Movie Critics Bugger Abhishek’s Players

Flop king Abhishek Bachchan can go only one way in Bollywood.

Down, down, down.

Predictably enough, the clown’s latest film Players is drawing withering scorn from critics.

Here’s what a gaggle of critics had to say on Players:

* Deccan Chronicle:

The audience’s intelligence is insulted throughout in this endless horror show of pyromaniacal explosions, a stupendously silly heist of Rumanian gold from a Russian train, oodles of jiggery pokery on computer screens…

* IndiaFM/Bollywood Hungama:

[I]t is deficient of a captivating screenplay. Also, the film could have done with judicious trimming for an enhanced impact. I for one went in with colossal expectations, but came out feeling downcast and disheartened.

* Times of India:

Another major reason why Players fails to impress is thanks to the mediocre performances by its entire cast. Abhishek Bachchan is passable but lacks the attitude to carry a suave character like this. Bobby Deol, in his extended special appearance, appears disinterested and carries a look which seemingly says ‘why-am-I-overshadowed-by-Abhishek-Bachchan?’ Neil Nitin Mukesh fails to take advantage of the abundant scope that his role offers. Also he lacks the menace that his character demands. Bipasha Basu’s role seems just an extension of Race. Sikander Kher lacks screen presence. Omi Vaidya is funny at instances but is getting repetitive. Sonam Kapoor should never attempt to seduce or dance or deliver dialogues. In short, she should call it quits.

* DNA:

This is B-movie paradise. The writing is juvenile, the dialogues a joke, the acting over-the-top, yet everyone seems to be taking themselves so seriously, you can’t help but see the funny side to it.

Sure, the critics may have found a positive thing or two to say but the overall feeling with Players is one of disappointment.

3 Responses to "Movie Critics Bugger Abhishek’s Players"

  1. Hari Jr   January 6, 2012 at 11:10 am

    As expected given the presence of Abhishek Bachchan, Bipasha Basu, Sonam Kapoor & other like-minded buffoons.

    Don’t you think it is a perfect start for the New Year 2012?? πŸ˜‰ Responds:

    It’d have been surprising if Bollywood tried something classy rather than its usually tacky stuff.

    Chinese movies are watched the world over.

    Korean crime movies get oohs and aahs the world over.

    Japanese films have won acclaim the world over.

    French films have never ceased to charm audiences the world over.

    Swedish productions are enjoyed the world over.

    Au contraire, Indian movies are watched only by the Indian idiots and the diaspora in Amreeka, UK, Australia etc.

    People get the movies they deserve. Sick people get sick movies!

  2. kreacher   January 6, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    I chanced upon a “between the shows” snippet on one of the Indian channels on TV the other day.

    Abhishek Bachchan was explaining that he learned a very important lesson about horses early in life.

    Apparently the first time he sat on a horse it threw him off. The trainer told him to immediately get back on the horse or else he would be afraid of horse-riding for the rest of his life.

    He probably applies this advice even in his professional career. He doesn’t take a hint after a numbing array of flops – everytime his movie flops, he just gets on another movie and makes that flop too.

    I guess the part of the anecdote that Abhishek left out was that the horse threw him off again, as did every other horse he tried to mount. Responds:

    Good Lord, this is the first time we’ve heard of an Ass mounting a Horse. πŸ˜‰

    And repeatedly at that.

    Strange things do happen in Incredible India with frightening regularity!

    • kreacher   January 6, 2012 at 7:38 pm

      Good Lord, this is the first time we’ve heard of an Ass mounting a Horse. πŸ˜‰

      Isn’t that how you would get a mule? Actually it has to be a mare rather than a horse, but still … Responds:

      If you look at the chronicles of history, inglorious Asses have been mounting both Horses and Mares.

      Think of the mad Roman emperor Caligula, for instance (On one unforgettable night, he’s said to have taken the virginity of both the bride and the bridegroom on their wedding night while the guests were assembled below! No kidding).

      Perhaps Frederick the Great too.

      Catherine the Great was of a different sort. Rumor has it that Catherine gave up the ghost while being mounted by a horse!

      Did someone say history is boring! πŸ˜‰

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