Kambakht Ishq Movie Review

Well, nothing has changed. Kambakht Ishq directed by Sabbir Khan is the same old, typical Akshay Kumar comedy flick. Expensive sets, 4 odd songs filled with babes from the west, a couple of great action sequences performed by the star himself, a super sexy co-star, funny one-liners and a story that completely lacks sense or logic.

So what’s the story? In short, a guy and a girl hate each other to the core but end up falling in love. Yes, that’s about it.

For those keen on the detailed storyline.. Viraj Shergill (Akshay Kumar) is one of the most sought-after Stuntmen in Hollywood. He believes woman are good for nothing, except sex. Simrita (Kareena Kapoor), an arrogant young lady doesn’t believe in love. The two meet at Viraj’s brother Lucky’s (Aftab Shivdasani) and Simrita’s best friend Kamini’s (Amrita Arora) wedding. Both oppose and the battle of sexes begins! But like most Bollywood movies, the two are destined to fall in love.. the weird manner in which they do and realize their mistake, forms the rest of the tale.

Review in short.. Sadly, the best part of Kambakth Ishq is its first 15 mins. Its starts off brilliantly, but falls flat after the church scene. Infact, the second half is so poor, I would rather prefer watching a Tashan instead! Or maybe even Chandni Chowk To China.. atleast the songs were better!

Have patience for a detailed review? Read on.. Kambakth Ishq has to be one of the most desperate attempts to make people laugh, atleast in recent memory. And out of all the so-called funny scenes, probably two are worth a laugh.

In one of the most stupid plots ever witnessed in an Akshay Kumar film, we have the leading lady (Kareena), a doctor, performing her first surgery on her male lead (Akshay), who is injured while performing a stunt. While operating she happens to leave her watch inside his stomach. The watch keeps playing “Om Mangalam” every hour, so loudly that it could put the best of audio speakers to shame. The doctor, worried of being sued, tries every trick in the book to get the watch out and even sleeps with him (or atleast she thinks so). Now, Akshay falls in love, so what does he do? He slips her into a bikini, takes her underwater and proposes.. What does Kareena do? Injects him out of his consciousness and performs a surgery to take the watch out. HECK! Couldn’t she do that much earlier? Okay its a mindless entertainer, but neither is it entertaining or funny!

By the time, the only decent song in the film ‘Kyun’ begins, the restlessness amongst the audience is clear. Some get up to leave, clearly disappointed.

The dialogues are cheap, music (Anu Malik) is pathetic, lyrics are horrible and the performances are no better. Akshay Kumar in yet another slapstick comic role has a bad outing yet again, he tries hard but rising above the script, he doesn’t! Kareena Kapoor in her bitchiest role ever, displays ample amount of skin but disappoints with her performance. Aftab Shivdasani is wasted and so is Kiron Kher. Javed Jaffrey has just about 3 scenes and 10 minutes of screen time. Amrita Arora has nothing to do, she looks great in those bikini’s though.

Coming to the Hollywood stars, the only actor who manages to impress is Sylvester Stallone, being a huge fan of the actor I enjoyed his short guest appearance. Denise Richards looked bad. Brendon Routh was wasted.

Overall, Kambakht Ishq is a lot of money wasted. It neither entertains nor does it have enough ‘laughs’ in store for the viewers. Skip this, watch New York instead!

At the box-office, the movie has released on more than 2000 screens. The first weekend should be huge. But for a big budget film like this, its first Monday will be the key.

Rating: ★½☆☆☆ 1 and a half stars

Other Notes: Promised to publish the Kambakht Ishq Movie Review by 3AM, but couldn’t due to heavy rains. Expectations weren’t too high, yet the movie was a major disappointment. These are just ‘my views’ on Kambakht Ishq, and as the saying goes to each his own! Do post your reviews below, if you happen to watch it. We also request you (read Akshay Kumar fans) to avoid bashing, cursing and instead, post your very own views and tell us why you liked the movie, be honest.

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  • U Said it is not worth to watch!!!!!!!i think u r not akki fan!!!!

    Bollywood hungama give this movie 3 and half star!!!!!!and u 1 and half !!!i never trust u!!!

    u r fan of srk and yashraj!!so u r promoting new york!!!

    tell me is this movie same type catogaries of welcome,golmal returns!!????

  • Yes, not a fan of Akshay Kumar or any other actor. These are just my unbiased views on the movie.

    Talking of Bollywood Hungama, they gave Himesh Reshammiya’s Karzzz 4 stars.. does it make it a good movie? As mentioned in the review TO EACH HIS OWN..

    Lets stop this argument here, go ahead watch the film, come back and post your review. :)

  • Good review Indicine. I myself didnt have much expectations from this and it seems to be just what i thought it would be.

    I will post my review later. Thanks

  • Indicine team u suc-k man, M0r0ns like u gave a useless movioe like Rab ne bana di jhaadu 4 stars, Useless m0r0ns atleast try and understand that this movie never claimed to be a logical movie or a classical in making, Even the tilte suggests it is a time pass movie, M0rons like u give biased reviews for the heck of it coz u dont like Akshay Kumar, FYI u m0r0n this movie is copy of Pammal K Sambandam in tamil, BTW I am a Marathi guy and watched this movie in telugu titled “Brahmachari” and it was very good simply for comedy and fun part of it, Why dont u watch the movie only on basis of entertainment and they give a review on it.

    I am sure it deserves more than 3.5.

    Only for it’s entertainment factor………….

  • Do u call youelf a reviewer when u dont know the simple basic that this movie is remake of Pammal K Sambandam, Atleast try and give this basic information to people, This shows the biased review u have given, FYI Pammal K Sambandam was blockbuster and I watched it in telugu tilted “Brahmachari” and it was supr hit in telugu as well.

    Since u have not mentioned all these things it make your reviw a biased one.

    Sorry for the abuses earlier but I wanted to make my point and made it………..

  • Ya!!they give krazz 4 but might be tht was mistake!!except that they have done good job!!!!

    U also give golmal return 1 and half but it become superhit!!!!!

    Can u tell me does KI lie under same categori?

    u said this movie tries to make laugh than any other recent movie wht does it mean?

  • Arent u the same reviewer who gave “Billu barber” 4 stars, LOL, What was result of that movie, Utter flop, Then u gave Golmaal returns 1 star and it collected 42 crores in India next only to Singh is Kinng(80 crores), Gajhini(95 crores).

    The funny thing was u did not even mention that “Billu barber” was copycat or remake of “Kadha Parayumbol” of malayalam, LMAO and u call youself a reviewer man.

    Plz try to give info to people if u dont know how to give a review.

    FYI I am a normal person 25 year old man who gathered all this info by google, I am sure even u can do that…..

  • @Sudeep.. We all make mistakes, but it is usually the bad movies we rate highly. Not the other way round. Sometimes when we look back at some movies which we awarded 3 and a half to 4 stars.. we feel it should have been rated lower.

    What do you mean by category? Its a typical Akshay Kumar comedy film, with a better director like say Priyadarshan or David Dhawan, it may have been a better watch..

    Liking / disliking a movie (rating) and box-office returns are two different things. Andaaz Apna Apna was a 5 star movie, but it flopped at the box-office, so does it make it a bad film?

  • The reason why I feel your review is biased is coz of this beggining para of your’s:

    Well, nothing has changed. Kambakht Ishq directed by Sabbir Khan is the same old, typical Akshay Kumar comedy flick. Expensive sets, 4 odd songs filled with babes from the west, a couple of great action sequences performed by the star himself, a super sexy co-star, funny one-liners and a story that completely lacks sense or logic.”

    Now even Hera Pheri, Phir Hera Pheri, Singh is Kinng are typical Akshay Kumar movie and they are entertaining and that is what we want ENTERTAINEMNT, I am sure no one goes to watch a logical or classic movie if Akshay Kumar is in the lead or no one goes to watch a typical Bollywood pot-boiler if Aamir Khan is in lead(Though Gajhini is his worst movie till date and not only a remake of South Indian movie by same title but a copycat of hollywood sensation “Momento”).

    If Aamir Khan movies are about quality then Akshay Kumar movies are about entertainment…………

  • i agree with u indicine team!!But wht do u think whether this movie will be hit or not!!!!!

    I always have loved akshay comedy!!he is truely real comedian!!!!BuT I m going to watch it later today!!plz tell did akshay did good job?Is it better than CCTC

  • @Sudeep.. Overall yes, maybe slightly better than Chandni Chowk.. If you are an Akshay Kumar fan, and have liked his performances in the last 2 years, there is no reason why you shouldnt like him in Kambakht Ishq. Similar mannerisms, similar dialogue delivery. His comic timing was good..

    It could be a HIT. The advance booking for the weekend is good, if it doesn’t witness a huge drop on Monday it could even be a SUPERHIT.

  • INDICINE TEAM:Thnks for tht!!!sorry for my above bla and bla….!!!!If it is better than CCTC then it will be hit !!!

    i have heard tht its paid preview have been sold very quickly!!!i wanna know wht is paid preview??? its sold rate is better than RNBJ !!!i listen tht!!!!!!

    And u were there in premier yesterday!!how was the crowd reaction????

  • Crowd reaction was good in the beginning but very poor in the second half. The later half I believe is most important.

    Paid Preview’s are usually at 10 PM on the day before release, usually Thursday’s. Premiere’s are shows held by the producers of the movie for friends, family, media etc.

    The verdict should be clear by evening today (Friday). If the word of mouth is decent, Akshay’s star power will ensure success..

  • i also read second half was not so good but climax was good?JusT tell me whether it is true or not!!!donot just say go and watch u will finD!!!Tell was climax good or bad or avg onE!!!!!

    And IF KI is to compare with golmal return !!!which one is better??

  • @Sachin Rocki

    Hera Pheri was a good movie, well directed, super fun and very high on entertainment value.

    Billu Barber got 3 and a half stars, looking back maybe it was a 3 star movie. Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi got 2 and a half stars and not 4 as mentioned by you.

    Talking of this being a remake of a south indian film, do you expect us to watch the original before reviewing the remake? And how does this, being a remake, make a difference?

    Entertainment, yes, that’s exactly what it lacks! Hence 1.5 stars.

  • i also read second half was not so good but climax was good?JusT tell me whether it is true or not!!!donot just say go and watch u will finD!!!Tell was climax good or bad or avg onE!!!!!

    And IF KI is to compare with golmal return !!!which one is better??

    i agree with sachin rocki and indicine team too!!!AKshay movie have never good script.it was just entertaining !!!one big thing is AKshay never play in big banner production house!!he makes small production house into big success?

  • I M Big Fan Of AKshAY!!!!!WheNevEr His MoviE is GOiNg TO Released …i cannot sleep!!yesterday night i have not sleep!!!!!!And Waited for ur review in 3 IST time but donot get it!!!!!!!!

    I m Not An inDiaN But i m from nepal!!might be biggest fan of all in nepal!!!!!

    so desperate to go and watch!!!!!!TIme is passing slowing!!!!!

  • Good to know that Sudeep and I hope you wont be disappointed. What can i say about the climax? You might like it.. There were about 4 to 5 kisses in the end with Kareena, also one at the start of the movie. There is a kiss with Denise Richards too, who has about 15 mins of screen-time. I didn’t like her role though.

  • Some people clearly don’t understand the difference between quality “entertainment” (Aamir Khan – most of his movies, anyway) and slapstick comedy “entertainment” (Most of Akshay’s movies nowadays).
    Quality entertainment extends to comedy – see movies like Moonstruck, Ang Lee’s Sense & Sensibility, Padosan etc. Slapstick comedy doesn’t always mean entertainment for everyone. Learn the difference, folks. ;)

    My holier-than-thou fit aside, I really appreciate the review. I got interested a bit into the movie after hearing about the quote-unquote “caustic wit” of Kareena’s charactter and hoped against hope for a mildly intelligent comedy. The premise you described (of her leaving her watch inside) is absolutely screwed up and I think my money can be better spent.

  • Dude, Sachin stop being so freaking retarded and stuck up. The last GOOD Akshay Kumar film was…errm…I can’t remember. Maybe, Hera Pheri, but remakes’re always a turnoff for me, so… Singh is King, Tashan, Chandni Chowk were PATHETIC! It’s really sad to see movies like Dasvidaniya, Delhi 6, Gulaal, Luck By Chance ignored and sh!t like this getting encouraged. Grow the ___ up.

    Indicine, I don’t know whether you’ve given no-brainers high scores in the past, so I won’t comment on that, but I’m glad you thought this one deserved only 1.5 stars. The promos were more than enough to suggest that. There’s a line in the title song that goes like ‘Main kachchi kaliyon ka deewana hun’ or something. The film indistry’s gotta grow up and realize that comedy doesn’t have to necessarily be crass or loud or over-the-top or all together.

    P.S Taran Adarsh is a joker, true.

  • Well, I as an individual, like Akshay…But the movies he has been doing for last one year or so,those are pathetic..But the matter of the fact is that those are the ones that has given him a chnc to be no. ! in B’town..AND also let me tell u guys that I hate srk and the typical movies of him..Neways for this movie I wud rather give Akki 3.5 out of 5 but for this very movie my review wud be .5 out of 5 (same ratings go for RNBDJ,CC2C,Welcome,Golmaal returns – these were all craps..)
    Atleast now we shud try to make comedy flicks which wud either have funny bones (as well as some logic in it – like Jhankar Beats, Bheja Fry) or which doesn’t have any vulgarity in it… And KI lacks in both way

  • @sachin
    “Now even Hera Pheri, Phir Hera Pheri, Singh is Kinng are typical Akshay Kumar movie and they are entertaining and that is what we want ENTERTAINEMNT, I am sure no one goes to watch a logical or classic movie if Akshay Kumar is in the lead or no one goes to watch a typical Bollywood pot-boiler if Aamir Khan is in lead(Though Gajhini is his worst movie till date and not only a remake of South Indian movie by same title but a copycat of hollywood sensation “Momento”).

    If Aamir Khan movies are about quality then Akshay Kumar movies are about entertainment…………”

    I totally disagree with u..Hera Pheri was not a typical Akki movie..It was an awesome one and may be it belongs to a league of its own..And SIK was again another headache to Indian cinema..

    And for Ghajini – i agree with u that it’s one of the worst movies of Amir.BUT it was not a copycat of “Memento” man…First watch the movie and then you will understand ur mistake..U can’t comapre a CHRISTOPHER NOLAN movie with a Bollywood or south movie..CHRIS rocks…

  • trust me guys…. KI is rockin…… screw the critics…. its hilarious….. if u miss it u will b regreting

  • This is the only trusted review for me…There is no changing that..I remember u wer the only reviewer who had the balls to say Om Shanthi Om was a 1 star movie and and a pain the @$$…So all the comments of being biased to srk and all can go to hell…Keep on rocking with ur spot on reviews..

  • Hello guys…
    i thnk tis will make enough money to b called a success bcoz tis one is somthng which will b liked by plp…
    true it is not a grt8 one but i thnk the hollywood angle which is captured very well will b a plus and might jus b its trump card…

    Review, i guess its good in first half second half takes a emotional turn…5-6/10
    i never enter the hall to always b treated by movies as good as “A Wednesday”

    and many of bollywood flicks r low on content, if u liked Salaam Namaste ter r chances that u will like tis one…

    My take you will not be disappointed but don’t expect it to b masterpiece…
    One more thng if u r a student chances r tat u will njoy it more wit ur frnds than alone…

  • hey…i never had ny hopes frm KI…kareena is lukin worst of her carrier…she cud be a next porn star…
    indicine…i feel u r too biased to run a bollywood rating site……u delete comments against srk…bt let ppl rite crap against akshay???why???offlate u r getting weird…i thnk every actor has bad days…if srk can do same pathetic romantic roles in every movie…y cant comedy b akshayz USP…..
    stop dis biased attitude…..

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