Movie Reviews; Dishkiyaoon (2014) *Harman Baweja - Sunny Deol*

Directed bySanamjit Singh Talwar
Produced byShilpa Shetty
Sunil Lulla
StarringSunny Deol
Harman Baweja
Ayesha Khanna
Prashant Narayanan
Aditya Pancholi
Music byPalash Muchhal (Music Review)
StudioEssential Sports & Media
Distributed byEros International

Bollywood Hungama (Taran Aadarsh):
Come to think of it, the trailer makes you believe that the debutant director is sure to spring a couple of surprises, but the predicament is DISHKIYAOON is marred by a laborious screenplay that doesn't seem to go anywhere. There's a twist in the tale towards the final moments of the film, but barring this sequence as well as the emotional outburst by Harman, the film doesn't really work. In addition, like most first-time efforts, the substance takes a backseat, while style takes precedence here. Ideally, it should've been the other way around. On the whole, DISHKIYAOON misses the mark! Rating 1.5/5
Diskhiyaoon makes for an intense, quick viewing barring the illogicalities in the script which crop up at a few instances. The research is solid, the direction is swift and the acting is above average. But the action sequences transform Diskhiyaoon from an average film to an above average film. Give it a try, you might be surprised. Rating 2.5/5
 Times Of India (Meena Iyer):
The boy too has no remorse about choosing a life of crime. Almost making it seem like he has chosen candy. Though he is born middle-class and respectable, he happily apes Rocky, Tony, Khaleefa and such others. Please note, none of the mafia dons instill fear, nor do they endear. They just talk, shoot and then talk some more, lulling you into sleep. For an action thriller, the narrative pace is so languid, you can take your popcorn and pee break between the times when two bullets are fired. Rating 1.5/5
 Bollywood Life (Namrata Thakker):
Shilpa’s debut production venture lacks a gripping story and logic. Harman’s Harminator avatar isn’t impressive except for when he is shirtless and flaunting his torso. The climax of the film is actually interesting. But it would have been so much better if the story leading to the climax had made any sense. Want to test your patience – go watch Dishkiyaoon! Rating 2/5
 Indian Express (Shubhra Gupta):
When a film is called ‘Dishkiyaaoon’, you know that the people involved with it were clueless about what to name it. Two and half hours later (the running time of the film), I’m equally clueless about many things, but mostly this: just why was it made? Rating 0.5/5
 NDTV (Saibal Chaterjee):
A gangster flick with a complement of dark, twisted characters and a plot burdened with an overload of twists, Dishkiyaoon is high on style but low on substance.In Dishkiyaoon, there isn’t a single figure that springs out of the too-clever-by-half but essentially vacuous screenplay and imprints himself on the mind. This is Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra’s first production and they should have come out with all guns blazing. Sadly, the fireworks stop with the name of the film. Rating 2/5
 Masala (Lokesh Dharmani):
Dear Producer Shilpa Shetty, We understand your better half, Raj Kundra is a multi-millionaire. Please go buy a yacht, a villa, an island maybe, go blow it up in LA or splurge on expensive brands in Paris. But please, pretty please, picture-me-on-my-knees-please, don’t make films like Dishkiyaoon. Yours truly A pained critic. Rating 1/5
 Rediff (Nishi Tiwari):
The comic punches in Dishkiyaoon are too few and far between, plot twists make little sense and are saddled with glaring loopholes. The film’s climax will take you by surprise. Which is not to say that it’s a well-made thriller. It just means that you got so engrossed in trying to make sense of this haphazardly put-together story, you didn’t have much time to realise there’d be the big reveal at the end of it for you to apprehend. Rating 2/5
 Gulf News (Manjusha RadhaKrishnan)
This mobster drama, touted as Baweja’s comeback vehicle after his 2009 debacle What’s Your Rashee?, is laughable and unintentionally funny. The gangsters in this drama speak in rhymes and riddles. These wannabe wiseguys pull the trigger only after delivering a pompous line or two. What redeems this film is the eventful pace. There’s gang wars, drugs being smuggled from Iran and copious tears shed during heartbreak (yes, gangsters have hearts too). Sadly, this viewer had reached a stage where she was beyond caring. Rating 1.5/5
 Koi Moi (Mohar Basu):
Dishkiyaoon is a film that is at best can be described as convoluted mess. Told in a linear fashion, the film is flat. With nothing alluring or inspired in the movie, teamed with bad music and worse acting, you absolutely must give this film a miss for your own good. Just a bad Friday, let it pass. Rating 0.5/5


Skip it if possible!


0.0 - 0.9 - Better dying than watching it..  
1.0 - 1.4 - Skip it..  
1.5 - 1.9 - Skip it if possible..  
2.0 - 2.4 - Watch only if you have nothing else to do..  
2.5 - 2.9 - Only one time watch..  
3.0 - 3.4 - Absolute Recommendation!  
3.5 - 3.9 - A Must Watch!  
4.0 - 4.4 - Watch before you die..  
4.5 - 5.0 - A Masterpiece..  


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