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Tees Maar Khan

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Akshay Kumar, center, as "India's sharpest criminal mastermind" in "Tees Maar Khan," directed by Farah Khan.

From Bollywood: Making a Movie to Cover Up a Crime

Goofy is as goofy does in Farah Khan's "Tees Maar Khan," a Bollywood farce that overdoes the zaniness in frantic high style. Tees Maar Khan (Akshay Kumar) is, we're told, "India's sharpest criminal mastermind." That seems to mean that he can pick locks, escape bumbling cops and cue his goon squad — Dollar, Soda and Burger — to scream in unison: "Tees Maar Khan!"

There's a lot of silliness and a lot of setup before the film's main caper gets under way. That involves Tees Maar Khan's pretending to be a film director and going through an elaborate shoot in a village in order to steal some antique treasures for Siamese-twin smugglers. (They're conjoined at their white jeans.)

With its let's-make-a-movie setting and film in-jokes (including an extended riff on India's post-"Slumdog Millionaire" Oscar dreams), "Tees Maar Khan" bears a passing resemblance to Ms. Khan's "Om Shanti Om" (2007). That film simultaneously poked fun at and celebrated Hindi cinema of the 1970s while delivering some of the most memorable and delirious song sequences in recent memory. "Om Shanti Om," a huge box office success, was Bollywood at its most pleasurable. "Tees Maar Khan" is Bollywood going through the motions.

Ms. Khan, who is also a choreographer, has a bright pop sensibility and a determination to keep things light. But here, saddled with a slapdash, not-clever-enough script by Shirish Kunder (her husband), she can't pull a magical movie out of her hat. Nor can she make her stars as winning as they need to be. Mr. Kumar and Katrina Kaif mug and dance and work hard, but they're not called upon to play characters so much as shtick figures, and the cartoonish world they inhabit isn't appealing or buoyant enough to carry the day.

TEES MAAR KHAN

Opened on Wednesday in Manhattan.

Directed by Farah Khan; written by Shirish Kunder, based on a story by Ashmith Kunder; director of photography, P. S. Vinod; edited by Ashmith Kunder; costumes by Aki Narula; produced by Ronnie Screwvala, Shirish Kunder and Twinkle Khanna; released by UTV. In Hindi, with English subtitles. Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes. This film is not rated.

WITH: Akshay Kumar (Tees Maar Khan), Katrina Kaif (Anya) and Akshaye Khanna (Atish Kapoor).

By RACHEL SALTZ
Published: December 23, 2010

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see...tweets disappearing...somethings fishy...i wouldnt be surpirsed if tomorrow taran turns up with a 3.5 or a 4 star rating for tmk....
he probably received a heavy amount to delete those tweets rofl 

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Tees Maar Khan Has Extraordinary Advance


Thursday 24th December 2010 14.00 IST

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The advance booking counters of Tees Maar Khan opened on Wednesday morning at most places. Single screens normally start advance on Monday but here even the advance at most single screens was held back till Wednesday and the results were fantastic all over.

The largest multiplex chain in India PVR sold a record 10,000 plus tickets in one day.

Delite Delhi had an advance of 6.50 lakhs nett which is already 38% of the Dabangg whole week collection of nearly 17 lakhs.

Mona Patna saw a mad rush as 3500 were tickets sold while it was similar at Paradise Kolkata where 2800 tickets were sold. Both are amongst biggest single screens in India.

The advance is huge which means humungous weekend business but for records to go it is always current rather than advance which proves to be the most important factor especially in the time of multiple shows and huge release.

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Posted: 23 December 2010 at 4:39pm | IP Logged
not surprised
even kat couldnt make a film like this a hit or even average
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SAw it and it's my worsts mistake ever  it\'s a trillion times worst than ddd or houseful of KI  probably the worst Bollywood ever made in 50 years

and ofcourse Farah didn't made fun of SRK * Sarcastic laugh* even my bro who isn't into bollywood could make it out Pathetic Patchtic and shame on FARAH how easily she forgot  if she is what she is Today It's all becuase of SRK 

DON"T GO Guys m so thnakful i didn't wasted a single penny on it and got free pass 

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By Taran Adarsh, December 24, 2010 - 08:40 IST


Caution: Absurdity, illogicality and buffoonery scale new altitudes in TEES MAAR KHAN.

If you thought MAIN HOON NA and OM SHANTI OM were smashing tributes to the wholesome entertainers of 1970s, Farah Khan's brand new outing TEES MAAR KHAN will make the most absurd, bizarre and wacky cinema of yore pale in comparison. Not just your cell phone, even your brain needs to be put on 'switched off' mode at the commencement of this film. Farah's fundas are very clear: Ask no questions and abandon all faith in logic, reason and rationale. Only then can you relish TEES MAAR KHAN.

Knowing Farah and her love and obsession for masala films of yore, it's foolhardy to expect thought provoking cinema from her. TEES MAAR KHAN belongs to the hardcore masala variety, which was savored with glee by the hoi polloi then and which continues to be hugely popular at single screens to this day. But unlike her past endeavours, Farah looks at the West for inspiration this time around.

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TEES MAAR KHAN is the desi adaptation of Peter Sellers' 1966 Italian film AFTER THE FOX [CACCIA ALLA VOLPE], which now enjoys a cult following, but it bears the Farah Khan stamp in every frame. Like MAIN HOON NA and OM SHANTI OM, TEES MAAR KHAN is also a formula-ridden outing with tadka-maar-ke entertainment.
 
Creating heist films is tricky and tough. The director should ensure that action, thrills and wit are mixed and merged in right doses and TEES MAAR KHAN amalgamates it all with charming results, mainly in the first half. In fact, Farah's distinctive style transforms the simple premise into a truly vitalizing thriller that can be replicated, but rarely matched. She chooses to once again make a film she is most comfortable making and sticks to the staple formula of action, comedy and full-on masala. What really stands out is the relative effortlessness with which she handles the material.

On the flipside, the film slips towards the second hour. You feel that way primarily because the first hour is thoroughly entertaining with a good number of laugh-inducing sequences and three solid songs and though the second half is engaging at times, it doesn't measure up to the first half in terms of the entertainment quotient.

Final word? TEES MAAR KHAN is a film that will see a big divide in opinion: The masses may admire it, while the hard-nosed aficionados and connoisseurs of cinema will loathe it. For me, TEES MAAR KHAN worked in parts only.

Only once in a blue moon is such a great criminal born who is fearless as well as shameless! Tees Maar Khan [Akshay Kumar] steals cons and cheats all with such alarming audacity that even shame shies away from him. He and his gang comprising of Dollar, Soda and Burger have managed to keep the police, world over, on their toes.

Then one fine day international antique smugglers, the Johri Brothers, assign Tees Maar Khan the biggest con job of his life. He must rob antiques worth Rs. 500 crores from a heavily-guarded moving train. Will Khan and his gang, with some unwitting support from his wannabe-actress girlfriend Anya [Katrina Kaif] and the Oscar-greedy Bollywood superstar [Akshaye Khanna], be able to pull off this heist?

TEES MAAR KHAN is a crazy ride. Nearly everything in this picture is amusing, riotous and over the top. It's loaded with many laughter-inducing moments, with everyone exhibiting immaculate and faultless comic timing. The slapstick quotient is on the higher side, but there's plenty of verbal comedy as well.

Ashmith Kunder and Shirish Kunder's script wastes no time in establishing the ways and means of the heist. Once you get a hang of the goings-on, once you throw logic out of the window, there's ample pleasure to seek in this humorous entertainer which does not claim to break new ground. I'd like to make a special mention of the film's dialogue [Ashmith and Shirish], which comes across as the perfect garnish to the proceedings.

Of course, TEES MAAR KHAN is not without its share of slip-ups. The film gets messy in the second half, especially since Farah and her team of writers attempt to pack just about everything in this hour. Also, a couple of scenes don't register well. The sequence involving the 'headless ghost' appears futile. The heist is plain ordinary and doesn't conjure up the magic on screen. The finale in the courtroom and the premiere of the film fall flat as well. Even the comic scenes fail to evoke mirth in the latter half. The tracing-paper-thin plot comes to the fore in this half, frankly.

Talking of its soundtrack, the expectations are humungous again, since Akshay, Farah and Vishal-Shekhar team up to create a mass-friendly soundtrack. 'Sheila Ki Jawani' is highly energetic and stimulating and has already made its excessive presence felt. 'Wallah Re Wallah' is another track that stands out. The presence of Salman Khan in this number will cast a spell on viewers. The title track, repeated throughout the film, is truly wonderful. The choreography of all songs is top notch. Background score [Shirish Kunder] is apt. The review would be incomplete without acknowledging the contribution by cinematographer P.S. Vinod. The titles during the end credits are lovely.

Farah plays it smart by choosing to cast actors who fit their roles perfectly. Akshay Kumar dominates the proceedings, as always. The requirement of the role was, he has to be loud and hammy and it works well here. In this one, he is neither a nerd nor a geek; he portrays a hero and does a swell job. Akshaye Khanna springs a big surprise. Enacting the role of an Oscar-hungry superstar, the film explores the funny side of Akshaye very well. He has a substantial role, which he carries off with conviction.

Katrina looks drop dead gorgeous and scorches the screen in the 'Sheila Ki Jawani' track. In fact, she has never looked so alluring. Raghu and Rajiv are superb. Akshay's three cronies compliment each other wonderfully well. Aarya Babbar is sure to be noticed. Murli Sharma and Aman Verma's try very hard to be funny, but fail. Apara Mehta is first-rate. Sudhir Pandey is fantastic. The villagers are mere props. Sachin Khedekar and Vijay Patkar are okay. Salman Khan makes an appearance in a song [electrifying], while Anil Kapoor appears in a cameo towards the end.

On the whole, every movie buff has humungous expectations from TEES MAAR KHAN since it's already very high on hype. Firstly, fulfilling colossal expectations is an arduous task and over-hyping makes the task even more complex. TEES MAAR KHAN is more of a tribute to old-school Hindi cinema, with a fabulous first half and a strictly average second half. The Christmas weekend and vacations across the globe will ensure a record start in its opening weekend. If only its content was powerful enough, it would've truly been a tees maar entertainer!

 
 
 
Looks like Taran did get his suitcase full of you know what...LOLLOLLOL

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Tees Maar Khan is fun in parts but lampooning ur peers with below the belt jokes and the Hero calling his mom 'Budhia' leaves a bad taste

Absolute disregard 4 any semblance of a story,loud,over d top acting, sometimes funny,mostly offensiv dialogues.Still recovring 4m headache!


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