Saturday, July 04, 2009

Kambakkth Ishq


Rating : 2/10
Release Date : 3rd July, 2009
Time : 142 minutes
Director : Sabbir Khan; Writer : Sabbir Khan, Ishita Moitra; Music : Anu Malik
Starring : Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor, Aftab Shivdasani, Amrita Arora, Vindu Dara Singh and Guest Appearances by Sylvester Stallone, Denise Richards, Boman Irani, Kirron Kher, Brandon Routh


All the beautiful locations, the Hollywood stars guest appearances, the cool threads, the various long legs, lingerie and swimsuit shots, the repeated use of swear words cannot hide the fact that the movie is an asinine farce, running on empty, with no script worthy of its name, no plot, nothing holding the film together. Everything in the movie reeks of trying to be big, bigger than anything before – the stunts, the Hollywood biggies, the completely unnecessary locations (the whole Italy shoot was redundant). The sad thing is that the current movie-starved audience may still make this one a commercial success...kambakkth luck !


Akshay Kumar, super stuntman hates Kareena (a part time model who is trying to be a surgeon). Just to emphasize that point and ensure no one doubts this fact, they call each other bitch/dog/bastard a couple of dozen times. At one point, though, Kareena has to perform an operation on Akshay and mistakenly leaves her musical watch (which plays ‘om mangalam’) inside him. Then she has to pretend to be in love with him to retrieve it. That’s really about it. Except there are many stupid sub-plots to accomodate Aftab Shivdasani, Amrita Arora, Kirron etc etc

Kareena pouts as only she can, shows off her long legs, her size zero figure and cleavage repeatedly. No complaints so far. Akshay, though, is so way over the top, – right from his clothes, which reek of someone desperately trying to be cool, to his very jerky and loud acting, that it makes you cringe. He seems to have lost his way. He’s much better than this and I wish he would do a pure, slick action thriller and not farcical comedies.


Its loud, screechy, makes you laugh about once per 25 attempts, vulgar in parts, completely implausible in all other parts. The kids and all of those with a similar IQ loved it. All others will hate it and will think twice before watching the next Akshay starrer, especially after its coming so close to his previous turkeys.

P.S. There’s plenty of eye candy throughout the film but the sheer number of such shots and the swear words really make me question the U certificate.

5 comments:

Bala Girisaballa said...

Apurv, this review comes one day too late! The Bangalore IIM junta is planning to go together for this today. Kk is seeing a Bollywood movie after 15 yrs ;-)

rhythm fadia said...

i cant believe u went for this movie :)
n ya, m stil around, also i have ur link on my blog...so wen u write a post i get updated :)

Meena said...

"asinine farce" --- oooouucch! i felt it was a little too much.
I totally like the movie and loved watching the beautiful LA with kareena flaunting good designer wear and shoes and wow - it was nice. Who cares about the story when you have 2 good looking people to watch?!
I think defenitely your review had my expectations too low but frankly i liked it. It was fun.

RamtaJogi said...

I think you will love this illustration of the movie. :)

http://www.thevigilidiot.com/2009/07/04/kambakkht-ishq-review/

Bala Girisaballa said...

Apurv, sorry missed your sms - wanted to comment on this. I agree on the curse words - they were particularly abusive because some of the dialogues were just a curse word with a pause before and after. A bit awkward.

But the 1st half had enough laughter and we enjoyed it.