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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: 5 out of 10(ishita lahiri wrote on 20 Mar 2009)

    Dostana- the story about male bonding begins on a promising note but somewhere down the line it falls flat with a confusion vetween the two men and who ought to win over lady love. Priyanka Chopra looks like a million bucks and so do the two men-Abhishek and John. But why does John have to stick to the same kind of expression through feelings of joy, sorrow, excitement and even when he is afraid?
    Johar makes a brave attempt to break boundaries by bravely talking about men who pretend to be gays. Frankly the John-Abhi chemistry looks far more convincing than the Priyanka-Bobby. What was the idea behind getting Bobby anyway? Was Hrithik Roshan unavailable? It's hard to accept that a hottie like Piggy Chops would fall for a married (and divorced) man like him! He was such a let-down! Moving to the music- the tracks are all catchy, and special mention for the latest 'party anthem' 'Desi Girl'. Shankar Mahadevan sure knows how to set the mood. The other songs are good but just like the current Hindi songs-wither away from memory after a fortnight.
    Special mention for Boman Irani who does his 'oh-so-gay' act with such confidence. Ditto for Kirron Kher as the hysterical, ever-worried mother. The scene where the lead 'gay' pair relate to Sushmita Mukherjee how they had actually met is superb. Kudos to Abhishek for pulling off that act. John, as usual, didn't bother to do much except pull down his briefs.
    The nerve-stopping moment in the film- the dilemma that the director puts us through regarding whether the lead pair will kiss for their lady-love. Yes, it was a nail-biting moment-I was indeed on tenterhooks hoping the guys would and they did! Well, that more-or-less made up for the not-so-interesting-moments.
    Overall, Dostana may not be a must watch but yes barring Bobby and the blank John (which means stare at his butt but don't expect him to act), it is a decent film with beautiful foreign locales that will be quite a treat for the eye.

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