The Shaukeens (2014)

Hindi Comedy
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Total Reviews: 48
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Review Summary: It gets the audience to laugh, sometimes aiming for the lowest dinominator, this one is worth a watch!

Average Critic Rating: (2.67)
Cast: Akshay Kumar , Anupam Kher , Annu Kapoor , Paresh Rawal , Lisa Haydon
Director: Abhishek Sharma
Release Date: 07 Nov 2014
Est. Budget: 38.6 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 29.4 CR

Plot: The Shaukeens is a 2014 Indian comedy film directed by Abhishek Sharma. The film features Annu Kapoor, Piyush Mishra and Anupam Kher and Akshay Kumar in lead roles alongside Lisa Haydon. The project is a remake of the 1982 film Shaukeen directed by Basu Chatterjee, starring Ashok Kumar, Utpal Dutt, Read more

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Whenever Akshay appears on screen, The Shaukeens transforms into another movie -- one that's substantially more comic, cheeky and winsome
Sukanya Verma, REDIFF
Where’s the sex? And where’s the comedy?
Baradwaj Rangan, Bharadwaj Rangan
You have the part based on Basu Chatterjee’s Shaukeen, where three dirty old men try to get their grubby paws on a nubile young thing
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
Abhishek Sharma yet again manages to tickle our funny bones after his debut film, Tere Bin Laden
After creating the phenomenal ‘Tere Bin Laden’, Abhishek Sharma goes on to prove that he’s got a funny bone unrivalled in Bollywood.
Sneha May Francis, Emirates 24X7
There are the odd moments of inspired humor - all crude - between the three senior actors, but for the most part they're wasted.
But their desperation gets the better of them, when they try picking up girls on the street, mistaking them for prostitutes
Sonia Chopra, Sify
It’s a shame that film after film reeks of uninspired writing and lazy filmmaking
Rummana Ahmed, Yahoo India
Herr charm partially disguises the grossness of these men trying to seduce her. Watch The Shaukeens review: Akshay outshines the veterans in an otherwise bad movie
Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times
Even with Akshay’s effortless humor, the film couldn’t score up to be part good. Just because you are getting bored at home, don’t go for this because then you’ll just be paying to get bored.
Mohar Basu, Koi Moi
On overall basis cinema loving audiences will prefer to check out their other options and would be not so keen to watch the half baked product like 'The Shaukeens'.
Divya Solgama, Movie Zadda

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The Shaukeens - All Reviews

‘The Shaukeens’ is unadulterated, breezy, quirky, facelift of the 1982 cult Basu Chatterjee’s classic ‘Shaukeen’
Vishal Verma, India Glitz
Not an Akshay fan? Skip this one
Sweta Kaushal, Hindustan Times
Adult comedies are always a tricky genre in Bollywood,
Bollywood Mantra
So if you don’t mind three aged men with high libido and low underwear blatantly hitting on a girl who is oblivious to good touch bad touch (Lagta hain madam ne Satyamev Jayate nahi dekha!), then The Shaukeens might work for yo
Lokesh Dharmani, Masala
But hey, who doesn't want one last fling? It's gen-'ex' after all.
Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India
Enter pot head, earth child Ahaana who's raison d'etre is the number of likes her photo can get in record time on FB and meeting Akshay Kumar, the actor so she can post photos of him wearing her creations as she sprawls herself all over him.
Koel Purie, India Today
The Shaukeens displays the unending fantasy of the male fraternity in a light-hearted manner which is self-deprecating
Abhishek Gupta, India TV News
‘The Shaukeens’ has been directed by Abhishek Sharma who earlier helmed the 2010 sleeper hit ‘Tere Bin Laden’. While ‘Tere Bin Laden’ was a satire with a realistic setting, ‘The Shaukeens’ looks like a more conventional outing with a different (and more p
Anish Mohanty, Planet Bollywood
All in all an entertaining movie which makes you drool for more and droll…Refreshing and hilarious.
Rajat Srivastav, Bharat Movies
Crazy and hilarious!
Bharat Student
The Shaukeens is light-hearted comedy with some really good humorous scenes that will tickle your funny bones
Samiya Dinware, BookMyShow
Watch it to see the other side of Akshay Kumar!
Tushar Joshi, Bollywood Life
Akshay Kumar’s extended cameo saves the day
Devesh Sharma, Filmfare
The Shaukeens is time waste, paisa waste
Rohit Khilnani, India Today
Hangal, Rati Agnihotri and Mithun Chakraborty gets un unadulterated, infectiously funny facelift.Continuously funny and brilliantly acted, ‘The Shaukeens’ captures the genres most winning qualities making it
Vishal Verma, India Glitz
The paying public cannot be taken to be such idiotic fools that they will digest any trash dished out in the name of film-making
Martin D'Souza, Glam Sham
लाली (अनुपम खेर), केडी (अन्नू कपूर) और पिंकी (पीयूष मिश्रा) तीन लोग अच्छे दोस्त होते हैं। उम्र से तीनों बुड्ढे होते हैं, लेकिन दिल से एकदम जवान। बाजार, गार्डन हर जगह तीनों अपने से उम्र में काफी छोटी लड़कियों को देखा करते हैं। हालांकि, जब..
Akshay Kumar in all the publicity mentions of the film is doing the viewer a disservice since he doesn’t have a big role to play
In Basu Chatterjee's Shaukeen, Ashok Kumar, Utpal Dutt and AK Hangal managed to make their sexual fantasies comparatively innocent. Abhishek Sharma's The Shaukeens lacks on that very count. Add to that the failure of skilled actors.
Cameos by Abhishek Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Suniel Shetty are few other highlights of the film. The camaraderie between the 3 seasoned actors makes the film a must watch!Latest news from Entertainment News Desk
In Abhishek Sharma’s version of Basu Chatterjee’s 1982 comedy “Shaukeen”, three old men looking for a weekend of fun with a young woman turn it into a sleaze-fest by leering at every female on the street and drooling over sexy female bodies
Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters India
A tedious film, watch if you are a fan of Akshay Kumar and can turn a blind eye to blatant objectification of women
Also watch out for funny cameos by Suniel Shetty, Dimple Kapadia, Abhishek Bachchan and Kareena Kapoor.
Tushar Joshi, DNA India
The Shaukeens' is a must watch for Bollywood fans who want to enjoy a lighthearted, mischievous Hindi comedy this weekend.
Riotously funny and impeccably cast, Abhishek Sharma (Tere Bin Laden) second outing is a stealer. Undeniably the best ‘treatment’ given to our Btown classics, ‘The Shaukeens’ based on Basu Chatterjee’s 1982 cult classic ‘Shaukeen’ starring Ashok Kumar, Utpal Dutt, A.K. Hangal, Rati Agnihotri and Mithun Chakraborty gets un unadulterated, infectiously funny facelift.
India Glitz
That is it: those are the very adjectives that would best describe this unfunny, eminently avoidable film.
The Shaukeens is fun to watch only if you leave behind the logic and turn a blind eye to many bad things that's been portrayed about women!
Nandhini, Filmi Beat
THE SHAUKEENS is a full on Bollywood entertainer that you wouldn't want to miss.
Bollywood Hungama
Dialogues are funny, Annu Kapoor is outstanding
Box Office Capsule
It's not entirely original either; a contemporary remodeling of Basu Chatterjee's understated 80s classic Shaukeen
Rahul Desai, Mumbai Mirror
In 'The Shaukeens', three dirty old men meet their match in Akshay Kumar
Nandini Ramnath, Scroll.In
The Shaukeens (UA) is the story of three sex-starved oldies and their lusty quest to satisfy their carnal desires.
Komal Nahta, Komals Reviews
Willing to ignore the crassness and take the film for the genre is actually belongs, you might actually find enough laughs.
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