Bangistan (2015)

Hindi Comedy
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Total Reviews: 47
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Review Summary: Bangistan fails to register an impact. Barring the chemistry of the lead duo, the file falls flat with unfunny gags and a strange plotline

Average Critic Rating: (1.80)
Cast: Riteish Deshmukh , Pulkit Samrat
Director: Karan Anshuman
Release Date: 07 Aug 2015
Est. Budget: 28.0 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 6.0 CR

Plot: The film follows the lives of two blundering terrorists on a mission to change the world. Riteish Deshmukh and Pulkit Samrat play the young guns with lofty ideologies but ordinary talent who keep pace with a series of serendipitous high-energy, fast-paced, and exceptionally entertaining events that has a huge impact Read more

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Bangistan - Top Reviews

The script and screenplay deserved a better film.
Head Banging-istan
Divya Solgama, Moviez Adda
Very little bang for your buck here
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
The script and screenplay deserved a better film.
The fun title belies what lies ahead. Bangistan, by the way, refers to a violence-ridden fictional land where the Hindu and Muslim fractions live in opposite districts
Sonia Chopra, Sify
A Colossal Missed Opportunity
Suprateek Chatterjee, Huffington Post
Go , laugh a while at the engaging antics of our two suicide bomber heroes. They are a riot. No pun intended.
Great ideas in an inconsistent film
Rachit Gupta, Filmfare
Bangistan review: Riteish Deshmukh is a bit too grim, Pulkit Samrat a tad too chirpy
Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express
At times, Bangistan is downright stupid. Hafeez and Praveen are blown up in the process of trying to stop another suicide bomber, and the movie cuts to various international news broadcasts reporting that two men died along with a suicide bomber.'Head Banging-istan
Divya Solgama, Access Bollywood
If you really desire to visit Krakow, pack your bags and spare yourself a Bangistan detour.
Bangistan is every bit as awful as that description sounds
Baradwaj Rangan, BaradwajRangan

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Bangistan - All Reviews

सिर्फ रितेश की एक्टिंग के लिए देखी जा सकती है 'बैंगिस्तान'
Director Karan Anshuman disappoints and disappoints big time as he presents a poor product which is not only confused between being a comedy or patriotic film but also has big loopholes in screenplay.
Box Office Capsule
On the whole, BANGISTAN is a pointless film that fails to make you laugh or entertain. Skip it.
Bollywood Hungama
Eliot's famous words, the film begins and ends 'not with a bang, but with a whimper'
Kusumita Das, Deccan Chronicle
By the time Naseeruddin Shah’s voiceover is heard at the end, exhorting us to respect freedom-fighting heroes like Noor and Ameer, all you’ve got is a laughable mockery of Indian history.
Gayatri Gauri, First Post
Riteish Deshmukh and Pulkit Samrat are an unlikely duo, but combined with a good screenplay, they pull off the task at hand well
The plot is a different one, but the shoddy execution and the dragged out scenes make it dull and ordinary. Watch the movie at your own risk.
Bangistan' is a funny one time watch; watch it for Riteish and Pulkit's chemistry.
Jaivardhan Chaudhary, Claps N Slaps
Jaidev Hammandy, Movie Talkies
That is the real tragedy of Bangistan.
Deepanjana Pal, First Post
Former movie critic Karan Anshiuman fails to transform a great idea into a convicting film in his debut directorial. Tragedy.
Shishir Gautam, Nowrunning
When a former film critic sets out to make his first film, he is expected to, among other things, weave an intriguing theme around the plot.
Riteish Deshmukh’s performance is the only thing ‘Bangistan’ has to offer. The film is strictly for Riteish Deshmukh fans
Bangistan is not the political satire it claims to be
Nishi Tiwari, REDIFF
A 'Bomb Do Pyaza' of an idea gone 'kachori'. Movie critic turned filmmaker Karan Anshuman's first attempt to deliver cinema with substance keeps safe distance from making any cinematic or satirical sense.
India Glitz
Riteish Deshmukh, Pulkit Samrat and a terrorist plot that's a snoozefest
Tanul Thakur, First Post
I would advise not really spending on this ticket over the weekend, but if you have to, best to step inside the theatre in some sort of intoxication. Else, watch it at your own risk.
Archita Kashyap, Koi Moi
Overall, the film is mediocre fare. You can safely avoid a journey to Bangistan" unless you are a Riteish fan."
Great Andhra
Riteish Deshmukh and Pulkit Samrat fail to impress with their political satire!
Prathamesh Jadhav, India.Com
No country for sane men
Vishal Menon, The Hindu
All said and done, if you don’t care about the presentation/screenplay and you are looking to know a bit about religion and how religious party actually get hold of young innocent boys to get involved in terrorism, watch Bangistan or else wait for the release of biggest film of August i.e. Brothers.
Talking Moviez
With ordinary talent, Bangistan has literally failed in keeping alive the serendipitous high-energy, exceptionally entertaining events and fast-pace story, which the filmmakers have claimed for the film
Just Bollywood
Great Concept Spoilt By Overacting
Priyanka Prasad, Filmi Beat
The film could have gone a notch or two higher, if Pulkit Samrat had gone slow on his histrionics and perhaps a tad more steady handed execution by the debut director
rachnasrivastava, Chirtamala
If you are looking for some Hindu-Muslim and India-Pakistan bonding film, Bajrangi Bhaijaan is a better option
Sarita A Tanwar, DNA India
All smoke and no bangs make this Riteish Deshmukh – Pulkit Samrat comedy a dull film!
Sreeju Sudhakaran, Bollywood Life
Ram Sampath’s music does not disappoint more than the film, but a little more improvement in background music is necessary. Needless to talk about the richness in the production values of Bangistan as Farhan Akhtar, along with Ritesh Sidhwani is the producer of the movie. Director Karan Anshuman tried to deliver a comedy film with a serious subject. But he himself will be left as a comedy item, for the audience who watches Bangistan.
Aravind, Andhra & Telangana Wishesh
Bangistan is low on bangs, fun and everything it promised it will entail.
Pink Villa
Since the reviewer was at a loss for words, he dug up reviews of the first-time director and found a template for this masterpiece!
Martin D'Souza, Glam Sham
The film could have been much better, but unfortunately due to poor execution, it did not turn out as intended.
Wish the writers were ballsy.
Suparna Sharma, Deccan Chronicle
On the whole, Bangistan is a flat satirical drama which fails to entertain and will, therefore, flop at the turnstiles.
Komal Nahta, KomalsReviews
Anshuman’s at his most clueless, pausing the story to allow Hasan’s preachy banalities to take centre stage, and it’s this bit that really irks about, and fittingly encapsulates, this film: its absolute unwillingness to take chances, to buck the rules, to soar beyond the cushy confines of unending mediocrity.
Tanul Thakur
The film, co-written by Puneet Krishna, Sumit Purohit and Anshuman, is an incoherent mess, oscillating wildly between insipid humour and all-out mediocrity as it hurtles towards a catastrophic climax