Review: ‘Khatta Meetha’ fails to set the Box Office on fire

Spicezee Bureau

With ‘Khatta Meetha’, the hit jodi of Priyadarshan and Akshay Kumar is once again back together. But sadly, this time the duo miserably fails to tickle your funny bone. Priyadarshan, who is celebrated for wholesome comedies, seems to be losing his grip over the genre. This time the director has been unsuccessful in coming up with a terse script and a killer storyline.

Starring Akshay Kumar, Trisha Krishnan, Rajpal Yadav, Makrand Deshpande, Neeraj Vora, Asrani, Aroona Irani, Tinnu Anand and Kulbhushan Kharbanda, ‘Khatta Meetha’ miserably fails to weave its magic at the Box Office.

‘Khatta Meetha’ takes a complete backseat when it comes to original storyline and plot, for the movie lacks genuineness and looks quite feeble at places. In what could have been a full blown satire, ‘Khatta Meetha’ fails to hit the bull’s eye as its satire lacks the incisive bite.

Even though the movie raises issues of rampant corruption in government sectors, beyond this, there is nothing new to add or say. Above all, a predictable storyline makes the matter even worse.

‘Khatta Meetha’ is the story of an ill-fated road construction contractor Sachin Tichkule (Akshay Kumar), whose dreams never materialize because of his inability to pay bribes. Moreover, his ex-girlfriend (Trisha) turns out to be the Municipal Commissioner.

With lot many things to say, the film ultimately loses its track. The narrative looks insipid and lacks the charisma to hold the audiences for long.

Talking in terms of acting, Akshay once again reprises his garrulous act where he raves and rants at the rampant corruption. A lot is exchanged between our ‘Common Man’ Akshay and Trisha as they battle it out in the middle of corrupt babus and crooked netas. The plot of Akshay and Trisha’s romance is probably the weakest part of the film.

However, veteran actors like Asrani, Tinnu Anand and Kulbushan Kharbanda have done a commendable job, so have Johnny Lever and Rajpal Yadav. Blame it on the bad script or the treatment of the subject, Akshay Kumar once again delivers a dud film even as his ‘Common Man’ act is full of passion. Trisha looks bland and needs to hone her acting skills.

In all, ‘Khatta Meetha’ is a huge disappointment for Akshay Kumar fans!

Rating: Two poor cheers for this one!


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