The Oscar nominated director of Lagaan returns after working with 3 of the biggest stars in the country Aamir Khan (Lagaan), Shahrukh Khan (Swades) and Hrithik Roshan (Jodhaa Akbar).. comparatively What’s your Rashee is a much smaller movie starring Priyanka Chopra in 12 different roles and Harman Baweja as the most eligible bachelor. Yet the expectations are sky high and understandably so.
But what unfolds in this terribly long movie on Sun Signs, is Gowariker’s worst work in a long long time. A movie that not just falls way below expectations, but surprises you with its mediocrity. Is this really, for real, an Ashutosh Gowariker directed movie?
Read on as we dissect the positives and negatives of What’s your Rashee.
Whats your Rashee Review
Some reasons why you could watch What’s your Rashee on DVD (visit to a theater not recommended)
- Priyanka Chorpa – Does justice to each of the 12 characters she portrays and ensures almost each of them feel distinctly different.
- Some dialogues and comic scenes work, but are way too few and far in between.
Why you would absolutely regret the Rashee experience if you indeed decide to watch it
- The movie is way too long and what makes things worse are those 13 songs, 12 for each Rashee and the title song in the end. Why include a song, just for the heck of it? None, absolutely none of the songs were necessary. Dont get me wrong, length is never a problem as long as the content is strong, unfortunately the screenplay and its execution (read direction) ensure the 3 hour 30 minute movie remains terribly weak on content throughout.
- With due credit to Priyanka’s performance, she is let down by some of the most irritating and weird characters you will ever get to watch on screen. They dance without a reason, their dialogues are outright pathetic and while most seem different from each other, the effort to make them so different seems to have back-fired big time.
- Harman Baweja is completely overshadowed by Priyanka here. His performance and dialogue delivery has improved considerably since his Love Story 2050 days and Gowariker has ensured there is no trace of Hrithik left in his performance, yet there is something missing. Could be the energy, intensity or the lack screen presence? He seems to have the necessary talent and looks but if Gowariker could’nt extract the best out of him we wonder who could..
- After the drag that the movie is, you look forward to the last possible saving grace – the climax. But what unfolds in the last 20 odd minutes has to be one of the most stupid and unconvincing climaxes ever.
- Darshan Jariwala’s extra marital storyline that adds to the runtime gets increasingly annoying. It was meant to be funny, but isn’t.
Overall, from a director with epics like Lagaan and Swades behind him, its a shocker. Hard to put it in words, but being one of the biggest fans of Gowariker since his acting and CID days, it hurts to say this – What’s your Rashee is one of the worst films this decade. A powerful sleeping pill, that isn’t recommended even for chronic sleeplessness.
Half a star for Priyanka.
Other notes – The review was actually supposed to cover each of the 13 different stories (12 of each Rashee and the main storyline), but why make it terribly long and boring for readers when not more than one or two deserved a mention?
We loved Priyanka’s look in certain characters, she looked stunning as Sanjana (Aquarius), Kajal (Gemini), Bhavna (Sagittarius) and Pooja (Virgo).
Coming to the box office, the advance booking has been poor, morning and afternoon shows were literally empty on Friday.. Don’t expect much at the box office, as the word of mouth is terribly negative.
Seen What’s your Rashee? Post your reviews below.
i lykd wats ur rashee…but d problem is tat d movie is 2 long wid many songs
i have not seen the movie but yet how can u put such bad comments
really a very very very boring film. Sad when due to weak script and story line; whole effort, energy of team gets wasted. Ashutosh, u r one of the few good film-makers, pls make good movie next time. I had watched this film for u, but honestlyI m very disappointed.
hey plz watch out these movie if hav lots of time to waste on…
Its a clean good film. Watch it.
What a movie! I went there with a hope that I would be treated with a Guinness Book Record holding performance and what was I given, a three and half hour of sheer patience testing act. Well so much so, that me and and my wife of one years spent the last one hours of the movie making out! Needn’t I say more about the movie?
I’m planning to buy it on DVD. I do like Harman and I think he is more than a pretty face. I found the soundtrack a bit unexciting though.
After reading the comments I dont really care much about Whats Your Rashee ? I would rather like to know the writer of this review. Excellent comments!
I might whatch the movie to cure my insomnia!
Since, I never have a very high expectation from such a storyline , I’m not that much disappointed … I’ve just watched the movie for the reason that, it is made by Ashutosh Gowarikar , and what I’ve felt is that even for the director also, it’s almost like a new venture or an experimental project … So, it’s just fine for me.
its not at all a bad movie.. agree tht its too long, but it does not get u bored to hell. U keep w8ing for every rashee . Priyanka Chopra’s awesom.overall its worth a 1 tym watch. 2.75 stars
its a nice movie!
but its WAY TOOOOO LONG!!!
i found it a nice one. i watched it today n i loved it. i dont know why ppl r nt liking it???? good job by priyanka n herman. awesome…. length doesnt matter. i was enjoying thoroughly.. this movie is not for insomnia patients 4 sure cos u guys would love to c it n will aggravate on ur problem of insomnia…. go 4 it…. its fantastic………
Can’t declare it as the worst movie of the decade .. as written above… How can one forget Rab ne Bana di Jodi and other rubbish movies made under the BIGGEST banners..
The movie is lengthy no doubt and the songs irritate u to the core , but people are looking for entertainment and masala and i guess the movie has partially succeeded in giving that .. Moreover most of the songs are good .
Forget the impasse , go bring up analogies bout girls whom u have dated or currently dating , dont go dere thinking dat ur bout to c a Martin Scorsese film..
PS : HOW dumb a movie like Rab Ne bana de Jodi can be , wife cudnt recognize her own husband , sad .. atleast this movie is no fucking fiction or just anything..
its sooooooooo goood :)
YOU hAfTa watch ittt
I sincerely did not expect this from ashutosh. HAving three epics to his credit should have atleast worked on the screenplay. This film is good example of how script should not be written. Ashutosh bhai i am big fan of yours but you should have atleast followed the three act structure proportionately.
I sincerely hope ashutosh learn from this mistake and rise like phoenix….. Good luck Ashutosh
what in the world? rab ne banadi jodi was one of the most amazing movies of time….
The movie is pretty good, The only problem that its to long, but overall u should watch whats your rashee.
HUH…… many ppl agree with me…… the movie is indeed entertaining throughout ….the subtle humour in evry rashee is just awesome… the backdrop of having n affair n the bhai log asking 4 money has been well executed…… 4 those who complain on the climax must tell me a better climax they would have given to the film……. priyanka has done justice to her role.. guys n girls …. watch the movie… its fantastic.. a wonderful treat …. STARS doesnt matter… many movies that hv got poor ratings hv topped the box office in the past…… audience want entertainment n thats wat the movie delivers…… moreover u cn correlate priyanka’s role with ur girlfriend too… what do u feel bout my words ??? the indicine team…..
This is S M A from New Orleans, after a hard days work in the hospital thought of having a good time in the theatre watching friday night movie…..first 15mins introduction of the characters was good…but then its toooo boring..and i was smart enough to get out of the theater in 1 hr….I did not read the reviews before i went to the movie..now i was curious to see if am correct in juding the moving…reading all the reviews here…i was perfect in my judgement…its awful…testing our patience..pathetic comedy….literally waste of time…pls do not spend ur valuable time watching this stupid movie….i was the first one to get out of the hall—..SUMO ur smart..rest all who watched the whole movie are dumb…
its worth watchin but i dnt think its a very disappointin movie
You will need 3 hours of snack food & end up with constipations.
To summarize, the crap in will only get crap out!!!
Drinks should be free with the ticket – you need to lose consciousness to remain sane at the end of it.
Absolute torture & nothing about rashi’s
Movie was too good….
pls see this…
Priyanka looking mind blowing….
watch the movie its fantastic…
songs are really good.
lyrics of the song’s awesome..
its sure that i see it again…..
love you Priyanka…
god bless u …
hi i think the movie is awesome and pretty good. its an all 3 hours entertainment pack. length does not matter. if u want to see something different rather than the typical Hindi stuff. must go for it. Both priyanka and herman have done a gr8 job and hats off to Gowarikar.
Brilliant movie! Wonder why ppl didn’t like it. Its a fabolous movie! Harman is fantastic!!! Priyanka does an incredible job!!. The songs are awesome! Especially Sau janam, Aja lehrate, Jao na<3, Su che and many more. . I would recommend it to everyone.. Pure family film! Thumbs up for Harman<3
I like the movie……….It is not at all boring.the movie is entertaining.I like almost all songs n priyanka is just awesome.Harman is also lucking cute. 3.5 stars from me.
I slept about 3 times while watching this movie. What a boring movie dont understand some of you guys who liked it. 4 hours long and 13 songs……. zzzzzzzzz
the movie is bullshit.the worst movie i have ever seen.PLEASE DONT WATCH IT.i wasted about 500 bucks on this piece of shit
hmm…i slept in the movie for good 45 mins..again a case of self indulgence..bhansali made that saawariya thinking he is making a film for his family..riding on his convictions..I can’t understand..how come it does nt strike gowarikar through the making of the film that those 13 songs are not even bearable..let alone watching them picturised on celluloid..so much for conviction..he has not understood the pulse of audiences this time..the approach is bordering on stupidity..
I liked the movie… and I loved Harman Baweja… A very controlled performance… he doesn’t try to deliberately impress people… He does his act very decently and looks very real… No over/ under performance… Priyanka as usual is great and all set to take up the no. 1 position after the long absence left by Madhuri… She’s brilliant in each and every role…
All in all it’s definitely an entertaining film… songs like Bikhre Bikhre and the title song were also very sweet…
Worst movie of the year . totaly bakwaas . Nothing to do with rashi . Please freinds dont watch the movie.
U will waste your money time and will get irritated while watching the movie .