actors in their early days but now they are pushing their luck. Apart from No Entry these 2 have gave us some horrendous viewing in recent years.

    And Zayed Khan well the least said the better, all i can say is he falls into the category of the dreadful and pathetic which include the likes of Abishek, priyanka, arbaaz/sohail, aysha takia, dino morea, jimmy shergil, ritesh, fardeen, Tusshar, Upen patel, bobby/sunny etc etc i can go on all night.

    I cant believe, i just cant, that actors like these are the future of bollywood. I must say that bollywood does churn out the odd few good actors like Manoj Bajpai, Kunal Khemu, Nana Patekar, but they are few and far between.

    Oh yea i was just wondering if you guys had watched any of the following movies? these all are Hollywood movies.

    1. Superbad
    2. The terminal (movie is average but Tom Hanks acting is mesmerising)
    3. Cast away (another average movie but the acting from Tom is just so different from the garbage we see these days)
    4. History of violence
    5. School of Rock
    6. wedding crashers

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Added them to our ever-growing Netflix queue.

  22. aditya_k   December 6, 2008 at 11:01 am

    I like jimmy shergill….I think he is a decent actor who does crappy movies….given a good movie he can definitely deliver….what do you think?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    We’ve seen him in Mohabbatein, Delhi Heights (he had a major role here with Macbeth’s witch Neha Dhupia) & a few other movies.

    Didn’t think much of the fella. Just doesn’t have life in him (maybe his mother didn’t give him Boost or Complan as child).

    You may have a point that sometimes Indian actors are forced to go with crappy scripts for the sake of sheer survival.

  23. Sathyaish   December 9, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    Hello, SearchIndia folks. I’ve been reading your reviews for over 2.5 years now. I was very pleased to find your website a few years ago because your candid reviews echoed mine.

    Most Hindi movies are trash and most Bollywood actors, clowns.

    Though I’d been reading most of your reviews and the ensuing comments and your replies, for all these years, I never had a strong enough urge to post a comment myself.

    I am doing so today only to tell you about a beautiful movie that made me cry. It is named ‘Dasvidaaniya’. Please watch it. You might like it.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    We don’t think Dasvidaaniya released on the East Coast (of the U.S.).

    We doubt whether Dasvidaaniya released anywhere in the U.S. at all. That constrains our ability to watch it anytime soon.

  24. Vasan   December 11, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    Is it your style to compare some hollywood movie to indian movie…man this is getting bored! YOU are dead by now…do u compare your skin with europian always and feel proud that you are darker??!!Cut the crap..just by reading the first para in your comment made me to write this comment..can u pl close this site??!!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: can u pl close this site??!!

    When did you escape from the zoo?

  25. Vasan   December 15, 2008 at 4:54 am

    Search India:When did you escape from the zoo?

    Vasan: I am defntly not in your place(Zoo) So dont be afraid of it..You can stay there happily!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    There should be a law to prevent idiots like you from ever accessing a keyboard.

  26. Vasan   December 15, 2008 at 4:56 am

    Vasan:can u pl close this site??!!

    I mean to say that your style of writing is too boring for us to read.Hence requesting you to close your search india or better change your style (can u understand peter??!!)

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write above: can u pl close this site??!!

    Can you please chop off your fingers so that we are not subject to your drivel again?

  27. Vasan   December 17, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    So u r proving that you are a great devil then a genuine review writer, who doesnt want to get bad comments??!! Isnt it? You have a long way to go.God Bless YOU.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:


  28. bollywood_basher   December 25, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    Salman Khan is more fake & plastic than Michael Jackson & Aishwarya Rai combined together. But he has done some good movies.

    I dont know if you have watched or ever be able to watch a movie called “Andaaz Apna Apna” directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. This movie is a cult classic. You may die laughing watching this movie. Seeing this movie, I sometimes miss the good old Salman Khan. Though right now i hate this big bad bollywood brat.
    Please write about your feelings about a bimbo called “Hrithik Roshan”.

    The movies i hate the most are
    Mohabbatein: Amit uncle’s worst movie, Sharukh sucks, can anyone teach him how to act or just emote.

    Kaho na Pyaar Hai:
    Its been 8 years, and i still dont know what was so special about this shity movie, & bimbo’s ameesha (nice tits, a hell of a brat, she doesn’t even shake hands with commoners,) & Hrithik Roshan.

    Rab ne bana di Jodi:
    There must be about a 100 things i didn’t understand about this movie, Sharukh is best a comedy, He can’t emote, he just can’t, he better understand this.
    You must read postings of Shahrukh’s fans on the net, best of luck, because you may die laughing.

    Personally i think every die hard Sharukh fan is an idiot.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write above: I dont know if you have watched or ever be able to watch a movie called “Andaaz Apna Apna” directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. This movie is a cult classic.

    We’ll try to watch Andaaz Apna Apna in a few days (Max – a fortnight).

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