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Players Hindi Movie Review

Players
Players Rating:  2.3/5

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Ratings:2.5/5 Reviewer:Rajeev Masand Site:IBNLive
There’s an uncomfortable truth about Abbas-Mustan’s latest film Players that few critics will admit to – it’s not all bad! This fast-paced khichdi of two previous Italian Job movies and the director duo’s own last film Race has so much going on all at once that you’re left with little time to dwell on the gaping plot holes, the laughable dialogue, and the wooden performances. Unlike Don 2 recently, which openly aped action scenes and the very look and feel of polished Hollywood blockbusters, Players is a distinctly Bollywood-ised remake that celebrates its corny humor, and even throws a love-triangle into a heist plot.I’m going with two-and-a-half out of five for Abbas-Mustan’s Players. What could have been a satisfying entertainer doesn’t quite achieve its potential.
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 Ratings:2/5 Reviewer:Taran Adarsh Site:Bollywood Hungama
First things first! PLAYERS is an escapist fare, packed with ingredients that are considered mandatory in a Bollywood film. PLAYERS stays true to their style, but the twists here aren't the type that shock, amaze or astonish. One of the twists -- about the double crosser -- does catch you by surprise, but the remaining ones don't and that's where the screenplay falters. It's a screenplay of convenience. The manner in which the gang sets out to execute the heist in Russia seems like a cakewalk or child's play, which is so damn difficult to absorb.On the whole, PLAYERS rides mainly on the clout of its credible director duo [Abbas-Mustan], daredevil stunts and stunning visuals. But, most importantly, it is deficient of a captivating screenplay. Also, the film could have done with judicious trimming for an enhanced impact. I for one went in with colossal expectations, but came out feeling downcast and disheartened.
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Ratings:3.5/5 Reviewer:Nikhat Kazmi Site:Times Of India
The Italian Job has been entertaining its viewers as amongst Hollywood's most fascinating thriller films.Can you expect something like this from our desi Players, a supposedly Indian vision of the Italian Job? Eventually, it is Neil Nitin Mukesh (Spider), the ultimate no-strings-attached man, wild gambler at heart with a twist in the soul and tango in the feet, who slam dances his way away as the ultimate crook. Music by Pritam is good while it lasts. Some editing sorely needed, visual imagery quite polished, and the look as usual is of new age Bollywood. All you brave Indian filmmakers, do pick up classics, but first, get a bit classic yourself and learn about cult film making which is so much different from commercial cinema. You'll find the difference. Your Bollywood ventures like Players end up like cold cuts - stylishly done - are so different from piping hot goulash.
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Ratings:2/5 Reviewer:Sukanya Verma Site:Rediff
The real problem with Players this official remake of The Italian Job is that instead of reproducing a perfectly nuanced screenplay as it is, it tries to act too smart, with excessive elements and needless tampering, in the process making a complete fool of itself. Why can't you stick to the plan, Bollywood? What you can rely on is the same old zigzag slyness that is more Race than Italian Job. Luckily the action sequences, while not many, aren't too bad. Did I say lacklustre? That's also how I'd sum up most of the Players of this rather long enterprise. For Abhishek Bachchan, the wise guy with a smirk, stubble and sun glasses, this is a role he can now play in his sleep. I have an inkling he is.
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Ratings:2.5/5 Reviewer:Omar Qureshi Site:Zoom Review Show
Ratings:Game Over(1/5) Reviewer:Kunal Guha Site:Yahoo
Desi versions of Hollywood thrillers are like ‘first copy’ bootlegs from Thailand. They initially look approximately the same but later the threads begin to wriggle out. So when director duo, Abbas-Mustan took on ‘The Italian Job’ with Players, Benny Hill became Neil Nitin Mukesh, everyone double-crossed and obvious lines were exchanged with a grim face.  But our bad boys are, firstly, not all boys and their badness is mostly restricted to the leather jackets rented from MJ’s ‘Bad’ music video. But a remake of ‘The Italian Job’ which makes the defining chase sequence look like a rickshaw chugging over monsoon-corroded roads refutes both these rationales. Players is definitely a job taken not so seriously.
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Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Piyali Das Gupta Site:NDTV
Players, the official remake of Hollywood’s heist flick The Italian Job (itself a remake of a British caper film of the same name) is no frame-by-frame copy. There’s enough desi masala to make it an entertaining action flick.Players ends up as a fun weekend flick, especially for action buffs.n the second half, the movie meanders and you almost wish Abbas-Mustan would have trimmed some of the desi fat to enhance the impact of the movie.I’ll go with 3 stars for this out-and-out entertaining flick.
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Ratings:2/5 Reviewer:Soumyadipta Banerjee Site:DNA
Well, Abbas-Mustan are those students who indeed copy from a topper, and still manage to fail. The duo would have been better off making their own original film. Because when you've watched the original, there are some expectations, and Players fails to even deliver a decent Bollywood version of the original. The awful acting, painful dialogues and tedious special effects do not help the cause of this washed out Bollywood remake.The saving grace of the film happens to be its action, but it can only earn the film half a star. Players is a forgettable experience and it has to be the worst to come out of Abbas-Mastan’s stables
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Ratings:1.5/5 Reviewer:Shubhra Gupta Site:Indian Express
'Players’ comes off as a dismal first for Abbas-Mustan, with a flat script, flatter action scenes, and the flattest bunch of actors, all milling about in one film.You’d think with a ready tried-and-tested template, and Abbas-Mustan’s own skill-sets, ‘Players’ would keep things ticking swiftly over, at the very least. But practically from the beginning, dreariness settles upon the film, and refuses to lift. The A-M ingredients are all there. Characters with loose morals, women with too-tight, too-few clothes, item numbers where the twain twine. But the sharpness is missing. The badass-ness is missing. And the fun is missing.
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Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Daily Bhaskar Site:Dainik Bhaskar
Touted to be an official remake of Italian Job, Players however, cries out a difference as the story is served with a desi tadka. Also, new dimensions in terms of characterization have been added. Also, Players is technologically well-advanced than original Hollywood flick although, original is rich in terms of content. But, the flipside is the length of the film and performances which leaves an intelligent direction in dilemma. The lack of energy in the actors barring Bipasha and Neil leaves on yawning at most of the times. Direction by Abbas-Mustan, Cinematography and edgy plotline are the strong points. Music, dialogues, performances besides Bips and Neil are the weak points.On the whole, Players is not flawless but can be given a shot for once.
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62 comments:

  1. nikhat kazmi and taran adarsh are brother- sister!!!

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  2. Nikhat Kazmi can only count between 3 and 5 she seems to have written a bad review but still gives 3 star

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  3. Poor movie.. Surely gonna be a disaster.. I think nikhat kazmi doesn't have sense.. But taran adarsh have given 2/5 for this players.. That really surprised me..

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  5. its an absolute paisa vasool ENTERTAINER, if you are a fan of the original hollywood ITALIAN JOB you will agree this is a very decent adaptation by the duo Abbas-Mustan.
    - Rajeev Makhija

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  6. truly great hindi masala entertainer

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  7. Saw the film last night. It packs in more punches than Don 2 in terms of content and masala. Go in without a baggage and you will like it. May not be an outstanding film, but for sure a full on entertainer in the nature of big budget Bollywood extravaganza.

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  8. Rubbish waste of time and money abhishek cannot act...pls do not waste time

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  9. FIRST FLOP OF 2012

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  10. Indeed a flop...sad

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  11. Arre taran adarshko paise nahin diye honge na players ke producers ne isisliye warna is bhikhari ko 1rupayee bhi dedo saala dum daba ke 5 star dede ga.coming to the movie yeh toh kahin se bhi italian job ki hindi remake lagti hi nahin italian job was an amaizing movie and players is the most bad start bollywood can ever get in the starting of a new year very dissapointing movie.

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  12. Nikhat Kazmi is worse than Taran Adarsh

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  13. Don 2 much better than players
    Worst movie dont waste ur time and money.

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  14. abhishek needs to go home and look after his baby ...acting is not his scene at all...stiff,boring,can't dance,same old style of rapping...sic is an understatment

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  15. this is a very bakwash film of starting 2012 so plz do not weast ur time.

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  16. abbhi ko kaho ghar par rahe

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  17. mujhe samaj ni ata director caste hi kyn karte h abhishek ko.acting uske bs ki ni h.use kaho logon k paise waste na karwaye.ghar jaye aur apni beti ko khilaye

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  18. ek baat to saaf ho gi .abhishek bacchan actor h aur aishwarya uski wife h sirf isliye kynki uske father ka name amitabh bacchan h.

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  19. An absolutely third rate movie when you compare it with the original or the Mark Wahlberg version..the twists are predictable and boring. Putting Neil in the traitors role was like spilling the beans in advance after his Johny Gaddar role. Don2 is definitely a better movie in terms of story and screen play and also the character delineation..I mean why can't the protagonist be just bad (like in Don2) instead of having lofty ideas like building the world's largest orphanage !

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  20. bakwas movie...dont waste time for this...actions r gud

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  21. Don2 is much much better than players... Dont waste ur time on this.. Instead watch Don2 again..

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  22. players IS A GREAT MOVIE A MUST WATCH... DON IS GONE CASE:)

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  23. best movie abbas mastan duo has done it again... abhishek rocks...

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  24. mast movie hai bhai, ye critic saale bikey hue hain, apna to 4 star banta hai...

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  25. Its beter to watch Don 2 again

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  26. poor starting of 2012 bollywood

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  27. Worst film players bakwaas acting by sonam,boby .Y A IS BETER TO WATCH DON 2 IF YOU LIKE ACTION THRILLER

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  28. Don 2 is Great than players

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  29. nice movie, good acting by niel and bipasha, entetaining, better than don2, but alas abishiek should go to acting school as he forgot how 2 act

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  30. only nyc thing about dis movie is its location and spider....neil nitin mukesh gives a wonderful performance

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  31. taran adarsh ko bhi thoda gold de dete to 5 star de deta laalchi aadmi.. usne houseful ko 5 star diye the aur bola tha best comedy movie of the year... i hate him siince den. goin 2 watch players 2de,vl review afterwards.

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  32. copy of italian job
    but end gold car in 1 hr impossible

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  33. next copy dobber man gang :P
    i think the dogs would do better job there

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  34. blind rage Aankhen
    italian job player
    bruce all mighty god tusi great ho
    momento gajni tamil and hindi
    many more to follow

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  35. Always go with Rajeev masand reviews, Others don't have sense.

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  36. Rajeev Masand bakwaas critic hai .HE HAS GIVEN SINGHAM 2 STAR AND DON 2 2 STAR WHAT THE FUCK CRITIC HE IS .SINGHAM AND DON 2 IS VERY GOOD FILM Than Players he has given 2.5 what the fuck...IT DESERVE 1.5 STAR BAKWAAS ACTING .its beter to watch Don 2 the masala entertainer with good action thriller

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  37. Don 2 is Great Film And Player is worst film

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  38. Don 2 and Singham are very good film its true Rajeev Masand Chutiya Hain Gandu

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  39. I Think Players are Average Film but Don 2 is Good Film .PLAYERS DESERVE 2.2 STARS AND DON 2 3.4 STARS

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  40. Shah Rukh Khan acting is Very Good in Don 2 and Abhishek Bachan is zero in acting Ya its beter than watch Don 2 again

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  41. excellent movie ,must watch

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  42. PLAYERS is a brilliant superb start to 2012, dont go by the critics , its way more entertaining than DON2, some of the dialogues are very funny, the action is top notch, Abbas-mustan deliver thrills again the way they did in Race. only the music is not as good, but the film is total ENTERTAINMENT for anyone who calls himslf or Herself a Hindi movie Fan.

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  43. Just saw the film today. super entertainer. must watch for thriller Lovers and action buffs

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  44. yaar ye film to sirf bhukhe nange ko acting karvane k liye thi!!!!!!!!

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  45. all are Hakala's fans,Don-2 worst movie,SRK lets down the Don image..

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  46. Surprising....Taran Adarsh has given 2 stars while Rajeev Masand has given 2.5 stars....It seems like abbas mastan have given money to Rajeev Masand instead of Taran Adarsh

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  47. players for a fact comprise of all the stars who dont have hit to thier credit and have dared to work in italian job remake..hahahah

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  48. I am a big fan of Abbas Mustan’s movies, except Naqaab and Tarzan. Best thing about their movies , its hard to predict till the end ,but this time my prediction was right about the post interval part.
    But a good one to watch once, have all bollywood masala in Hollywood style.
    But still there are few things hard to digest. Performance wise everyone has failed to impress. Music is also a disappointing point and I think no need to use so much music in this type of movies.
    My Rating 2.5/5

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  49. watch just for the cool attitude of spider. . .rest is nt vry impressive

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  50. very bad movie, no comparison for italian job and players. Players is a piece of shit..

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  51. players is better than don2 and abhishek doing good job.
    don 2 me shahrukh ki acting ke liye mai yhi kahana chahunga baag bhosri ke don.

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  52. Anonymous said...
    players is better than don2 and abhishek doing good job.
    don 2 me shahrukh ki acting ke liye mai yhi kahana chahunga baag bhosri ke don.
    January 10, 2012 10:19 AM
    Bete apne najayz baap k bare me aysa
    nahi bolte..akhir srk tera baap hai..

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  53. this movie is better than don 2
    don 2 bakawas he iske age players is rocking movie 2012 hollywood ka baap he bollywood

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  54. Why some people saying this movie is any good ...the acting sucks ...the bad guy dies to easy ...bobby deol made him look like a lil girl..it doesn't even match the old version ....they need stop with copy crap...n come up with there own idea ....its a one star movie....

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  55. hey the 1st half s just awesome,but the casting was poor..and sonam s just like a child nd ddnt suite the charactor..but must watch movie..if the casting was good,would have been a super hit..

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  56. movie was ok..not bad.

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  57. very bad remake of italian job and to go with it a very weak star cast.Abhishek bachchan cannot carry lead role on his shoulders, his performance was very weak. If the movie had a bankable star, the movie would have been at least a commercial hit if not a critical one, if the movie had a good story without putting all the masala in it along with a good star cast it would have definitely been a hit.

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  58. Abhishek Bachan can't act to save his life
    The only reason he is in the film industry is bcoz of daddyji .
    I mean is there even one film where lil Bachan has carried himself
    Dostana was bcoz of John , Dhoom films were bcoz of the girls and the villians
    It must be a very hard job to stay in the shadow of Big B but it is better to cut your losses and accept defeat instead of being insulted every time ur film comes out .
    I can remember the one awards program where Big B was given award for best actor for paa and SRK asked Big B to show him the moves of the paa dance that one day I will probably be in the remake and abhishek took that badly, but in reality it's true why are Big B remakes going to SRK or Hritekh and not abhishek because he can't act and can't hold a solo film
    So why not quit the industry and look after Baby B coz everyone knows after Big B it will be Ash who brings in the money

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