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Khatta Meetha  (2010 - Hindi)

Khatta Meetha cumulative rating: 2.95 out of 52.95/5 (84 users)

Khatta Meetha critics rating: 1.5 out of 5 1.5/5 (7 critics)

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America has Americans. The English have Englishmen. France hosts the French, and so on, so forth. There is but no such thing as an Indian. There are only Punjabis, Gujaratis, Maharashtrians, Bengalis…Akshay Kumar’s Sachin makes this linguistic observation about a truly imagined nation he lives in. Nothing unites the corrupted Indian, he says, besides a dishonest love for money: “Sirf jeb bharna hai, pet phulana haimore

When Priyadarshan and Akshay Kumar join hands, you expect the cineplex to reverberate with laughter. Let's not forget, the team has regaled us with some terrific entertainers in the past. Naturally then, you expect KHATTA MEETHA to take the legacy forward. Unfortunately, KHATTA MEETHA is noise [the actors scream a lot in this movie], more noise [the great promotion] and only noise, while the content takes a complete backseat.more

Sigh. After a delightful last week, here we go again. The opening credits of Khatta Meetha reveal that this film is a “project designed by Twinkle Khanna”, who is an interior designer besides being Akshay Kumar’s wife, and “filmed by Priyadarshan”, who once made Viraasat and Hera Pheri, which now seems a long time ago. After sitting through the long and laborious Khatta Meetha, you realize that designed and filmed are indeed both the right wordsmore

It's a story I am fairly familiar with, being conversant with the original animated series that aired on TV not too long ago. About Aang (Ringer), the last in the line of the Avatars of the Air Nomads, he's a 112-year-old Dalai Lama of sorts who was put in deep freeze and hence retains his 12-year-old appearance. He is found by members of the Southern Water Tribe, a brother-sister duo named Sokka (Rathbone) and Katara (Peltz).more

This film has a common man as its protagonist and talks about the corruption he resorts to, to adapt to a bureaucracy, which he believes he can’t change single-handedly. Pretty much like talented filmmaker Priyadarshan who gave us rare gems like Kaala Paani and Kanchivaram but has more often served us coal-tar cinema by acclimatizing himself to the tastelessness of Bollywood bureaucracy. And then he calls it Khatta Meetha . more

Priyadarshan remaking his Malayalam films into Hindi is an old story. So is his partnership with Akshay Kumar, whose penchant for playing an average joe is also old hat. So what’s new with `Khatta Meetha’, a remake of Mohanlal-Shobhana starrer ‘ Vellanakalude Nadu’? Kumar’s character Sachin Tichkule is a regular fellow all right, but not as bumbling and naïve as he’s been before. It’s not like he’s been cast in a mint-fresh diemore

Khatta Meetha sees the return of the awesome twosome, Akshay Kumar and Priyadarshan. The duo have to their credit the rib cracking Hera Pheri. Akshay Kumar seems to be a hot favourite with Priyadarshan. The director has cast Kumar in many of his films like De Dana Dan, Bhool Bhulaiya and Garam Masala. This time round Priyadarshan presents another satirical comedy. Akshay Kumar plays Sachin Tichkule, a roadside contractor who is perpetually begging peoplemore