Tashan Movie Review

Tashan has been in news for a long time now. The movie stars Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan and Anil Kapoor in the lead. Akshay Kumar seems to be unstoppable with 4 back-to-back successes in 2007. Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor are on an all time high after the super success of Race and Jab We Met. Anil Kapoor’s last two movies have been blockbusters (Welcome and Race). The curiosity around Tashan has built up steadily over the past few weeks, major credit of which should go to the star cast. Does it live upto the enormous expectations? Will Kareena sport a bikini? Is it a out-n-out Akshay Kumar movie or does Saif Ali Khan have some part to play? What about the chemistry between Saif and Kareena?

Before the review, let me introduce the characters of Tashan.

Lakhan Singh urf Bhaiyyaji (Anil Kapoor) is a trigger-happy gangster who enjoys gunning down people and speaking English in his own inimitable style.

Pooja Singh (Kareena Kapoor) is a girl whom you just can’t trust. She doesn’t mind playing with anyone’s feeling to achieve her goal. She uses her beauty and jawani as her main tool to make others dance to her tunes.

Jimmy Cliff (Saif Ali Khan) works at a call center but his main job is to flirt with girls. He is not a bad guy but doesn’t mind turning to one just to survive. He is more like a chameleon in his characters. He changes his side just to escape out safe and sound.

Bachchan Pande (Akshay Kumar) is an electricity stealer. He can climb, jump and fly with the support of just about anything. He can break all bones of the body and the result will always be 100%.

Bhaiyyaji is hoping to sign a big project with some foreign delegates. But just then Pooja with the help of Jimmy steals his money. Pooja abandons Jimmy and runs away with the money. Just then Bachchan Pande comes into the scene. He is appointed by Bhaiyaaji to catch hold of Pooja and get him his money back. In search of money they all go on an adventurous journey across spectacular India that changes the course of their life altogether.

Tashan Review

Tashan is yet another Yashraj movie with a wafer thin and nonsensical storyline. A few stupid twists and turns make the characters look like fools!

Vijay Krishna Acharya, add another name to the long list of below average directors in the Yashraj camp! The first half drags endlessly, its honestly tough to sit through it. Comparatively, the second half is slightly better, thanks mainly to the scenes involving Akshay Kumar.

At most times the change of sets and locations is totally absurd. How can someone travel from extreme North to extreme south of India in just seven days by lorry, jeep, boat or on elephants? Also our characters have traveled from North to South and again back to North in what seems like minutes.

The same goes with the fight scenes too. Although the action sequences are interesting at times, why make it so unrealistic? When will Bollywood learn to create action sequences that look realistic? The strength and flexibility that our Bachchan Pandey possesses and his power to turn even the hardest object into spring to help him jump high, is something that may not even have crossed the minds of Hollywood directors. And seriously how can a normal freaking human being survive, without a single expression on his face, after being electrocuted? Also, the camera angle during most part of the fight scenes is inexcusable; it gives away the magnetism that is usually seen in Akshay Kumar’s stunts.

The placement of songs is bad and they act as speed breakers. Dialogues are bad at most times, Anil Kapoor’s Hinglish is hilarious in the beginning but later it tends to get monotonous and even difficult to understand at times. Music by Vishal-Sekhar is just average. Dil Haara and Chaliya stand out.

Tashan Performances:

Akshay Kumar is the only saving grace of Tashan. He delivers a power packed performance and manages to entertain like he always does. Anil Kapoor is equally good.

Now, what is an actor of Saif Ali Khan’s caliber doing in a movie like Tashan? He has absolutely nothing to offer. Very disappointing!

Kareena Kapoor too has no scope for histrionics. She looks smoking hot in a bikini, although probably a bit too skinny. The chemistry between Kareena – Akshay is better compared to the Kareena – Saif Jodi.

Overall, Tashan is weak in content and quality. The movie is high on Tashan (style), glamour and action but the content is sorely lacking.

At the box-office, the hype and Akshay Kumar’s star power will ensure a huge opening. But there are quite a few things that could go against the movie in the crucial first weekend. The lack of promotion by the makers, Indian Premiere League being the talk of the nation, negative word-of-mouth and the fact that the movie hasn’t released in any multiplex in India..

All said and done, a good movie would succeed against all obstacles, unfortunately Tashan is a major disappointment from Yashraj. This could just go the Jhoom Barabar Jhoom way!

Rating: ★½☆☆☆ Avoid!



  • First thing first Bachan Pandey rocked…stunts were messed up by the camera work,wen u hav a actor like Akki the stunt scenes hav to be perfectly captured into the camera…
    I didnt mind spending 100 bucks for the entertainment provided by Akki
    Tashan had style in its own way…
    I wud rather say the prod house was a bit overconfident
    But overall Tashan was not a good movie….Max 2.5/5 for Akki

  • Kareena is now seriously annoying me!she doesnt have grace nor poise! Plus gain some weight! Nobody likes skeletons!!

  • yucky movie!i cant believe i wasted my money on this JUNK! the biggest disapointment was kareena kapoor who looked she was going to pass out any minute! she looked soooooooo FRAIL!plus she isnt a good actress! worst movie of the year!


  • Hi All,
    Wel I read some of the comments above… plp really look 4 story but one thing really stucks my mind is y r not the art/critically acclaimed movies a big hit
    D2 or OSO didnt hav a story but were declared blockbusters
    lets come to Tashan…
    The movie is not as bad as is projected by plp here…
    thr were some really good scenes in the movie, Actions look funny but we like it in Holywood movies
    songs were good n were timed wel
    Tashan is high on style do not expect a TZP kinda of story
    Hype didnt equal the final product though 2.5/5

  • hey shashank why r u comparing kank with tashan…kank was the biggest hit of the year.u blady idiot..mind ur language rascal

  • awful movie! extremely happy that it was declared a huge FLOP OF THE YEAR! kareena at her worst!

  • The movie is ..OK..Rating…3/5 but the songs are real good!!! Listen to them and you’ll like them

  • Tashan is by far the worst it can get for yash raj.notiing was right.kareena was just too trashy n slutty(there is a limit, bebo), anil wasn’t understandable, saif was a huge let down after race, akshay was just okay(the plot spoiled his role) generally tashan was simply lame!hey, i am huge fan of kareena; plz gain some weight, skinny frail doesnt suit anyone!

  • Tashan was just awful! i hated it so much! we were just laughing so hard at how dumb this story was! The plot was too stupid! The worst in the cast was KAREENA KAROOR; WHO GAVE THE LAMEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS EVER!

  • I am really starting to hate kareena. her new avatar (a.k.a skinny) is losing her more fans than ever! i was a fan but this new trashy attitude just a turn off!

  • horrible movie!the worst part was having to wake up people as the fell asleep during the movie! a complete waste of time and money!

  • was simply disgusted with kareena role! really has girls out there become this trashy! a film had nothing to offer! the comedy was lame!

  • I see everyone critisising the actors which is not fair… Actors act the way the directors make them to.
    The director and the story writer needs bashing, thrashing, kicking and may be lil rotten tomatoes…

    Every actor tried doing their best… Loosing Weight is not an easy thing to do… If Director wanted Kareena to lost weight for the film, she did that… U just cannot blame her… If some director want her to put on weight, she will do that too… She is just an actress like any other who tries to fit into the role… but her role was pathetic…

    Yash Raj Banner used to be good when they used to do one film a year with some dedication, now its all commercial..Not only they are are wasting people’s money they are also ruining the actors image…..

  • ghatiya, bakwas, a total waste of time nd money. didnt expect dis from akshay. best movie for people using sleeping pills. avoid dis movie even on tv. better watch discovery, animal planet or ndtv.

  • This is the WORST MOVIE i have seen this year!!!!!!!!

    movie is full of nonsense & stupid acts..

    no point in this story!!!

    Bollywood makes movies with no stories nowdays..
    all it has is exposure & no point!!

  • it’s d most crappy movie i have ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    dere’s no logic,no story,nothin!!!
    just a twist here & dere……..akshay kumar seems 2 b a bullet proof man!!
    huh!!was dyin 2 get out after d movie………….
    i havent even imagimd such a foooooooolish movie…….it sucks!!!!!!!!!!!
    it’s sure 2 get d award…..THE FLOPPEST MOVIE OF THE DECADE!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Orgasm Movie..

    A well-blend of comedy, action and romance. I liked its new way of presentation.

    Akshay and Anil immaculate presentation, and this is the first time Kareena was looking great. Saif was OK as a call-center guy.
    I liked the movie.

  • well…i didnt watch d movie yet…after considering all the comments…..i dropped my plan to buy the DVD

  • Though, I believe each person is entitled to his opinion. A film like Tashan was made for its absurdness, its the style of storytelling that has become synonomous with Quentin Tarantino and his Kill Bill Series.
    Tashan boasts magnificent cinematography and greatly illustrated action sequences. The film fails only on the Masala element it tries to infuse.
    The acting is fairly poor barring Saif Ali Khan, who is likable as the English-Speaking Indian.
    The film features absurd action and in my opinion, this is far greater than the action seen in later films that have drawn inspiration from it like Dabanng.
    I’m eagerly waiting for the director’s next venture, Dhoom 3.
    The previous two Dhooms were absolutely terrible.

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