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Originally posted by ruky786

I just realised 64 pages gone wow I never thought I'd post so much for this film lol LOL
I was thinking the same! The most unlikely people have the most posts! Even more than meLOL

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Just watched it. Total waste of time for me LOL...I was really irritated since I went to watch it in a theatre. Akshay khanna was watchable in bits though.

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Posted: Mon., Dec. 27, 2010, 9:10pm PT
New Int'l. Release

Tees Maar Khan


A UTV Motion Pictures release (worldwide) of a Three's Company, Hari Om Prods., UTV Motion Pictures production. (International sales: UTV Motion Pictures, Mumbai.) Produced by Shirish Kunder, Ronnie Screwvala, Twinkle Khanna. Executive producer, Yogesh Tevatia. Directed by Farah Khan. Screenplay, Ashmith Kunder, Shirish Kunder, based on a story by Shirish Kunder.
With: Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Akshaye Khanna, Raghu Ram, Rajiv Laxman, Murli Sharma, Aman Verma, Arya Babbar, Anil Kapoor, Salman Khan. (Hindi, English dialogue)
Broad gags cover a multitude of sins in the rambunctious Indian heist comedy "Tees Maar Khan." Director Farah Khan delivers a rougher-than-usual package compared with her collaborations with Hindi superstar Shah Rukh Khan, but the flaws here become virtues as the helmer pushes her leads, Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif, to send up their own thesping limitations, while Ashmith Kunder and Shirish Kunder's satirical script yields generous laughs. Pic drew 180 million rupees ($4 million) internationally on its opening day and should continue to appeal to domestic and offshore auds. "Slumdog Millionaire" jokes may provide some slight crossover potential. When criminal mastermind Tees Maar Khan (Kumar) is captured in Paris and escorted back to New Delhi by two security agents (Murli Sharma, Aman Verma), his henchmen await his arrival and are surprised to see their boss step freely from the plane. A flashback introduces a magnificent comic setpiece that reveals how the charming thief managed to orchestrate his release. Briefly reunited with his wannabe actress g.f., Anya (former model Kaif), Khan is approached by smugglers and conjoined twins the Johri Brothers (tube stars Raghu Ram and Rajiv Laxman) to help them rob a heavily guarded train loaded with priceless antiques. Pic's audacious, taboo-tweaking approach becomes more evident as the crime is plotted with all the men wearing burkas. Appropriating Peter Seller's plan in Vittorio De Sica's 1966 comedy "After the Fox," Khan proposes to trick a small town into performing the heist for him under the pretext of shooting a film. Preying on the jealousy and ambition of actor Aatish Kapoor (Akshaye Khanna), who lost out on the role in "Dumbdog Millionaire" that enabled Anil Kapoor to win an Oscar, Khan is easily able to manipulate the fame-hungry thesp to serve his plan. Khan also casts the talentless Anya as the phony film's love interest. Rapid-fire jokes range from dumb to occasionally offensive (gags about an albino bumpkin and off-color references to M. Night Shyamalan) and snide (pointed references to the prima donna-ish foibles of Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan), but the wicked script is still undeniably funny. In the title role, Kumar is allowed to mug shamelessly without detracting from the film's comedic impact. Kumar can be irritating with lesser material like "Khatta Meetha," but here, his every knowing glance and flamboyant mannerism radiates boyish charm. Likewise, Kaif is unfettered by her limited range as she flounces around repeating lines like "You dirty dog!" with even less conviction than usual. In her first dance number, Kaif puts over the rocking eroticism of "My Name Is Sheila" with a sexually provocative quality that her previous good-girl roles have denied her. Elsewhere, Khanna is a delight in a merciless caricature of a Hindi superstar, seemingly partially based on Shah Rukh Khan (who actually did turn down Anil Kapoor's role in "Slumdog Millionaire"). Onetime choreographer Farah Khan is at her best with the dance numbers (co-choreographed by Geeta Kapoor), and while the pic overall has a rushed, less polished feel than her previous directorial outings, such as "Main Hoon Na" and "Om shanti om," it's helmed with a strong, restless energy. Lensing by P.S. Vinod is variable but serviceable. Energetic score, with its frequent "Tees Maar Khan" musical theme, helps propel things.
Camera (color, widescreen), P.S. Vinod; editor, Shirish Kunder; music, Shirish Kunder, Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani; lyrics, Shirish Kunder, Vishal Dadlani, Anvita Dutt Guptan; art director, Sabu Cyril; costume designer, Aki Narula, Sanjeev Mulchandani; sound (Dolby Digital/DTS Digital), Kunal Mehta, Parikshit Lalwani; choreographer, Khan, Geeta Kapoor; assistant director, Anshul Mohan. Reviewed at Cinema 2, Hoyts Mandarin Center, Sydney, Dec. 23, 2010. Running time: 134 MIN. (I: 67 MIN., II: 67 MIN.)

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5 reasons why Tees Maar Khan failed

Last updated on: December 28, 2010 14:13 IST

Sukanya Verma in Mumbai
Farah Khan's Tees Maar Khan was expected to be the eagle that soared at the box office this year. Instead, it has turned out a turkey, spurned by audiences and critics.

Sukanya Verma explains what went wrong with one of her favourite directors's latest film.

Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

With Main Hoon Naa and Om Shanti Om, Farah Khan, the choreographer-turned-director, demonstrated her flair for dazzling aesthetics and quick-witted humour. As it turns out, both films earned blockbuster status and catapulted her in the league of the leading Hindi filmmakers.

Ever since she announced her new project, Tees Maar Khan, expectations were understandably greater than ever. Moreover, thanks to the overwhelming amount of publicity generated owing to its ritzy item number, Sheila Ki Jawani, the con caper was slated to become Bollywood's grand finale to 2010.

Instead of a hat trick, Farah's rights-purchased remake of Peter Seller's After the Fox was ruthlessly ravaged by audiences and critics.

Expectedly, the film opened well at the box office last weekend -- it is Akshay Kumar's best opening ever -- but collections dropped dramatically after disappointment dawned.

What went wrong?

1. Tacky, pedestrian writing

The Kunders -- Farah's husband Shirish and his brother Ashmith -- had some nifty source material at their disposal. But instead of getting inspired, they botched it up to produce a rather pedestrian, lacklustre, sluggishly written screenplay that was preoccupied in forcibly plugging its titular character's coolness instead of providing a solid enough characterisation to root for him.

2. Tasteless humour

Considering humour has such a strong identity in Farah's films and persona, the standard of comedy in Tees Maar Khan is appalling!

The jokes involving an Albino, gay cops or those snide remarks on industry wallahs are much too stupid or snarky to endorse.

3. Hamming actors

From Zayed Khan to Deepika Padukone, Farah is known to extract engaging performances from the rawest of stars.

Here, she's got a reasonably talented bunch to work on, but the acting is completely out of bounds.

With the exception of Akshaye Khanna, everyone screams, hams, goes berserk.

It's almost like an audition for a circus.

4. You call this music?

Both Main Hoon Naa (Composer: Annu Malik) and Om Shanti Om (Composers: Vishal-Shekhar) boasted of some lilting music.

TMK (Composers: Vishal-Shekhar/Shirish Kunder), on the other hand, has nothing going for it barring the title track and Sheila....

Honestly, those two numbers too wouldn't have caught our attention if it wasn't for the incessant promotions on national television.

The songs are oh-so-blah and boring that even Farah's vivacious choreography doesn't help.

5. What Overconfidence!

With great power comes great responsibility. And though Tees Maar Khan has the gall to equate himself with Spiderman, his creators appear much too supercilious to understand the virtue of evaluation.

Given the manner in which they have advertised the movie, this inferior piece of filmmaking is a reminder of why Bollywood is in dire need of self-inspection and how easily its folk allow success to sway their judgment.

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Farah Khan was always overrated. She is not much of a director. All her films are tacky and good for nothing. This one probably is the top of the crop. I don't see the whole "mighty have fallen". It was fallen from the was probably SRK's power that pulled her films through before and is pulling her down now. Media should shut up....they hail nonsense at first and then complain about it later! Confused

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Posted: 28 December 2010 at 7:39pm | IP Logged
OK so I just watched the movie yesterday in theatres... and all I can say is that I dont regret it ONE bit !....
Why are people bitching and complaining about how the movie lacks logic, storyline, and sense ???
Its a damn comedy film and it makes you LAUGH .... ALOT !!!....
If you want to watch a movie that has all of the things I listed above then go watch something of that genre....
A comedy is a comedy the purpose of it is to entertain and make the audience laugh and forget about the hassles of daily life which I think this movie does PERFECTLY...
Akshay looked great ! <3,  Akshaye was HILARIOUS and Katrina annoyed the sh** out of me, but the movie overall was awesome :)
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one word YIKES!!!

Tees Maar Khan Falls Heavily On Monday
Tuesday 28th December 2010 15.00 IST
Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network
Tees Maar Khan fell heavily on Monday as it grossed around 4.50 crore nett which is around 65% lower than its Friday business. All circuits fell across the board with Mumbai being worst at around 70% fall while East Punjab and CI recording smallest falls at around 60%.
The film is now looking at a 51-52 crore nett first week which would be the sixth biggest ever but a huge disappointment considering the weekend business.
It has no competition next week so it will keep most of its screen space as exhibitors have no alternative but the problem is if the weekdays keep on dropping heavily then collections will be at low levels by then. A holiday on Saturday could give it small respite from dropping collections.

looks like janta telling Farah khann Flop Maar KhanLOL I just wish it didn't had Khan name to it. She thinks just having Khan to her movie will make it blockbuster.Sleepy

Edited by Zareena - 28 December 2010 at 8:53pm

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