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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(Pravir wrote on 16 Nov 2008)

    Shut up and watch the first half

    Priyanka Chopra has hell lot of non-straights around her these days…but who cares till the result is sooooper heat…

    Two playboys, one a hospital nurse - Sameer / Sam (Abhishek) and a photographer - Kunal (John) desperately need an accommodation in Miami, and accidentally bump into each other for the same lavish house. The owner (Sushmita Mukherjee) does not allow any male member in the house to keep her niece Neha (Priyanka) safe. To enter the house, Sam and Kunal classify themselves gays and start their life in that apartment along with Neha. All sorts of side-effect of this lie keep pouring in – Neha’s gay boss M (Boman Irani) and gay government officer visiting them, followed by the entry of Sam’s mother (Kiron Kher), creating complete chaos in the house. Both the guys start having feelings for Neha and try to woo her. To add the fourth side to this geometrical figure, Neha’s new boss Abhimanyu (Bobby) also chips in. The duo tries to sabotage the relationship between Neha and Abhimanyu and succeed, but life had something different to offer to them…

    The movie solely intended to be a whacky comedy succeeds to the core in the first half. The production values, locations and camerawork are exceptional. The comic scenes are razor sharp supported by witty dialogues. The scenes – first meeting of Sam and Kunal, visiting Neha’s house and meeting with Neha’s aunt, cooked up Venice story, rendezvous with M, confrontation with Sam’s mother, Kunal’s grih-pravesh, making a fool of Abhimanyu are hilarious in particular.

    The film so easily travels in the first chapter till intermission, that the expectations from the next part are raised to a higher level. But the film suffers the most in this half as the emotional scenes are not handled with the same vigor, resulting in continuous dragging of the storyline.

    Performances: Abhishek has given an award winning comic performance with superb timing. John looks terrific and makes great pair with Abhishek. Priyanka looks stunning and jaw-droopingly beautiful and delivers well. Bobby’s role is ill written but he does an alright job in his extended special appearance. In the supporting cast Kiron Kher, Sushmita Mukherjee and Boman Irani are exceptionally good in their small appearances. Shilpa Shetty, in the title track, proved once again that she has unbeatable figure and screen charisma.

    Music: Vishal and Shekhar have given bouncy Hinglish compositions according to the need of the film. “Shut up”, “Maa Da Laadla” and “Desi Girl” are already popular. Salim-Suleiman’s background score is good.

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