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Mastizaade Review by Bollywood Hungama
The film’s director Milap Zaveri, who had made his directorial debut with JAANE KAHAN SE AAYI HAI and is best known his scripting abilities in many hit films, makes a ‘comeback’ as a director with MASTIZAADE. Even though one is mentally prepared for the kind of adult humour that the film promises to offer, still, one feels let down with MASTIZAADE. The reason being that Milap Zaveri, in an attempt to make a sex-comedy, goes extremely overboard and directionless with the film. Add to that, the film’s baseless story (Mushtaq Sheikh, Milap Zaveri) which only makes the film extremely unbearable. The film is nothing but an onscreen amalgamation of one liners and punches with an overload of clichés jokes and viral videos.
Mastizaade Review by Tushar P Joshi on Bollywood Life
A lot of scenes in the film are clichéd and even with the long pauses and build up one can predict the end of a stretched joke. Some even seem borrowed from Whatsapp groups. There isn’t any harm in using material that’s out, but then you lose the ability to throw a surprise or present something fresh. Because of lack of a vital story line the film has an uneven graph. Suresh Menon’s utterly stereotyped gay character is garish and totally unnecessary. Also he has played an effeminate gay man so many times on other platforms that this had zero entertainment quotient. The climax is poorly written and badly executed almost as if it were a scene out of a 90s slapstick show.
Mastizaade Review by Suhani Singh on India Today
Some of the oldest jokes are used here and they barely succeed in getting a giggle let alone a big, hearty laugh. The filthy word play (character names include Titli Boobna, Son Das) and dirty talk is all there but even Zaveri and Sheikh seem to have run out of ideas given this is their second sex comedy of the year. As one bawdy gag after another arrives, the patience deteriorates. There are images that will haunt viewers in their nightmares for a while including seeing the septuagenarian Asrani dress up in leafy underwear and get drenched. Wicked humour is not always indigestible and unfunny but Zaveri sure knows how to accomplish that.
Mastizaade Review by Martin D’Souza on Glamsham
There are silly jokes and even sillier depictions of them. It’s like all forwarded jokes have been shot separately for laughs; then Milap Zaveri sat in the studio placing them in sequences. He probably might have gotten slapped on the back for his genius by his ‘chelas’. This probably has to be the laziest film put together: No creativity, no originality, overall no class. Even crass can be depicted with a little bit of class. You don’t have to shove ‘beeps’ in front of the camera all the time and lay down those ‘beeps’ on the table where French fries can’t be located! Disgusting!
Mastizaade Review by Shubhra Gupta on Indian Express
Having suffered through two hours of non-stop crassness, I am sorry to tell you that there are barely two-and-a-half laughs in ‘Mastizaade’. The alleged ‘masti’ is so ‘sasti’, that you are left cringing rather than cracking up.
Review by Sarita A Tanwar on DNA India
Somehow, the second half of the film just cannot keep pace and as the film progresses, it goes into the ridiculously slapstick zone. The gags start wearing out after a point mainly because of the lack of a story. If only the writers (Mushtaq Sheikh and Milap) had taken this sex comedy a bit more seriously, they would’ve realized that Suresh Menon’s gay caricature isn’t funny anymore. Or that seeing a veteran like Asrani almost bare-clad under a waterfall is awkward and embarrassing.
Review by Meena Iyer on The Times Of India
Right away one should tell you that Mastizaade is the result of a fractured script. Word in the trade circles is that this so-called adult comedy was reportedly assaulted by the CBFC! So what you see, in the current running time of less than two hours, is a disjointed mishmash of some stupid sex jokes, tacky in-house product placement clips, Sunny Leone’s tasteful skin show and two blundering idiots – Tusshar and Vir. Both actors should have realised that they have committed professional hara-kiri by being in here.
Review by Rohan Naahar on Hindustan Times
Mastizaade isn’t even a movie. For almost the entirety of its run time, it feels like getting screamed at by a pissed off plastic clown. It’s as pointless as a punctured condom. It’s as ghastly as a bad boob job. It’s like entering a lunatic pervert’s Internet search history tab and discovering only cake recipes. Let me repeat: Mastizaade isn’t a movie. It’s a bunch of sweaty sleazeballs exploiting Sunny Leone’s star power and straight up robbing your cash. Don’t let them.
Review by Raja Sen on Rediff
What Mastizaade does is shamelessly and pathetically prey on a certain repressed section of the audience, by serving up an unforgivably brain-dead offering designed to appeal to their basest instincts
Review by Suparna Sharma on Deccan Chronicle
The film is politically incorrect. But that’s not its main crime. Its culpable offence is that it doesn’t give Sunny Leone much to do. Apart from the film’s opening scene, where she walks naked, crucial bits hidden, coquettish and titillating, in the rest of the film she is repeatedly stripping down to her panty and bra to gyrate every few minutes while foam, water, air and other things are thrown at her. In the film’s climax, Choo Ha Rat Glue is used to again strip her down to her undergarments.
Review by Rajeev Masand on IBNLive
Cementing his reputation as the purveyor of all things puerile and putrid, co-writer/director Milap Zaveri (also credited with writing KKHH3 and Grand Masti) scrapes the bottom of the barrel for double-meaning jokes about ‘gotis’ and ‘kelas’, and for infantile visual gags involving well-endowed women bursting out of their blouses. We get a roster of unfortunately named characters including Dr Maalkholkar, Mr Khadawala, Titli Bubna, and UR Ashit. Also gay characters in Zaveri’s films exist only to prey on straight men.
Review by Shubha Shetty-Saha on Mid-Day India
The film, touted as a sex comedy, is neither funny nor sexy. We are relentlessly served dollops of crude, unfunny innuendos instead. One flash of genuine humour comes in the form of the commercials that the friends make, but when you look at the whole picture, that seems like a stray stroke of luck than any kind of constructive creative thinking.
Review by Kunal Guha on Mumbai Mirror
It’d be fair to say that Tusshar Kapoor and Vir Das are attempting career suicide, but that’s assuming they have a career. While Das has rarely faltered with his comic timing, this material is credited to Mushtaq Sheikh and Milap Zaveri — two people who should be fined for owning a pen. A professional, Sunny Leone manages the coos and moans well, but even she can’t pump life into the limp script.
Review by Sonia Chopra on Sify
Sunny Leone looks smashing and is earnest as a performer. It is clear that the audience will buy the ticket for her alone. There is nothing wrong with a sex-comedy as long as it’s genuinely funny and not an exploitation vehicle disguising itself as a film. One looks forward to the day where these films with kool, fun titles actually live up to their names. Till then, this is yet another disappointing, recycled attempt at a sex-comedy.
Mastizaade Review by Indiaglitz
Tusshar Kapoor is too confident in his role (all the experience in the genre is working) and Vir Das, well, I hate him for doing such a movie. He is a talent that needs to be explored but not this way. Inspite of having decent actors, ‘Mastizaade’ has no plot, no screenplay and the crappiest of direction I have seen in recent times.
Review by IANS on Zeenews
The film boasts of a cleverly manipulative cinematography, especially Sunny Leone’s introductory scene. The music with a few rehashes of Sunny Leone’s popular numbers does nothing to boost the viewing experience. Overall, with blatant product placements which include boosting Pattaya tourism, poor humour and garish treatment, the film fails to leave an impress.
Review by Pankhurie Mulasi on Movietalkies
Despite their great comic timing and sincere efforts, Tusshar Kapoor and Vir Das fail to salvage this joke of a limp script though they do manage to elicit some guffaws. Sunny Leone has nothing much to do but strut around in her stilettoes in a bikini. Thankfully, she has mastered the art of doing it tastefully. Our poor heroine doesn’t have many dialogues and has been objectified like no tomorrow. Same is the case with rest of the female actors including the busty Gizele Thakral, who is playing Titli Bobna (yeah another dual meaning name). Asrani is playing U.R. Ashit (there you go again) and his character is as good as his name. Shaad Randhawa as Deshpremi is totally wasted. There’s also Riteish Deshmukh in a cameo appearance. He is the film’s real Mastizaada, who talks in beeps, after all one has to take care of our sanskari Censor Board.
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- Airlift – 3.7 stars
- Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 – 1 star
- Wazir – 2.5 stars
- Dilwale – 2.5 stars
- Bajirao Mastani – 3.2 stars
- Hate Story 3 – 1.7 stars
- Tamasha – 3 stars
- Prem Ratan Dhan Payo – 2.7 stars
- Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 – 2.6 stars
- Jazbaa – 2.6 stars
- Singh Is Bling – 2.3 stars
- Shaandaar – 2.2 stars
- Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon – 2.17 stars