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Nautanki Saala! Reviews

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July 18, 2014
Crisp direction, nice acting, brilliant editing & awesome soundtrack yet this film falters at certain places. May not as good as Rohan Sippy's previous - Bluffmaster & Dum Maaro Dum, but an enjoyable fare. One time watch for sure.
½ April 20, 2014
first half was excellent but second was very slow though ending was very good
September 20, 2013
It seems that this movie was intended to depict much more depth than it has managed to convey. Rohan, the director is experimental and kudos to him for that. He has tried to present a 'neither very generic nor very different' storyline with a different concept i.e. by using the element of theatre aka 'nautanki'. Genre of the movie is comedy and this comedy is different from others as it is not primarily dialogue based but situation and expression based. Also somewhere, the director has tried to use the theatre 'nautanki' as the metaphor for the mother of all 'nautankis' i.e. life itself! The movie constantly shifts between these two parallels. Backdrop of the former is modern day 'Ramayana' (most esteemed Hindu epic) and that of the latter is the protagonist trying to heal a suicidal 'stranger turned dependent turned friend' by finding his former love and giving him work so that he attaches some worth to himself. The essence of the story is basically situational misunderstanding. In spite of all his noble intentions and sacrifices, the protagonist is misunderstood by his partner, love and also friend! Reason for the same are age old human errors of - mixing task and emotion, undertaking an activity without giving a thought to its obvious result, trespassing territories etc.

Ayushmann, and Kunaal have acted well. Evelyn has some screen presence. The power of modern day theatre could have been presented in a more powerful and enhanced format. Also, the heroines could have been better. Some comedy scenes are really funny and some are original as well. Last but not the least, herein again you miss the element of complete showmanship. Are there no successors of Mr. Subhash Ghai and Late Mr. Yash Chopra?
July 14, 2013
An entertaining Hindi fillum with Ayushmaan Khurana's name all over it! Like his previous film, this one is also all about him and boy is he good!! A funny, frilly, frank story that you can watch without thinking much on a lazy afternoon. :)
July 9, 2013
Its a good film. Must watch.
½ June 22, 2013
Its a good film, you can watch it seriously. But be prepared to take it lightly.. ;-)
I wish it was shorter. #Nautankisaala
June 21, 2013
It is a gooooooooooooooooood movie I have seen in my life?
½ June 15, 2013
Nautanki Saala has great chemistry between Ayushmann and Kunal Roy kapoor but the first half of the movie fails to capitalize as a result even with a good second half it doesnt gathers enough steam to tickle your funny bone.
June 6, 2013
Too damn slow...i wish i had not seen it.
June 4, 2013
You can actually read a news paper while watching this movie on a DVD and will not miss much of the story. Story with a potential but underachieved.
May 30, 2013
nothing in it..straight forward story..watch it or leave it nothing matter..acting was okay to good..songs okay type nothing grt..
May 25, 2013
Day: Friday
Date: 24 May 2013
Time: 11.00 pm
With: Maa
On: HDTV
May 20, 2013
Could have been better... expectation were high but movie was boring... songs are good...
May 2, 2013
First half is hilarious! Ayushman is an actor to look for..superb acting..Kunal is strictly OK. Second half should have been more crispier...it kind of diluted first half's impact..
April 23, 2013
a simple comedy film with gr8 performances from the lead actors..
April 22, 2013
Madar's characterisation was good and well enacted. Main protagonoist's role was also well conceived, crisp narration without much of a drag.
½ April 19, 2013
another nonsense hindi movie with an awful story....seriously,"saale drameebaaz sab yhaa"!!
April 16, 2013
I thoroughly enjoyed Nautanki Saala !! Take a bow Kunal Roy Kapoor, he is superb ! Ayushmaan carries his excellent form from Vicky Donor !! Great laughs, good fun !
½ April 16, 2013
Exclusive Comedy in the 1st Half . The 2nd half is laced with good songs but very a loose climax...!
April 15, 2013
Great Entertainer, the story and direction was spot on, hilarious situation's and as usual great acting by Ayushman Khurrana
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