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Dostana  (2008 - Hindi)

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

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  • Atanu Raychaudhuri

    Dostana rating: 3 out of 10

    By Atanu Raychaudhuri(09 Mar 2009)

    I don't want to comment on how prudent it is to trivialize serious issues, such as gay relationships. So my review deliberately avoids that. However, one needs to watch this monstrosity to understand how pathetic the thinking patterns of these film makers are. Dostana falls flat as a comedy, and fails even as a serious comment on friendship. Come on, these characters are all adults, yet they behaved as if they have just come out of some mushy romance. Anyway, I know I shouldn't have expected any mature stuff from today's Dharma productions and Yashraj films. Now about ... » read more

  • Paromeeta Mathur Banerjee

    Dostana rating: 5 out of 10

    By Paromeeta Mathur Banerjee(01 Dec 2008)


    Well, the movie has gloss. After all it is a Dharma Production. The gloss, in the form of :........

    ........foreign location shootings
    ........Priyanka Chopra loking like a million bucks
    ........John Abraham looking like a billion bucks (c'mon, you cannot ask more from him by way of emoting or acting as well, now...tsk! tsk!)
    .........and some urban wisecracks and horsing around thrown in for good measure.

    However, meaningful it isn't, and entertaining also it really isn't in the true sense of the ... » read more

  • Pravir

    Dostana rating: 7 out of 10

    By Pravir (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 ... » read more

  • Making things happen :)

    Dostana rating: 6 out of 10

    By Making things happen :) (19 Nov 2008)

    A few moments of giggles, one or two peppy tracks, three long hours of over-the-top slapstick gay comedy and thats ALL to sum up this super-gassed baloon named Dostana that everybody is talking about?

    Oh no... you have most unimpressive John whose only positive contribution could be (from a gay point of view :) his half-staring butt. You also have a wasted female protagonist called Ms Chopra and her love interest Mr Dooby Dooby Deol (a sad mix of papa Dharam and bro Sunny). The only one worth writing this review would be Abhishek Bachchan filling up for the ... » read more

  • Divya Solgama

    Dostana rating: 7 out of 10

    By Divya Solgama(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 ... » read more

  • Aakash Barvalia

    Dostana rating: 8 out of 10

    By Aakash Barvalia(15 Nov 2008)

    Achaa achaa…matlab they are acting as a gay!!!
    Hats Off! To Abhishek and John.

    Although the theme of the film is quite similar to one of the Hollywood film which I had seen some months back “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry”, an Adam Sandler and Jessica Biel film. But the very important part here is that the script and the story is a far more different.
    The theme was that the two great friends who are absolutely “NORMAL” but pretend to be gay for some reason. Similarly Abhishek and John are great friends with each other pretend to be gay for some reason. ... » read more

  • aditya

    Dostana rating: 6 out of 10

    By aditya (15 Nov 2008)

    Hi this is Mast time pass movie yaar....must watch with family for a good laugh...priyanka is hot...songs are bit tacky...great costumes......john cant act but this role suits him...abhishek is okay...good humor.... » read more

  • Pratik Agrawal

    Dostana rating: 0 out of 10

    By Pratik Agrawal(11 Dec 2008)

    good movie with full of fun and the concept of movie is new » read more


    Dostana rating: 8 out of 10

    By SARITA BANERJEE(15 Jan 2009)

    Boy!! I was gasping for breath by the end of the movie even when I saw it the second time . Full paisa vasool . John & Abhishek makes a gr pair.
    Boman Irani as usual mind blowing so was Sushmita Mukherjee. » read more

  • Anonymous

    Dostana rating: 0 out of 10

    By Anonymous (09 Mar 2009)

    Staggering is the first word that comes to mind while describing Dostana. Karan Johar’s latest venture, directed by debutant, Tarun Mansukhani, is a trend setter in Bollywood. It breaks all the rules that our industry follows and gives you a fully blown entertainer. Dostana is also special because it shows that a film doesn’t have to be brainless in order to become funny.
    Jokes are hilarious, coupled with witty one liners, like “Mujhe mila only shuk but no f*ck”.
    Add to that superb performances by everyone in the film. Dostana is meant for our Youngistan and by ... » read more

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