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Bangistan Movie Review

Bangistan Movie Review

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN
Film critic-turned-filmmaker Karan Anshuman shows flashes of wit and potential in his occasionally clever nods to classic films. But saddled with a script that’s neither funny nor biting enough, he delivers a film that barely takes off.I’m going with a generous two out of five for Bangistan. Very little bang for your buck here.
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Ratings:-- Review By:Komal Nahta   Site:Zee ETC Bollywood Business
Karan Anshuman’s direction is as weak as the drab script. Although he has made a satire, he is unable to evoke laughter. His making is terribly weak. On the whole, Bangistan is a flat satirical drama which fails to entertain and will, therefore, flop at the turnstiles.
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Ratings:1.5/5 Review By:Anupama Chopra Site:Film Companion
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Ratings:3/5 Review By:Meena Iyer Site:TOI
The director, who wishes to depict the futility of war fought in the name of God and religion, stays on track. Despite the dry choice of subject, Bangistan makes valiant attempts to keep the humour alive during its two-hour running time.The characters of Riteish and Pulkit, who do not have a single mean bone in their bodies, are convincing as the Dumb and Dumber combo; blundering bumpkins who are a misfit on a terror journey.
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Ratings:2/5 Review By:Saibal Chatterjee   Site:NDTV
Bangistan, for all the hoopla that it whips up, is a damp squib that does not deliver much bang for the buck. It is neither a blast nor a riot. It is more like an overpainted runaway truck that loses its wheels before the trip has well and truly begun. It careens out of control before you can say bang and hurtles scratchily down a path that hits a dead-end all too quickly. Stay out of the way.If you really desire to visit Krakow, pack your bags and spare yourself a Bangistan detour.
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Ratings:1/5 Review By:Nishi Tiwari  Site:Rediff
Bangistan spends most of its runtime cloyingly trying to establish itself as a satire, when the best it delivers is a haphazardly put together set-pieces and characters we just can’t be bothered about. Bangistan is eventually reduced to being a satire on the notion of a satire, falling tremendously short of a bang for your buck.
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Ratings:1.5/5 Review By:Shubhra Gupta Site:Indianexpress
This is re-inforcement, and heavier than the let’s-all-be-friends-Geeta-ho-ya-Koran’ sequences. A jab at the ineffectiveness of stuff Made-In-China which fizzles rather than sparks, hits the spot, but there aren’t enough of these japes. The thin plot is stretched out over equally thin gags. Samrat is a tad too chirpy, and Deshmukh, who is usually capable of lifting anything he’s in, a bit too grim : a comedy needs more substance and consistency, especially something underpinned on a message that needs to be spread far and wide in these divisive times.
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Ratings:3/5 Review By:Shubha Saha  Site:Mid Day
Unfortunately, the film doesn't live up to the super smart script. Also, it isn't really funny as it is supposed to be, except for some sequences, like the one where Hafeez and Praveen go to buy bombs in Poland. The film could have gone a notch or two higher, if Pulkit Samrat had gone slow on his histrionics and perhaps a tad more steady handed execution by the debut director. The script and screenplay deserved a better film.
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Ratings:1.5/5 Review By:Archita Kashyap  Site:Koimoi
‘Bangistan’ is aptly titled, in the sense that it induces desires to bang your head against a wall/ steel plate/ any available hard surface multiple times while watching it. Alternately, its sheer inanity & bad acting.I would advise not really spending on this ticket over the weekend, but if you have to, best to step inside the theatre in some sort of intoxication. Else, watch it at your own risk.
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Ratings:1.5/5 Review By:Hungama Network  Site:Bollywood Hungama
The problem with BANGISTAN is that it tries to be too many things at the same time. The film's promos promise a comedy however, the jokes soon start falling flat one after the other. Then the director suddenly decides to make a preachy film with a social message on religious harmony. On the whole, BANGISTAN is a pointless film that fails to make you laugh or entertain. Skip it.
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Ratings:2/5 Review By:Tanul Thakur  Site:Filmibeat
Karan Anshuman who has criticised many films in his career ends up a big flop in the direction department. He has a great concept on paper with Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani backing him up but he fails to deliver it on the big screen and whole lot of confusion in the story just messes up the beautiful concept he tried to show us through this film. Bangistan is not a great film and surely can be missed during this weekend but if you are a Riteish Deshmukh fan, then you can manage to sit for 2 hours in the theater and bare this bad film with a great performance by Riteish.
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Ratings:-- Review By:Tanul Thakur  Site:FirstPost
Bangistan’s ultimate undoing lies in its desperate lunge towards delivering a message in the climax. Here, Anshuman is at his most clueless, pausing the story to allow preachy banalities to take centre stage. It’s this bit that is really irksome but fittingly encapsulates Bangistan: the film refuses to take chances, to buck the rules, to soar beyond the cushy confines of unending mediocrity.
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Movie Name: Bangistan

Synopsis:The film follows the lives of two blundering terrorists on a mission to change the world. The young guns with lofty ideologies but ordinary talent keep pace with a series of serendipitous high-energy, fast-paced, and exceptionally entertaining events that have a huge impact on world peace.

Release Dates: August 7, 2015

 Director:  Karan Anshuman

Running time: 1h 40m

Music composed by:  Ram Sampath

Genres: Comedy satire

Riteish Deshmukh, Pulkit Samrat ,Jacqueline Fernandez, Arya Babbar, Tomasz Karolak , Chandan Roy Sanyal

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    Satire turns sad, silly and superficial! [1.5/5]

    Handling satire on current social, political and religious sentiments is never an easy job, at least not as easy as reviewing (bashing; in other word) other’s films. With BANGISTAN, noted film critic Karan Anshuman sneaks into the other side of the business now where he’s all open to face the shots he’s been taking at till now. And I stand in full salutation for him choosing a subject which is more than relevant in today’s times. We desperately need to develop our abilities to laugh at some of the most serious issues in our lives. Satires act like catalysts in trial of that exercise. Sadly, BANGISTAN promises a lot on that front but misses the target by large. Some serious smart writing, sincere efforts and unambiguous intention are all you need and not a buffoonery plot, chaotic climax and pretentious performances to save the day. Here Mr Critic disregards what he’s been preaching all his life.

    The film finds its base in a fictional land where two religious radical groups are at warfare to gain supremacy. You don’t need those visible hints to guess that we are looking at our popular Hindu-Muslim extremists. Smartly, both the group-heads are being played on screen by the same actor [the dependable Kumud Mishra in double role]. Two sides of the same coin? Get it? Meanwhile, there are Shankaracharya [Shiv Subramanium] and Imam Saab [Tom Alter] secretly working towards peace, love and harmony between the two communities. Now, the radicals are planning to make a big shout at the international religious summit to be held in somewhere in Poland. The hardcore halfwits chosen to bomb the Peace convention are Praveen Chaturvedi [Pulkit Samrat] and Hafiz Bin Ali [Riteish Deshmukh].

    BANGISTAN starts with a bang and showers hints of satire in almost every scene, dialogue and frame but runs out of impressive ideas and additions soon after the successful take-off. The Islamic extremists are seen cursing America’s policies against them sitting in an American fast food joint named FcDonalds. Well and good! The two chosen activists with switched religious identities and orientations for a fool-proof operation fights for each-other’s religious convictions is too quite exciting but soon, it gets stretched over its limits. And then comes, the all preachy, pretentious and predictable climax where all this ‘laugh and think, and laugh again’ satirical efforts ends in the melodramatic way of finishing it off so that you can go home and not die there.

    Another big letdowns are the performances; Riteish Deshmukh is some relief and considerably ‘at it’ for the most parts. Pulkit Samrat doesn’t even try to get out of the impression that he is acting only to impress or imitate Salman Khan. Jacqueline Fernandez is credited here as ‘in a special appearance’ and that doesn’t mean she is doing anything special to the film. Chandan Roy Sanyal is good. Aarya Babbar is funny at places. Veterans Kumud Mishra, Shiv Subramanium and Tom Alter don’t disappoint, though are there only for few scenes.

    At best, BANGISTAN is one of those incalculable films in which good cinematography, better production-design and scenic locations lure you to stay idle in your seats till the lights go on. Otherwise; even in its 2 hours of modest duration, there are times when you start questioning your sense of judgment about the film, and not about the extreme religious sentiments the film supposed to hit on. Sad, silly and superficial! [1.5/5]

  2. Bangistan produced by Excel Fims and directed by Karan Anshuman is a spoof / satire on religious fanatics which works predominantly in parts as the film keeps on oscillating between being a satire and a preachy film on religious harmony. For my detailed review, please visit.........


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