Karthik Calling Karthik

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Movie Info

A man (Farhan Akhtar) gets early-morning phone calls from someone claiming to be himself.

Cast & Crew

Deepika Padukone
Shonali Mukherjee
Farhan Akhtar
Karthik Narayan
Shefali Shetty
Mrs. Kapadia
Vipin Sharma
Dr. Kapadia
Ram Kapoor
Mr. Kamath
Vijay Lalwani
Screenwriter
Miriam Joseph
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Shankar - Ehsaan - Loy
Original Music
Loy Mendonsa
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Nandini Shrikent
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K.K. Muralidharan
Production Design
Rachna Rastogi
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Critic Reviews for Karthik Calling Karthik (K.C.K.)

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (1)

  • Akhtar's little-boy-lost vulnerable charm holds it all together.

    November 14, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Anil Sinanan

    Time Out
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  • This romantic mystery-drama -- centered on an office nerd whose life is transformed by a series of phone calls from, uh, himself -- is thinly plotted, but surfs on the likable chemistry between Akhtar and co-lead Deepika Padukone.

    March 9, 2010 | Full Review…

    Derek Elley

    Variety
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  • The feat of winding a love-story around a mysterious telephone call for more than two hours is no easy task, but the debutante director Ritesh Sidhwani manages to engage.

    February 28, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Rock On, Luck By Chance and now Karthik Calling Karthik... seriously guys, Farhan Akhtar is turning out to be a revelation as an actor.

    February 28, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • There's really no steady progression, just staccato sequences where Karthik [Farhan Akhtar] and Shonali [Deepika Padukone] go from happy to fractious within nanoseconds.

    April 16, 2019 | Rating: 1.5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Karthik Calling Karthik (K.C.K.)

  • Dec 15, 2011
    A film of many levels, firstly it starts of as a study of a lonely shy man working in a office with a love of a woman who does not see him, then you think where is this going, when he starts getting calls from himself on his new phone, he to himself tells him he must change and stand up for himself, this is a revelation for him, he gets more confident, better job, and thatt woman, then it turns all romantic comedy on the viewer, cheesy music and all the catchings, i was plesently suprised by this turn as next it turns again and all the better for it, the film is well handled, a long running time but never bores, these many levels of style and storytelling keep it going and great moments, a scene of him imitating a blind man which is privitol to plot is a great watch. the film worked well and of course performances doing good, a interesting film showing what the industry in india is doing.
    scott g Super Reviewer
  • Mar 03, 2010
    Obscenely long, because there is not enough content for a two hour film. The trailer made it look interesting, but it turns out to be pretty predictable. Meh.
    Marion R Super Reviewer

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