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Gabbar is Back  Movie Review

Average Rating2.05/5

Reviews Counted: 13
Positive: 6
Negative: 7


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Ratings:1.5/5 Review By: Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN

From the clumsy plotting and a manipulative back-story featuring a visibly disinterested Kareena Kapoor, to the been-there-seen-that action scenes and the uninspired score, there’s little to recommend in this movie. At best, Akshay Kumar lays on the charm in a few well-timed sequences. But it’s too small a reward in exchange for sitting through this boring film. I’m going with one-and-a-half out of five for Gabbar is Back. Not surprisingly, your migraine’s back too!

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Ratings:– Review By: Taran Adarsh Site:Twitter

Akshay Kumar strikes back with yet another power-packed, towering performance in an absorbing fare GabbarIsBack. Clapworthy dialogue. My fav scene/s in GabbarIsBack? The entire hospital episode [terrific] and the dumdaar, powerful climax.

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

Krish’s direction is very good. His narrative style is very crisp and it keeps the viewers involved all through, never giving them a dull or boring moment. On the whole, Gabbar Is Back is entertaining all the way. It will bring back the audiences to the cinemas and keep everyone smiling despite its high cost

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Ratings:1.5/5 Review By: Raja Sen Site:Rediff

Dumbed down to a ridiculous degree, the film — directed by hotshot Telugu director Krish — tries to be a less-pathetic version of Salman Khan’s Jai Ho and might have succeeded on that count were it not for an absolutely daft script. Shruti Haasan is hideous in the film, an imbecilic character played by a girl with clearly no charisma and dubbed when nobody cared enough to look

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Ratings:1/5 Review By: Anupama Chopra Site:Youtube
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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Srijana Das Site:Times Of India

While the music’s pleasantly seamless, the editing is razor-sharp, evoking Manmohan Desai, rushing you from one entertaining scene to the next, without time to figure things out – but just enough to feel.Now, Gabbar Is Back – and you’ll feel his return rocks. Just don’t angry him.

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Ratings:1.5/5 Review By: Saibal Chaterjee Site:NDTV

This Gabbar is a damp squib. Not only does he lack the pull and power of Hindi cinema’s most memorable baddie, even the half-baked homilies that this holier-than-thou terminator of the corrupt mouths reeks of staleness. Clearly, nobody put the makers of this film through the paces. They might have then known how to make the best of their limited cinematic resources and craft something less mucky. Watch Gabbar Is Back only if you are a diehard Akshay Kumar fan.

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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Rohit Vats Site:Hindustan Times

Gabbar Is Back is a full on ‘masala’ film with a lot of applause worthy scenes. In one innovative sequence, Akshay Kumar exposes the medical mafia. This sequence is so potent yet funny that you would want to repeat it in actual life. Similarly, the writer has tried to give a subtle message of road safety through a small accident scene. Such scenes in a mainstream film have the potential to penetrate the common movie-going audience’s mind.

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Ratings:1.5/5 Review By: Shubhra Gupta Site:Indian Express

The trouble with this remake of a Tamil actioner is the trouble most such products are beset with: same strange lost-in-transmission flavor which doesn’t transfer, mustachioed bad guys who look as if they’ve showed up from a different set, a leading lady who pops up for comic relief, and dialogues delivered at a decibel that threaten to damage your ear drums.

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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Surabhi Redkar Site:Koimoi

The film is a complete entertainer filled with punchlines, action and an absolutely hot Akshay Kumar. Gabbar Is Back is a typical massy commercial film which thrives on its lead star Akshay Kumar. The story is highly predictable but if you are a fan of films that have dialogues like ‘Sher Ka Shikaar Karna Ho Toh Bakri Ko Aankhon Ke Saamne Rakhna Padta Hai’ then this one is your sure shot weekend watch.

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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Bollywood Hungama Site:BollywoodHungama

On the whole, GABBAR IS BACK is an average entertainer which will draw huge footfalls over the weekend due to catchy massy title, action drama and the fact that it is releasing on a holiday. Post the weekend, the film will have to rely on ‘PWD’ (Performance on Week Days) to see it sail through. If you are sick and tired of corruption in India, then, you shall find GABBAR IS BACK inspiring, else you may find it boring and preachy.It has the South Indian stamp of filmmaking written all over it. Ear-splitting-background-score, over-the-top action and humor emanating from strange food references like samosa-and-laal-chatni.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Mehul Thakkar Site:Deccan Chronicle

Krish’s attempt to remake Tamil film Ramana may not be liked by the Hindi speaking audience. His treatment of the film, though fast paced, lacks connect which he could have easily had with a massy star like Akshay Kumar. Akshay Kumar has put sincere efforts in every department be it intense or romantic scenes. But all the elements of screenplay, editing, and storyline put together doesn’t really help to drive the point back home. The climax of the film is a yawn and doesn’t move you at all.

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Ratings:– Review By: Sneha May francis Site:Emirates24By7

Director Krish’s Bollywood debut disappoints greatly because of his inability to adapt the script of the 2003-hit Tamil action-drama ‘Ramanaa’ to our times. Had ‘Ghajini’ director AR Murugadoss and writer of the original tweaked it a bit, it could’ve benefited. Apart from borrowing legendary lines from the classic, this Gabbar clearly didn’t get any powerful lines of his own. Sorry, Akshay! You’ve given Gabbar a bad name.

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Movie Name: Gabbar is Back :


The film is a remake of the 2002 Tamil film Ramanaa. The film is about a common man who decides to abolish corruption altogether in the society at various levels.

Gabbar is Back  Release Date: May 1, 2015
Director: Krish
Producer: Sanjay Leela Bhansali Shabina Khan 
Written by: Rajat Arora
Gabbar is Back Running time: 131 minutes
Production company: Bhansali Productions
 Music composed by: Chirantan Bhatt, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Sandeep Chowta, Sajid-Wajid Cinematography: Santosh Thundiyil, Nirav Shah

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  1. The movie is mindblowing… full paisa vasool n masala movie.

    Gabbar returns ‘khali haath’ with no ‘shabashi’ at all! [1/5]

    Gabbar returns. With all the charisma, likeability and power to hold your attention leaving way behind in transition, Gabbar returns but only in some futile dialogues, a badly done rap-mix and in the title of the film. 'Why' is the only reaction you would relate to such arrogant effort to encash the echoing sound of once terror, and now horror! The most iconic villain in the history of Bollywood gets the worst tribute ever done. Sadly, Sanjay Leela Bhansali produced GABBAR IS BACK is your typical star-driven south Indian remake that tries to tick every box falling under the formula of a box-office hit but returns ‘khali haath’ with no ‘shabashi’ at all.

    To start with, this Gabbar is more of a ‘Shahenshah’. When not hanging corrupts till death at the nearest ‘chauraha’, he can be seen teaching physics in a college where supposedly students are taught and trained to be honest that too at a degree where a son could sign on the death penalty of his own father drenched deep in corruption without giving it a second thought. Professor Aditya [Akshay Kumar] is the man in charge here and on mission. It takes no special powers to know that the guy has a tragic past before deciding to clean the system at his own with his own special task force and a harsh sense of judgment. The film is also about personal rivalry and angst against the injustice. It is also a fight between two brands as the hero and the anti-hero in the film like to describe themselves. In one sequence, Gabbar- the good man as forcibly put by the lady [Shruti Haasan] meant only for some kind of breathing space in all those butt-kicking action and ear-kicking verbal exchange shuts the villain's mouth up using his ever-growing popularity. I wish if they could call themselves ‘SnapDeal’ & ‘Flipkart’. The audience would sure find it a lot interesting.

    GABBAR IS BACK- an official remake of a Tamil superhit strives to aim at people’s angst against corruption. The mood gets set when Gabbar kidnaps corrupt government officials and punishes them in the most violent yet less-innovative manner but soon decides to dive into the dreary pool of dead romance. Dealing with the same issue, Rensil D’silva’s UNGLI had definitely more inventive ways of punishing corrupts. Film also fails to hold you emotionally and doesn’t excite you at all with its cheap thrills in the plot. The tragic backstory is too convenient and badly twisted on screen. Even the sensible Chitrangada Singh in her sex siren avatar doesn’t show any spark in her titillating item song. Shruti Haasan is such a waste. Kareena Kapoor Khan looks ravishing in her cameo-cum-song and that’s it. Akshay too is repetitive. Though his remarkable energy on screen and ease at such roles keep him in the race at any given point of time, the over-simplistic and predictable plot hardly gives him much space to show off the charm he has. Sunil Grover reinvents himself as an actor in serious role but with a dubious dubbed voice, he couldn’t maximize the chance well. Jaideep Ahlawat is average.

    Overall, GABBAR IS BACK is a dull and boring action-entertainer where you can sense and predict almost every curve on the road ahead. Watching and re-watching the real and original Gabbar mouthing those timeless dialogues will always be a treat for any cinema-lover or an entertainment-seeker. This latest Gabbar is just a falsifier with fake identity. If the real one could curse this one, he would have sure gone ahead with, “Gabbar ka naam poora mitthi mein milaye diyo” [You have spoiled the name of Gabbar, all of it]! Stay back! [1/5]

  3. Gaurav Rai what happen to you? me and my friends watched this movie.. its definitely one time watch movie… its an entertaining movie… please do not get carried away by reading critics reviewz… this movie deserv some good comments or at least 2.5 *

  4. Agree with Anurag.

  5. Gabbar is back is an excellent movie and had the potential to do a business of 200 crores to 250 crores. But it is all because of Superstar Akshay Kumar's fault. In the last six months Akki was seen everywhere in a salt and pepper, greying hair, white beard look. The Indian audiences will reject such an ageing star. Baby and now Gabbar is Back have done good business because of the story, editing and direction and word of mouth. Not because of Akshay Kumar however good he was in the movie. I don’t understand why a handsome, fit and a young looking superstar like Akki would want to throw it all away by going ahead and donning the old man look. Akki is much fitter and younger looking than some of the new, young stars on the horizon. A lot of success of a superstar depends on how he presents himself.
    So why is he doing this? Does he not care for himself, his producers, his distributors, his financiers, the studios and above all fans like us who add to his success?
    Akshay Kumar is stupid to have done what he did. To be seen in as an old man. Now the audiences have a perception of him as an old haggard man. Not the stud that was Superstar Akshay Kumar. That is the reason that Baby and Gabbar is Back could not bring in the desired first weekend collection which the other young looking Khans, Roshans and Devgans bring in. Akshay Kumar himself has written the epitaph of his superstardom.
    It might be too late to change his looks and look younger. I am sure it would not be difficult for him at all , as he is one of our fit and young looking actors.But it could be too late as he was seen often for the last six months in the old and haggard look.

  6. Are critics paid by vested interests to write a bad review ? Such misleading reviews should be boycotted. The audiences now are smart, and when the see the movie and find it fantastic. They will boycott such critics in future. And I think the platform given to such critics will invite a bad name. They should be shown the door by the media channels whether print, television of any other..

    Gabbar Is Back, is a very dangerous film. It is very dangerous for the corrupt. What if someone from the audience choose to follow their favorite superstar? It has the iconic Gabbar all over it but is also so very contemporary and is a powerful film. It is also a dangerous film. Dangerous for the corrupt . It is ironic that someone could adapt the iconic name of Gabbar, to a south remake and come up with such an all Indian massy, zany, adrenalin rushing film, which will also making your think, react and make you want to pick up the mantel of an activist.

    Superstar Akshay Kumar has reintroduced Gabbar to Bollywood, and to the world, and I think only he could. Akki is in one word brilliant . The audience is going to love him. The hospital scene or the climax or for that matter through out he stands out.

    Other than him credits should be given to many…movie making is a collective job. The tight-on- the- leash direction by Krish, the taut editing, music, background music and also the production of Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Shabina Khan. Shruti Hassan is is convincing. Sunil Grover has done a great job.Suman Talwar and Jaideep Alahwat are also fantastic. Even Chitrangada Singh is very sensual. Kareena Kapoor believe me has never looked so beautiful recently. Songs are good. Action is super. On the
    whole a tight, massy, contemporary, patriotic, timely and fantastic,
    entertaining movie… Team Gabbar… you guys have a winner on your hands.

  7. I used to love gaurav rai reviews and hate other critics reviews
    but now onwards gaurav is not different….
    hugely dissapointed

  8. I just read this review, though my comment is too late, but it's relevant. I just dnt understand why these pseudo critics like the rajeev masand, anupama chopra, raja sen, even Gaurav Rai find it uncool to raise voice against a faulty system, probably they are those spineless Indians who think it's cool & righteous to react subtly to the injustice suffered due to corrupt & political system. Probably these people have grown in the realms of their cosy houses & air conditioned cars. They must have never sufferred at the hands of system or even if suffered they must have silently accepted it as these pseudo modern & sophisticated spineless bunch of Indians think it's ridiculous or down market to raise their voice even if it is for right cause. It's really shocking that these so called Indian named Rajeev Pasand finds the hospital sequence in the movie Gabbar is back exaggerated, which infact is a reality of some Indian hospitals. But these foreign imports & pseudo Indians will never realize the plight of real Indians who suffer day in day out at the hands of corrupt officials.

    Singham, singham returns, Shivaji the boss, et al, the list is long of all those movies which have depicted fight against the system, hailed by masses but penned by these so called sophisticated pseudo critics & spineless Indians & will continue to do so till their conscience awakens on its own or we make them realize it

  9. sab critics ne paise khaye hai..spc rajeev masand usko to srk se blank cheque diya hoga

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