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Dostana  (2008 - Hindi)

Dostana cumulative rating: 3.35 out of 53.35/5 (116 users)

Dostana critics rating: 3.15 out of 5 3.15/5 (7 critics)

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No ifs or butts about this. You got males. A fashion magazine editor’s eyes break into a disco lust on spotting two hunks. An officer from the American administration, breaks into a jazz ballet funkmore

Unapologetically irreverent, this week's new Bollywood release Dostana is a barrel of non-stop laughs; a film that pulls out all stops in its shameless attempt to win you over. Set in sunny Miamimore

Recall the 'Kantaben' episode in Karan Johar's KAL HO NAA HO. The episode is alive even today, in skits, on stage, amongst friends. That was a mere trailer. Picture abhi baaki hain. DOSTANA takes 'Kantaben' episodemore

Halfway into the second half of Dostana, John Abraham takes birthday girl Priyanka Chopra out for dinner and a movie. The movie? Kuch Kuch Hota Hai! As the credits roll on the big screen behind themmore

Dostana works, not because it is a film about gay rights, like Philadelphia, Brokeback Mountain or The Birdcage . On the contrary, the film doesn't plead the cause of alternate sexuality at allmore

If you are looking for a film that waves the pink flag for gay rights, freedom of choice etc, Dostana is not where you should be looking. This is not a gay film, but it sure is a happy onemore

It's just that when one of the most successful movie studios in the country makes a film with two mainstream actors pretending to be gay, you would like a little more than good-looking fun presented predictably on a platemore