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Pankh Reviews

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February 18, 2011
the director ought to be shot, pankh is almost laughable. this Could've been an intriguing watch and perhaps become a cult classic in indian cinema but nope, it went the try-too-hard-to-be-an-'art house film' way. definitely the wrong way in this instance.
½ September 15, 2010
A lot of bizarre experiments are being made in the name of art house/experimental cinema. Precious raw stock, precious time and precious resources are being utilised to create movies which are so weird that only its creator would know what he's actually trying to say. Pankh is one of those films, which, frankly, makes no sense. Nothing works in Pankh. The protagonist is besotted by a stunning looking actress and even fantasises about her, so why this hullabaloo about his sexual identity? And pray, what is Bipasha doing in so many avtaars? Did she walk on the set straight out of a fashion show? Talking of performances, Maradona Rebello tries hard to look convincing. Bipasha suffers due to poor characterisation. Mahesh Manjrekar hams to the hilt. Ronit Roy is lifeless. Lilette Dubey is hysterical. Daya Shanker Pandey is quite good. Amit Purohit needs to polish his acting skills. Sanjeeda Sheikh is convincing. Asha Sachdev gets the role right. Pankh has nothing to offer. terrible, poor.
September 15, 2010
A lot of bizarre experiments are being made in the name of art house/experimental cinema. Precious raw stock, precious time and precious resources are being utilised to create movies which are so weird that only its creator would know what he's actually trying to say. Pankh is one of those films, which, frankly, makes no sense. Nothing works in Pankh. The protagonist is besotted by a stunning looking actress and even fantasises about her, so why this hullabaloo about his sexual identity? And pray, what is Bipasha doing in so many avtaars? Did she walk on the set straight out of a fashion show? Talking of performances, Maradona Rebello tries hard to look convincing. Bipasha suffers due to poor characterisation. Mahesh Manjrekar hams to the hilt. Ronit Roy is lifeless. Lilette Dubey is hysterical. Daya Shanker Pandey is quite good. Amit Purohit needs to polish his acting skills. Sanjeeda Sheikh is convincing. Asha Sachdev gets the role right. Pankh has nothing to offer. terrible, poor.
½ July 18, 2010
sick and disturbing!! Awesome cinematography and direction! it's not a movie that entertains. it stirs up mind, mess with you.. what a end!!
it's not for feeble hearted!
½ July 10, 2010
DO NOT WATCH THIS MOVIE!!! This movie will eat your brain and make you rip your hair off of your head. Bipasha was stupid enuff to do this movie.
½ June 4, 2010
This film is the, I believe, true story of award-winning child artist Jerry (aka Baby Kusum), who was a boy forced to play girls' characters by his mother. The movie has been presented in such an abstract fashion, that it had me as confused as the protagonist for the majority of the time. However, looking at it from a bigger perspective, it is a very shocking and eye-opening exposition of how dark, tragic, and mortifying the life of Jerry and numerous other child artists victim to this practice must have become in regards to their sexual identity and orientation as they grew into adolescence. A well-made and intended film, but a bit too abstract, ghastly, and vulgar for me.
½ May 30, 2010
one of the CRAPPIEST movie i have ever seen... the lead actor was HORRIBLE... the only good thing about the movie was acting by bipasha and lillette dubey!
May 27, 2010
I have never felt 90 minutes so long!!! PANKH is a disturbing tale of gender confusion and it's following neurotic disorder taking place in protagonist.
THIS MOVIE IS THE BIGGEST SHAME to come out from Bollywood. Director has committed a cinematic crime by casting MARADONA REBELLO in the lead role, He 's too raw to be saddled with such important role. He lacks expression, pathetic dialogue delivery...and eventually fails to make an impression
The fractured screenplay: The movie is provocative...no doubt but sadly in an exploitative way consisting crude language and excessive molestation scenes which were not at all required.
Even the performance is let-down from each and every principal cast, LILLETE DUBEY, BIPASHA BASU, SANJEEDA SHAIKH, MAHESH MANJREKAR despite being reliable actors doesn't work.

Overall! PANKH is overly styled with no substance at all...It is indeed a Big Big Big Shame to see a great story getting translated into a worst celluloid experience.....2 THUMB DOWN!!
½ April 30, 2010
Weird, boring and rubbish.
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