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  • Khatta Meetha
    Kumar, who’s been in a slew of box office duds lately, throws himself into the role.
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    Cast:Akshay Kumar, Trisha, Rajpal Yadav, Urvashi Sharma, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Makrand Deshpande, Manoj Joshi, Johnny Lever

    Director:Priyadarshan

    Rating:**

    Priyadarshan remaking his Malayalam films into Hindi is an old story. So is his partnership with Akshay Kumar, whose penchant for playing an average joe is also old hat. So what’s new with `Khatta Meetha’, a remake of Mohanlal-Shobhana starrer ‘ Vellanakalude Nadu’? Kumar’s character Sachin Tichkule is a regular fellow all right, but not as bumbling and naïve as he’s been before. It’s not like he’s been cast in a mint-fresh die, but there’s just about enough to keep you going for its nearly three hours of running time. Just about.

    Tichkule ( Kumar) is the youngest of a family of crooked contractors, with the exception of his upright Gandhiwadi father ( Kharbanda). His brothers and brother-in-law are all corrupt and hand-in-glove with greedy politicians. Leaky bridges collapse, innocents die, and the gang keeps going merrily. Tichkule is not squeaky clean himself, and is not above bribing and threatening officials to get his cheques out, and contracts in.

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    Kumar, who’s been in a slew of box office duds lately (except for the moderately successful `Housefull’, which was early this year, all his last year’s films crashed), throws himself into the role, and well he might, given that he’s in practically every single scene. Dowdy bush-shirts, a cash-bag for the wrist, ropy sandals, and an old-fashioned umbrella make up Tickhule’s exterior, and even though Priyan is not known for his interiority, he manages to make Kumar a tad more interesting than he’s been recently.

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    awesome movieBy: abhishek rai | 24-Jul-2010 Reply | Forward i dont know why people not understand that this movie is a complete entertainer.it is comedy,serious and enotional film.and u will find what's happening in the name of development in india the only thing that people expectation is very huge from akshay kumar.and the role of sachin tuchkule is very good and the story is good as compare to housefull.the only problem is that people wont accept akshay kumar in diffrent role.from my point of view it is the best film of akshay kumar after singh is king
    KHATTA MEETHA IS EXCELLENT FARE!By: AMAR | 24-Jul-2010 Reply | Forward AKSHAY KUMAR AND PRIYADARSHAN HAS SUCESSFULLY CREATED A MOVIE FOR THE COMMON MAN, WHO WILL ENJOY WATCHING IT.IT CAN BE ENJOYED BY ANY INDIAN WHO LIVES IN A CITY, VILLAGE OR ABROAD. IT WILL ENTERTAIN MULTIPLEX AUDIENCES AND SINGLE-SCREEN AUDIENCES ALL OVER AS THE MOVIE HAS A MASS APPEAL. IF ANY CRITIC DOES NOT FEEL THE SAME THEN IT IS HIGH TIME THE EDITOR OR THE PAPER THAT HE WRITES FOR TO DOUBT HIS INTEGRITY OR HIS INTELIGENCE, AND MAY BE LAY HIM OFF. LOTS OF PEOPLE READ NEWSPAPERS AND CRITICS REVIEW BEFORE GOING TO WATCH A MOVIE. SO IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE COMMON MAN IS NOT MISLED FROM HAVING A GOOD MOVIE WATCHING EXPERIENCE. WHICH HE IS LOOKING OUT FOR. WHEN HE SEES THE MOVIE ON TELLY IN A FEW MONTHS HE WILL NOT WANT TO READ ANY REVIEW AGAIN AND BUY THE NEWS PAPER AGAIN. WHICH IS BAD NEWS FOR THE PAPER. SO SACK SUCH MOVIE REVIEWERS WHO HAVE LOST ALL SOUL TO VIEW ENTERTAINMENT OR INTEGRITY BEFORE THE PAPER LOOSES BUSINESS.
    tia piusBy: tia | 24-Jul-2010 Reply | Forward this is what is expected from gupte, you will give 3 to 4 stars for movies like MNIK. this movie is ok and watchable and the way she is commenting, gives the impression that before watching the movie only she will have preassume that this movie will not work and will have n no of negative points. in which movies now day we dont have obsecure secenes and highlighting this point to create negative impact is not good on that part of gupte
    directionless movieBy: atul chaudhari | 24-Jul-2010 Reply | Forward atleast the reviewer has given 2 stars but i swear it is not worth even single star. its a directionless, actingless,loud and irritating movie. its cheating to project the movie as fun and comic but there is hardly any comedy in it. plzzzz try to avoid this movie. its rotten, irritating and suffocating movie. priyadarshan plz take break.
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