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Filmistaan Review

Filmistan Rating: 3.59/5 

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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN
'Filmistaan' works best as a movie about the magic of movies. It's a celebration of India's song-and-dance film culture and heightened emotions... one that unites fans in their shared love for this unique art-form. For its sheer inventiveness and for some terrific comic moments, this film is worth a watch. I'm going with three out of five.
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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Taran Adarsh Site:Bollywood Hungama
FILMISTAAN is one of those rare Hindi films that juxtaposes drama, humor and emotions seamlessly [screenplay: Nitin Kakkar]. An absorbing plotline is spread out splendidly into a 2-hour film and believe me, there's never a dull moment in the entire narrative. Although the film does highlight cross-border terrorism, it also sheds light on the love that people from both sides have for Bollywood. On the whole, FILMISTAAN walks the tightrope between offbeat and commercial with gusto. This is a massively entertaining film. A film that shouldn't be missed at all. Watch it. Now.
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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Anupama Chopra Site:Star World ( Hindustan Times)
Filmistaan is a delightful film. It has heart, imagination and intelligence. Filmistaan is a celebration of our enduring love affair with Hindi cinema. But it is also an exploration of the shared humanity between Indians and Pakistanis. Debutant director Nitin Kakkar, who has also written the film, has created a comedy that is permeated by a profound sadness. So don’t be put off by the name or the lack of stars. This is a lovely little film that will sneak into your heart. I’m going with four stars.
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Ratings:-- Review By: Komal Nahta Site:Zee ETC Bollywood Business
On the whole, Filmistaan may win accolades from the critics and a thin section of the audience in the big cities but that’s about all. Save for a few multiplexes in the major cities, it can’t hope to score at all. Even if collections pick up, that will happen in a handful of cities only.
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Ratings:5/5 Review By: Paloma Sharma Site: Rediff
Filmistaan chooses to speak about the sensitive issue of Pakistan and does so with amazing clarity. Employing crisp humour, often using famous dialogues from Hindi films, the film stresses on the shared culture (including the sanskaars given by Cine Maa) to remind us how easy it is to get along with our neighbours when we look at them as human beings.Filmistaan is packed with great background scores, unfaltering narration and stellar performances. It's also one of the best films I've watched since Queen and D-Day; it's absolutely flawless.
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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Shubhra Gupta Site: Indian Express
Filmistaan’ has great premise, of creating an Indo-Pak cross-border hot-spot and getting Bollywood to douse the flames. This should have made the film soar, because there is nothing quite like mad passion for movies to lighten even the grimmest of brows. But the execution falters. ‘Filmistaan’ is mildly entertaining in brief spurts but sluggish overall.
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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Suhani Singh Site: India Today
Filmistaan depends far too much on its hero to control the proceedings. The climax drags as one awaits Sunny's fate. As a film recognising the influence of cinema, Filmistaan is engaging, but not as a kidnapping thriller.
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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Rahul Desai Site: Mumbai Mirror
Filmistaan could have worked as an untiring situational comedy without the heavy handedness of borders and antagonists. It is still worth a watch, at least for a genuinely unique protagonist that almost overshadows a botched-up final act.
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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Subhash K Jha Site: NDTV
Filmistaan is neither for or against either country. It's blissfully pro-Bollywood. So what happens when a struggling assistant director from India bonds with a CD pirate of Bollywood films in Pakistan? We find out with the same thrill of discovery that the director feels as he lets the two protagonists sort out their differences. This quirky charmer from first-time director Nitin is fresh in vision and enchanting in execution. The only happy outcome of the cross-border divide is a heartwarming film such as this. As we often say about the Wagah border, this you gotta see.
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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Madhureeta Mukherjee Site: Times Of India (TOI)
In this National Award winning film, Kakkar subtly laces the scars of Indo-Pak hostility with humour and satire, while beautifully making way for all the malice to melt over undivided love for movies. It's slightly stretched in parts; Arijit Datta's music blends well. Sharib in a superlative act completely surrenders to the role and Innamulhaq piques the emotions with perfection. The camaraderie between the pure souls who understand only the language of Bollywood is heart-warming. Datt, with few dialogues, is deadly. In a nation of star-worshippers, this film devoid of superstars brilliantly stands out. Aaj khush toh bahut hain hum! Ab bas, tareef pe tareef ...
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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Saurabh Dwivedi Site: India Today
The film never goes over the top. From mimicry of Bollywood actors to infusing emotion and drama, every thing goes in a balanced way. The film has a perfect balance of humour, seriousness and emotions. The film beautifully defines the relationship between India and Pakistan and forces us to re-think about the baselessness of our sour bi-lateral relations.
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Ratings:-- Review By: Sneha May Francis Site: Emirates24by7
Much in line with gifted Roberto Benigni’s heart-wrenching, yet oddly charming take on the gruesome Nazi torture, director and story writer Nitin Kakkar’s ‘Filmistaan’ tackles the Indo-Pak cross-border politics with humour. For an (almost) all new cast and first-time director, it’s commendable how ‘Filmistaan’ creates a vibrant frame in spite of relying (rather heavily) on the clichéd Bollywood dream. So, head to the cinemas, you won’t regret it.
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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Mohar Basu Site: Koimoi
Filmistaan is probably every filmy insaan’s wet dream translated on screen. This film uses humor and subtlety to convey the dynamics of India and Pakistan without switching on the mandatory preachy mode. Sharib Hashmi is superlative in a film that is every bit brilliant. I was awed and aww-ed by the film’s simplicity and sincerity in telling a story whose theme is usually complimented with a heavy narrative. But don’t we often negate the fact that the real power of cinema lies in telling tender stories which have soul and comes straight from the heart! A riveting film that will delight you with its innocence.
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  1. The movie Filmistaan talks about a man called Sunny Arora played by Sharib Hashmi who is ardent fan of cinema as much as he loves his life. This man is very many gripped by the movies, which always keep revolving around this person round the rock. read more

  2. This movie has all the dum you need for a path breaking cinema, as it connects every filmi bone of yours like it did in my case and shows you the beautiful world of film lovers. 'Filmistaan' adds to the list of must watch films from our country and ends up being a mandatory watch for everyone who love Hindi films. It's a beautiful ode to cinema and narrates a love saga between cinema and its lovers.

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    Reviewed by Bollywood Critic Divya Solgama

  3. Don't waste your time on holiday. Watch Filmistaan awesome comedy movie..

  4. A good film is never off-duty. Watch Filmistaan.
    Best movie after queen.

  5. Very right written by Hitesh Roat, far batter movie than holiday. And very good movie after 2states.

    Divided by borders! United by cinema!![3/5]

    Clad in sheer innocence & extreme enthusiasm, Sunny Arora [played by the fabulous Sharib Hashmi] is probably one fervent follower of Bollywood we all have met-seen-known at some point in our lives. Hardcore is hardly able enough to match up with his degree of intensity. No matter how hostile the situation is, he never ceases to crack the juiciest ‘filmy’ dialogues Bollywood has produced in all these years. ‘iss chalte-phirte Bombay Talkies ko ignore karna mushkil hi nahin, namumkin hai’. He’s the undividable soul to FILMISTAAN- 2012’s National Award Winning Film by Nitin Kakkar.

    In gist, as quoted by Sunny in the film, “film chahe chhoti ho, dil se banani chahiye”…and FILMISTAAN is a film made with heart, humor and drama all at its place. Flaws can be ignored if entertainment is there in a larger capacity. Watch it for a good film and good fun! [3/5]

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  7. I was looking forward to Filmistaan, having seen the trailer at cinemas several times.It was promised for UK for today, but instead even the Harrow Safari is showing Holiday on both screens, and the multiplexes Cineworld and Vue seem to be concentrating on Holiday too. I just hope that someone will get Filmistaan moving for next Friday!

  8. Over hyped by critics.. it is too dragged. . Very few moments of humour.. unnecessary drama..
    Comparing it to queen is too much. .

    1.5/5.. watch it on pirated dvd's as bollywood watches in the movie in the same manner..

  9. I watched this film thrice, jostling into the crowd at Trivandrum Film Festival. The director, Nitin Kakar himself was pushing into the crowd to see his film loved. A film full of entertaining comedy, drenched with poignant values of human relationship, under the shadow of political conflicts. The film touches you in and out. Missing it will leave you with regret if you know what it is.


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