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Cocktail Hindi Movie Review (Saif)

Cocktail Rating: 2.8/5

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Cocktail Movie Review


Ratings:2/5 Reviewer:Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN (IBNLive)
Alas, Cocktail, directed by Homi Adajania, is no saucy menage a trois, although it does involve three friends living together in London, a little too close for comfort. No, Cocktail falls firmly in the rom-com space. But even as the tone shifts uncomfortably from breezy, light-hearted fun, to heavy drama in the second half, you’re never in danger of actually caring for the cardboard characters in this empty souffle of a film. I’m going with two out of five for director Homi Adajania’s Cocktail. With the right ingredients in the right proportions, this might have made for a smooth concoction. But Cocktail is a mostly flat romance; one that could’ve done with more heart.
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Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Taran Adarsh Site:Bollywood Hungama
COCKTAIL is a complex film, which reflects the complexity and intricacies of human relationships. The highpoint of the film is the three sharply defined characters, besides, of course, the styling and visuals. But this slice-of-life film skids in the post-interval portions. In fact, if the first hour is absorbing, fascinating and pleasurable, hitting the right notes when required, the second hour is half as exciting as the first. What ails the film? Well, too many songs, an over-stretched story, the inconsistent screenplay, the beaten to death finale and the lethargic pacing. On the whole, COCKTAIL has a fascinating first half, charismatic performances, harmonious music and the trendy look and styling as its aces, but the second half is not as tempting or intoxicating as the first hour. It pales when compared to the attention-grabbing first hour.
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Ratings:2/5 Reviewer:Raja Sen Site:Rediff
All three genuinely do look like they're having a good time, this camaraderie making for a reasonably enjoyable first half -- with an upbeat, vibe.Actually, the second half of Cocktail borrows from every conceivable romantic cliche, featuring much boohooing and accidents and well-meaning lies and insidious manipulation. It's as if Imtiaz and Sajid Ali -- the film's screenwriters, the men who must squarely be blamed for this tiresome misadventure -- couldn't decide which stock-ending to go for, and so decided to throw in a bunch. It's a pity, and not just because this could have been the great unconventional cinematic threesome we so desperately need. Cocktail has a handful of moments and a few genuine sparks, but finally crashes and burns so spectacularly that it's hard to focus on the positives. We must thank it, thus, for Diana Penty.
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Ratings:3.5/5 Reviewer:Meena Iyer Site:Times Of India
The script in the pre-interval phase breezes through with some light-hearted camaraderie between the three lead actor. However there's also a downside. For example, the music provides an adrenaline rush and the comic scenes make you smile; but there's a drastic drop in the tempo during some of the talkie portions, where the gaps in the conversation make you restless.The film takes a more serious turn in the second half when friendship makes way for love. Yes, Cupid strikes at the intermission point; and the film follows the oft-seen path of a typical triangular drama that has been a Bollywood staple through the last two decades.Cocktail does have some terrific highs.However what Cocktail should be truly applauded for is its permissiveness. As a film it breaks shackles and ushers in a new free spirit that Gen-Now will relate to.Go see Cocktail with your closest friends. It will definitely strengthen the bond.
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Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Saibal Chatterjee Site:NDTV
For the most part, Cocktail, directed by Homi Adajania and scripted by Imtiaz Ali (a sort of high priest of the genre), steers clear of the pitfalls and delivers an eminently watchable love story that breaks the mould. Cocktail has just the right mix of fizz and flavour to allow the occasional and inevitable crinkles of triteness to flow well below the surface. It is definitely worth a visit to the multiplex.
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Ratings:1.5/5 Reviewer:Kunal Guha Site:Yahoo
It’s a hollow approach to relationships that leaves you with an empty feeling of nothingness. Here’s a cocktail mixed with laughs, dances, songs, tears, stunning beaches but the cumulative effect of this mix: permanent sobriety.One of the chief reasons why this cocktail fails to hit your sweet spot is because you don’t empathize with any of the characters. There could be many reasons for this but to point one: none of them seem worthy of your attention and concern. Still keen to figure out who Saif ends up with? Why don’t you deduce it yourself like any mature adult would? I would recommend the scientific method used to pick item girls in films lately: Eenie Meenie…
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Ratings:3.5/5 Reviewer:Anupama Chopra Site:Hindustan Times
He reins in the melodrama, until the last half hour when emotions go ballistic and the plot gets needlessly convoluted, and the actors — Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone and Diana Penty — bite into their roles. Cocktail is a fun, romantic romp.To discover this, you must get past the somewhat flat first twenty minutes, which feel like a rerun of all the shiny rom-coms of the past fifteen years. This cocktail is full of fizz.
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Ratings:3.5/5 Reviewer:Omar Qureshi Site:Zoom Review Show
Ratings:4/5 Reviewer:Trisha Gupta Site:First Post
 In a style that feels recognizably similar to Love Aaj Kal, Imtiaz Ali’s superbly crafted screenplay leavens almost every emotional interaction with an understated, half-ironic sense of humour. But perhaps Cocktail’s crowning achievement is that it also frequently manages the opposite: shoehorning us into a space where all the cues point to laughter, and then interrupting with a moment of quiet that stays in your mind long after the giggles are gone.
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Ratings:3.5/5 Reviewer:Khalid Mohammed Site:Deccan Chronicle
That’s Homi Adajania’s Cocktail, a hip, happening, happy date flick which right till the intermission point has you going hurray hic hic. The second-half suffers from a major hangover though, diluting the impact of the most refreshing entertainer in years. Despite dragging dramaturgy of the concluding reels, you do come away with sufficient value for you ticket money. Kinda bliss.
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Ratings:2.5/5 Reviewer:Shubhra Gupta Site:Indian Express
‘Cocktail’.Which is just another name to call a one guy-two girls shtick, which is, as you and I know, one of the oldest in the book. ‘Cocktail’ starts off headily enough, and bubbles along till half time; post that, the sips get diluted, and the swallows take much longer.to be any good, a rom com needs heart-ache and tears, but needs to be careful of sogginess. 'Cocktail' sparkles when the fun and games are on (even though it has some scenes which have been bunged in just for laughs), and gives us a couple of splendid moments when there is silence.But it can’t handle the being emo half as deftly.
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Ratings:2.5/5 Reviewer:Roshni Devi Site:Koimoi
What’s Good: The screenplay and dialogues; the songs; the performances.What’s Bad: The same ol’ story; the stretched second half.Loo Break: A couple in the second half. Verdict: Cocktail is a fun movie but gets a bit marred by the dreary second half. Watch or Not? Watch it for the enjoyable and funny first half.
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Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Blessy Chettiar Site:DNA
The pattern in films written by Imtiaz Ali is clear. Appealing locations, ill-fated love stories, characters with distinct traits and music you can take home.Cocktail is no different. From hip cinematography to very believable performances and peppy music, Cocktail has it all.You can’t hate a film like Cocktail nor can you love it in totality. If you’ve liked Ali’s storytelling before, there’s no harm in catching it at least once. Cheers!: One Time Watch
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  1. What a movie!! Sureshot blockbuster !! Go...watch wt ur gfs.. :)

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  2. Bullshit movie! Another recycled so called "new age" love triangle. Waste of time & money - Guaranteed FLOPPPPP!

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  3. Would have been a super flop if not had good music, still film is boring but music and dipika are good...at box office no chance.flop

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  4. awesome movie must watchhh

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  5. i don't like, love aakjal was far much better. but songs are brilliant

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  6. might do a gud business but not a gud movie.

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  7. i like diana very much. muah.........

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  8. total flop sad movie

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  9. waste of time...dont go

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  10. do not watch....waste of money and time...

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  11. lOVEEEEEEDDDDDDDDDD ITTTTT.........

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  12. i'd give it a 3.5 out of 5 stars.

    pretty good movie.

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  13. Great movie...
    Deepika was too good...
    Best role of her life

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  14. inko bas sallu chahiye dusro ko aage nahi badne denge... thumbs up for saifu

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  15. Good movie. One time watch for sure.

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  16. you have put Meena Iyer of times of india review twice can you please remove one

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  17. Check out more reviews at
    http://www.reviewerclub.blogspot.in/2012/07/cocktail-hindi-movie-review-2012.html

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  19. only two songs are good(bandhu song and desi daru song).rest songs are crap.while watching songs u will feel as if u r watching punjabi movie(due to excessive punjabi songs).

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  20. chutiaaaaaaaaap

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  21. Dyna ka Jism chumne ka dill karaha hai, ye jism hai to kya sexy hai, Dyna is more sexy than Deepika.

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  22. Deepkia teri age hogayi deewani nikal ab Dyna ka time hai, Dyna is cute.

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  23. you forget about the firstpost review

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  24. all the hype goes burst in a day. not worth it at all..

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  25. luvly and entertaining movie.. nice luv n frendhip story.. funny.. and songs r superb n well placed in the movie.
    movie is only 4 those who r com4table with the concept of open relationship, no string attachd or frends 4 benifit kinds.. narrow minded jerks can go n watch gangs of wassypur again. this movie has already got biggest opening of the year n i bet it vl do better in metros n abroad. reviewers like kunal guha shuld lick dere shit 2 pass time as i have rarely seen him giving more dan 2 to any movie. taran adarsh is a ignored case 4 me.. this movie was a breathe of fresh air among dese farting series of releases dese days. must watch for smart viewers..

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  26. include khalid mohammeds review admin..
    he gave 3 and half..

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  27. iits a okkkk movie. must watch it once atleast. full on fun it was~!!!!!!!!!:):):):)

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  28. good movie,,must watch

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  29. Include firstpost review admin he gave the movie 4 stars

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  30. avg..... my rating 2 from 5

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  31. Excellent first half. Good songs. First half was really humourous. I guess, the director got little confused in the second half. Second half was little boring. Deepika is stunning...Diana, a good find and Saif, though age shows, was at his witty best!! All in all, a good movie to watch.

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  32. Excellent movie. This is one of the top movies i ever watched.

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  33. Include filmfare review admin he gave the movie 3 stars

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  34. @batman=u r a bullshit...u r comparing gangs of wessypur with this crap movie?..u dnt hav any idea regarding Anurag Kashyap,the director of gangs of wesseypur.....so better shut the fuck upp...

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  35. @batman=and u like open reltnship..nt every one..u dnt mind if ur gf get fucked by someone else...thats ur mentality....so dnt think that all the people here hv such kind of same dumb mntlty like u....so keep ur mouth shut...

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  36. MM>I realy want to see Rajeev Masand directing a movie one day.Serious on what grounds 2\5? Great performances by all,including randeep huda..great first half..saif rocks..diana and deepika too.second half is slow but sensible..I totaly agree with meena,omar and anupama..and all idiots out der,don't campare this movie with GOWP..its good a movie too but on a diff level altogether..MM

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  37. http://bollymoviereviewz.blogspot.com/2012/07/cocktail-hindi-movie-review-saif.html

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  38. I totally agree with Rajeev ...those who speak infavour of this film is only the makers of the movie ahahahaha

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  39. decent movie.One time watch

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  40. HUGE FLOP MOVIE FIRST GIVE TIME THEN GIVE PASS = TIMEPASS WITH GIRLS.................................

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  41. diana was ausum.......... muahhhh.... pan pic faltu... waste of time.... sum1 should teach saif how to act ........

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  42. typical hollywood type but only at first half seond hallf is little boring my rating 2.5 outa 5

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  43. pakau movie....though diana looks impressive

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  44. With so many negative reviews about the script only music of the film has been its plus point so far. Dont think it can be a blockbuster of the year.

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  45. i would want to watch

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  46. good...I love Deepika

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