What’s Your Rashee Movie Review

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.

Rating: ½☆☆☆☆

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.

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95 Comments

  • 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

  • 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 .

  • TUSHAR. this is a FICTION MOVIE. just like rab ne bana di jodi! , he meets 12 girls, and all of them LOOK LIKE PRIYANKA CHOPRA!! ** news flash ** ITS FICTION.

    the movie is horrible! 13 absoultey unwanted irritating songs, people were walking out after 2 hrs, and v poor souls sat, little did we know that the movie was to run for another 1.5 hrs!

    harman, dosnt knwo acting. priyanka… on the other hand, covers up for the little acting harmas trying to do.
    and seeing harman , who is basically just a statue (good looking) standing around , complacent with everything happenin around him FOR 3.5 HRS!!!!!!! —- priyanka shldnt be going for the guiness book, WE SHOULD! THE PEOPLE WHO SAT THRU THE MOVIE AND DIDNT WALK OUT.

    some characters r funny , but they stretched it too long.
    if u have seen the movie , my condolenses reach out to u … if u havnt, be smart n dont go… and if ur still going to go … THEN GOD SAVE UR SOUL!!!

  • thsi movie is just amazing.. all these comments from this iste aren’t worth a read.. so dont consider them. JUST WATCH THIS MOVIE>> YOU will love it

  • it is really a great movie..please fgo for it.. u will like it for sure.. its long but it wotrths to b long.. pelase watch this fantastic movie

  • I watched this movie during Durga Puja for my family…. what a boring thing. First few rashees were good… (dont ask me the names of the rashees) then i slept off…. I carried a shawl….seats were empty.. so had a very good sleep. But had to shell of almost 1000 bucks for supplying food to my daughter as she was eager to watch till the end, but not without continuous supply of fuel.

    My mom fell on the stairs after the movie was over.. her knees gave up to the torture of sitting for almost 4 hrs ( ad time included)

  • I THINK Ashutosh gowarikar is one of the finest directors in bollywood,no other director would ever think to take risk to make movie out of such an odd subject and he has come out with flying colours but with littile bit of shortcomings but that can happen with any director,all the rashees characters have been presented perfectly in the film,comedy timing is perfect but needed some synchronisation with the rest of the film,I enjoyed the film throughly and this film is for those who think from heart and not from brain,I dont know why people always want masala in every film.I give 3.5 stars.Overall it is a movie to be watched in theaters .

  • Well well well,

    It is a very nice movie to watch. A beautiful and charismatic movie and after reading the comments above, I can confidently say that director has done justice by coming up with such an amazing story line. As a keen follower of Rashee and Astrology, I felt the movie s built on a good platform showing two things: the common trait of a rashee and special trait of women of the respective rashee. As you have read through the entire comment section, you might find people with different opinions, which I feel is because of the fact that we all do not belong to the same Rashee. If you want to advise someone on whether to wathc this movie, it is purely the attitude of your Rashee. I personally give it 4.5 rating, deducting 0.5 of the fact that movie went on for just too long. Songs were not always necessary, however the director made sure that he was not biased to any Rashee for songs. It could have been done to show the compatability of few Rashees. Overall, it is definitely worth watching. If you do not like it, dig yourself on your Rashee

  • Not a asutosh film that have been offered at past, he wanted to give a zara hatke plot to the viwers but not ended in a fine not. The movie is not a real time pass but still i more or less liked it. But the main problem is that which everyone comments is its toooooooooooooo long & the songs …… man 12 songs ……….. Priyanka really rocks. She is awsome. I love u Priya……

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