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Humshakals Review

Humshakal  Rating: 1/5 

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Ratings:0.5/5 Review By: Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN

This singularly unfunny film plumbs the depths of comedic bankruptcy by a director who quite frankly, hasn’t delivered anything funny in a long time. That bit of self-deprecatory humor aside, this is essentially a tasteless, overblown affair that plods on for 159 brain-numbing minutes. I’m going with half out of five, yes just half out of five, for Sajid Khan’s ‘Humshakals’. I’ve never had one, but I imagine a ruptured appendix would hurt less.

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Ratings:1.5/5 Review By: Taran Adarsh Site:Bollywood Hungama

While HUMSHAKALS begins on a promising note — it’s a premise ripe with comic potential — the graph only spirals southwards barely fifteen minutes into the film. It’s not sacrilege to attempt a no-brainer — the audience loves it — but the smiles/guffaw/laughter should never be in short supply. With a run time of approx. 2.30 hours, HUMSHAKALS drains you at the end of it, despite the actors putting their best foot forward and trying so so so hard to make you giggle even when the gags are weak. The banal jokes and the lame PJs coupled with the muddled screenplay are clearly responsible for the royal mess.On the whole, HUMSHAKALS tries too hard to make you laugh, but fails miserably.

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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Srijana Mitra Das Site: Times Of India (TOI)

With its multi-story story, Humshakals must be tightly told. Here, the film wobbles, its first half distractedly meandering with mindless sequences involving comas, electric shocks and Satish Shah as a Hitler-worshipping warden, tormenting patients by showing them Himmatwala. The second half gets tauter and funnier. The result’s like a minty chewing gum that’s been stretched too long. Shedding 30 minutes and some jaded gags would make Humshakals consistent fun – now, you laugh but also frequently go, ho-hum.

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Ratings:0/5 Review By: Raja Sen Site: Rediff

This is a racist, s**ist, equal-opportunity offender of a film, which wouldn’t have been awful in itself were it not also patently unfunny. Seriously, if you run into anyone who claims to have enjoyed this film, step away slowly. The biggest casualty from this monstrous effort is, in my eyes, Saif Ali Khan, who may well be disowned by friends and family. It’s all bad. All of it, every last instant, every single word,

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Ratings:– Review By: Komal Nahta Site:Zee ETC Bollywood Business

Sajid Khan’s story is too farcical to be digested by the audience. Since the film is a comedy, the viewers would’ve overlooked logic but because the story is implausible and farcical, the absence of logic becomes difficult for them to accept at many places. All in all, the arrogance of the script gets on the audience’s nerves. On the whole, Humshakals is funny only in parts and boring, by and large. Too farcical and repetitive and resting on an implausible premise, it will fail to make its mark at the box-office. 

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Ratings:0.5/5 Review By: Saibal Chaterjee Site: NDTV

So you thought Sajid Himmatwala Khan could sink no further. Watch just 15 minutes of Humshakals and you’d be disavowed of that notion. Even by the pitiable cinematic standards that the director has so defiantly set for himself, Humshakals is the very pits. It scrapes the bottom of a barrel that seems to have no bottom at all. Humshakals is an execrable comedy of horrors that plumbs the depths of stupidity and crassness. If there is any purpose that this load of unalloyed trash serves, it is simply this: the film proves how delusional Sajid Khan is. He thinks this is cinema. Sorry, Mr. Khan, no matter how much money your film ends up with at the box office, the joke is entirely on you!

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Ratings:0/5 Review By: Shubhra Gupta Site: Indian Express

This one is way beyond. Idiocy is a gentle term for what is unleashed upon us. You can also call it a two-and-a- half hour show reel of plot-less, witless, joylessness. I am all for political incorrectness. Silliness can be great fun. But brainless doesn’t have to translate to brain-dead, when it is done with smarts. ‘Humshakals’ has zero. Even in his really terrible moments, Sajid has managed to come up with one laugh out loud moment. Or two. Here there are none.

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Ratings:– Review By: Deepanjana Paul Site: FirstPost

Humshakals’ central problem isn’t the lack of realism, but that it isn’t funny. If you’re thinking of watching Humshakals, here’s a suggestion. Don’t do it. There are better things you can do with your money and being swallowed alive by a python is less excruciating than watching Sajid Khan’s latest attempt at making a movie.

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Ratings:1.5/5 Review By: Mohar Basu Site: Koimoi

If Himmatwala was terrible, I have no clue how to rate Humshakals. Sans a scintilla of intelligence, the film begins with a note from Sajid Khan about what a wise man had once said. It seems that Sajid never paid heed to the value of experience, which quite justifies the level of his films. Bereft of wit, the film banks on a convoluted narrative and one mess of a storyline. At 2 hours and 40 minutes, the film is an endurance test which I failed in. If you suck out Ram & Riteish, Humshakals is pretty much the worst film I have ever seen!

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Ratings:– Review By: Sneha May Francis Site: Emirates24by7

“My three-year-old niece cracks better jokes than this,” an English woman tells her friend barely few minutes into the movie, and that pretty much sums up Sajid Khan’s attempt at comedy. He packs in a bunch of old school PJs (poor jokes), hires three good-looking women and three men, who triple up into various shapes, sizes and hair-dos, to tickle us over two-hour-and-a-half-hours of screen time.Does it all add up to loads of fun and laughter? Well, not really. if you thought Sajid’s ‘Himmatwala’ was the worst movie ever in Bollywood, then you are wrong. The title has now been handed over to his latest attempt at slapstick comedy.

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Ratings:– Review By: Manjari Saxena Site: Gulfnews

If you are willing to suspend belief for nearly three hours, then this mad bunch may make your day. But for others, it’s just torturous. At some point in the movie, we saw a DVD of Himmatwala (Sajid’s recent box-office debacle) being displayed as a weapon of torture for mentally unstable inmates who break hospital rules. Shouldn’t Humshakals feature on that list too?

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