Khatta Meetha Hindi Movie Review

Jul 23, 2010 By Ashok Nayak

Khatta Meetha directed by Priyadarshan is a comical satire starring Akshay Kumar and Trisha Krishnan in lead roles. Akshay plays the role of Sachin Tichkule, an honest small time contractor. But being honest means limited success and Sachin is always cash-strapped to even afford bribes. His troubles increase when his ex-girlfriend (Trisha) is appointed the municipal commissioner.


Khatta Meetha starts of pretty well, a couple of well-directed comic scenes are hilarious and managed to get the entire house down; the Asrani house clean up scene and the other involving Johny Lever and his attempt to repair the Road roller. Unfortunately, apart from these two sequences there isn't much to laugh at.


The problem though lies completely in the post interval portions. The film is stretched too long as the melodramatic sequences makes you cringe. What's worse is that several scenes seem repetitive and since Khatta Meetha (like every other Akshay film) has no story, the film rests entirely on the character actors to pull off the one-liners, some of which work while most don't.


Amidst all this there are plenty of typical Priyadarshan song and dance routines, all of which are pure waste of time and money. A couple of songs are melodious (music composed by Pritam).


Akshay Kumar makes Khatta Meetha watchable, he's great throughout. Asrani, Rajpal Yadav scream - screech their lungs out. Johny Lever is good. Trisha looks good, but her acting is forgettable. Others don't have much to do.


To sum things up, Khatta Meetha is better than some of Akshay's previous films like De Dana Dan and Kambakht Ishq but if what you expect is an out-an-out comic entertainer, you'll be disappointed.


<i>Khatta Meetha</i> is better than some of Akshay's previous films like <i>De Dana Dan</i> and <i>Kambakht Ishq</i> but if what you expect is an out-an-out comic entertainer, you'll be disappointed.
Rating: 5 / 10
Ashok Nayak

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