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Dostana critic rating (Hindustan Times): 3
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Dostana critic rating (The Telegraph): 3.5
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Dostana critic rating (Times of India): 3.5

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Dostana  (2008 - Hindi)

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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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  • Dostana rating: 7 out of 10(Divya Solgama wrote on 14 Nov 2008)

    Friendly Enough….

    Two Boys, One girl and both love her. Sounds New ? Naah we have seen it end number of times. But what makes “Dostana” New and interesting is that it has a “G” Spot, the “Gay” Spot. Now this sounds interesting and different, how much interesting or different it is than regular flicks, lets find out.

    “Dostana” is story of Sameer {Sam}[Abhishek Bachchan ]and Kunal [John Abraham] who are desperate to get a room on rent in Miami. They land up together at a same place at a same time, but come to know that the room owner will rent the rooms only to girl as she herself is an unmarried girl. In desperation to get room Sam and Kunal pretends to be Gay couple so they can get the room. Little did they know that they will have to share the room with its owner Neha [Priyanka Chopra]. Both keep quite in order to get the room. Slowly all three become best of friends and both the guys start loving Neha. But Neha consider them as her Gay friends and thus associates herself with her Boss [Bobby Deol]. Will Sam and Kunal ever confess their love to Neha ? “Dostana” Shows us what happens next.

    Story is simple but the way it’s been treated is something different. Dialogs and one liner as per situation are quite funny and interesting. All the gay jokes don’t sound crude or cheap but goes well with the mood of the film, though might be bit bold for interior parts of India. Screenplay is excellent in first half, but drags a bit in second half. Second half also needs some stricter editing to make the movie crispier. Still despite this minor fault the movie manages to keeps its spirit alive by continuing the humor in second half too, but was bit less than the first half. Cinematography and locations of Miami are of top notch.

    Music is good and goes perfect with the film. “Jaane tu”, “Desi Doll” and “Maa Ka laadla” are superb. “Desi Doll” and “Maa Ka laadla “ are brilliantly choreographed. Good work by Vishal – Shekhar. Background music by Salim Suleman is superb and lifts the mood of the film.

    Tarun Mansukhani has delivered a finer product. His way of story telling with touch of humor is good and will act fruitful for his career. There are few scenes which are best part of the film like Abhisheks Story, Boman coming for party, Kiron Kher ‘s way of handling the Gay angle, Bobby and Abhishek-John scenes and the climax, total hilarious. But in second half at few points the movie drags and director should had take some drastic steps which would had worked in favor of the movie. By cutting short of the length the movie would have been much better product.

    John looked great and has delivered his part with total grace. One can see bit shades of Garam masala but still has improved a lot in acting manner. Abhishek Bachchan has done a good job and shown his humor side. Watch him in the Venice story and you will understand what I meant. He and john have shown a good chemistry and which works for the film. Priyanka too looked great and has done her role with total conviction. Kiron Kher was superb as Abhishek’s Punjabi Mom. Shushmita Mukherjee was fine. Bobby deol was a bit misfit as per me, but still has done a good job. Boman Irani was superb and one does want to see more and more of him, sadly his role is too short.

    So bol meri “Filmi Khopdi” is film mein kitna hai dum?

    Dum hai accha khaasa dum hain, first half total dumdaar hain. Good blend of Love Triangle with dose of Gay Humor makes this film worth a watch for sure. It entertains you fully, especially in the first half. Don’t expect logic in this film as it’s a total entertainer. In Short “Dostana” is a good movie with good humor, music and performances which are friendly enough for anyone to have a good time.

    Ratings : 3.25+/5

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