Karthik Calling Karthik review: Take this call!

Beautifully textured and constructed, Karthik calling Karthik takes us breath-close to the central character, whom his new boss calls `a strange fellow’. Plagued by his brother’s death as a child, an accident he holds himself responsible for, Karthik’s (Farhan Akhtar) sleep is usually a disturbed one. Years of counseling isn’t helping either. Fired after being bullied at work; invisible to office crush Shonali (Deepika Padukone), Karthik contemplates ending it all. Just then, he receives a phone call, with his own voice at the other end. This voice tells him how to dissolve all of his problems and regain his life.

For those familiar with Hollywood, this concept is an idea too late; you might not find Karthik calling Karthik all that exciting, having watched several films along the same lines. For others, this story may seem a fresh incentive indeed. Either way, the film is worth your time for the gripping storytelling and marvelous performances. Recommended.

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~ by Yakuza on February 25, 2010.

8 Responses to “Karthik Calling Karthik review: Take this call!”

  1. ‘Karthik Calling Karthik’ is thrilling


  2. Teen Patti review – 4/5

  3. i really like farhan’s movies. they are very engrossing – Rock On, LBC and hope KCK is the same. i think he’s an awesome actor. will definately watch this.

    thank u Yakuza for posting this up 😉

  4. Yakuza whats the budget/cost of this movie? And what’s ur prediction on this one?

    i’m sticking my neck out and think it will be semi-hit if its at a reasonable budget

    • Budget is not known at the moment. But this sort of movie shouldn’t cost more than 15-16 crore . If able to recover 20 Crore Nett from domestic boxoffice, can be labeled as success.

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  6. My thoughts:
    The first half is good. The movie begins on a slow note but picks up pace after 15 min or so. The first half keeps you engaged and boosts of some good writing and witty dialogues which will make you smile. The second half starts on a positive note with few ‘dark comical’ moments but soon loses steam. The movie feels a bit too long and could have been cut shorter by 15 min.
    The romantic moments between Deepika and Farhan are done really well. But the thriller part is just about OK. The movie is primarily being promoted as a thriller. The concept is interesting. But i feel that the most important aspect of a thriller is how all the events culminate and how the mystery is solved. And i am afraid thats where the movie suffers as the last 20-30 mins leading upto the climax are the weakest. I don’t want to give away anything and spoil the experience for others. All i can is say that i was a bit disappointed with the climax.
    Farhan has done a good job. After watching the promos, i was a bit skeptical and thought that Farhan was trying too hard but as it turned out those scenes in the promos were his weakest. He has done a great job. I wasn’t expecting much from Deepika but she too surprised me. She has done a good job too. I would say as good as in OSO. The chemistry between the two is good too.
    The background music complements the narration though at times it gets a bit too loud. Songs are good. Cinematography and DoP is first rate. The director makes use of the ‘Film Noirish’ elements very well which really impressed me.
    In a nutshell, KCK could have been a great movie had the climax been more impactful but it ends up being a good one time watch only. I would say go for it.
    Rating – 2.75/5

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