Kambakkht Ishq – Fails to Shine at Box Office
Kambakkht Ishq Review – Must Miss, Sick Garbage;
Don’t Waste Your Money
Breaking News – Akshay Kumar is the new Abhishek Bachchan. You know, the name that’s synonymous with garbage.
Akshay’s Kambakkht Ishq is already drawing withering scorn from movie critics.
Here are some of the critics on Kambakkht Ishq:
Writer-director Sabir Khan’s execution is devoid of subtlety….Well, this film is good for only one – the trash bin.
The heroine and hero refer to each other as â€˜dogâ€™ and â€˜bitchâ€™ throughout. She adds that men have no IQ. Director Sabbir Khan either believes the same for his audience or is the species of men that the heroine is referring to. Thatâ€™s because he treats the film with such childish cheekiness that you are amazed by the audacity with which the film offends the idea of entertainment.
Usually, even if it’s a bad film, I end up saying, “at least it put some money in the flow, good for the economy.” But, I cannot stop hurting at the crores and crores of Rupees drowning from the drain to the core of the earth. What is it that prompted the supposed top-of-the-line *stars* of the country to entertain this no-line (ouch…just can’t make myself call it a plot) and expect the film-starved country to be entertained?
* SearchIndia.com (on June 3, 2009 before watching Kambakkht Ishq):
If Akshay Kumarâ€™s forthcoming Kambakkht Ishq is indeed a remake of the 2002 Kamal Haasan-Simran film Pammal K. Sambandam, itâ€™s a harbinger of more crap for Akshay Kumar fans and Bollywood addicts.
And a reflection of the utter poverty of ideas and the current comatose state of Bollywood.
* SearchIndia.com (July 3, 2009 after watching Kambakkht Ishq):
If you thought Akshay Kumarâ€™s Chandni Chowk to China was pathetic, Kambakkht Ishq will leave you numb with horror that a Bollywood star of hisÂ stature would involve himself with and contribute to the making of such stinking trash.
Must be obscene greed, what else.
Besides associating himself with this offal, the aging Akshay Kumar never demonstrates any other talent in this movie like great acting or thrilling stunts. Akshayâ€™s acting here is pedestrian and hisÂ stunts mediocre.
Sure, thereâ€™s all the fire and noise but there are no great pyrotechnicsÂ in the stunts themselves. Nothing we havenâ€™t seen in a thousand Hollywood movies before.
How much you enjoy Kambakkht Ishq is directly proportionate to just how low your standards have fallen. This battle-of-the-sexes saga starring Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor is a loud, vulgar and seriously offensive film that has reportedly been made at a price of Rs 60 crore. In that much money, you could feed an entire starving nation. And you’d be blessed for it.Â
Kambakkht Ishq is Bollywood at its worst. Akshay Kumar, to a large extent, is to be blamed. Over the past few years, Akshay has been part of films of the “leave-your-brains-at-home” sort. Even before Kambakkht Ishq’s release, Akshay gave interviews about how the film was “illogical”. Nothing wrong with that — we are all willing to let go of logic if we are entertained in the bargain.
But too many times now, Akshay has made us sit through torturous films that have no semblance of a story, have a shoddy script and Akshay-antics to make up for it.Â
[A]fter watching â€œKambakkht Ishqâ€, I was left numb at the thought someone could make such a bad film.
Yes, there is no other word for it. This extremely expensive film, with cameos by Hollywood stars and flashy fight sequences, isnâ€™t quite the entertainer it promised to be.Â
After all the talk of it being the blockbuster of the year, Kambakkht Ishq is without doubt the most asinine and offensive film of the year.Â
Kareena asks Akshay in a scene, ‘How low can you go?’
This film is the answer.
Of course, discerning Bollywood fans are not new to crap from Akshay Kumar – the star’s last wannabe film Chandni Chowk to China was an abomination and was soundly buggered by both critics and fans.
Kambakkht Ishq – Fails to Shine at Box Office
Kambakkht Ishq Review – Must Miss, Sick Garbage; Donâ€™t Waste Your Money
I am really surprised.
Some of the language in those reviews sound like something an actual critic might say (I haven’t watched the movie yet but I have my instincts) rather than what paid stooges of shitty actors and film studios might cook up after taking dope.
Did they finally crack under the enormous mental strain of lying blatantly or is it just the lashback against Akshay for declining awards and stuff?
Some people are beginning to get wise to the paid shills these days. You know the old saying, you can fool some of the people all of the time….
Not sure if you’ve seen the Tamil version, which inspired this film.
No, I haven’t but I can fairly judge how a movie would be from watching its trailers or a couple of songs. And the one song I did hear from this one was so bereft of entertaintment value(I am being very generous here) that I cursed the sadomasochist who made this to eternal damnation in hell where all the whores have STD and the beer is stale.
SearchIndia.com Responds (via iPhone):
There are about 10 -12 people waiting for tickets to Kambakkht Ishq in New Jersey.
Unusual to see so many folks for the day-time show.
Today is part of a long weekend, SI.. Ever heard of July 4th? 🙂
Because of long weekend, decent crowd for a morning show (about 35 people).
I95 N was fine but I95 S simply terrible, backed up badly a couple of hours back. Could be worse now.
Maybe, a lot of folks are headed to DC for Obama’s first July 4??
I was forced to watch this movie since it was our team movie for this month. First day evening show, not even half the theater was full, and many left by interval itself.
And the movie was plain garbage, 1000 times worse than the Tamil version. Sheer torture. Sify was a lot generous to give 1/2 star rating. I would have given negative rating for this. Not a single scene was funny or even bearable for that matter. Got a feeling like I was in Mental hospital for 3 hours. What a trash!!
You write: the movie was plain garbage,
Agree. Sick garbage.
Just left the movie hall (2:30 ET).
Kamalahassan seems out of ideas these days. He’s remaking “A Wednesday” in Tamil as “Unnaipol Oruvan” and in Telugu as “Eenadu” and he loves himself so much that he’s playing Naseeruddin Shah’s character in both movies 😀
1. We’ve seen A Wednesday…decent movie.
2. You write: Kamalahassan seems out of ideas these days.
True, but then these are unimaginative dolts.
tamil version is a atypical masterpiece.
Tamil version is typical Kollywood rubbish.
Few of the reviewers seem to realize that KI is a remake of Pammal K.Sambandam
“tamil version is a atypical masterpiece.”
Fanboy-dom is still alive and well I see. 😀
Fanboy-dom and its twin sibling fan clubs are more typical of Tamils than other ethnic groups in India.
After all, how many fan clubs do Abhishek Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, SRK or Akshay Kumar have?
Must be something in the water Tamils drink.
Of course, we also believe Tamil film stars actively encourage and support fan clubs to further their ‘larger’ goals.
“Of course, we also believe Tamil film stars actively encourage and support fan clubs to further their â€˜largerâ€™ goals.”
What larger goals might they be, I fail to see. The likes of Kamal, Rajini, Ajith, Vijay, Dhanush, Sibi, Simbu, Bambu, and G**ndoo belong to the categories of “G**nd mein dum nahin, hum kisi se kum nahin” (I lack guts, but I am second to none) when it comes to achieving “larger goals” for e.g. ENTERING POLITICS.
You write: What larger goals might they be, I fail to see.
Some like Vijay have made no secret of their political ambitions while others like Rajinikanth straddle the fence for whatever ‘strategic reason’ and keep the fans guessing.
As for the others, who knows what dreams lie under their quiet facades.
Plus, the various clubs (offline and online too these days) make noise, plant favorable reviews and post positive comments on blogs that attempt to reinforce the image of the stars/movies and generate more publicity, the oxygen for the stars. For instance, see the first comment for Villu.
“Some like Vijay have made no secret of their political ambitions while others like Rajinikanth straddle the fence for whatever â€™strategic reasonâ€™ and keep the fans guessing.”
I never heard that Vijay made no secrets of his political ambitions, and if he does fulfill his ambitions, then good luck to him and he’d better not screw up. That said, I always doubt those who talk ever actually walking it. I am not sure if Vijaykanth or Chiranjeevi (or Mr. Dousar Paandi, aka Ramarajan of “Karagattakkaran” fame) ever voiced vocally about joining politics when they ruled their film world, but they did join politics and Chiranjeevi did a lot of good in Andhra Pradesh.
“Plus, the various clubs (offline and online too these days) make noise, plant favorable reviews and post positive comments on blogs that attempt to reinforce the image of the stars/movies and generate more publicity, the oxygen for the stars.”
That kind of “kirukkuthanam” (foolish behavior) has forever defined the archetypal Tamil movie fanboy. Back in the 90’s, many of these morons were movie critics for national newspapers like “The Hindu.” You’d see the kind of spin-doctoring that’s prevalent in politics and would have a better chance seeing a purple cow than read a negative review of movies starring Rajinikanth or Kamalahassan or even reading a mention of their movies being a remake of a Hindi (read: Dirty Aryan) movie. Even if they did mention the part about the remake part, they’d never miss to add an extra anecdote, for e.g. “(insert movie name) is a much improved/crisper version of the original Hindi version.”
“For instance, see the first comment for Villu.”
If you lived in Tamil Nadu, you’d be worried about your health for your scathing comments and that’s no joke.
The “Bakery scandal” (a parody of Pokkiri) on “Lollu Sabha” (broadcast on Vijay TV, I guess) and the response unleashed by Vijay’s fanboys upon Vijay’s instructions is well-known.
1. You write: If you lived in Tamil Nadu, you’d be worried about your health for your scathing comments and that’s no joke
Neither you nor other readers have any notion of the extent of unceasing, vicious attacks unleashed on our servers.
So many times we’ve thought of throwing in the towel. 🙁
2. Bakery Scandal? Will check it out later today.
shadowfax_arbit: Sify was a lot generous to give 1/2 star rating
Same sify gave 3 1/2 stars.
The review you cite above is actually from IndiaFM/Hungama, which is actively involved in promoting the film.
The review cited by shadowfax_arbit is different and can be found here.
“Bakery Scandal? Will check it out later today.”
Here is the episode in 3 parts.
P.S. Don’t forget to read the comments posted there 😀
They take quite a few liberties attacking Vijay himself and not his character (such blasphemy indeed). Long story short- The ‘Bakery’ episode angered Vijay, his daddy dear, and his fans to such an extent that they coerced a public apology on television from the show’s producers. A monumental “victory” for freedom of speech.
BTW, did you guys check out Abhay Deol’s ‘DEV D’ (a modern version of the classic, Devdas)? He’s emerging into a pretty solid actor, and Mahi Gill (love those Sikh ‘kuris’) reminds me of a young and nubile Tabu. I’m watching it as I type and it looks good so far.
1. Watched all three episodes from links above.
The parody’s not bad but no great shakes either. Guess, it’s not easy to mock those in high places considering their thin skin.
Most of the comments are plain junk.
2. Is Tabu still single? 😉
3. As we said a few months back, Abhay Deol is the only young Deol who can act. Seen his Manorama Six Feet Under a.k.a Chinatown (Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway)
StrYngLad74, these days even some bloggers are forming fan clubs. KKali muthiduthu.
“these days even some bloggers are forming fan clubs.”
Okay. In case you’re wondering, I never said forming fan clubs is bad. It’s “fanboy-dom” that mirrors religious fanaticism that irks me. When you can beat up people, torch yourself, or cut yourself up for a person who, for all intents and purposes, PRETENDS to be someone on the screen, you’ve got issues.
Hii! to all, i want to discuss on kambakkat ishq reviews. Actually i’ve seen this movie and not found bore the way critics are hammering. why always critics hammer Akshay kumar…? this is very entertaining movie and what i feel that we youngsters are bored with typical shahrukh khan movies.. same adarsh pati, lover boy….. we need change and Kambakkat ishq is good commercial movie with something new. i would like to tell critics like Taran Adarsh & nikhat khazmi to change their frame of mind…. this is changing india & we need change , we don’t want shahrukh khan and plzzzz don’t be so supportive to shahrukh khan & his movies. If you people can’t do their jobs properly then we need new critics for indian cinema.what i also think is AKSHAY KUMAR is better actor than shahrukh khan in every sense. Don’t bother or go with these Faltu critics GO WATCH KAMBAKKAT ISHQ fearlessly, its fultu PAISA VASOOL MOVIE
If only your parents had heard of birth control before you were born. 🙁
StrYngLad74, whenz ‘Unnai pol Oruvan’ releasing ?
Is Kamal playing a Muslim guy in this, his beard says that.
this weekend is spoil weeekend for me.two days before i saw transformer 2 movie was utter washout movie.hero of this movie was looking like sick man,tried, and ridiculous acting.both the direction and screenplay were utter worst.there is no logic in this movie.i want my money back. next day, i watched public enimes was another waste of time.it was same usual filmS like american ganester,departed,suck my ball()german movie).it was totally copied from suck my ball(german movie).johnny depp fails to deliever in this acting and looking like tried,old man and absouletly ridiculuous acting.THATS ONLY,JOHNNY DEPP DIDN’T GET ANY OSCAR AWARD. christan bale was another waste fellow and his all OF THIS movies are totally flop in the box ofice.screenplay was another worst part.i cannot tolerate movies like these.another god damn day was KI .IF I FIND AKSHAY KUMAR ,I WILL KILL HIM.TOLLAY BELOW AVERAGE MOVIE………………………AUDIENCE,PL SUPPORT GOOD QUALITY FILMS LIKE SLUMDOG MILLONAIRE,UP,WALLE AND THE READER.KOREN FILM S AND CHINNESE FILM WERE FAR BETTER THAN HOLLYWOOD MOVIES AND BOLLYWOOD
Sometimes, it’s difficult to appreciate movies unless you have a good deal of exposure to the local culture.
Americans are fascinated with gangster movies because of characters like Dillinger (who inspired Public Enemies), Bonnie & Clyde and the strong presence of the Mob (Mafia) in big cities like NYC and Chicago until fairly recently.
Raghu said: “StrYngLad74, whenz â€˜Unnai pol Oruvanâ€™ releasing?”
I have no idea when it’s releasing. There’s a brief teaser clip on You Tube.
Raghu said: “Is Kamal playing a Muslim guy in this, his beard says that.”
Unnaipol Oruvan is a remake of “A Wednesday”, where Naseeruddin Shah’s (whose role Kamal is going to portray) identity is never revealed with respect to religion and this aspect is critical to the message the movie conveys. I doubt if Kamal is going to deviate from that.
That said, just cos he’s sporting a beard doesn’t mean he’s playing a Muslim. He sported one in “Sathya” and “Nammavar” too and he didn’t play a Muslim in those movies.
first came singh is king then chandini chowk to china and now itz kambhakt ishq. these movies seems to be a part of akshay’s awful movie trilogy. these movies were Nothing but height of stupidity.
To young sameer sharma, plz don’t associate this movie with changing India. if u like watching senseless movies, watch it,enjoy it,recommend it to ur friends, do watever with it. but when our young generation says we need change it doesn’t mean we want crap.
Frankly speaking your taste of movies seems to be awful.
I m no fan of shahrukh, hrithik etc but still find very odd when someone calls this movie paisa vasool.
This movie is paisa vasool for only two persons : akshay kumar and kareena kapoor.
You write: This movie is paisa vasool for only two persons : akshay kumar and kareena kapoor.
Kambakkht Ishq team to celebrate in style