Khatta Meetha Movie Review

Akshay Kumar returns with yet another comedy titled Khatta Meetha, once again with Priyadarshan who has previously directed him in immensely successful films like Hera Pheri, Garam Masala and Bhool Bhulaiyaa. The film also stars Trisha, a hugely successful actress from down south.

Sachin Tichkule (Akshay Kumar) is a failed road construction contractor. Financially he is always into a mess and when he tries to involve into corruption, the mess only increases. Things get worse when Gehna Ganpule (Trisha), his ex-girlfriend is the new Municipal Commissioner.

First the negatives

  • Content-wise Khatta Meetha simply disappoints. It has its moments, but if you go in expecting a rib-tickling entertainer, you’ll walk out feeling cheated. The best comic sequences were all a part of those television trailers.
  • The second drags on unnecessarily with over-stretched sequences. The complete lack of a story line makes it a painful watch. The runtime (160 mins+) is simply unacceptable for a film like Khatta Meetha.
  • The love angle just doesn’t work and the innumerable song and dance numbers get irritating after a point.
  • Priyadarshan disappoints yet again after De Dana Dan, he indulges¬† into way too many things and the result is a confused film.
  • Apart from Akshay – Johnny Lever and Asrani, the performances are below average. Especially Trisha, who just doesn’t get her act right.

Positives

  • The first half is good and has several funny scenes to keep you hooked especially those that involve Asrani and Rajpal Yadav.
  • The music by Pritam is good and the one-liners (dialogues) are funny.

Performances (in order)

  • Akshay Kumar is brilliant. Even though he has appeared in several comedy films over the last decade or so, there is a certain freshness in his expressions and body language.
  • Trisha disappoints big time. In a role made for someone like Sushmita Sen, Trisha apart from looking good, gets nothing right.
  • Rajpal Yadav – Johnny Level – Asrani are very good. Makrand Deshpande, Tinu Anand, Urvashi Sharma are wasted. The rest are too loud.

Overall, Khatta Meetha has a good first half but the more important second is a terrible let-down. At the box office, the film is expected to open to good numbers and with the costs being comparatively lower than some of Akshay’s previous films, Khatta Meetha should do reasonably good business. The word of mouth though, which is already mixed to negative, should affect its collections from Monday.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆
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16 Comments

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  • for the first time indicine has mellowed its ratings.. megha effect???!!!

    truly this again is a disaster of a film with all the familiar trappings of a priyadarshan film

    similar cast
    similar environs reminding u of malamal weekly
    use of auto
    running around of characters
    loud mouth volleys

    overacting by main cast
    too many characters

    all familiar priyadarshan teritorry .. this time it will not even recover its true making .. it is such a pooh pooh movie ..only fit for retards

  • hey megha welcome back to indicine,,looked to me that u had retired from indicine but I missed ur posts and ur typical slamming of all the people who like a movie which didnt pleased you. Any how KM is a bad movie ,, before iterval it is somewhat passable but after it becomes a mess. I dont trust akki now,,he always gives crap movies except few good ones hera pheri and NL

  • i defy anybody who says that khatta meetha is an entertainer ..full paisa vasool entertainer and will do a business of 50 crores just because they pray that it should for their gummy mouthed star..!!!

  • advise to main doongi.. lena hai to lo..bilkul muft ..muft muft.. and will give you true advise not for the sake of making the movie run..but genuine wala …filmein dekhni hamein aati hain…

  • vaise i dont take anybody’s advice or even i dont care abt review when i have to watch a movie i watch it because it might not be necessary that i may like what other person likes or vice versa

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