The Shaukeens (2014) Hindi Movie Review | 29 Critic Reviews | Akshay Kumar, Lisa Haydon, Anupam Kher

cast:

Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor, Piyush Mishra, Lisa Haydon, Rati Agnihotri

direction:

The Shaukeens (2014) Hindi Movie PosterAbhishek Sharma

story:

Tigmanshu Dhulia, Sai Kabir

screenplay:

Tigmanshu Dhulia

dialogue:

Tigmanshu Dhulia

cinematography:

Chaudhary Amalendu

music:

Yo Yo Honey Singh, Hard Kaur, Vikram Nagi, Arko Mukherjee

produced by:

Ashvin Varde, Murad Khetani, Akshay Kumar

language:

Weird Aggregate Rating The Shaukeens 4.6/10Hindi

genre:

Comedy

release date:

7-November-2014
run time:
125 Minutes

Reviews- (Ratings out of 10)
  •  Bollywood Hungama -Taran Adarsh Rating-7
Remaking a classic is a tough task and producers Ashvini Yardi and Ashwin Varde are sure that it will be a smooth ride when it comes to THE SHAUKEENS. When the original SHAUKEEN released in the 80s, it may have not have set the box office registers ringing but it surely made an

  •  NDTV -Saibal Chatterjee Rating-3
But for the refreshingly self-deprecating humour that co-producer and cast member Akshay Kumar directs at himself and his acting career all through the film, The Shaukeens would have been an outright washout. This film is a disaster all right, but it is mitigated somewhat by a

  •  Indian Express -Shubhra Gupta Rating-3
Three dirty old men `leching’ at a pretty young thing is what ‘The Shaukeens’ sets out to show. If it had stuck to its guns, made its threesome more interesting, and the girl less ditsy, this remake of Basu Chatterjee’s ‘Shaukeen’ (1982), would have done its job.
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  •  Rediff -Sukanya Verma Rating-4
Why do filmmakers option the rights of a film and then do everything to assert their version has nothing to do with the original to dodge comparisons? This fallacy is not only disappointing but lazy too. I mean, if you are bold enough to touch a realised product, why not acknowledge

  •  India Today -Rohit Khilnani Rating-2
In Basu Chatterjee's 1982 comedy film Shaukeen, three lecherous old men (played by Ashok Kumar, Utpal Dutt, AK Hangal) are hoping to get lucky, so they go to Goa to have a good time. In its modern day representation, The Shaukeens is about three men from Delhi- Anupam Kher

  •  Times Of India -Madhureeta Mukherjee Rating-6
Get ready for visual Viagra. The story of three blind mice was a fable, but the myth of three 'horny' men, desperately in search of a satisfying 'climax' to their mundane existence, is a stark reality. And in this 'horniman circle' lies the crux of the matter - 'The Shaukeens' - three 'andropausal'

  •  CNN IBN -Rajeev Masand Rating-4
'The Shaukeens', directed by Tere Bin Laden's Abhishek Sharma and written by Tigmanshu Dhulia, is really two films for the price of one. But sadly neither is worth the price of a ticket. You have the part based on Basu Chatterjee's Shaukeen, where three dirty old men try to get their

  •  Hindustan Times -Anupama Chopra Rating-4
Toward the end of The Shaukeens, Akshay Kumar playing a spoilt, alcoholic, superstar named Akshay Kumar offers to make a fan the leading lady in his next film. But I can’t act, she says.  He replies, "Jisko kuch nahin aata woh acting hi toh karta hai.  Mujhe dekho". Akshay spoofing himself

  •  ABP News -Mayank Shekhar Rating-2
The leads replacing Ashok Kumar, Utpal Dutt and AK Hangal in this remake of the 1982 movie Shaukeen are Anupam Kher, who can be great (on a good day), Piyush Mishra (who rarely disappoints—although he can get a bit theatrical sometimes), and Annu Kapoor (who’s a natural gem).

  •  Mid Day -Shubha Shetty Saha Rating-6
With the story of three lecherous old men, the movie had every possible chance of crossing the line and becoming tacky and vulgar — and sure enough at some points it does too — but thankfully, director Abhishek Sharma and writer Tigmanshu Dhulia don’t allow the thin line between funny

  •  Gulf News -Manjusha Radhakrishnan Rating-4
In the Bollywood geriatric comedy The Shaukeens, a 60-year-old flashy bachelor KD (Annu Kapoor) is de-mystifying the new generation with: “they are generation X and they love s**”. He slugs down some alcohol after that rather distasteful declaration and his friends Lali

  •  Masala.com -Lokesh Dharmani Rating-4
The film starts with Shah Rukh Khan (still) selling Happy New Year. (Jaya aunty please, can you handle that?) So after the two-minute-please-watch-HYN-or-else-I-will-slip-massage-cards-under-your-door-ad is over, The Shaukeens begins. So what’s common between Katrina Kaif
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  •  Bollywood Life -Tushar Joshi Rating-6
The best portions are the ones that have inside industry jokes about a director celebrating another actors film tanking or an art house Bengali director wanting to make a film with Akshay. These are the moments that make the film likeable. The Manali Trance and Alcoholic track are addictive.

  •  Moviez Adda -Divya Solgama Rating-4
Remaking super hit films of the 70's, 80's and the 90's era is now a common thing in our Hindi film industry. Most of the filmmakers remade the classics or blockbuster hits just to cash in over the past glory of that film as these movies have a good recall value and many cinema loving

  •  India Today -Saurabh Dwivedi Rating-7
The Shaukeens is a story of three oldies - KD, Lali and Pinki. These lusty old men plan a trip to Mauritius after it becomes difficult, rather life-threatening for them to get some action in Delhi. In Mauritius the trio stay with a young fashion designer Ahana (Lisa Haydon). Ahana, a huge Akshay Kumar

  •  Book My Show -Samiya Dinware Rating-5
Does lust have anything to do with age? It doesn’t! At least that’s what The Shaukeens make us believe. Directed by Abhishek Sharma (of Tere Bin Laden fame), this comedy drama is the remake of the 1982 film, Shaukeen. It highlights the frustrated lives of three 60-something men

  •  Koimoi -Mohar Basu Rating-3
How much of the 1982 classic is this? Well, the situations have been altered but the skeletal framework of the older movie has been retained. Too bad, the beauty of the classic remains far away from this lame, unfunny story. I am not sure if it’s the script that was so bad on paper

  •  Daily Bhaskar Rating-6
If you are an Akshay Kumar fan, than this movie will definitely be a paisa wasool for you. The film shows good comedy by veterans like Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor and Piyush Mishra who have for the first time come together on-screen. Also missing three old men running after

  •  Glamsham -Martin D'Souza Rating-2
The references to bad Bollywood films and superstar 'non-actors' are aplenty. So you wonder who these guys are targeting really. Is this a vendetta movie against a few actors or movies that have been pathetic or is this just an ego trip in movie making? For Akshay Kumar, this is the right

  •  Deccan Chronicle -Kusumita Das Rating-6
This is the story of three musketeers, lusty beyond sixty, who make a trip from Delhi to Mauritius in search of a ‘happy ending’ to spice up their lives. Lali, a shoe merchant, (Anupam Kher) is saddled with a pious wife (Rati Agnihotri), Piyush Mishra (Pinky), a spice baron is a widower

  •  India Today -Koel Purie Rating-8
It's been a while since I had an LOL moment in the cinema. Watching letchy comedy, The Shaukeens made me want to ROFL more than a few times. It's an official remake of the original Shaukeen for Gen. twitteratti, who live by how many virtual friends they have or who invites

  •  Zee News -Ritika Handoo Rating-6
A word of caution for all the Basu Chatterjee fans. This film is not a remake of what people saw in 1982 'Shaukeen'. Welcome to meet the generation next's oldies (who are as active and agile as any of the 'yo-bro' gang). Director Abhishek Sharma's 'The Shaukeens' happens to be a

  •  Sify -Sonia Chopra Rating-5
If you've seen the original (Basu Chatterjee's 1982 Shaukeen), you'll barely be able to sit through this one. You know the story...three old men nearing their 60s lust after girls less than half their age. They sit in parks with dark sunglasses eyeing them surreptitiously.

  •  Mumbai Mirror -Rahul Desai Rating-5
The Shaukeens is an occasionally funny film, and is one of the more watchable Hindi language comedies of the year. The standard isn't exactly sky-high, but this character-driven absurdity isn't as loud as its misdirecting trailers. It's not entirely original either; a contemporary

  •  Now Running -Noyon Jyoti Parasara Rating-4
Three oldies decide that they rather have some fun before their lives are over. When things do not work out in Delhi they figure it is best to go to Bangkok. Their family obviously create a ruckus and they end up going to Mauritius. From the first minute of the film you know you in for an adult

  •  Hindustan Times -Sweta Kaushal Rating-3
Basu Chatterjee's Shaukeen was a hilarious take on the lust that three old men thrive on. In the 1982 hit, Ashok Kumar, Utpal Dutt and AK Hangal managed to make their sexual fantasies comparatively innocent. Abhishek Sharma's The Shaukeens, however, fails on that very count.

  •  Filmi Beat -Nandhini Rating-4
Don't know what director Abhishek had thought when he gave this film. The movie is not sleazy but can be enjoyed with family is just not believable. Akshay Kumar who plays as himself goes on to say to those men that, “Men are like dogs, the sight of a woman makes their tongues wag

  •  Yahoo Movies -Rummana Ahmed Rating-3
Sitting through a film like ‘The Shaukeens’ is a depressing experience. We see a lot of lousy writing but a film as banal as this one deserves a special call-out. You would understand if amateurs were at work here, but the screenplay is by Tigmanshu Dhulia and actors of the calibre

  •  Indiaglitz -Vishal Verma Rating-8
Riotously funny and impeccably cast, Abhishek Sharma (Tere Bin Laden) second outing is a stealer. Undeniably the best ‘treatment’ given to our B-town classics, ‘The Shaukeens’ based on Basu Chatterjee’s 1982 cult classic ‘Shaukeen’ starring Ashok Kumar, Utpal Dutt, A.K. Hangal

Ratings Breakdown-

Rating scale - Out of 10
Weird Aggregate Rating(WAR) - 4.6/10 (29 reviews)
Male critics - 4.5 (14)
Female Critics - 4.6 (15)
Highest Rating - 8.0 (2)
Least Rating - 2.0 (3)
Most Given Rating - 4.0 (8)
Yes - 34%
No - 55%
Neutral - 11%

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4.6/10 rating from
Reviews: 29.