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Friday, June 26, 2009

New York Movie Review


Overall Rating: 3.05/5

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Ratings: 2/5 Reviewer:Rajeev Masand Site:IBNLive
New York wants to be a meaningful film about a relevant issue, but the makers don't seem to have the courage in their convictions. As a result, it's evenly 'commercialised' with all the trappings of a typical Bollywood potboiler. In the end, the only bits that engage are the early campus scenes where all three actors are only required to play versions of themselves.I'm going with a generous two out of five for director Kabir Khan's New York. But watch the excellent Pakistani film Khuda Kay Liye to see how a terrific script and convincing performances can go a long way in telling a similar story. This film, unfortunately, lacks both.

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Ratings: 4/5 Reviewer:Taran Adarsh Site:BollywoodHungama
NEW YORK, helmed by Kabir Khan, attempts to be as real as possible. A tale of friendship, with terrorism as the wallpaper, NEW YORK hits you like a ton of bricks at several points in the narrative. In fact, there was a possibility that NEW YORK may turn out to be a dry experience, a documentary perhaps, but the drama is so well structured and so gripping that you get sucked into the world of Sam, Omar and Maya from its inception.On the whole, NEW YORK is amongst the finest films produced by Yash Raj. At the box office, there's no stopping this one. Go for it now!

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Ratings: 4/5 Reviewer:Nikhat Kazmi Site:TimesofIndia
Since the fun and games of the first half build up to a gripping climax which sees Katrina pitching in the best performance of her entire career, while John showcases a side of him that lives beyond the muscle and brawn. But the show stopper of the film is Neil who creates such a winsome character in Omar, torn between his conflicting loyalties -- to friendship and sanity -- and the pain of an unreciprocated love for `katto' Katrina. And how can we forget Irrfan, ever dependable and forever watchable, with a special ability to add that extra something to any and every role. Absolutely delightful, with his distaste for pasta! Go for it. It's topical, meaningful and entertaining, all at the same time now!

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Ratings: 1/5 Reviewer:Raja Sen Site:Rediff
Director Kabir Khan's new film tries hard to make a point, loses it in a weak, seemingly unending plot executed by a group of pretty performers each competing for a Worst Actor Award, and finally ends by spelling the name of President Barack Obama as Barrack. And all this nonsense in a film exasperatingly infatuated with slow-motion, so that even the lousy climax takes a while to kick in.Shall we talk of plot? Oh, let's not. Suffice it to say that this is a dreadfully weak rehash of Anurag Basu's gripping Gangster
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Ratings: 2.5/5 Reviewer:Gaurav Malani Site:Indiatimes
New York opens on an intriguing note with Omar’s attempts to infiltrate into Sameer’s life. The ensuing chemistry between the characters keeps you riveted till the movie takes an interesting (though palpable) twist at the interval point.As the last frame closes amidst the Yash Raj mascot of maple leaves, you just wish the film had a lot more grit, the characters had a lot more depth and the treatment had a lot more sensitivity. Alas New York fails to break new grounds on that note.
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Ratings: 3/5 Reviewer:Joginder Tuteja Site:Nowrunning
When a hardcore commercial flick gets a standing ovation and a huge round of applause at the end of the show, you know that there is something definitely right that the director has done. In this regard, Kabir Khan can take a bow because he has done exceedingly well in making a film that is not frivolous, has a message and still carries enough commercial ingredients to reach out to masses as well as classes.His "New York" is a gripping dramatic thriller that has all the trappings to finally end the drought that Bollywood has been facing for an entire year so far.
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Ratings: 3/5 Reviewer:Abhishek Mande Site:Buzz18
Indeed, Kabir Khan has a good story to tell and narrates it quite effectively. However, he often resorts to clichés especially in cinematography and the plot.I would not go to the extent of saying that this is an exceptionally brilliant film. But as someone who knows something about Bollywood films and entertainment in India, I can say New York is a film with a heart. It is a film that gives us hope and reminds us that there is always a room for a little bit of forgiveness, compassion and love. Just for telling us that, I'd say you watch New York this Friday.
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Ratings: 5/5 Reviewer:Martin D Souza Site:Glamsham
New York for Oscars. Definitely. Take a bow Kabir Khan. Your work is excellent. Kabir, who says, he was in the US two days before 9/11 and saw first-hand the chaos that followed was stirred enough to work on this film. His second name is Khan! Immediately after the Twin Towers were targeted, the FBI picked up innocent civilians bearing Muslim names as suspects. What happened in captivity? Kabir tells a poignant tale.
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Ratings: 3/5 Reviewer:Ashok Nayak Site:Nowrunning
Kabir Khan deserves credit for directing New York with such dexterity and precision. There's no denying that, finally after a long time, probably the first time in 2009, a movie can be termed as a must-watch. The first half is good, the initial few reels are fun-filled, the characters are established pretty quickly and the pace is good . The well narrated first half is followed by an equally fascinating and enthralling second, there sure is a dip in pace post-interval and a few unnecessary sequences could have been edited out, but then no movie is completely flawless.
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