Sarbjit Movie Review: A half-baked plot and screechy Ash let down a fiery Randeep

Updated on May 22, 2016 10:11 PM IST  |  18.3M
   
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If you remember anything about Priyanka Chopra's Mary Kom, we bet you remember how infuriated you were when you saw director Omung Kumar reduce the boxing champion's inspiring life story into a soul-less snoozefest. Thank your stars that Sarbjit is at least a marked improvement to his last film, but similar problems persist. His well-intentioned effort is bogged down by an inadequate screenplay that just cannot do justice to the 23 years of Sarabjit's trauma, his family's anguish and his sister's undying fighting spirit is lost in Omung's tendencies to focus more on the more trivial things. You'll not be particularly intrigued by the story of incarcerated Sarabjit Singh. There was a time, he was the topic of hot discussion on news bulletins, triggering thought-provoking debates. People had found themselves polarized between the questions - Was he really a spy or an innocent man who got drunk and crossed over the border? Well, our director here makes it a pure homage film. He sticks to the version of Sarbjit's sister Dalbir Kaur's without meandering much from what she has told them about his life. At this point, it is necessary to point out that Omung never creates a hero out of his titular man. It is Dalbir's story all the way and the film could very well be named that instead of Sarbjit.  

You walk into the theatres film expecting a grim, sombre movie but Omung instead mets out a half-baked tale that woos you in bits but is inherently too dull to move you. The only reason you remain invested in this flimsy screenplay is because of Randeep Hooda. He is fantastic in every frame. His voice changes over the years, he perfectly looks his part. There is fear in his eyes, there is hopelessness and yet, his rebellious side is never far away. Even as his life remains restricted in square boxes of different sizes over the 23 years that he lived in Kot Lakhpat jail, he craves for his name to be free, to come to be the face of liberty. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who plays Dalbir, has a longer screen presence but she isn't half as effective. However, kudos to her to be able to break out of the hullabaloo around her beauty and try her hand at some serious acting, but she is failed by the story that patronizes her too much. On her part, she fails to evoke the required sense of restlessness that Dalbir must've undergone for her brother. The one thing that is common between her and Dalbir is that they are both ballsy women, ready to bend rules when needed and break them when called for. Ash's diction was problematic, as she shifted conveniently between chaste Punjabi and impeccable Hindi, in a matter of seconds. 

However, these are minor hitches in the larger scheme of things. The major ones are far more glaring to ignore. We daresay that the director lacks insight into the subject at hand. Are we ever told of the investigations on Sarabjit? Or there being any possibility of him being a spy? It is all done too conveniently without taking the other side’s view point into consideration. No wonder the film lacks thrill or suspense, failing to command our interest at a stretch. There is not a single pertinent question asked. Besides, there is too much propaganda. If you don’t believe in Dalbir’s version, you’ll feel the lady had her own vested political interests in getting Sarabjit back home. The human drama is too flaky and the writing is just not convincing. We are told Sarabjit is falsely accused of being Ranjit Singh Mattoo, who masterminded five blasts in Pakistan. Somehow, Omung’s Dalbir becomes a sharp investigating officer who has all the evidence against Ranjit. At another point in the film she is a world leader, championing the cause of human rights. Now that is just of the many far-fetched things the film shows. We aren’t even bringing forth how the family manages their finances without any source of income or how a certain lawyer Sheikh sahib takes over the case.

However, the main villain of this story is its editing team who didn’t know how to give the narrative a coherent flow. As we hiccupped our way through the trials of the slain hero’s life, you realize there is little to take back home with you. Amidst the shabbily cut scenes, the overdone rona-dhona, the persistent melodrama, the preachy vein, it is clear that the film’s writing makes the effort an inefficacious one.

And yet, only and only for Randeep's sparkling performance, we suggest you don’t miss Sarbjit. He makes his pain your own with his pitch-perfect rendering. Well, only if good intentions could make good films, Randeep’s efforts wouldn’t be lost in the dance and drama of this humdrum feat. For all the effort he has put into this movie, he definitely deserved better. 

Richa Chadha has a handful of scenes and she is adequate in those. The only one where you get a feel of her character Sukhpreet, is her tirade to Dalbir.

We rate this film a  50% on the Pinkvilla Movie Meter.

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Anonymous : I read one review? The film simply stunning velikolapnye evaluation and feedback! I have not seen anything like it! So it's time to stop talking opinion, even without seeing the movie, Sridevi exact same, about which there is much talk found its great! Go to Twitter, or facebook and open your eyes!
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Anonymous : Lost my faith on PVR review after watching Sarbjit. Omang Kumar is a master biopic maker. Lest the hall with teary eyed and heavy heart. Watching Sarbjit was an amazing experience.life is hard and not always fair that's my realization after watching the movie.
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Anonymous : Finest acting by all the lead actors. Good movie. I watched it with family today and Pinkvilla we don't believe your paid bad review and manufactured negativity. This is AISHWARYA Rai's best performance after Raincoat. Randeep hooda's best performance till date. Richa Chaddi and Darshan Kumar acted really well.
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Anonymous : I saw the movie this morning and it was packed..Movie was amazing, its a great film, Aishwarya did a marvellous job...i dont know why ppl cant take the fact that she has done a gr8 job and i am sure she will get a national award for sure, Rndeep and Richa were gr8 too, ppl complaining about her punjabi accent, its a hindi movie and not a punjabi film so go and watch a punjabi film. Aishwarya you did a gr8 job lets haters hate. Love u loads.
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Anonymous : My parents watched it yesterday and said it was good. However, please refrain from comparing BO collection of Sarbjit to Finding Fanny. Sarbjit weekend collection is 8.25 crores while weekend collection of FF was 19 crores. That is because the entire marketing of FF was focused on the one minute Ranveer Singh cameo.
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Anonymous : Aishwrya Rai is not a Priyanka Chopra!!!!!!!!!! Please don't expect more than this from Aish.........
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Anonymous : While there are so many talented actresses I their 30's, why do directors want to pick the actress in 40 who clearly any cant naturally?
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Anonymous : And ask for it at the directors-Aish why the proposed project, and the rest sit at home ??
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Anonymous : ash is better actress than madhuri,sridevi,kajol,kangna,kareena,priyanka,vidya. im not even her fan infact my all time fave actress is rani and karishma kapoor. ash is the most beautiful actress ever she made us asians proud
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Anonymous : ROFL! You really mean it??? She is just there because of her beauty and surely not because of her acting skills. But I agree that she is one the most beautiful woman in the world.
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Anonymous : Ash should quit acting and stick to looking good and throwing incomprehensible interviews which indeed are the fulcrum of her existence! I wish they had cast VB or Tabu for this role. Forget these names, even Richa Chaddha would have done 100x justice to this role. PV please post.
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Anonymous : Ash is beautiful. Make her look beautiful. I don't like her acting. She can never act. I have only watched her movies because she looks like a dream on the big screen. I will watch a Kangana, Alia, Deepika movie to see good acting with commercial value attached in the recent times. Ash is beautiful. Portray her beauty. Period.
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Anonymous : Finally the verdict is out Aish has no acting talent, her talent actually lies else where modeling, now we know she is no Shabana Azmi she can start a new career like becoming a socialite. PV PLEASE POST
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Anonymous : Is that ADHM happening? KJO might be strictly warning the PR not market it as her film. No surprises if the role gets chopped by a large extent.
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Anonymous : Day l collection 3 cr Queen is back Queen is back Queen is back. Ohhhh it was a dream it was a dream First she was never a queen. Iys just her PR shouting always queen is back. She was never in league of top. In early nineties kajol was on top. After her early marriage rani and preeti enjoyed her left position and then after 2001 kareena joined top league. Ash was never considered at par with them. She was always behind rani preeti kareena. Its a fact. And now at this time she has no space. Aey dil e mushkill can work bc of ranbir anushka fawad but not bc of ash. And after that we will c who will offer her more movies Pv post it if u r not biased for this queen
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Anonymous : I have yet to watch a memorable performance of Aishwarya. Even Sushmita did an awesome job in Aankhen. Come on Aish!
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Anonymous : Yesterday I was watching Marathi film 'Sairat'. I request everyone here to go and watch at least trailer of the film. The heroine is not conventionally beautiful but by god she is truly attractive and sexy. Her sex appeal lies in her eyes, naturalness and confidence. Bollywood has to stop encouraging mediocrity or this industry has no further.
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Anonymous : She (Rinku Raguru) is just 15 years old, so requesting you to please not make inappropriate comments. That being said, the rest of your comment is very true, that girl (COMPLETELY new in films) has overwhelmed with her acting ability. It was a good movie, very natural, very real, very convincing and you really feel for the characters.
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Anonymous : Ash needs a capable director to extract a nuanced performance like a Bhansali,Ashutosh or Mani Ratnam. Sadly this movie got the Bollywood treatment from Omung. Had Richa Chadda played Ash's character this would have been a very different film.
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Anonymous : These directors made sure that Ash looks good on screen than projecting her acting skills and they were 100% right at it. I don't think I saw the acting side of Aishwarya in any of the films done by these directors, but her breath taking beauty!
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Anonymous : Voiceswriter is waiting for this post to be no.1 to include her as usual signature comment "#1 post". Let's be patient and wait for her.
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Anonymous : Please don't encourage that troll. PV should ban " #1 post" comments.
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Anonymous : i wish they cast a 30+ newcomer as Dalbir instead of Ash. Today's newcomers are so well prepared and hardworking compared to some of the popular actresses of bollywood.
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Anonymous : Why so many hate comments?? Lets watch the movie first and then pass the comments. I don't get why everyone is behaving as a critique over here. The haters are much more interested in Ash's life than her fans. It's like as if they are silent admirers. Keep going guys.
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Anonymous : Very few actors are versatile enough to do all roles. Even the Khans have their limitations. All the ladies had theirs. Kangana can do dramatic characters really well, but give her an urban chic woman or a classic dancing beauty and it will fall flat. Kareena does the bubbly Punjabi girl well but she isn't graceful and nuanced enough to pull of a bengali girl or classical dancer. DP does the graceful, classical beauty as well as the urban chic girl really well but yet to see her even try to do a Punjabi bubbly role (the ones that Kareena and Kangana excel at). PC is great in most roles but even she tends to go OTT with dramatics sometimes but she is still the only one that I would say is close to versatile (she unfortunately doesn't look like a classical beauty otherwise I am sure she could nail that too). The only real versatile actress in BW is Tabu, you could give her anything and she will nail it. Sridevi was another one that you could give anything to and she would nail it. So, Ash is a good actress she has roles that she excels at and roles she needs to work on, she played a Punjabi girl (Kiranjit) very well in Provoked, there was no screaming/screeching involved and the movie was incredible. Dancing is a big part of BW movies, grace and femininity do play a role in how versatile you are at playing historical characters (you couldn't have Kangana or Kareena doing Umrao Jaan or Pakeezah). It is a part of our culture in BW movies and I hope we don't lose it. I like some movies that don't have song and dance like Piku but in movies like Devdas, Umrao Jaan, Ram Leela, BM, I want to the experience and grandeur that BW historical cinema has to offer. PV please post.
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Anonymous : PC and versatie? She sucks at comedy and bubbly type roles. Have u not seen Krissh and Teri meri kahani etc.
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Anonymous : hahahaha I'll add zanjeer remake too
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Anonymous : I totally not agree that Deepika is doing the types of urban chic girl easily probably why Tamasha flop. To be honest, Kangana in Katti Batti I liked much more. Moreover, Kaееina in serious, dramatic roles as good Priyanka remarkable in dramas or negative roles but in comedies it is very weak
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Anonymous : Kareena is the most versatile actress..she can do poo, desdemona,chameli,dev(alia),geet, talaash(rosie) and kia at the same time. We haven't seen kareena in Sanjay Leela bhansali movie but she can look ethereal and perform brilliantly in his movie and dats the reason he has approached her many a tyms because Sanjay knows only Kareena has both the factors(looks as well as the acting skills) to carry those roles but unfortunately destiny has its role to play that they couldnt work till now.
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Anonymous : Please add Gunday too. ROFL. She is overacting ki dukes with her flared nostrils.
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Anonymous : If you read my whole comment I said close to perfect and almost all roles. She has her limitations too but I don't think she is as limited as the others. I said that she tends to go OTT when doing bubbly roles. Tabu, I think, can do any role. It's just that she doesn't get offers to do many of them. Sridevi is the only other person who is truly versatile unfortunately there is no one in the current lot who is truly versatile in every sense of the word.
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Anonymous : Not the original poster but u mentioned PC tends to go OTT in dramatics in ur prev comment not in bubbly roles as ur saying here. Im not a PC hater but she is NOT close to perfect in almost all roles cuz she is still bad at playing quintessential happy go lucky or like u said bubbly or fun loving girl kinda roles which Madhuri Juhi and Sridevi excelled in the 90s (like HAHK, HHRPK, Chaalbaaz) and Rani, PZ etc did very well in the '00s or even Kajol in (PTHT, 1st half of kkhh). Most iconic films have these kinda roles for heroines whether its a sholay or chandni or premrog or qsqt or hahk and if someone is bad at such conventional roles, then they are far from versatile imho. And when an actress does a barfi or a black, the common people (like me) doesnt know what to expect. I mean i dont know whether she played jhilmil perfectly or not cuz i cant identify with that character, so naturally i'll appreciate her efforts for doing something different but i cant judge if she really did complete justice to it or not same with Rani in black. So IMO someone who can play a regular character convincingly is much better actor than someone who can only excel in complex roles. PV post it please
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Anonymous : Just look at the no. of haters sayin trash abt an actress, just bcoz she is more beautiful and more popular than their respective actresses..not seen the movie yet..but go and watch on youtube the real public reaction on sarbjit videos..people are praising it like anything..stop acting like desperate souls without watching the movie.and haters dont watch the movie kindly..stick to your kajols, ranis, vidyas, sridevis who are epitome of acting whom noone knows..Pv is full of PR guys..from this article its proven...Ash will still be viewed as the most beautiful actress ever..yes i said ACTRESS
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Anonymous : Truth always hurts!
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Anonymous : more popular? where? Box Office - NO. India - NO. Bollywood movies - NO. Audience - NO. Cannes - agreed. Hollywood - Not Sure. May be. None of the the movies that are doing well in Hollywood have her though.
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Anonymous : i like that the indian audience are smart enough to understand what acting means. and objective enough. Aish would fool audience in 90's and 00's with her supposed talent but in 2016 only beauty is not enough. Aish is no longer forgiven and light eyes doesnt cause the same reactions as before in India. one day India will stop appreciating white skinned people also and you'll see a big change
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Anonymous : DISASTER
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Anonymous : Frankly the only films I remember being impressed by Aishwarya's acting were - Raincoat, Choker Bali, Guru, HDDCS and Taal but frankly Aishwarya was never as effortless as Madhuri or numero uno's before her were.
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Anonymous : Sorry and i will probably get a lot of hate for this but Madhuri was a great dancer, not a great actress. I found her painful to watch at times. Sridevi was the actress and Madhuri was the dancer.
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Anonymous : sridevi was better actress and in dance her nakhre mashaallah
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Anonymous : I feel that putting Madhuri in a box labeled dancer is unfair to her. Yes she is a great dancer but she is also a great actress. Beta, Lajja, Mrityudand, Devdas and many others are proof of her talent, yet some people cannot look beyond her dancing to acknowledge this. Sridevi is a great actrice but there have been instances where she was painful to watch too. I think every actor/actress have instances like that just like every person has good and bad days. However, to each their own.
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Anonymous : I feel that putting Madhuri in a box labeled dancer is unfair to her. Yes she is a great dancer but she is also a great actress. Beta, Lajja, Mrityudand, Devdas and many others are proof of her talent, yet some people cannot look beyond her dancing to acknowledge this. Sridevi is a great actrice but there have been instances where she was painful to watch too. I think every actor/actress have instances like that just like every person has good and bad days.
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Anonymous : Completely agree with you. Sridevi was both actress and a dancer and Madhuri was the dancer.
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Anonymous : Madhuri is complete actress
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Anonymous : Madhuri is a beautiful woman and a great dancer. But sorry i either find her painful to watch (in films like Raja where she's too screechy) or maha boring (in films like DTPH, Gulaab gang). She's too good when she has to just play herself and do all the song and dance stuff in a film like HAHK but thats about it. I can never imagine her as a regular girl in complicated situations, say in films like Fiza, Chandni bar, etc
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Anonymous : LMAO at those ash fans always making fun of katrina,deepika,etc.WHERE IS VOICESWRITER? always bullying others? where did she go now?
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Anonymous : @Voicewriter where are you now? You should be here calling everyone a troll, we criticized your favourite. I bet for you all the critics are also trolls.
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Anonymous : I wonder where @voiceswriter is now.
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Anonymous : She is hiding her face in empty theatres of Sarbjit and enjoying Ash screechy whining LOL
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Anonymous : Sarbjit first day collection is 3.69 cr haha (with 1400 screens, 'International icon' Aishwarya, Cannes premiere, agressive promotions, successful music). Even unsuccessful films like Finding Fanny for example had higher opening without that much publicity. Hence, proved how huge DP is! A reigning queen indeed.
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Anonymous : OMG! Thats it? Thats very poor B.O collection. This is a disaster!
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Anonymous : Ash performance in Sarbjit makes Katrina a masterpiece in acting in front of her. Ash fans like Voiceswriter has always mocked Kat for her acting. And here you go Ash has garnered harsh negative reviews an actress has ever received lately i must say. Bravo to Lavender Lips Cannes Wooden Diva!
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Anonymous : Your first line...ROFL!...hahaha
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Anonymous : Well, ash was never a good actor... Only her beauty got this far! And now she's trying hard to prove tht wrong but fails!
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Anonymous : Does anyone know where is Kitty ? Voicewriter ? Hipsdontlie ? And Shakuntla please u need not reply me .--- by the way you do a great job in entertaining GORAS with your playboy bunny chuddi you were ..
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Anonymous : She was never a great actress, but... is it just me or has she been terrible in her last two films? Not just mediocre, but downright bad (and quite frankly, laughable). What is going on?
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Anonymous : I wanted to atch the movie for Randeeps sake but I dont want to endure aishwarya. Any solution?
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Anonymous : haha i remember when karisma kapoor dangerous ishhq flopped ash fans were making fun of lolo acting calling her b grade actress flop comeback. look at ash now both her movies were crap
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Anonymous : She only plays the shy quite characters who keep her gaze low, in period dramas and involves dancing. Those movies required minimal acting. She can't develop a solid character, just does one dementional acting, or rather haming.
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Anonymous : She's not suited for these kinds of roles. She's not an actress, but a global ambassador for India. Ever since her marriage to Bachan family, she has been going down. Prior to marriage, she was much better or tolerable rather.
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Anonymous : are you sure about global ambassador for India? That is decide by the govt. So until that happens, no one gets it. This movie's release is planned after Cannes. That was a big giveaway that this is a flop movie.
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Anonymous : she's pretty but can't act, fat so can't model. I think it would be best for Ash to join sasural simar ka, her hammy acting would fit right in. Plus if audiences get annoyed of her the makers can turn her into a fly lol
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Anonymous : what did you think really that after many years Aish would become Meryl Streep. I really didn't have such high expectations as i never thought of Aish as a good actor. She is quite lucky to have made career in India. would it be other country, she would never have a career. in Latin America beauty titles holders usually become soap operas actors.
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Anonymous : Am I reading Jazbaa reviews all over again? The same critique of overacting and melodrama are being noted here. This can't be a coincidence. Two movies in a row which have showcased Aishwaryas very mediocre acting talent. I remember when Jazbaa released, her fans kept saying how she would sweep awards etc. The Jazbaa ship sunk fast, as will Sarbjit.
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Anonymous : If not for her grey-green eyes, she would be a TV series actress. Her acting method is tailored made for Ekta Kapoor series!!! BAD!
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Anonymous : what? Ekta Kapoor's Jodha Akbar was mile better than the movie Jodha Akbar, plus the actors played much better than Hr-Aish. Especially Aish, who had that wooden eye look.
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Anonymous : Jazbaa was similar with melodrama and stilted dialogues and hamming from aishwarya. but i cant believe the same results have come from Sarbjit as well even though the team is different. Omung Kumar use to work with Bhansali im surprised he didn't pick up anything from him. he wastes superb actors as supporting characters and doesnt give them enough scenes. i feel bad for randeep especially because he suffered the most for this role and richa too.
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Anonymous : I think she's a good actress! I haven't watched the movie yet and who knows maybe she didn't do well here in some scenes for this role but all you have to do is watch her as Paro or as Nandini or her role in Taal or any of her scenes. Look at her acting in Guru! She's a great actress, not the best but certainly not just a pretty face and deserving of such hatred from people.
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Anonymous : Paro, Nandini were all very filmy characters even her character in Taal for that matter. OK she was decent in them but they are not some legendary performances of all time like Sridevi in Lamhe or Tabu in Maqbool etc. They worked because of the glitz and glamour and also the focus was on her beauty over ACTing . If a paro was supposed to be not so good looking with bad dressing sense, i wonder how it wud even work for her. The fact is she cant pull of realistic and relatable characters ever. Ok just answer honestly could she pull of a role like Hum Tum at any point in her career?
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Anonymous : its 2016 honey we cant keep watching outdated films like hddcs and devdas over and over again. Either she should deliver a good performance or retire gracefully when she cant do justice to the roles she's offered. Ash fans and their silly justifications!LOL
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Anonymous : Giving example of Hum tum as it was Mother India. lol. couldn't you come up with some good example?
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Anonymous : She was terrible as Paro. The only good thing about that snooze fest of a film Devdas was Madhuri Dixit.
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Anonymous : LOL thats exactly my point. Forget legengary roles, she cant even pull off a simple relatable character to begin with LMAO
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Anonymous : First let her manage to play hum tum kinda regular role convincingly, then we'll talk about MOTHER INDIA ROFL
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Anonymous : And Oh I got the answer to my question. Thanks for the reply :-)
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Anonymous : The movie is rocking with full packed houses and gr8 reviews by audience...Its a super duper hit....get a life haters
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Anonymous : Kat n dps pr is on a roll
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Anonymous : Wait.. What?? How??
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Anonymous : Actually if you look at the comments most of the negative comments are coming from Kangana and PC fans. I am a DP fan and I love Aish, I haven't watched the movie yet. Plan to do it tomorrow, I am sure it's not as bad as people here are making it out to be. They probably haven't even watched it and are just jumping on the bandwagon.
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Anonymous : Now imagine if vidya had done the role!! Same with Jazba, both are very vidya type roles and she woulda done full justice to them! Muuuch more than ash
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Anonymous : Vidya had played an intense role in hamari adhuri kahani and the film flopped. Also, she did punjabi housewise role in ghanchakkar and that was a caricature. Vidya is a good actress, but it is wrong to assume that just by swapping her place with Ash, the movie could have worked. Ash has her flaws and the movie has its own flaws.
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Anonymous : Go read Rajeev Masand and Anupama Chopra's review.
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Anonymous : I find they tend to hype any movie w a celebrity actor in it.
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Anonymous : What else was expected from Omung Kumar? He made a mockery of Mary Kom's story and judging by the reviews seems to have done the same injustice to this movie.
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Anonymous : OMG after reading all da responses below I feel bad for adding another negative comment but it is true, she is a bad actor n not the right part for her
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Anonymous : 'International icon' Aishwarya is receiving so many negative reviews , more than Katrina has ever received. OMG!
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Anonymous : "The 42-year-old actor (Ash) doesn’t manage to bring alive the character. Her lip-twisting, chest-thumping and shouting does not help either. Instead, the melodrama alienates us from an otherwise evocative character." - Hindustani Times (1.5/5)
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Anonymous : So many negative comments here... Anyways not watching this movie. As said by Huffington post - Aishwarya Rai Bachchan sure knows how to ruin a good thing.
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Anonymous : Ash, why you do this to Dalbir?
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Anonymous : It is not easy to turn such real life incidents to film scripts..that's what mary kom n sarbjit lacked but kudos to the director who went ahead with this. Both movies brought out some wonderful acting
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Anonymous : How can someone who is pretentious in real life act natural in reel life. This is why she couldn't learn to act all these years.
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Anonymous : Honestly,the casting director of this film should be spanked. The movie does not feel authentic even for a second, Randeep is good as usual.
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Anonymous : Thank goodness she is not representing India or Indian movies at Cannes - but only her beautiful face for a beauty product L'Oreal!!! There have been and are so many great actors in India, and nobody gets selected to be in the jury but Ash does. All France was interested was to have some beautiful faces in their magazines, websites, newspapers, etc to promote the Cannes film festival. She has been conferred with French awards, invited to dine with the french president - all for a beautiful face? Seriously, I need to know what her achievements are as an actor? Can she ever deliver a hit? Can she speak the Indian Hindi, now that she is kicked out of Hollywood?
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Anonymous : Hey Sarbjit is picking up from evening shows. Vande Mataram.
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Anonymous : stop dreaming. not a soul in the hall
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Anonymous : Thanks guys for posting the best part of all the reviews. Ash gets trashed.
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Anonymous : She did impress me anywhere, not in trailers and not on posters. She is the reason of this movie and Zazba fail. And please do not tell us to go watch the movie. Save money and stay home. Feeling bad for huda and Richa.
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Anonymous : Ash is Rahul of Congress whatever happens never blame her. Director's fault, editing team fault, story fault, weather fault but ash still didi it. Bullshit.,, Ppl say even in the scenes where Richa Chadda in background she is better than ash. In summary besides all drawbacks if there was a better actress than ash movie could have done better because of ranveer and Richa and everyone else's acting.
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Anonymous : Ash is Rahul of Congress. Ha ha....hilarious. True.
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Anonymous : Ash whole living lifestyle is fake. Acting too fake. I don't understand why people give her so much importance
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Anonymous : I never found her incredibly beautiful to begin with just an average pretty face lacking the charisma of a Madhuri or a Juhi or even a Kareena. Now she has proved it two times in a row that she just can't act! Even Kat would've been a better option to play Dalbir lol atleast she wouldn't ham and screech giving audiences a headache
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Anonymous : why are u doing this to Dalbir? as if it's not bad enough for her that Ash is essaying her role, now you're saying frozen face Katrina should have? just imagining her Punjabi accent, lolz :P
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Anonymous : Where are all the die hard dumb fans of Aishwarya? The ones that pay a tribute to her beauty, eyes, etc...? Can you face the reality that she can't act?
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Anonymous : Thanks for remembering us again and again. Haters are not just obsessed with Aishwarya, but her fans too. Well, the reality is she is no Tabu or Sridevi, I have said this many times before, but she CAN act. I have not watched the film yet, but since her comeback, Aishwarya just doesn't seem to put all her efforts and doesn't look motivated, that's what I noticed. Pinkvilla, post it in my first attempt, so that I don't have to type again.
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Anonymous : I believe no one really admires her for her acting talent, at least I don't. She lacks in the acting department, no brainer.
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Anonymous : Die hard fans are thinking of a good excuse. There is just one here with poor excuses and equally bad grammar. LOL!
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Anonymous : Oh so why are you so obsessed with her haters?
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Anonymous : Not all fans r the same, i adore her but i do not think she can act, she is a good dancer graceful.but agree
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Anonymous : since when Sridevi became a good actress? Tabu is the greatest actress ever. Kajol is too good. But Sridevi??/ No way. Her voice was equally bad as Aishwarya's
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Anonymous : Sridevi's Hindi voice modulation may not the best , but the lady has done superb work in her Hindi movies - even the ridiculous ones. Her early Hindi movies were dubbed & she had to learn the language quickly to keep up with her zooming career. When one sees her movies , you tend to remember her emoting, how she makes use of her eyes , body & voice in every scene . Do take a look at her Tamil / Telugu movies , especially the early ones where she does not depend on props like make up & clothes to stand apart .
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Anonymous : Sridevi is NOT a GOOD actress. She is an OUTSTANDING actress. To discover that, you have to watch her diverse filmography in different languages. Start from English Vinglish (hailed by all critics as the best actress of 2012. Search all the end of the year top lists by famous critics. Raja Sen for example)
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Anonymous : Totally agree. She is a brilliant and versatile actress one of the best in India. Her Tamil films reflect her vast range. Even in mediocre Hindi films she shines e.g. Roop Ki rani choran Ka raja.
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Anonymous : Yes, Sridevi is a brilliant actress. In my opinion the best Indian cinema has ever seen. No National Awards ever in her life, I guess no political connections. She has won many Filmfare awards but not a single National Award, she deserved it for English Vinglish at least. Oh well, nobody can deny Sri's talent though.
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Anonymous : Aishwarya has wonderfully expressive eyes. Her "silent" acts where she lets her eyes speak are the best. Case in point: Provoked, Choker Bali, Raincoat, Guzaarish...and in most of these films she portrayed very depressed characters with sparkling results (great reviews, well-deserved awards and what not). The same magic would have worked if the directors of her recent films (Jazbaa, Sarabjit) didn't require her to scream her lines out. How they fail to take reviews seriously is beyond me. You just have to compare the reviews for the films mentioned above with the reviews for her recent films to know the impact of subtle acting. Hopefully Karan Johar is taking notes for Ash's next. Thankfully her character in that movie doesn't look melodramatic.
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Anonymous : SO SORRY that the directors can't create one-dimensional roles for your darling.
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Anonymous : She is a beautiful woman but a terrible hammy actress. Except for provoked the rest of those movies she was mediocre at best and has no idea about being subtle. Acting is not just about eyes it is about diction, body language etc. When filmfare magazine did a retrospective of the best performances of Indian cinema a few years ago none if hers including the ones you stated was mentioned. BTW just because she got awards does not mean they were well deserved. PV please post
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Anonymous : Even I'm wondering why she fails to take reviews (esp of Jazbaa) seriously. If she had sat down and analyzed the critics, this mishap of overacting in Sarabjit could have been avoided.
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Anonymous : Ha ha...I like way you say darling!
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Anonymous : You know it's truly a Dud when Pinkvilla and Firstpost (usually Ash's supporters) say that it is!
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Anonymous : She was decent in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. She can't do difficult roles and needs a director who can keep her in control.
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Anonymous : "Aishwarya Rai plays Sarbjit's sister in this second attempt at comeback. The criticism of her shrill act in Jazba, alas, has not reached either the filmmaker or the actor. Her attempts at sounding passionate about getting her brother released either sound shrill or hilarious, depending on whether or not you can speak Punjabi. The trouble with filmmakers is that they want the actors to sound authentic and then there are no checks on the accents. The audience would have been just as happy to have heard her speak Hindi. In fact, it would have been easier on the ears. And actors too are so blinded by the 'need to be authentic, a role that has no room for make-up, a de-glam avatar' that they just get carried away. In the end, it is the audience that is the loser." - Nowrunning (2/5)
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Anonymous : "Randeep Hooda is lovely; Aishwarya and the film are not" - Firstpost Review Title :P
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Anonymous : "The writing is not the film’s primary problem though. The primary problem is the casting of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as Dalbir. Try as she might, the actress cannot get under the skin of her character. She does not have the look or the body language of a Sardarni from rural Punjab, but her effort to get there shows in every studied gesture, every laboured expression, every step, every word spoken, until that effort becomes so distracting that it eclipses all else in the film. This is particularly unfortunate because the rest of the cast is formidably gifted, but the entire project seems designed to ensure that they do not overshadow the central star. Rarely has Bollywood witnessed such a self-defeating approach to filmmaking." - Firstpost LOL
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Anonymous : "And of course there is the superfluous `giddha-shiddha’ : when will Bollywood make a film on Punjabi characters minus this? Richa Chaddha hovers mostly in the background, with only one or two nice moments. One noble Pakistani shows up, in the shape of a lawyer ( Darshan), who believes that Sarbjit is innocent . The rest is taken over by Ms Rai, straining every sinew, delivering loud lectures to both Indians and Pakistanis, and heaven help us, Talibanis." - The Indian Express (1.5/5)
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Anonymous : "First off, she is all wrong for the part, her attempts at the rural Punjabi accent slipping up every so often. And then she goes full tilt at her lines, ratcheting up the volume, to such an extent that you want to tell her to hush. When she does, go silent that is—precisely for two and a half scenes– she is able to convey her pain and anguish so much better. If she had modulated her act, ‘Sarbjit’ would have been a better film." - The Indian Express (1.5/5)
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Anonymous : Come on guyzzz why are you so harsh on her ? We all know that most of the people who are commenting this topic didn't watch the movie so please brothers and sisters go watch first and then you can give your opinion about how she did it or not you can be surprise by this movie I'm sure but please drop all this unnecessary negativity :). Love you all
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Anonymous : trailer is enough! directors and producers couldn't see what audience saw coming when they selected aish to play Dalvir and then they focused the entire movie on somebody who can't even act and sidelined the roles of great actors like Randeep and rucha
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Anonymous : Come on guyzzz why are you so harsh on her ? We all know that most of the people who are commenting this topic didn't watch the movie so please brothers and sisters go watch first and then you can give your opinion about how she did it or not you can be surprise by this movie I'm sure but please drop all this unnecessary negativity :). Love you all
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Anonymous : Come on guyzzz why are you so harsh on her ? We all know that most of the people who are commenting this topic didn't watch the movie so please brothers and sisters go watch first and then you can give your opinion about how she did it or not you can be surprise by this movie I'm sure but please drop all this unnecessary negativity :). Love you all
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Anonymous : My dear why will we waste our precious money and time when there are movie critics? There are negative reviews from at least 5 separate sources posted by various users there. Please use your eyes and drop all this positivity :) We love you too!
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Anonymous : Exactly...wants us to waste our time and money! Nice ploy to sell tickets....but no one is buying...LOL!
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Anonymous : and you are one of those die hard fans of Ash that keep shouting "the queen", "the beauty queen", "the most beautiful woman", "No1 actress" etc, etc...We have seen and heard enough. Now its your time to open your eyes and watch her "talent less" acting and open your ears to her "screeching".
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Anonymous : Thank you PV for a non biased review. Aish didn't work on her role at all. She has said in interviews that she never met Dalbir while shooting the film.This film is actually a biopic on Dalbir who like Mary Kom is still alive. Priyanka visited Mary kom to study not just her but boxing as well. Aish didn't even take the effort to learn proper Punjabi. Sarabjit is no more, so Randeep had to rely on a small video clip & on the description of his family to get into the skin of the character. He not only lost a lot of weight, but also confined himself to get the feeling of someone being in jail. Here's a man who hold his head high even his role is small. As for Richa, she got a standing ovation at Cannes for her film Masaan.
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Anonymous : Aish is too arrogant to do to that plus she won't invest her time into soemthign where there are no cameras and money
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Anonymous : Surrounding yourself with talent is a huge risk, especially if you don't bring anything yourself to the table. With Jazbaa it was Irfan Khan & Shabana Azmi who were used as props & with Sarabjit it was Randeep & Richa. More over Randeep's & Richa's roles were cropped to give Aish the limelight. As if that's not enough, even Sarabjit's name is being used to bring people to the theatres. If it's a biopic on Dalbir, the film should be named Dalbir. It comes as no surprise that Randeep & Richa are being praised for their albeit small work in Sarabjit. While Aish is being criticized.
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Anonymous : During promotions Randeep was overshadowed by Aish... Now Aish is overshadowed by Randeep with his performance... So I am happy for him..
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Anonymous : During promotions Randeep was overshadowed by Aish... Now Aish is overshadowed by Randeep with his performance... So I am happy for me..
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Anonymous : Don't worry, not only will she and her idolizers not have the humility to accept that she can't act, they'll shout about her success when she finds some business trick to compensate the cost of making the film (Jazbaa)
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Anonymous : Im sure Aish will come out with a comment about her CRAFT lol
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Anonymous : You mean how fulcrum of her existence? And then she will compare her art with that of Da Vinci. :P
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Anonymous : The purple lipstick was a clue - that her performance is also going to be OTT and silly
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Anonymous : The writing is not the film’s primary problem though. The primary problem is the casting of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as Dalbir. Try as she might, the actress cannot get under the skin of her character. She does not have the look or the body language of a Sardarni from rural Punjab, but her effort to get there shows in every studied gesture, every laboured expression, every step, every word spoken, until that effort becomes so distracting that it eclipses all else in the film. - Review by Firstpost
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Anonymous : Sarbjit' review: Randeep Hooda is lovely; Aishwarya and the film are not - Review by Firstpost
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Anonymous : Bye bye Aishwarya Purple Rai
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Anonymous : Ash, by God's grace you have had a fantastic career (despite being a non-actor). So give gratitude and pack your bags.
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Anonymous : Flop movie. Feel bad for Randeep Hooda.
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Anonymous : Thank God SLB did not cast her in BM.
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Anonymous : Poor Randeep...he first got sidelined by Ms.purple lips and now her OTT acting has marred his performance. Hopefully, he will get the praise he deserves...he already has but I wish him more.
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Anonymous : I bet Hooda will never work with her again!
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Anonymous : raja sen took ash apart in his critique of the movie. she got a reallhy harsh review from him
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Anonymous : Thanks PV for this article.
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Anonymous : Eagerly was waiting for its release.... Cud not watch it today... will watch it on sunday... :)
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Anonymous : Poor,poor Randeep. He had to suffer through Aish's antics all through the promos and now have his film destroyed by her :(
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Anonymous : Is anyone surprised?
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Anonymous : Do not drag DP into this. Find another excuse.
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Anonymous : Not seen the movie or reviews , but generally speaking , Aishwariya does have a problem with voice modulation on screen.
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Anonymous : Aish is so pretty that people just can't see beyond that. She's not a bad actor as people make her out to be. For the role of a sardarni maybe Kareena or Anushka would have been a good choice.
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Anonymous : Ash thought she would get the National Award for this. Ha ha ha
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Anonymous : You never know she might grab the award and deprive a deserving one her due, just like her paa for his OTT role in piku
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Anonymous : Hey... that money in the Panama accounts have to go somewhere. ;)
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Anonymous : Ash thought she would get the National Award for this. Ha ha ha
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Anonymous : The problem with this lady is that she thinks she is too good and is not open to feedback. If she had realized her mistake from Jazbaa she would have done better in this role. But she did not coz she thinks she is special. Well, pride goes before a fall!
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Anonymous : She cannot take criticism which is why she will never grow as an actor.
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Anonymous : what Aish's fans do not understand is that acting is not about being the most beuatiful or know how to dance or learn all the dialogues and say them in front of camera. acting is about erasing your self as existence and becoming the character you play. that needs true acting talent and hard work. Leonardo di Caprio spent months for studying and learning his character in his latest movie for which he got Oscar. Aish was never an actor and she is not still actor. of course she is not the only one in Bollywood without talent. we should blame also Bollywood practise for turning models into actors only because of good looks. it works out in classical indian style of movies where you need just to dance and to be pretty. but thats not enough for serious kind of movies. pinkvilla plz post this
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Anonymous : Wonder what excuse madam is going to come up with for her OTT performance.
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Anonymous : Screechy and OTT indeed! Ruined the movie. Indian audience has evolved. The age of pretty non-actors has gone. Time for Ash to say good-bye to acting. But of course, she wont as she is always trying to prove a point!
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Anonymous : Unanimous verdict - Ash cant act. Its everywhere. Serves her right for sidelining Hooda.
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Anonymous : Aishwarya didn't sideline Randeep. That is how the makers planned to sell the film. In fact, they both got along very well.
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Anonymous : Its time for non-actors with pretty faces to leave...Kat & Ash. Be gone!
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Anonymous : FLOP Movie..
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Anonymous : People who were going gaga about Aish from one scene in promo, here it is...obviously she cannot carry off that role well..she is not versatile actor...the director should have focused more on Randeeps story, we were accepting that...He would have thought the Aish could be selling point for this film...I am sorry Omung she is not...
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Anonymous : "Ash goes too far and pitched herself in an unbearably shrill territory. Rai ages with caricatured speed, both hair and skin turning grey by the scene, and her Punjabi accent fluctuates violently, from basic swallowing of vowels to hardcore chest-thumping consonant-stretching (“Srubjittttttt-uh”)." - Raja Sen (1.5/5)
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Anonymous : "Speaking of wrongful imprisonment, spare a thought for audiences trapped in the theatre while Aishwarya Rai dials up the hysteria." - Raja Sen (1.5/5) OMG this is so mean indeed Raja :D
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Anonymous : "And in the middle of it all stands Aishwarya Rai, eyes open to stretching point, waggling her finger to rebuke people like an irked schoolmarm. Oh my. LMAO" - Raja Sen (1.5/5)
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Anonymous : "Aishwarya's performance is not effective or emotional. It is, in fact, the 80s Doordarshan version of Bajrangi Bhaijaan." :P - Raja Sen (1.5/5)
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Anonymous : Hahahaha...Lol!!!!!!!
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Anonymous : Ha ha...ROFL!
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Anonymous : always knew aish wasn't that great of an actor but all these reviews gotta hurt :/
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Anonymous : "In her new movie Sarabjit, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan comes to work with her greatest asset – her gorgeous face. In scene after scene, Rai Bachchan flashes her eyes, curls her lips, flares her nostrils and twists her features out of shape. Sarabjit is the kind of movie in which emotions are deemed unworthy of existence unless they are screamed out with every sinew strained. It’s more labour than Rai Bachchan has ever performed in her spotty career, and if nothing else, she deserves full marks for effort." Review from scroll.in
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Anonymous : Randeep stole the show. I am happy for him. He is too good in it.
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Anonymous : Yaar yeh Ash retire kyon nahin hoti? Isse acting na ho payegi
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Anonymous : She nvr shoved her movies doen ur throat... if u wish u can watch it.. or else dont watch it.. its as simple as tht
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Anonymous : Oh but she did try everything in the book to shove it down our throats...just that we are smart enough not to buy it. Simple!
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Anonymous : Am sure she must hav personally visited u... purchased tickets for u... and must hav forcefully pushed u inside the theater... and u wer so innocent tht u cud nt do nething.. huh..
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Anonymous : Well she is an actress and so audience has a right to criticize her performance because she is acting for them.
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Anonymous : Haters are always innocent. LOL.
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Anonymous : Exactly and thank you. Poor Ash...she has just this one fan who is trying to outbeat every single critic/audience. As silly as her!
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Anonymous : Ash CANT act. She thinks she but she cant. And she wont even try because she thinks she is right. She has the best attitude yaar..
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Anonymous : More importantly they are paying a quarter of one grand plus taxes to watch her on the big screen!
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Anonymous : Omang Kumar OTT film hi banata hai. Mary Com was Pakau movie. Omang ko sirf National award chahiye bas.
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Anonymous : Agreed. Mary Kom and the fast forwarded boxing moves by a plastic faced boxer which I saw someone watching Air India Inflight made me turn my face away till the guy seated next finished watching the movie in some 20 odd mins...
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Anonymous : "The loud and insistent melodrama takes away from the pathos of the central character’s story..... "The movie is unfortunately driven by Dilraj. Rai Bachchan has been working hard to shed her famously icy demeanour. In Jazbaa, she played a lawyer who is forced to defend a rapist in order to free her kidnapped daughter, but that performance resulted in more memes than encomiums. Will Sarabjit suffer the same fate as Jazbaa? Rai Bachchan literally yells out her intention to be taken seriously as an actress in her new innings, but she might actually have been better cast as Sukhpreet, who passively watches her sister-in-law create dust storms while she waits for a husband who never returns. The face is still a draw, but it cannot support the strain of working overtime." -Review by scroll.in
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Anonymous : "As painted by Omung Kumar and played by Aishwarya, Dalbir Kaur is a CARICATURE. In one scene, she even launches into a harangue directed at a Pakistani mob raising slogans against Sarabjit's release." - NDTV (2/5)
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Anonymous : "Her (Ash) tinny dialogue delivery and wayward diction come in the way and prevent the film from acquiring any genuine heft and height." - NDTV (2/5)
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Anonymous : In your face Ash. Burn!
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Anonymous : "Aishwarya as Dalbir Kaur, a gutsy woman who put everything at stake in the fight for the release of her brother from a Pakistani jail, neither looks nor sounds like a true-blue sardarni. " - NDTV (2/5)
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Anonymous : "Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan is woefully miscast as the dogged sister of the titular character." - NDTV (2/5)
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Anonymous : "She (Ash), more or less, gets into character and brings in a lot of energy and required aggression to the table. But, there are points when she simply goes overboard with her display of rage and emotions." - MID-DAY
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Anonymous : Mary Com was so OTT even then Omang got a national award. I think he will get another national award for another OTT film.
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Anonymous : "While the actress goes de-glam for her role, she does try her best to wash off her classy image too, but FAILS at that. With an ACCENT that is HIGHLY UNCONVINCING, Aish’s SCREECHY dialogue delivery all through the film, hampers your senses to feel anything for either of the characters. She manages to shine in limited scenes but most of the time seems completely OVER THE TOP. What’s sad is that while the grey hair for her character keep increasing over the years, her body language pretty much remains the same. LOL" - KOIMOI (2/5)
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Anonymous : "WHAT'S GOOD: Richa Chadha and Randeep Hooda keep this film afloat with their performances. WHAT'S BAD: Forced melodrama, jarringly irritating background score and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s screechy dialogue delivery. LOO BREAK: Yes, please! Also a a pair of cotton balls for the ears. WATCH OR NOT?: A contrived plot and over the top performance by Aish makes this movie a lengthy affair. For not doing justice to the actual Sarabjit issue, I’d say this film is passable." - KOIMOI (2/5)
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Anonymous : ouch! screechy? I don't understand why the makers didn't hire someone like Vidya or Tabu or Richa. Ash is not bad but her roles are not powerful or impactful.
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Anonymous : Not surprised. The promos were so OTT, like Mary Kom.
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Anonymous : Voices writers where are you?
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Anonymous : We loved it. It was released yesterday. Nothing wrong in aishwarya's acting but she is too beautiful to play Dalbir. Even black paint could not make her look average looking. She is too beautiful to be real. Dalbir is a very average looking real woman. Randeep Hooda is definitely getting National Award for best actor.
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Anonymous : So much for all the natak....she cant ACT. Well, we all knew anyways.
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Anonymous : I saw this coming. Aishwarya should play to her strengths-feminine(or, period) roles. I am not a fan of Aishwarya’s beauty or Aishwarya’s acting, I am a fan of Aishwarya’s femininity. Yes, you read that correct. Aishwarya’s overtly feminine trait—the way she dances, even her gait—reminds me of women in Ravi Varma’s painting ,in other words, she’s doesn’t belong to this era’s cinema.(I remember, my husband, pulling my leg after watching Jodha Akbar,saying Aishwarya’s makes him ponder if other women have hormonal problems.To which I replied, David Beckham makes me do the same about men :D) That’s why she shines in period films like Devdas,Jodha Akbar in these films you can’t imagine anyone but Aishwarya. This era is an era of rewriting conventions and breaking social mores for women—Queen, Margarita, TWM,Piku—in these films women are not inspired from painting but real life, they are women who can’t dance like Aishwarya in Silsilaye; but can click with today’s audience. Aishwarya’s was amazing in offbeat films—choker Bali,Provoked—it’s because these films were in her comfort zone—poised, feminine women or, damsel in distress. Even her contemporary roles like that in Kandukondain(Sense and sensibility) she played impish Tamil girl in half saree with jasmine flowers—again within her domain of feminine girl. Aishwarya is like Keira Knightly of Bollywood (Calm down, I know Keira is way more talented than Ash, I’m just drawing parallels between their choices).Aishwarya is a hit with the audience whenever she plays Jane Austen’s women (Bnp & Kandukondain) , Tagore’s Binodini, Chattopadhyay’s Parvati, Bhansali’s period inspired but contemporary girl Nandini NOT rustic,fierce Dalbir or her role in Jazbaa. Unfortunately, for Aishwarya, Bollywood Director’s can’t script a role like The Duchess, Anna Karenina,or TPOK. Even if they do, they wouldn’t cast Ash anymore unless she quits her laidback attitude and gets fit. Even in bad films like Action Replay, Umrao Jaan-- Ash lit up the screen with her dance, one can just gawk her thinking ‘even her stroll on road reminds one of a bharatnatyam performance’. When I watch Mani Ratnam’s Iruvar I can’t imagine anyone but Aishwarya as 1930’s south Indian girl—Deepika,Kangana, or Kareena can’t pull this off. Aishwarya’s latest choices prove she’s in tune with times—female centric roles—but she should introspect and play to her strengths.I was the happiest when few years back news circulated that Aishwarya would be in MS biopic-- this is your strength Aishwarya.
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Anonymous : Well written.
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Anonymous : An actor is versatile to any roles and she is not. End of story. Actor needs to act, dancing is just part of movies.
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Anonymous : Don't you have the intellect to comprehend? Aishwarya is NOT versatile that's exactly my point.That's why I said she should play to her strength-feminine roles.
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Anonymous : Very few actors are versatile enough to do all roles. Even the Khans have their limitations. All the ladies had theirs. Kangana can do dramatic characters really well, but give her an urban chic woman or a classic dancing beauty and it will fall flat. Kareena does the bubbly Punjabi girl well but she isn't graceful and nuanced enough to pull of a bengali girl or classical dancer. DP does the graceful, classical beauty as well as the urban chic girl really well but yet to see her even try to do a Punjabi bubbly role (the ones that Kareena and Kangana excel at). PC is great in most roles but even she tends to go OTT with dramatics sometimes but she is still the only one that I would say is close to versatile (she unfortunately doesn't look like a classical beauty otherwise I am sure she could nail that too). The only real versatile actress in BW is Tabu, you could give her anything and she will nail it. Sridevi was another one that you could give anything to and she would nail it. So, Ash is a good actress she has roles that she excels at and roles she needs to work on, she played a Punjabi girl (Kiranjit) very well in Provoked, there was no screaming/screeching involved and the movie was incredible. Dancing is a big part of BW movies, grace and femininity do play a role in how versatile you are at playing historical characters (you couldn't have Kangana or Kareena doing Umrao Jaan or Pakeezah). It is a part of our culture in BW movies and I hope we don't lose it. I like some movies that don't have song and dance like Piku but in movies like Devdas, Umrao Jaan, Ram Leela, BM, I want to the experience and grandeur that BW historical cinema has to offer. PV please post.
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Anonymous : Such a long essay but the central idea is the same ... she can NOT act to save her life ... wish they had casted SUSHMITA in this role ... wonder what is wrong with these directors ...
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Anonymous : Her beauty is he only strength. Nothing else.
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Anonymous : I agree. The movie doesn't play to her strengths. When it does she's a delight to watch. I find criticisms writing Ash off completely as an actor a little unfair. Vidya and Tabu are often regarded superior actors but the fact remains that they'd never be able to pull of a Nandini in HDDC, Mansi in Taal, Paro in Devdas, Jodha in Jodha Akbar, Binodini in Choker Bali or Sujata in Guru as brilliantly as Ash did. You rightly said that she lit up the screen in those movies. Films are a visual medium and especially in Bollywood you cant undermine the importance of beauty, grace, dance, charisma, etc that are characteristic of a quintessential BW heroine. Ash perhaps is at a crossroads in her career. Actresses and audiences are demanding more of heroines & she wants to be a part of that change too. The other factor is that the roles that played to her strength are sadly youthful. She cant be a Nandini, Paro or Mansi anymore. We need better and directors who can etch strong mature roles for personalities like Ash too. Why do they always have to be only unglamorous , earthy or grim
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Anonymous : Aishwarya Rai Bachchan hullabaloo around her beauty and try her hand at some serious acting.lol
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Anonymous : Screechy Ash...ha ha ha
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Anonymous : Now Ash will say the movie was like a Salvador Dali painting and only few people can admire it. Her husband will say (forced to say) this was her best performance.
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Anonymous : As expected Randeep is praised and Ash is criticized. This is not at all a surprise. Ash cant act...she can only over act. And like someone below mentioned she should stick to photo-shoots where she is photo-shopped.
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Anonymous : We loved the movie in Dubai. Randeep is best,then Darshan Kumar. Actresses did their job with honesty
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Anonymous : Omang copied SLB's style of movie making.
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Anonymous : The sad thing is she will drop Omung like a hot potato and move on just like she did with Sanjay Gupta. She'll still continue to get and ruin movies thanks to her face and last name.
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Anonymous : Jazbaa and Sarabjit ruined. How many more is Ash going to ruin all in the name of comeback superstar? Her Paa also can't help her bag the national award now.
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Anonymous : This is not biopic it's almost like SLB movie. Too much Rona Dhona. Those who watched Veer Zara,Devdas and Gadar Ek Premkatha can skip this movie. Aishwarya is looking glamour Queen even in Dalbir's outfit. SLB movie lovers would like this movie. Too much melodrama and Ash is happily doing melodramatic role just like she does in SLB movies. Randeep is an amazing actor almost at the level of Nadiruddin shush,Irfan khan. You should watch it for his method acting. He is amazing!
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Anonymous : PPl are loving the film...saying totally opposite of wat has been reviewed here, pv post this
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Anonymous : Its all in your head!
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Anonymous : Only a tough taskmaster like slb could make Aishwarya act and give a decent performance lol
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Anonymous : Randeep is a good actor. Omang Also a national award wining director. Mary Com was not that bad.
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Anonymous : I have already seen it in Qatar. I loved Omang's way of storey telling. I don't know about others but Omang deserve another National award. PV Post this please
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Anonymous : Ash is international actress, we love see her. We are from Mongolia.
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Anonymous : Pinkvilla, why isn't my comment posted even after 6 hours? Why has the reviewer not even mentioned Richa Chaddha? Most of the reviews I read said she was the strongest performer in the film, not Randeep or Aishwarya.
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Anonymous : most of the reviews also said that Richa was relegated to ONLY a few scenes so that she doesn't steal the show from madamji Ash. Maybe that's why they didnt find enough material to commend her. And why should PV confirm to other critics? They can write whatever they want and focus on whoever they feel like. If the movie is going to be 99% Ash, she will be in most of the review too.
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Anonymous : "They can write whatever they want and focus on whoever they feel like." That means Pinkvilla is biased. Richa is not even mentioned for the remaining 1%. I hope this gets posted, so that I don't have to type it again. :)
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Anonymous : "If you remember anything about Priyanka Chopra's Mary Kom, we bet you remember how infuriated you were when you saw director Omung Kumar reduce the boxing champion's inspiring life story into a soul-less snoozefest." Yes, Priyanka's Mary Kom SUCKED.
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Anonymous : aishwarya aunty is not good? why why why? bachan curse?
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Anonymous : And to think Mary Kom won a National Award. There may be hope for Sararbjit too. NAs are becoming such commercial sellouts. Nuanced performances being overlooked for OTT histrionics. Omung needs to rethink things. He's ruined two biopics.
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Anonymous : I have seen the movie.. and movie is awsm.. what a rubbish verdict..
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Anonymous : Bollywood Hungama: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan delivers a performance of a lifetime. She imbibes the ageing facet beautifully and extremely gracefully. She has delivered a flawless performance but two scenes where she towers are the first when she loses her child at birth. The vacuousness in her eyes and the shocked body state sends shivers down your spine. Towards the end, Dalbir takes centre stage when her brother is critically injured and she challenges the fanatic forces in Pakistan in an impassioned manner. It is a powerful moment. There are scenes where Dalbir's efforts are questioned by close family members making her character even more Real and believable.
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Anonymous : So Mrs. Rai Bachchan. Fashion is not your fulcrum of existence. Acting is not your fulcrum of existence. What is then?
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Anonymous : Ha ha....Being Bachchan is the fulcrum of her existence!
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Anonymous : PinkVilla..really rally kudos to you for being honest with the review. A lot of BW stars read your blog so it must be tough for you to maintain honesty and neutrality.
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Anonymous : I would have liked to see either Juhi, Tabu, or Vidya doing this movie. But no matter who would have starred, if the script is half baked, it wouldn't have helped much.
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Anonymous : Does anyone know where KITTY is hiding ??? And Please Shakuntla --- don't answer me --- by the way your cabaret dance in playboys bunny dress was appreciated by my gora's friends . Where is our dear Voicewriter . I guess went to search for Kitty.
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Anonymous : I think everyone who isn't an Aish fanatic was predicting this
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Anonymous : serious role of Sarbjit was better suited for Madhuri, Vidya or even Karishma since she was awesome in Fiza!Ash cant handle raw emotions!
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Anonymous : Has anyone seen the movie of the writing here? I do not see the Internet damning articles, evaluation quite decent!
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Anonymous : LOL aishwarya this 1990s style overacting dosen't work anymore. i hope she dosen't ruin adhm too, honestly even ranbir and anushka are better actors than her.
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Anonymous : I really hope they don't waste good scripts by having ash . She just can't do justice to the roles, she should stick to only advertisement where they can photoshop her
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Anonymous : LMAO you guys gotta watch Krk's review he completely blasted Ash for her hamming and blamed the director for the horrible casting..
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Anonymous : Ash is god terrible.....they should have cast vidya balan or another actress who would have done justice to the role.Ash is now on the shelf she sadly does not realise it and still behaves sweert 16 while abhishek sweeps the floor on which she walks.....so sad for ab jr
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Anonymous : MOVIE ka Budget 10 crores and Aishwarya did not charge single penny. They convinced her that this is a story which should be told. AiShwarya is silly. Atleast she could have charged some fee.
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Anonymous : She thought she would get the National Award...she should know she is a terrible actor!
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Anonymous : As expected .... I found Mary Kom awful too. Ash is a very limited actress. She lost out on a golden opportunity. I didn't care for her screechiness....made all the emotions look fake. This will flop! OK is Maha overrated.
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Anonymous : Unfortunate. Need to see to judge for myself. And who said Mary Kom was a terrible film? You make it seem like it was a trainwreck...it was quite good and got many good reviews
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Anonymous : Rani Mukerjee would have been awesome as Dalbir!!
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Anonymous : She is beautiful no doubt about that but cannot act to save her life. The overacting and or hamming (ie. exaggerated facial expressions) and screeching instead of delivering lines properly is just cringeworthy. The only reason her movies,are screened at Cannes us beca use her gig with L'Oreal gets her foot in the door. Cannes has lost its prestige with the introduction of Bollywood movies to the mix.
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Anonymous : They should have caste Kareena or Karishma. Karishma in Fiza wasa awesome as sibling who vacilatted between hope and despair . Kareena looks like punjabi woman and is a good actress. so why they chose Aishwarya is beyond me. she is not good with author backed roles.
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Anonymous : Oh please karishma was never a great actress. Kareena yes but she looks younger than random
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Anonymous : Critics thrashing Ash all over. Floppp
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Anonymous : Ash tu rehne de, tujhse nahi hoga . Hope they dont waste good scripts on this lady anymore, she overacts and hams ,hams,hams.
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Anonymous : First Sarbjit reviews are coming in and as expected Ash is a HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT! Randeep and Richa are being outright praised, but Ash only got a few polite words of praise form industry insiders. Critics have panned the move and Ash's acting: "While Rai Bachchan’s beauty is downplayed in earnest, she’s too polished and screechy to play a valiant sibling who gets kicked in the jaws repeatedly by life. Dialogues in which she pleads for human compassion and talks about justice being deliberately denied to her brother should ideally have been her stand-out scenes, but it doesn’t move the viewer. While the physical props are adequate, Rai Bachchan’s body language as an older woman isn’t entire believable. Actress Richa Chadda is splendid in her limited role as the eternally hopeful wife. She acts with her eyes and keeps it subtle. Her arms — unlike Bachchan’s — don’t flay belligerently to convey her despair. Perhaps, you can never take the Miss World out of the former beauty queen."
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Anonymous : Aishwarya is a very beautiful woman. And that's about it. She is not an actress. Being comfortable in front of the camera is completely different from being an actor / artist. She is not an artist. She is a model with a stunning face. It is possible only in India where someone like her becomes a top "actress", the irony !
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Anonymous : as i said such a good story wasted on Aish. would it be Vidya the case would be different
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Anonymous : I thought she was getting a National Award? No Oscar?
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Anonymous : com on Ash! even a terrible actress like Sonam did a decent job in Neerja at least for the sake of the real hero, if not anything else.. it's unfair to the people being depicted in the film.. please post PV!
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Anonymous : I was totally expecting this!
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Anonymous : Bollywood Hungama: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan delivers a performance of a lifetime. She imbibes the ageing facet beautifully and extremely gracefully. She has delivered a flawless performance but two scenes where she towers are the first when she loses her child at birth. The vacuousness in her eyes and the shocked body state sends shivers down your spine. Towards the end, Dalbir takes centre stage when her brother is critically injured and she challenges the fanatic forces in Pakistan in an impassioned manner. It is a powerful moment. There are scenes where Dalbir's efforts are questioned by close family members making her character even more Real and believable.
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Anonymous : Deepika was so bad in BM and PV praised her in its review, while all other reviews criticized her.
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Anonymous : That's true. But at the end of the day, a review is just a matter of opinion. If I've decided to go watch a movie, I NEVER read the reviews first. They cloud your judgement. Having said that, if the majority of critics agree on an actor's failure....It's usually true.
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Anonymous : Not sure why bring Deepika here...its another movie review..and to set facts straight...all reviewers didnt trash DP...HT, NDTV and many prominent sites equally praised everyone in BM..even Rajeev and FC..Rajeev talked abt the poor characterisation rather than DP...and dont blame them on DP's PR plz.. defending anyone doesnt necessarily require DP to be criticized in all posts...none talks abt the praises she got in Tamasha...even more than RK...though I found both RK and DP good in the movie... point is ...criticizing DP in Sarbjit post isnt going to do any good to the movie..
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Anonymous : why bring Deepika here? its abt Sarbjit review...also all reviewers didnt criticize DP in her..quite a lot of them praised everyone equally... also some reviewers who criticized DP in BM were the same ones who hugely hailed her performance in Piku and Tamasha...why not write abt that here? dont understand why some other person has to be discussed here to praise their oen favorites...
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Anonymous : pathetic Ash fans. Trying to bring others down necessarily because Ash isn't receiving favorable reviews.It's ok to be disappointed in your idol but dont stoop so low as to write off someone else's hard work and generally positive reviews she received as Mastani. If this review was positive, I can bet that you wud have celebrated and not questioned the bias. Just because she is being bashedyou think they are being unfair? And please stop diverting the subject to another actress. Deepika was not perfect but she was far, far better than the loud screeching Ash in Jazbaa and now this. She beautifully emoted her love for Bajirao, gracefully danced in Mohe Rang do, enchanted in Deewani Mastani song, the baby delivery scene, the scene when she runs towards Bajirao in the fountain with so much expressiveness in her eyes, when she was chained in the end with the kid standing next to her...she hit the right notes in plentiful scenes without overacting.
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Anonymous : No, DP's acting wasn't bad in BM, in fact her character won my sympathy.
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Anonymous : The only reason you remain invested in this flimsy screenplay is because of Randeep Hooda. He is fantastic in every frame. His voice changes over the years, he perfectly looks his part. There is fear in his eyes, there is hopelessness and yet, his rebellious side is never far away. Even as his life remains restricted in square boxes of different sizes over the 23 years that he lived in Kot Lakhpat jail, he craves for his name to be free, to come to be the face of liberty. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who plays Dalbir, has a longer screen presence but she isn't half as effective.
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Anonymous : i knew it with the trailor.Screechy aishwaya would have spoiled this whole movies experience.I feel bad for randeep hooda.In spite of him being perfect, ash spoiled it as usual.
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Anonymous : Pinkvilla's review is actually rather kind ... I read the NDTV one and they've really trashed the movie ... especially Ash and her histrionics/awful diction and lamented sidelining of Richa and a barely fleshed out version of Sarabjit. Such a shame...so many fab movies become a joke because of terrible casting!
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Anonymous : What's with the headline, PV??? Targeting Ash to show Randeep as victim...
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Anonymous : I think every movie he has been in he brings that character to life just like Robert,Christian Bale, Leo.I hope Randeep wins everything if not something is wrong with your system.
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Anonymous : "Ash keeps shifting between Punjabi and Hindi.." you blame Ash as if she wrote the lines. Exposed yourself. Anyway, Dalbir always spoke to the media in Hindi because she had to reach all of India. Some research wouldnt hurt
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Anonymous : Unfair review to Ash. But oh well it's Pinkvilla.
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Anonymous : What do u mean, Pinkvilla is always for ASH
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Anonymous : Oh no. Aishwarya just puts too much effort into the role that it doesn't look natural.
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Anonymous : I actually agree with you. I feel she goes over-board because she puts in too much hard work into some scenes (which has it's negatives) because it stop seeming effortless like Madhuri and Kajol.
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Anonymous : As expected. Ash fans, as OTT as her, will try to give this some positive spin. The Fact remains: Ash has one of the most beautiful faces ever seen onscreen; Ash is also one of the worst actresses ever seen onscreen. Hope Randeep moves on to bigger and better.
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Anonymous : Russell Peters was right.. Aishwarya is a terrible actress with a beautiful face..
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Anonymous : Randeep deserves every bit of appreciation - his work speaks for itself. I hope the film turns out to be a hit for the sake of randeep if nothing else.
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Anonymous : But the thing is powerful actors like Randeep,Nawazuddin,Irfan,Tabu and others are above hits and flops in my opinion, and the same was the case with actors like Naseer,Om puri,Shabana,Smita in 70s and 80s..If u look closely most of their movies were not exactly hits but they always got the critical acclaim like in Shyam Benegal movies.The makers knows that these are the certain set of actors that can't be replaced by some mediocre actors so they gets movies that justifies their talent.
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Anonymous : Agreed. And I think these actors totally enjoy that. They do movies not only for fame or money but for their passion towards acting, and hence when a movie doesn't cross 100 it doesn't matter to them becauae they are happy enough when they receive good reviews/critical acclaim :)
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Anonymous : Ha ha . Knew it. Ash's screeching and hamming will pull down the film. Jazbaa 2
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Anonymous : Ash should just gracefully retire now.. all these years and she can't even give a half-decent performance?
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Anonymous : In that case,u haven't really seen her films in all these years.. She has delivered many top notch performances in her career..
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Anonymous : there have been like 4-5 films in her entire career where her performance was tolerable.. rest all she has hammed so much.. and if u really feel she has given top notch performances, then y did she ham so much in Jazbaa and now Sarbjit? does her talent dwindle with age?
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Anonymous : Omung and Ash ruined a film which had so much potential..
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Anonymous : Holy Shit. And this film's over-rated director (Mary Kom) claimed this film is going to be Aishwarya's Mother India. LOOOOL
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Anonymous : it's getting bad reviews almost everywhere.. and almost all critics are criticizing Ash and praising Randeep..
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Anonymous : as everyone predicted, Randeep killed it while Ash was the weakest link as always..
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Anonymous : yahi ummed thi hme
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