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Drona ReviewGoldie Behl who last directed Abhishek Bachchan in the box-office dud Bas Itna Sa Khwab Hai is back with a superhero movie titled Drona. Abhishek Bachchan portrays the title superhero role with Priyanka Chopra as his bodyguard. Kay Kay Menon is Ritz Raizada, the main villian. The buzz was that about 22 crores was spent solely on Kay Kay’s character in a film which was made at a budget of 90 crores (according to Yahoo) and insured for 50 crores!

Drona is about an orphan Aditya (Abhishek Bachchan), who has never experienced or felt love. The only thing that gives Aditya comfort is a magical blue rose petal that comes wafting into his room, making him smile through his tears. One fine day, the blue petal leads him to a beautiful Kada (a thick bangle like bracelet), which he starts wearing around his wrist. The Evil Riz Raizada (Kay Kay Menon) a descendant of the Asuras (Demons) has become by now desperate in his quest for the special ‘Amrith’, the only missing link in his grand plan of taking over the world. To get to the Amrith, he knows he will have to defeat Drona. But Riz is unaware of who and where Drona is!

Soon at the Riz magic show, Aditya and Riz come face to face. Riz sees the kada around Aditya’s hand, and recognises him as Drona. Aditya is now running for his life. Just as he is about to be captured by Riz, Sonia (Priyanka Chopra) comes to his rescue. She reveals her own identity i.e Drona’s bodyguard and Aditya’s real identity to him but he refuses to believe he is Drona, the savior of the world. Drona is in real the son of Queen Jayati Devi (Jaya Bachchan)!

The fight now is between the good and the evil. Its Drona versus Riz Raizada! Drona has to succeed to save his mother and the world!

Drona Review

On asked what the audience should expect from Drona, Abhishek said “I want them to expect a lot. I never say this, but I want them (the audience) to expect the world. Goldie proved that my expectations weren’t high enough. So I want them to expect a lot more.” Woah, not bad I thought! Yet, not trusting Abhishek as I read something similar from him about Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, I went in with low expectations.

And yet I was heavily disappointed. Disappointed to see Abhishek being part of such a poorly directed low quality movie. Disappointed for the fact that a huge amount of money was wasted on great special effects in a horribly illogical film!

Gustaki Maaf are Kay Kay’s two most favorite words in the movie. Gustaki Maaf Goldie Behl saab, but seriously what were you thinking? Even a 12 year old school kid could have scripted a better superhero story for his school project! Its hard to believe I just saw a movie as bad as Drona. Try figuring this out..

  • Drona and his bodyguard Sonia are in the middle of a vast desert and out of nowhere, Sonia is pulled into a huge sea! Sea in a desert? Update: Such a location where the Desert meets the sea does exist! Director Goldie Behl says “We got exactly that place it was “Desert meets the Ocean”. After seeing this Abhishek was stunned to see such a fantastic location.”
  • Which century or era does this movie belong to? We start off with a modern town with all the high funda cars, cut to the next scene we have a palace in a desert that looks dated, back to the early regime of kings!
  • Drona is warned, open the door, you’ll meet death. He opens and voila out comes a ferocious and filthy looking monster. One punch from our absolutely unfit-for-a-superhero-role Abhishek, down goes the monster!
  • Jaya Bachchan (Drona’s mother) is mummified, yet tears trickle from her eyes!
  • If Love Story 2050 had the butterfly which magically assisted Harman Baweja to find a way when in trouble. Drona has a blue flower petal!

Mind you these are just a few of the numerous senseless scenes that Goldie and his Drona team treat us with. Can be forgiven in the name of Fantasy, but then there is hardly a connection between any two scenes.

The characters are poorly written. Kay Kay’s character is more clownish than devilish. The extent of his evil powers and its repercussions if he succeeds is not clear. Same goes with the main character of Drona. His strengths and power are not dealt with in detail which is so very important for a superhero flick.

For all Goldie Behl had to tell, he could have easily reduced the runtime to about 1 and a half hours instead of its actual 2 hours 15 mins runtime. Would have reduced the cost of making and the viewers pain. Though, thankfully it wasn’t longer.

Coming to the songs, which have no significance in the movie, are unbearable. The only thing that stands out in Drona is the brilliant special effects, which are way ahead of Bollywood standards.

Performances are poor. Abhishek Bachchan is no Hrithik Roshan or Akshay Kumar, although he tries hard in the action sequences, his body language or physique just doesn’t suit the role of a superhero with unprecedented physical power. His excess flab around the tummy area is quite clearly seen in the Drona costume. Priyanka Chopra is at her sexiest best! She oozes sensuality and performs the action scenes remarkably well.

Now the much hyped role of Kay Kay Menon, its such a dud. This has to be one of his worst roles ever. A great actor degraded by a stupid role. Jaya Bachchan has a very small role.

Overall, Drona could easily be placed a notch or two below some of the worst movies I have seen. Also, hardly have I witnessed an audience so restless during a movie. Goldie’s childhood promise to Abhishek could turn out to be his worst nightmare ever! At the box-office, Kidnap as a rival will severely make a dent in Drona’s collections. Weekend should be decent, but Monday onwards the fall could well be inevitable.

Positives : Special effects and Priyanka Chopra.
Negatives : Almost everything else. Poor direction, bad story, below average performances.. to name a few.

Strictly avoid!

Rating: ½☆☆☆☆ Half star for Drona.

Kidnap Movie Review

Other notes – Firstly, thanks for reading the Drona review. Drona quite often reminded me of Mani Shankar’s painful Rudraksh in 2004 starring Sanjay Dutt, Bipasha Basu and Suniel Shetty. Rudraksh was also a fantasy movie.

Moving on from the Drona nightmare, Kidnap directed by Sanjay Gadhvi releases tomorrow. Imraan Khan could prove to be lucky the second time too. Its a co-incidence that Love Story 2050 another Fantasy / Sci- Fi movie released against Imraan’s Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na. And the rest as we all know is history. Hopefully Kidnap which also has Sanjay Dutt and Minissha Lamba turns out to be a much better watch. The review will be up by around 3 PM Indian Standard Time. Be sure to check back in.

Update : Kidnap Review has been published. Go here -> Kidnap Movie Review

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  • It was a super flop movie .. for directors they should do some meaningful films with message and actors should choose good films where India or the whole world is facing problems… Well mera ghoda aa raha hai aur meree talwar lao bhaii..

  • It was the worst movie i ever seen.It makes Chunky Pandey movies seem like Godfather.The whole electra thing going on with Priyanka Chopra didn’t help either.Infact,the whole fucking movie was one damn plagiarism after another.Even Bappi Lahiri didn’t plagiarize so much.Bullshit movie.My advice—Go watch a fucking Govinda movie,ATLEAST it will make sense.

  • I finished watching Drona online last night, it’s obvious in the last scene of the movie that THE MOVIE WAS DONE FOR KIDS ONLY!! In the last scene, it shows that the couple r married, Priyanka & Abhishek and they’ve a kid, and Priyanka is sitting on a sofa with her little boy with a nice book and read for him the story about Drona, the fairy tale which kids love, so she closes the book and asks her son: Did u like the story!! ( as it’s a kind of story which kids love to hear before sleeping time)

    I think u ppl (were wrong) to go and see it, it’s meant for kids only, and kids love these kinds of movies, the magical petal, the magician, the superstitous movies.. it’s a great fun for them ( I went to the cinema on Eid, I saw the poster of Drona but didn’t go to watch it, the trailer of the movie says it.. it’s for kids, not for adults to watch.. even Shahrukh attended the premier of the movie and took his kids to watch)


    1) This movie is for ages from 8 – 16
    2) This movie is for ages from 17 – 28 years
    3) This movie is for ages from 29 – 40 years
    4) This movie is for ages from 41 – 60 years

    And that’s because lots of audiences don’t know how to select their movies and which movie would satisfy them to watch, while going to any theatre!!

  • Drona is a very good movie and it will be superhit, because of good special effects that i have never seen in a indian movie . And it will be the super duper hit , yes the movie will be the very very superhit.

  • For sure the movie deserves this half star as the concept is so boring and predictable. So I would suggest Goldy to take rest and again watch your flick in a room alone. And then you’ll feel how It has adversely affected the audience


  • Drona is the most stupid movie i have seen in my life . Abhsihek was crap , he should retire. It is a comedy movie…you can laugh enough….there is nothing interesting in this movie…please dont waste your money and time….

  • Drona is the most stupid movie i have seen in my life . Abhsihek was crap , he should retire. It is a comedy movie…you can laugh enough….there is nothing interesting in this movie…please dont waste your money and time….

  • Drona is the most stupid movie i have seen in my life . Abhsihek was crap , he should retire. It is a comedy movie…you can laugh enough….there is nothing interesting in this movie…please dont waste your money and time….

  • There are some posts that say, you should like fantasy/fairy tales to like this movie. Comeon lets get real, even a fairytale/fantasy has good storyline and real reasoning for the characters created in them. Drona was total crap. I bet Jr B intention for acting in this movie was to earn some money. I don’t think he really cared if it was going to be like.

  • This movie is crap..I think I wasted my time watching it. I have met and seen Abhi, he is so fat and unfit. He doesnt rehearse for his shows or his shots, he thinks he is a natural. I think you need a reality check Abhi-nothing in life comes naturally. In today’s world viewers can see through a lame act and after refugee I havent seen any good movies of yours. Drona is a fantasy movie with good special effects but nothing less than kid’s tv entertainment. Even in animations the heroes and villains have fab abs and look fit. I think Abhi should get over the facts that he is married to Aish and is the son of Big B and get an identity for himself or get another job.
    Drona – I rate as 2 out of 5 just for Priyanka and special effects

  • hey this film was not too bad too in comparison to om santi om , this this movie went too fast that it is very difficult to understand by a normal indian person

  • I would say that abhishek bachan is good enough to play these kinda roles, which were offerred to AB in the past but i dont know weather he is lucky enough to get fame with such kinda movies…..with such movies his career is almost over


    I dont know who wrote this review. Janab! Aapke khuchh mizaz durust they jab ab movie dekhne gaye they…kahin bhabhiji se jhagra to nahin…khair gustakhi maaf!

    DRONA is spectacular movie! My whole family loved it. It is a family thriller

    Please see it…the storyline has been appreciated in India and abroad. A much talked about movie–


  • This movie, although a good thought, Sucked worse than “Money hai toh Honey Hai” which had horrible transitions from scene to scene and made no sense. Drona on the other hand had good transitions and fair effects but they dropped the ball on story line, and character development. WTF????? guys MAKE ATLEAST 1 GOOD MOVIE IN YOUR CAREERS GOD!!!!!!

  • Drona was a disaster movie in India, but it’s doing well in our country! I thought it would work just for a week and they would remove it and show some other Indian movies after the week of release, as what indicates that the movie is accepted by the audience is the period of running in the cinemas. At Awal Cinema, which they show only indian movies, if the movie ran for a week, it means the movie failed to entertain the audience, they didn’t like it, if it ran for 2 weeks, it means that it’s a good one, and if it ran for 3 weeks or more, so it means it’s an excellent one. Drona is in the 2nd week now at Awal, even in other cinemas.. I think ppl liked it!

    Rock On worked just for a week at Awal ( although it’s a good movie!)
    Singh is King ran for 3 weeks
    Bachna Aeh Hasino also for 3 weeks
    Tara Ram Pum ran for a month

  • Re:Fathiya

    You asked about the lead actress opposite Farhan…she is Prachi Desai and she was Bani of Kasam Se serial on Zee TV for two years…she is very young, just 20.

    The actress in Tum Bin was Sandali Sinha and her vanishing act is a mystery.

  • ha ha…. the reviewer writes where in the world does a desert meet ocean…what crap
    for that kind then there should have been no jadoo in koi mil gaya for theres nothing like that… idiotic review… this is a fantasy movie and please dont expect realistic locations….

  • Shyam Agrawal,

    Sorry for the late reply. Couldnt review Rock On as we were quite involved with the Version 3 of the website. Some new features will be added to the site including a new design, as quite a few have complained that the look is a bit dark.

    Due to the hectic schedule we couldnt review the movie. I will try to put up the Rock On Review as soon as possible. For now, if your interested in knowing the rating for the movie, it is 4 on 5 stars. A great movie, fantastic direction, Farhan Akhtar was fantastic and for a change Arjun Rampal was quite good. I also liked the girl who played Arjun’s wife (Shahana Goswami) in the film, she is an actress to watch out for in the future. Music rocked! So there you go, our short review for Rock On :)

  • If anybody has senses at right place,he should not even see the poster of this film.
    the bad setup starts from the poster and ends with the worst end of a highly useless film.
    Unfortunately I had seen this movie and till now Iam ashamed about the entire film except Priyanks Chopra.

  • Hi, there

    Sorry for the late comment on the movie, i stay in Botswana and have received the movie only yesterday to watch.

    I have only a few comments on the review above,

    First that a Certain Intelligent viewer had mentioned Swakopmond, a travellers paradise in Namibia where indeed the ocean meets the desert and i have been there personally. Whoever has made the review above please investigate before placing your report.

    The movie is a disaster i agree , with a very slow pace and poor lighting in most of the scenes.Ahishek was wasted in the movie. The only relief in the movie was priyanka chopra , very fresh indeed and to compliment that i watched her in the Indian Idol show and i tell u i am really impressed with this babe.

  • It’s not fair that we say about Abhishek that he is not a good actor because we didn’t like his movie Drona. Many ppl on this web and on other websites said so, and I’m really surprised!!

    I think u all loved Abhishek when u watched his movie (Guru) and all of u praised him and considered him as a good actor although he didn’t pay much effort in his role in Guru, he didn’t do some difficult scenes which required talents in Guru, but it was because ( u all loved the movie) although I found his acting in some specific scenes in his movie (KANK) much better.. Abhished really proved that he’s a good and a talented actor in this movie, he even performed better than Shahrukh & Hrithik in some sensitive and difficult scenes in KANK, so he did in his first movie (Refugee), but after Refugee, I assume he didn’t get some good roles because the movie wasn’t a hit one.. so do u think that that was his fault?! Well.. if u all go and buy or rent a copy of his debute film, u will find him that he’s a good actor, but the roles which he played after, in some other movies weren’t so good as the script and the direction of the movies weren’t upto to the standard.

    So the role he played in Drona wasn’t a good one but that doesn’t make him a bad actor! at least he is much better than Himesh Reshamiya!! ( I just want to scream and ask the directors: Does he pay u money to give him a leading role as a hero in some movies?!!)

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