Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Review of What's Your Rashee..

Sanjeev Kumar had Naya Din Nayee Raat, Kamal Hassan had Dashavatar, and PC has What's your Rashee.. EXCEPT , that PC has not quite learnt her craft enough to be 12 different people - yet.

The story has potential, but lacks the punch required to make it a full feature film. The logic of seeing one girl from each Raashi does not quite... come across.

Harman Baweja has a freshness to his presence that is quite nice. He also, to my humble eyes, appears to be an actor to watch out for. PC is a good performer and a not so good actress. Meaning, she has screen presence, but she does not quite impress as an actress. 12 roles is soooo beyond her current prowess as an actress, that i am surprised she overestimated herself.

The other actors barely get any screen time. Even the characteristics of each raashi dont quite make it to the screen, only the 12 looks of Priyanka. The makeup and the costumes deserve special mention. It is not easy to create 12 different looks for a single person, but the effort is very commendable.

To Ashutosh Gowarikar : Forget about what my rashee is dude, what's your point???

If the idea is to make a slapstick comedy with some socially relevant content thrown in, the socially relevant content works, the pointless comedy does not. Sure, there are guys who want to decide their shaadi on the basis of 12 raashis, but Harman Baweja looks too intelligent to be one of them. And so do we.

Final Rating: Nah. Does not work.


जगदीश भाटिया said...

संजीव कुमार जैसी अभिनय क्षमता शायद ही किसी कलकार में हो।
जिन कलाकारों ने अभी तक कोई एक रोल बढ़िया तरीके से ना किया हो उनसे १२ रोल्स में कुछ उम्मीद भी नहीं लगायी जा सकती।

जगदीश भाटिया said...

कृपया साईडबार में आईना का नया पता लगा लें

Swapna Raghu Sanand said...

Nice review, every one told me to avoid it but I too think Harman Baweja seemed to have done justice to the role and that too in a refreshing way.

BK Chowla said...

Thank you ,but with two names attached to this film,I will still watch it....PC and Gowarikar

Hopeless Romantic said...

i was so keenly waited for this movie...but going by the reviews...it seems a big let down...


PS: I hope you didn't mind my reply comment on the latest post on the blog. It was an instinctive (but honest) reply to your comment ! Cheers!

N said...

I am so desperately waiting for really good movies to be released. Every time I wait for some movie, the reviews turn me away from the theatres. Now I am so waiting for wake up Sid. Hope it works out fine.

Peenuts said...
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Peenuts said...

Nice review. Can i put it on my website www.bestreviews4u.net (under ur name of course)? Do let me know.

Onkar said...

Good review.

How Do said...

Jagdeesh ji: :-) sahi kaha aapne.
sidebar ka pata theek karti hoon..

Hi Swapna: Glad u agree!!

Chowla Sir: You will like the Gowarikar touch.

Hi Amit: :-) you may still want to give it a shot. Movie mein romance to hai!
Re. the reply.. ur blog, your right.

Hi N: All the Best with Wake up Sid!

HI Peenuts: Absolutely! next time, dont even ask. Please use my real name though.. pls email me if u r not sure of my real name..

Onkar ji: Thank you!

The Phosgene Kid said...

For slapstick you can't beat the Three Stooges. Nyuck, nyuck, nyuck!!!

preeti said...


The Phosgene Kid said...

I had a rashee once, but some topical ointment took care of the problem and now my skin looks great.

Want to see goofy foreign films with no point, try the Shaw Brothers from China. Great Kung Fu, but when the movie is over you wonder what it was actually about.

How do we know said...

Hi Phos: LOL at both ur comments..

Hi Preeti: :-) thode promo interviews sune hote to shayad pata chal jaata...