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

  • i watched the muv 1st day 1st show ( couldnt comment yet bcoz of durga puja).

    i liked the muv and didnt find it boring at all.
    +ve points>
    priyankas 12 roles. they were all diffrnt.
    herman was good. much better than 2050.
    few gud songs.
    family movie during the festive season.
    gud entrtainment.
    liked the reason why 12 girls looked similar.

    – ve points>

    many songs were unnecessary and long.
    ending was pathetic. the flm deserved a gud ending.
    according to me the choice should have been left to audience which girl herman should have married.
    that way pple would be thinking abt the muv after the theatre also. and evryone would have their own views. i think that would be much more interesting.

    my ratings ***.
    watch it on DVD.

  • a movie which provides lots of fun and gossips with your partner inside movie hall!!!! not about movie talk but personal or official talks inside the theatrewith pop corn and drinks… I do recommend to spend ur waste time to see this movie with ur pals. (not with boy frnd or girl frnd).

  • well firstly one will be mistaken if one watches the movie “what’s your rashee?” with a serious bent of mind.it is meant to be a fun movie watched just for a casulaly passing ur time with friends. the story line is indeed impractical and downright stupid however i think its a perfect score as a bollywood chatpata movie laced with colourful songs and dance sequences thus providing ultimate relaxation and entertainment. priyanka has yet again proved herself to be a STAR after her awesome feats in fashion and kaminey.it is commendable the way she brought out each of the 12 characters with unulderated perfection. the movie also highlights a few social issues like child marriage, dowry, etc with admirable subtlity and has a delicate touch of feminism through humour and sensitivity. and as far as the dialouges are concerned..nope i wont say all of em were stupid some were like straight from the mind from any member of the audience .and harman bajewa has also potrayed the role of a casual -but- good guy from the states pretty well. take note of the confused state of most indian families in the era of globalization which again has been shown with chuckling irony and sarcasm n this film.however a better and a bit surprising a climax would have worked well in whats ur rahsee? however i would still rate it 2.5 on 5 for priyanka’s hard work and harman’s effort.

  • hello Pinky…..
    last me bht twist aata he….
    aur fir end me Sanjana se Shaadi hoti he.
    u see the song…..Jaoo naaa…..
    bas wohi he sanjana.

    got it.

    lekin fir bhi film jaroor dekhna
    bht achchi movie he.

  • I really dont know what ashutosh really wanted to make with this concept of twelve roles. The film had no script as such and poor performances by both of the leading stars. In short sit at home and enjoy the champions trophy.

  • The promotion itself told the story for “What’s Your Rashee?” The kind of promotion that is needed for film of a director who is considered to be the future of Indian Cinema…is just so dissapointing. At least people like me who had a high expectation from Ashu, he has badly let us down. I Really admire him as a director…m really dissappointed Mr. Ashutosh. Next time we all want u 2 b careful…please….
    ‘”

  • I think that the movie was sweet. I also agree that the end could have been better, but I liked watching the different characters of priyanka. I really liked the songs ‘su che’ and ‘bikhre bikhre’. It’s a good movie.

  • superhit film what’s ur rashee priyanka’s performence is really very very very good and 100%priyanka will won the 2nd film fare best actrees award for what’s ur rashee and kaminey

  • what’s ur rashee is hit film of 2009 i seen this film was very good priyanka is very talented girl 100% she justify her role and she will win the second film fare award

  • neva watched such a chutiya movie…it realy sux!!! after watchin it i personal when to da doctor 4 a check up!! so better avoid watchin it or u better kato chaker doctor ke…lao yar koi to disprin lao…jaldi lao

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