All audience reviews of Dishkiyaoon

  • Gunfire sound but with a silencer,no flash ,no spark painfully slow ,a damp squib

    Madan Mohan Marwah

    Rated 
    2.0
    Desimartini | Updated - April 09, 2014 17:16 PM IST
    3.2DM (1996 ratings)
    1.4Critic (4 ratings)

    Verdict - A wannabe " Satya" and falls short miserably, but you can see it to encourage Harman Baweja in his new role, otherwise avoid it

    DishkiyaoonWatch trailerRelease date : March 28, 2014



    Some scripts give a good feeling and promise a financial viability but with a rider that talented people should convert it for the screen. Sadly this does not happen often. It certainly did not happen in this film. Having not so established actors and newcomers is no crime but they really need to give their best to make the film acceptable to the audiences.
     
    This film becomes difficult to sit through after 40 minutes or so due to the painfully slow muddled up narrative inspite of the reasonably well sketched characters of gangsters against the background of the city's underbelly.
     
    So we have a timid schoolboy who keeps getting slapped by his schoolmate and a neglecting father who asks him to offer the other cheek ,Gandhi style. On a rebound,our school kid then then seeks the help of local goon Tony who teaches him violence and welcomes him to his dark world of crime. Later when the boy is asked by his father to either change his ways or change his father ,our little Vicky then chooses Tony and becomes his assistant Vicky Kartoos( Which means Vickey the bullet for the uninitiated).The rest of the film traces his rise and fall in the crime syndicate, with some romantic escapades in between.
     
    The director appears highly inspired by other movies like Satya but fails to rise to the levels required though the effort is showing. At some points the characters  talk  too much and the film meanders off aimlessly.He is no doubt helped by twisted though stylised characters and some excellent photography but falls short of engaging audience interest. Surely a case of more style and less substance. A faster pace and a straight narrative was required for better effect.
     
    Acting wise Harman Baweja definitely impresses, and he deserves better roles to come up. All other supporting actors have done well with Anand Tiwari,and Prashant Narayan particularly good. Sunny Deol in a cameo just about makes it as the subdued Haryanavi.
     
    The music does not help the movie in any big way and even the item number at the end does not impress, The film is photographed well.
     
     
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  • Madan Mohan Marwah

    Madan Mohan Marwah

    266 Reviews , 20 Followers
    Rated 2.0April 09, 2014

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    Merkwürdige Liebe

    200 Reviews , 65 Followers
    Rated 1.5April 01, 2014

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  • Somesh Sinha

    Somesh Sinha

    34 Reviews , 61 Followers
    Rated 1.0March 28, 2014

    Wham!

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  • Inspector VIjay

    Inspector VIjay

    173 Reviews , 58 Followers
    Rated 1.5March 28, 2014

    Film is bad, very bad..but Harman isn't

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critic reviews

  • Saibal Chatterjee

    Saibal Chatterjee

    Rated 2.0March 30, 2014

    Dishkiyaoon

    Sadly, the fireworks stop with the name of the film. read more

  • Shubhra Gupta

    Shubhra Gupta

    Rated 0.5March 30, 2014

    Dishkiyaoon

    Harman Baweja leaves as little impact as he has before read more

  • Meena Iyer

    Meena Iyer

    Rated 1.5March 30, 2014

    Dishkiyaoon

    After you have bitten this bullet for two hours, Shilpa Shetty's dance soothes you, albeit for a wee bit. read more

  • Taran Adarsh

    Taran Adarsh

    Rated 1.5March 30, 2014

    Dishkiyaoon

    DISHKIYAOON misses the mark! read more

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