Vote: Teen Patti or Karthik Calling Karthik?

Teen Patti and Karthik Calling Karthik are the two biggies that release this weekend and both look refreshingly different.

Teen Patti is directed by Leena Yadav and stars  Amitabh Bachchan, Hollywood star Ben Kingsley (who played the role of Gandhi), Madhavan – straight after the success of 3 Idiots, débutante Shraddha Kapoor who is the daughter of Shakti Kapoor and many other special appearances. The film is a thriller.

Karthik Calling Karthik features Farhan Akhtar Deepika Padukone in lead roles and is directed by Vijay Lalwani. The film is about an introvert Karthik, whose life changes drastically when someone who also claims to be Karthik comes into his life. The film is a journey of a man’s victory against all odds. The trailers have created enough buzz and the film is expected to open to a good response on Friday.

What’s your pick for the weekend? Bachchan’s Teen Patti or Farhan’s Karthik Calling Karthik? Vote below

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  • teen pati will be a better movie for sure but becoz there is no such big promotion of this movie it might not work……………

    kck looks bore movie……………..

  • Lookin forward to both of them. The first choice though is KCK. Anxiously lookin forward to Indicine’s reviews of both.

    @ Hina. Sis, Left a comment for you at MNIK Indicne Review thread. waiting for your response there.

  • not to forget of release Prem kaa Game on same day by bollyspice

    Prem Kaa Game is an upcoming extra-marital comedy, starring Arbaaz Khan and Tara Sharma as a married couple whose relationship is threatened by a beautiful temptress, played by Madhuri Bhattacharya. Most of the buzz surrounding the film this far has been due to the fact that the most famous Khan bhai, Salman, will be narrating the film.

    If you’re anything like me, on hearing that the film was based on the Hollywood classic, Marilyn Monroe vehicle The Seven Year Itch, you might expect a few retro-inspired tracks on the OST – think the sweet, jazzy ‘Tu Bole…Main Boloon’ from Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na – as shout-outs to the classic screwball comedy origins of the film. After all Raju Singh, who is in charge of the music, has successfully worked on a range of films and previously managed to create a ‘thriller’ mood balanced with a rocking soundtrack for Raaz: The Mystery Continues.

    Judging by the soundtrack to Prem Kaa Game, I couldn’t have been more wrong in my assumptions. Forget retro-cool. This one is firmly aimed at the club kids, with 6 of its 7 tracks heavily techno-inspired, with a token strings-laden love song to stick out like a sore thumb among the pumping dance beats.

    Title track Prem Kaa Game gets things off to a promising start – if you can ignore the super annoying chipmunk voice that inquires “Hey Mr Prem…what’s the game?” Get past that and the song soon sucks you in with its hypnotic rhythm and compelling beats. Even with the annoying chipmunk voice, I have a feeling there could be a decent dance picturisation behind this one, because it’s impossible to stay still listening to it at home in the lounge. Imagine what professionals can do!

    I Wanna Fall In Love : is a mediocre song that suffers from the cringe inducing use of English and spoken asides: “You wanna marry?! No, NEVER!”, “You CRAZY!”. It sounds like a jokey item song a la ‘My Name is Ali’ in Dhoom 2 – e.g. more fun to watch than to listen to. The first of three Sonu Nigam tracks on the album (this one a collaboration with Sunidhi Chauhan), this would definitely be the one to skip – even for hardcore Sonu Nigam fans.

    Javed Ali’s Tum Hi Mere : sounds like someone was listening to some generic techno one night, got out their mixing deck and decided to see what would happen if they jazzed up a standard Bollywood ballad with a synthesized up-tempo backing. You’ve heard Bollywood ballads. You’ve heard generic techno. Neither improves by being combined with the other.

    Duniya Se Jo Chaaha : on the other hand, is slightly more successful at the techno thing, making an effort rather than just sticking some lyrics on top of a techno backing. From the shouted “If you wanna groove, groove with Twinkle” intro, to the bunch of keyboardy, almost M-People-esque motifs, various synth sound effects and the, um, saxophone solo?!, it has an early 90s feel – so maybe I wasn’t totally wrong about the retro thing (just off by several decades). Sunidhi Chauhan makes a much stronger impression in this track than in the forgettable ‘I Wanna Fall In Love’.

    The undeniable standout track of the album is Zabardast, thanks to the collaboration of the fantastic Vishal Dadlani (of Vishal and Shekar fame) with the legendary Sonu Nigam, who finally gets a good track on the album. This track is – dare I say it? – both rocking and grittily sexy, combining a wailing “soniye” refrain against layers of sung, whispered and spoken lyrics, fragments of rap, and relentless beats that break down and build themselves right back up again. Electronica is largely absent from this one but when it peeks in it’s super hot, seasoning the song just right. This track will definitely end up on my “Most Played” playlist, and if there’s a standout hit on this album, it’s GOT to be this one.

    Magar Kuch To Hai : is the odd one out of the album – the lushly orchestrated, syrupy, string-laden piece is nothing you haven’t heard before. You’re more likely to notice it through wondering what song it reminds you of than through any real merit of its own. Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshlal duet sweetly enough on this soft, syrupy romantic number, but it’s derivative enough that it leaves you wanting something…more, especially after the funky, gritty, knock-you-out originality of the preceding ‘Zabardast’.

    Finally, wrapping the album up is Khan Kaa Gyaan – not so much a song, as Salman Khan speaking dialogue from the film over a few beats. My Hindi abilities…are limited, to say the least, but in the 5 minute track I did understand Sallu-Bhai asking me: “Mujhse shaadi karoge?” Unless the dialogue is especially witty (and I’m really not qualified to comment), or you’re a huge Sallu fan and the appeal of hearing him croon “Mujhse shaadi karoge?” isn’t something that will ever get old, I’m not sure how much replay value this last track has.

    Overall, this album is strictly mediocre, with only a couple of decent tracks (‘Prem Kaa Game’ and ‘Zabardast’) that stand out beyond being okay background music. Whether the music stands up better when integrated with the film remains to be seen.

  • I am looking forwrd to KCK & alongside with TEEN PATTI . This two films looking great speacially KARTHIK CALLING CALLING .

  • I think both stand a good chance of drawing crowds. KCK does appear to be on the slow side tho but the story sounds interesting and warrants a watch. Like others, I too await the reviews.

  • We had no choice in Fiji as Teen Patti didn’t get released today..Karthik calling Karthik got released at 10am today.Not a very big audience at the 10am show. I was looking forward to it as I had seen the trailer and it looked interesting.

    Positives of the movies: For a bollywood movie. the story is interesting and a bit different from the regular ones that get released every week. The music is fantastic and songs go with the flow. Farhan Akhtar proves yet again he is one of the most talented actors of the film industry. His acting is restrained and quite lovable. Deepika is good. Chemistry between them is wonderful. Shefali as Dr Kapadia plays her part well. None of the other actors have much to do and neither do they stand out.
    Negatives of the movie: Without giving the ending away, the movie is a bit westernised and may not have mass appeal. The story is not very original and you may have seen a Hollywood movie or two regarding this story.It dragged at certain places.
    On the whole, it was ok and I enjoyed it. Difficult movie to make as it has a difficult theme so hats off to Farhan and co for pulling it off.

  • @indicine..thank you..Forgot to mention although we are one of the first in the world to watch movies..the trailers sometimes don’t make it on we didn’t see the trailer of HouseFull..anyone who sees it please let me know what that looks like..we only saw the trailers of Paatshala with Shahid Kapoor and also the trailer of Prince with Vivek Oberoi.

    • We’ll be publishing the trailer as soon as its out. So check back tomorrow, it should be out.

      Also, would be glad if you could return tomorrow and submit your review (the same that you posted above) in the User review section. :) We’ll tell you how to.

  • @indicine..oops sorry I think I have posted my review under user review twice,..please delete it thanks..sorry for the inconvenience caused.

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